(Closed) Buying a house while planning a wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow that’s a long time to be looking!  That’s so stressful, we were looking for about two months and it was exhausting, I don’t know how you have done it for almost 9 months while planning a wedding!

Post # 4
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

We are!  I went hardcore for a few months and booked all the wedding “essentials” (e.g. venue, photographer, church, officiant, caterer, bought the dress, etc).  That way we can focus more time on house hunting without stressing over doing both at once.  Now I have a little bit of leeway to work on some DIY wedding projects in between house stuff.  So far it seems to be working okay, but time will tell I suppose.

Post # 5
14344 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We did!  It’s not so bad… weekends were full for a few months though… Saturday looking at venus, Sunday attending open houses, while taking two classes for our Masters and of course working full time.  We were looking for houses from March until Aug when we finally got ours, and got engaged in May, and started immediately looking for venus until we finally found one also right around Aug.  Then it wasnt so bad after that.  The weight was lifted after the venue for us.  That trickled on for the next few months.  Unfortunately, the house work (major and everyday chores and stuff) after getting the house, doesnt make it that much easier either. 

Post # 6
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We started looking at houses a few weeks ago and just recently got more serious. I never thought looking for a house would take so much out of a person! We actually found the PERFECT house this weekend, but after walking around and looking closer at the house, it’s sinking due to mine subsidence….it was sad because the house was exactly what we were looking for.

Post # 7
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We did, but we had a long engagement. Got engaged in July 2009, house hunted that Fall, moved in Feb 2010, and got married May 2011. It wasn’t really stressful at all, but we had loads of time.

Post # 8
7312 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We did, and ultimately pulled out of the housing market 6 months before the wedding. House hunting was horrible and exhausting and more emotionally stressful than I ever imagined it would be. When we hit the 6 month pre-wedding mark and still didn’t have any promising leads on a house, we decided to pull out of the housing market and just focus on the wedding. It was the best decision for us. Hopefully when we start house hunting again after the new year, we’ll have better luck at finding something acceptable.

Post # 9
6893 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We did! We moved into our house 3 months ago. We spent most of the summer looking. It wasn’t all that bad, but I haven’t found wedding planning to be all that draining I guess. I’m used to a much busier schedule than I have right now though, so that is definitely contributing.

Post # 10
3626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our wedding will be in September, and our lease is up in June. I hope we’re in a new place before June though – maybe in March or April. I can’t imagine getting into crunch time of wedding planning and still trying to close on a home and move in. My parents closed on their house the day before their wedding, though, which gives me hives just to think about that amount of stress!

Post # 11
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yup… we’re there. We were originally thinking of getting married in September 2012, but because we are now under contract for a house (A short sale with some serioius complications) we had to move our wedding date to 2013. 🙁 It’s super stressful to try to do both , and it is also a very big financial hardship.

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