At 28, wedding before house a bad idea?

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 31
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55 posts
Worker bee

It works differently for every couple. My fiance and I are closing on our house in 2 weeks and our wedding is this November. He is 29, I will be turning 29 next month. It works for us. We have been saving financially for a LOOOONG time for a house, and we are having a small intimate wedding. I live in NJ, and over here apartments cost as much as a months house mortgage so if we got an apartment I feel like we’d be throwing money out the window. and I would rather a house than an apartment because he has too many toys ( quads, motorcycles, jeeps.) so we need room. There’s no wrong or right way. Don’t feel bad.

Post # 32
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

From what I’ve heard from other couples, once you’ve commited to buying a house, especially in the UK as it’s so expensive, you would find it much harder to have the wedding you want because you’ll think ‘oh but we could put this money towards the house’. You’re doing it the right way around. Relax and enjoy it!

I’m getting married in 9 days and we’re going to save and buy a house afterwards. No regrets here!

Post # 33
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333 posts
Helper bee

Bee, don’t over think it. There are a variety of factors to take into consideration: your financials, the housing market, other priorities, etc. 

it was extremely important to me that my bf (soon to be fiancé) buy a house before we got married because of the housing market. we live in Seattle and the price of our home went up 25% in one year. If we had waited then we wouldn’t have been able to afford to live in our neighborhood. However, if the market wasn’t as crazy as it was then I would have wanted us to wait until we got married and decided where we wanted to raise our kids, etc. 

There is no “right” time to buy a house just like there is no right time to get married or have kids. Just do whatever works for both of you. 

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