(Closed) A house or a wedding: which do you want first?

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: What do you want to spend your money on first?
    A mortgage first - on the house of our dreams. : (54 votes)
    13 %
    A mortgage first - but it could just be on a little place and we'll move once married. : (65 votes)
    16 %
    A wedding first - but we can easily afford both a wedding and a mortgage. : (82 votes)
    20 %
    A wedding first - even if it means we start married life with no money for a mortgage. : (155 votes)
    39 %
    Other (explain below) : (46 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 153
    Member
    967 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    we went with buying a house first….4 years later we’re engaged and getting married next year….

    Post # 154
    Member
    899 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve learned my lesson on buying real estate or making any sort of large financial purchase with a boyfriend, so I vote that the wedding comes first. Though I abhor the idea of overblown, expensive weddings. Where I live, that sort of thing is very prevalent. To me, it’s less an issue of money than of commitment. Make a lifelong commitment to each other THEN think about entering into real estate contracts and merging bank accounts. That’s just a live-and-learn thing for me. First things first and that’s deciding to spend our lives together and under the law.

     

    Post # 155
    Member
    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Wedding. But I don’t think I ever want to own a house. It seems like far more trouble than it’s worth…one of those things people do because it’s the American Dream, but then it ties you down and comes with all kinds of inconveniences and hidden costs.

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