That is an exciting step! My suggestion would be to make sure you are both on the same page about what moving in together means and what your future holds and the rough timeline for that future.
Assuming you want to get married (since you’re on WeddingBee, I’d think that’s a reasonable assumption), it’s very important to have this discussion before you move in together. Cohabiting before marriage is no longer the “predictor” of divorce that it used to be, but ONLY in cases where the people are on the same page about their future before moving in together.
In short, if you want to be married, you both should be moving in together with the intent of an engagement and marriage happening in a certain time period in the future. If you want to be married but to one of you, this is just living together without the intent of being married down the line, it can cause some issues.
Here’s an article on it (the title is negative but the article isn’t). I’ve read some other things on the topic, and the idea of “deciding, not sliding” into marriage is an important one. NYT – Cohabiting before Marriage
Here’s the key part from what I’ve read, the good parts are sort of spread through the whole article:
She was talking about what researchers call “sliding, not deciding.” Moving from dating to sleeping over to sleeping over a lot to cohabitation can be a gradual slope, one not marked by rings or ceremonies or sometimes even a conversation. Couples bypass talking about why they want to live together and what it will mean.
WHEN researchers ask cohabitors these questions, partners often have different, unspoken — even unconscious — agendas. Women are more likely to view cohabitation as a step toward marriage, while men are more likely to see it as a way to test a relationship or postpone commitment, and this gender asymmetry is associated with negative interactions and lower levels of commitment even after the relationship progresses to marriage. One thing men and women do agree on, however, is that their standards for a live-in partner are lower than they are for a spouse.
Sliding into cohabitation wouldn’t be a problem if sliding out were as easy. But it isn’t.