Post # 1
My FI and I are both in college and live on campus in the dorms with our wonderful (we got lucky) roommates. We have our hearts set on getting married at the beginning of next summer (think late May). My FMIL wants us to wait until the end of summer so that we don’t have to pay rent during the summer because we can each live with our own family before moving back to school where we will live in on campus appartments for married students. Her other suggestion was to wait until next Christmas which we don’t want to do. We would like to still get married in May and live in our hometown and then move back to college in another state.
My question is this: What are some options on where we could live at home during next summer if we got married in May? Do appartments sign two month leases? We could stay in a nicer hotel but that could get expensive fast! Any ideas? We aren’t totally opposed to changing the date but I would like to brainstorm some other ideas before doing that.
Post # 3
Some apartments will allow you to sign month to month leases.
You may also want to check if there are any summer sublets available. At my school, there were always a ton of apartments available for summer subletting, students wanted to keep their apartments but went home for the summer. They were often very inexpensive. You may want to keep an eye on student newspapers or any online forums for your school (the daily jolt?) and see if that is an option.
Post # 4
Thats a good idea! I want to look into appartments that do month to month leases for sure.
One of my friends works at a hotel in the summers where she lives and siad that they offer people who want to stay for extended periods of time really discounted rates. She said many young couples stay in rooms with little kitchens and furniture for way less than renting an appartment.
Part of my problem is that I want to make everyone happy. I want my FMIL to be confident in our decision but my FI and I aren’t necessarily in agreement that waiting is best.
Post # 5
My first suggestion is to not let your MIL make major life decisions, or really to even let her think she has the right to pick where you live, when you marry, etc.
My second suggestion is to get roommates (maybe the ones you have now?) and live in a bigger place off campus. That way, you can sign a one year lease. Or, see if anyone on Craigslist is trying to rent out a room or apartment as a sublet for the summer. I’ve done that before with a lot of success!
Post # 6
@crayfish: I agree but as I’m sure many bees can understand, it is way easier said than done LOL. Because my FI and I are both still young and dependant on our parents to help with college expenses we have to take their opinions into consideration even if we respectfully decline their ideas. We definately will look into the roommate options as well!