(Closed) Buying a first house in the midst of wedding planning? Also..Any May 20th Brides

posted 8 years ago in May 2011
Post # 3
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ha! I’m in the same boat.  I’m trying to get as much wedding stuff done now, so that when we do find a house and put an offer on it, I can concentrate on that… BTW– I think you’re totally allowed to freak out though, I know I am!

Post # 4
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Just built and bought a house this past spring, it’s absolute craziness and I did put off a lot of massive wedding planning until after it was finished and we were in.  I would recommend get the big stuff done BEFORE you look at purchasing a home.  Getting a home was super stressful for us.  We looked at millions of homes (seems like) and finally decided to build after we couldn’t find what we wanted.  Then the entire building and closing period was absolutely rediculous!!! – We filed a complaint against our lender agent with the President of the company, Prez had many convos with my Fiance to finally get stuff done.  It’s very stressful and when they need stuff you are on a timeline or else it pushes youir closing back.  I was trying to start the wedding planning at the same time but threw that aside until after the house was taken care of.

By The Way – I am a May 21st bride so we are pretty much on the same timeline!  Hope it all works out!

Post # 5
8 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

You’re totally allowed to freak out!  I’m in the exact same boat too.  I’ve already had one major freakout on my (incredibly understanding) Fiance because all we’ve done in our first month of engagement is book the reception hall & church.  He says it’s okay to wait until later, we have plenty of time, but with both of us working full-time and my work likely to increase heavily in the Spring, I’d rather NOT wait until the last 3 months b4 the wedding!  The worst part is our reception hall is a renovated early 1900s theatre and it won’t be completed until December.  We will also be selling 2 houses and looking to buy one.  All in different towns… states for that matter!  Good luck and maybe we can all “freak out” together instead of on our FIs 🙂

Post # 6
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I am doing the same thing, and I’m a fulltime student on top of it. It’s the WORST I’ve been stressed out in a long time. But keep in mind it’s for a good cause in the end, and keep your chin up. Try to keep a schedule, and stick with it. Time management is best, or else you will want to pull your hair out!

Unfortunately, I’ve had to drop a class to make it work, but it has to get done, or else we’d be homeless after our leases are up!

Post # 7
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Congrats on the wedding. I am not a may 20th bride but, i am a may 28th bride. It can be stressful planning a wedding and trying to buy a house at the same time. We already own a townhouse we bought 2 years ago. But, due to our neighbours being very hard to live next to we are in the process of planning a wedding, speeding through renovations to get our current house ready for sale and looking at new houses. We decided to go ahead with actually looking at houses after the wedding. Summer is the best time to look for houses and why get so stressed trying to do it all at once. Try do it in sections. Wedding first than house hunting. Either way good luck.

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