Post # 16
Giraffelover: One step ahead of ya! 😉 I took valuables like our wedding bands to my mom’s house, and thankfully we have renter’s insurance for our other valuables such as electronics. Unfortunately, since we rent rather than own our place, we cannot install any additional locks or security ourselves. Our building has been petitioning the management company in our building to step up their game in terms of security, but unfortunately they’ve been less than enthusiastic about helping. We did put alarm system window clings on our windows and doors (courtesy of my parents!), but at this point I am also more worried about personal safety than belongings. There have also been car thefts, wheel/tire thefts, and car break-ins in our private fenced-in lot. We’ve done everything we can at this point but really, we just need to GTFO!
Post # 17
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 # 18
daisy351: That’s a good way to look at it! Getting all the stressful stuff out of the way at the same time. 😉
Post # 19
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
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
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
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.