(Closed) Has anyone planned a wedding and bought a house at the same time?

posted 9 years ago in Home
Post # 32
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435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Go for it!  Engagement, Farm Purchase, and Wedding, all in 6 months!

Post # 33
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633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I really would like to buy a house a few months before getting married. I just want to be settled and hate throwing money away on rent. But, we are both looking to transition in our jobs in the next year, so I know it probably isn’t wise, unless we find great jobs locally in the next year, to do so. I think like some people say if you can swing it financially, do it! What would be better than being in your home right before/after your wedding, as hubby and wife, and having a stationary place to put all your new stuff and decorate as a married couple!

Post # 34
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We bought a home and planned a wedding-totally do-able but highly stressful.

Our closing date was June 1st and our wedding was June 26.  The good news is you’ve got a great advantage over other home buyers in that you are not selling a home.  You have a lot more flexibility with closing dates and you don’t have to stress about carrying two mortgages.

My best advice to you: start looking early.  Finding the perfect home takes time and in our case, we were involved in several bidding wars.  We looked at something like 30 homes which was a lot more than we expected.  Having lots of time will allow you to take a few mental breaks as well.  The house buying experience can be absolutely overwhelming and sometimes you need to take a step back and stop looking at houses for a few days/weeks.

Good luck, and try and have some fun.

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

my Fiance and I live in an aprtment together now.  we got engaged in Nov and plan on having the wedding in aug. our lease runs out April 1st so we decided to look at a few houses.  We found a house today that we love. its functional for us, its in a great neighborhood and it feels like a home. The only problem we have ran into is that we must be legally married in order to get the loan that we want due to the benefits of it.  so we have gone from engaged and staying in this apartment to buying a house and getting legally married in about 2-3 weeks time!  very stressful with decision making. its not how we planned for things to happen. but we must get hitched in order to get the house loan we want.

Post # 36
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did it! It’s totally doable. It was frustrating at times but I really didn’t think it was nearly as overwhelming as a lot of people say. I got married in July (2010) and we started house hunting in January 2010. We ended up going under contract in April, closing in May, and spending the rest of May and June painting and moving our stuff in while we did the last minute wedding plans. 

I changed jobs in June as well. I’m a teacher so I didn’t have to technically work during the summer but going to job interviews and sending out resumes was almost as time consuming as my job at times! And then trying to get all of my benefits transfered and send my official “resignation” to my old job and all of that junk… It was an interesting summer to say the least 🙂

I actually thought it was easier because I didn’t have to “store” all of the stuff we got at our showers until we moved. After each bridal shower, I took everything we got straight over to the house and added it to all of the other stuff we were slowly trying to move in.

Good luck!

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We bought the house first. It was stressful but most of the stress came from all the paperwork and such before moving in. Be prepared it’s a lot of providing information and meeting back and forth. We didn’t know this before hand. At the time of wedding: Surprise we were pregnant! Found out only 1 week after moving into new home. Total stressful time. But as far as wedding went we were like already married so not much changed regarding post wedding.

 

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