(Closed) Buying a house and getting married at the same time? Advice/experiences?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: What should we do?
    Buy now and move later - eat the cost of a couple months' mortgage payments. : (5 votes)
    24 %
    Buy now AND move now - you can make it work. : (11 votes)
    52 %
    Wait until after the wedding to buy. : (5 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 17
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    41 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We closed 2 months before the wedding.  I wouldn’t say that planning the wedding made buying a house any more stressful than it would have been otherwise.  It is nice to get it all out of the way, and not drag out the stress in our lives.  I did most of the wedding planning and Fiance took care of most of the house stuff, but we made sure to get each other’s input on all decisions.

     

    Post # 19
    Member
    1081 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    applecat:  

     

    Been there in the summer. Wedding was in October and we had to sell my condo and buy the house together all at once in July-August and bought a new car for myself. It was super stressful and would not recommend anybody to do that at all. We had a 180pp wedding too.. 

     

    Thanks to my now husband calm personality, he handle it very well… but I was really stress out… It can be done with all the priority list out and layout who does what.  And if things doesn’t work out, don’t worry, sky is not falling, we just need to sit down and work on it together.  it was a great experience that set us prepare for marriage life. We seen how each other deal with stress and critical situation and we still happily married. 

    Post # 20
    Member
    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I bought a house in January and got married in April. It was really not a problem at all and was a very exciting time!

    Post # 21
    Member
    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My husband and I were forced to find a new house about a month prior to our wedding due to our landlord canceling our lease. We found a house after a few days of hunting and put in an offer. We didn’t close until after the wedding though, it does take time. And it was pushed back once due to paperwork from an agency. 

    It was stressful but we survived just fine. However, we didn’t move until after It was all done. I don’t think I could have moved prior to the wedding but the buying part wasn’t unbelievably stressful 

    Post # 22
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    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2025

    applecat:  Maybe you can purchase renter’s insurance for the time being? I mean, I know a lot of things are priceless, but it is a little cushion for the time being.

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