Anyone else dual income buying a house AND planning a wedding all at once?

posted 3 months ago in Beehive
Post # 2
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Busy bee

We bought a house on May 1st and got married on May 27th! It was nuts but it was also nice to come back from our honeymoon to the new house. 🙂

Post # 3
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Busy bee

rao4400 :  Seems normal to me!

Good luck with it all.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Props to you! Thats a lot to handle all at once.  Not quite the same, but we’re paying for our wedding and expecting a baby lol.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Yes.

We have like 7 weddings this year plus ours. 

We are having a large wedding with a large budget in October. 

We are hoping to have bought something and moved by end of November/early December or January. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Yep we’re closing on a house in August and our wedding is in 2 weeks.  Basically I was in charge of the wedding stuff and FI was in charge of the house stuff.  It worked out pretty well but yes it is a lot of stress all at once!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We didn’t close on the house close to the wedding, but we were house hunting and venue searching (the most difficult part for us) at the same time.  Plus we were half way through our masters in electrical engineering going to classes for 3 hrs a night 2x a week during the regular semester and 1.5 hrs a night 4x a week in the summer while working full time.  We finished school 2 months before the wedding.  We didn’t travel to weddings that year, but we did manage to plan a month long trip to New Zealand and Austrailia that December too in between semsters.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

rao4400 :  sounds like a wonderful and exhausting time.  We got our house and got engaged a few months later, married a few months after that, so the planning didn’t happen all at once and it was still a very busy year.  Enjoy Austin, my cousin loves it there.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

HEYOO! Fiance and I closed on our house in the middle of May… 5 days after he injured his foot playing basketball and was unable to help us move big things! 

 

So yes, we are in the same boat! We’re moved in now, so we are back to wedding planning, but we definitely did next to nothing in the month of May (since we had to move out of our apt, stay with friends for 10 days, then move into the house… all during the last month of school). I feel like we’re behind!

Oh and we’re traveling to the Dominican Republic next week for a wedding (assuming fiance is okay to go. He just finished his non-weight bearing period on Sunday). 

It’s definitely been crazy!

WELCOME TO AUSTIN, BTW! I just moved south of Austin, but I’m still gonna claim ATX 😛

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

We put our house on the market in January and sold it in February. We weren’t able to close on the new house until March so we had to stay in a hotel for a while. Our wedding was in April. We also suffered a miscarriage in late January. It was definitely a rough few months!  We’re now in the new house, all moved in, happily married, and 3 weeks away from going on our honeymoon so it was definitely worth it! 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Yup, closed on the new house 6 weeks ago, closed on the old house last week, renovated the kitchen and some other cosmetic stuff on the new house in between (which is still not done because scope creep!). FI is traveling every other week for work and we are leaving for our DW next week! Oh and just a small July 4 housewarming for 40 people.  Soooo happy it’s not a full wedding and reception.  I’d have gone insane. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

rao4400 :  yes, last year during my engagement this the case for my DH and I. Both working full time, closing on a house, planning our wedding, going to other friends weddings a month before and a week after ours, and my mom was sick. We have a family business and I was left in charge of managing it… Thank god she’s better now, but it was a stressful time. 

Our wedding was beautiful, but DH had strep and my mom’s immune system was compromised, so it was a challenge to socialize with her because we were afraid of making her sick…

I am so happy everything is back to normal now!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

rao4400 :  I was in grad school for my masters in education, getting my teaching credential, and teaching 20 hours a week this year. I was planning a wedding. And my father in law was battling cancer. In fall we had originally chosen a date of late July for the wedding. The wedding was essentially fully planned by December. DH’s dad’s cancer was looking bad so at the end of March we moved the whole wedding up to May 27th. Only one vendor couldn’t honor the date change!

We got news that we got a house in early April, FIL died April 21st. I graduated on May 18th, we moved in May 19th and we got married on May 27th. 

My life was a shit show this past year, especially for the month of May. And then it ended in the most beautiful, magical day of my whole life. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

rao4400 :  I’ll do you one better; we BUILT our house. A custom home which required about 188901 decisions:

  1. Where do you want the electrical outlet
  2. What about the finish on the faucets
  3. Pay no attention to the gaping holes in the wall a week before closing
  4. What kind of light switches do you want 

Talk about decision exhaustion. 

On top of this we had to move twice because FI’s townhouse sold in 36 hours and the house wasn’t going to be done for 6 more months. We thought we were putting out feelers… not so much when a full price 1/2 cash offer comes along. 

With that and my health being iffy, it’s been quite the eventful year. 

Builds character! Besides, you know what your relationship looks like under less-than-ideal circumstances. I think it brings people closed to face trying times together.

Hang tough cookie!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We’re not buying a house, but FI and I moved into a new apartment, which required getting all the furniture and basic stuff we’d need to start out. We both work, but he’s trying to find a second job, and I’m trying to find an altogether different job. Our location isn’t great for my field, so we might have to move again! Our wedding is in less than 4 months, so shit is getting real with that too. I can’t imagine buying a house! I feel you, girl. Hang in there! 

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