Post # 1
Hey Bees I recently got married in August it was a cityhall wedding We invited only close friends to attend no family on either side less drama….anyway we did have an intimate dinner afterwards a 4 course meal at a French restaurant that was sweet and romantic but I did not have my dream wedding that I have always drempt about since I was a little girl. DH and I discussed about it and decided not to have a big wedding. I mean we could afford the wedding but instead we decided to put it on our mortgage…DH said we can renew our vows and have the wedding of my dreams once our mortgage is paid off in 4 yrs by then we have been paying off our mortgage for 8 yrs. my question is ….would you bees rather have your dream wedding or pay off your mortgage first?
Post # 2
Mortgage first. You can always have a vow renewal later in life
Post # 3
Pay off mortgage for sure! We had an affordable wedding but sometimes I still think about what we could have done with the $$ if we would have eloped! I think we had a good compromise and I’m happy with our decision to have a wedding with family and friends!
Post # 4
Mortgage. Do you know how much money you save on interest by paying down the principle faster? It’s mind boggling!
DH and I had a beautiful brunch wedding, and even though it wasn’t the fanciest event, it was still our wedding day and we loved it. We do plan on having a renewal at 10 years, and I’m sure by then, our “dream renewal” ideas we have now, will change again.
Post # 5
Mortgage. 100% no question
Post # 6
I would just LOVE to have that mortgage paid off! My dream wedding would still be pretty small, though…. If I had expendable money, I would splurge a bit more on a few things, but not too much more.
Post # 7
Mortgage without a doubt. Your dream wedding may not exactly pan out in reality
Post # 8
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
Mortgage is a no brainer.
Post # 9
PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE!!! No question in my mind. Having that excess money in my pocket would be the gift that keeps on giving, a big dreamy wedding is a money pit and it’s just done afterwards.
Post # 10
Sounds like you made a great choice, I’d pay off mortgage first too. You’ve saved yourselves so much money.
Post # 11
pay off the mortgage. Don’t worry about a “dream wedding”. It’s much better to have less debt and have a “dream marriage”.
Post # 12
Mortgage, then have an amazing vacation with a vow renewal somewhere fabulous.
Post # 15
Everyone is saying mortgage, but basically anyone *having* a wedding at all is saying wedding imo. Cause if it was mortgage, everyone would be putting their wedding toward the mortgage or downpayment or whatever, and there would be no huge weddings.
I’d have to say wedding since we had a wedding. We are in zero rush to pay off the mortage. Instead of shoveling extra cash to the mortgage, we are investing it and making more in investments than we would save in interest. Plus the interest is tax deductible.