(Closed) Moving to England

posted 5 years ago in Military
Post # 3
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hello! As a UK bride I am more happy to give you any information you may need on the amazing country that is England (obviously not biased at all). Where are you moving to? Feel free to message me if there is anything I can help you with Smile

Post # 5
2385 posts
Buzzing bee

Aww, I know it’s scary, but there could be a lot of good oppertunities, too! 

Post # 6
4049 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m American, and my SO is English. I will move there in a little over a year. While I can’t tell you all you need to know, I can definitely speak of some of the cultural, language, and food differences! Feel free to PM me. I love England and the culture. It’s such a beautiful country! I hope you enjoy it.

As for court house vs. church, for your purposed I would just do a court house quickie since you are planning on a larger wedding next year.

Post # 7
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@pinkcrush:  My bf is from England and I was over there last April to meet the parents. I got a bit of a culture shock… it is sooo different from North America. Hard to describe. I lived in Europe for a couple years as a kid, but going back it was just crazy. Also, the damp cold just gets into your bones. I live in a dry area of Canada and it is so much different.

Where you moving to? London is extremely pricey. The smaller cities are actually quite reasonable price-wise except for gasoline. It’s insanely priced. Most people over there do not drive gas guzzlers. You can also get awesome deals on food (like eating out). I know my bf’s parents can often get a 2-course dinner with wine for under $20. They like to find the good deals/coupons. Food is very fresh and varied… I find the stores so much better than in Canada I have to say.

Soccer (football) is like a religion over there. Pubs are not quite like bars, and that’s the way many people spend their time… chatting over a few pints.

I guess it depends how adaptable you are. I think you’ll get used to it. My sister went to school for a year in England and found it very hard to adjust, and very expensive… but after she got settled in she sorta learned the ropes and started to enjoy it. You just have to have an open mind and go with the flow.



Post # 8
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am also moving to London from NJ next year. We should do a meetup for bees over there!

Post # 9
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m english, living in South England. I’d love to answer any questions you have/reassure you that England is an awesome place to live.

Post # 10
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yay! I am glad you chose to get married and go with him! The time apart if you didn’t marry would be too much for me! I hope you enjoy yourselves. Do it in the court and have your big church wedding when you get home!

Post # 13
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hiya, I’m an english bee. It’s not scary here I promise!

Whereabouts will you be living?


Post # 14
3994 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I lived there for my last year of college and loved it. I’ve been back 6-7 times since. It’s got a lot of really cool stuff to do and see – it’s different, but it you keep an open mind, it’s so much fun (the INdian take away food is soooo good as is the chocolate!)

Post # 16
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@pinkcrush:  Hi, i live in the south of england, about hour and half away from cambridge…let me know if i can help at all 🙂

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