(Closed) How to handle moving close to the wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
5669 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I know it must seem hectic but I’m glad to hear everything is working out for you. DH and I purchased a home 4 months before the wedding that needed full renovations and moved the month of our wedding. What I would recommend is using some of the money you saved on realtor fees and hire a moving company. This will help the process to move along much faster and eliviate some of the stress. Also do you have family close by that you could use their address as the rsvp. We put my parents address on our registry and as our rsvp address and just picked up mail as it came in.

Good luck!

Post # 4
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we will be moving probably a month or month in half before the wedding… once we get the deed we will be changing the registry address.. as far as rsvps and stuff my current house is my parents place so i wont worry about that. we will forward our address and i plan on making a cute little “we have moved” card to send to everyone on the guestlist list.

Post # 5
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We closed and moved into our new house 3 weeks ago and our wedding is on May 19th! It has def been stressful, but not as bad as you would think. Our lease expired two days after the planned closing date, so we really had to be on top of the loan officer, realtor, and closing agency. Other than this the experience has actually been pretty fun! We even packed, moved, and unpacked everything without the assistance of professional movers. So, it can definitely be done! I would say to try to get as many small wedding-related things done right before the move. I haven’t concentrated at all on the wedding for the last few weeks because we have been so busy unpacking, painting, and buying things for the new home! We’re pretty close to being done repainting every single room and setting-up the house. The house has been a good distraction since I haven’t had any time to worry and overthink the wedding and I haven’t had any wedding jitters yet. Next week I plan to refocus soley on the the wedding. One major stressor with moving so close to the wedding has been forwarding the mail. We had our RSVP deadline on April 16th, but the mail has been VERY delayed. We have finally resorted to just emailing, calling, and sending messages to guests we haven’t heard from and blaming it on the new address mail delay.

You will be fine. Just pace yourself and set aside time to focus just on the wedding and time just towards the house. Think of how nice it will be to come home to your new home after the wedding and honeymoon! Good luck!

Post # 6
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We moved across the country one month after the wedding. We ended up using my mother’s address as the registry address and for RSVPs, and most people knew we were moving. I know it’s crazy stressful to plan both at once, but if it’s right for you, you’ll make it work out ok. And this sounds like a fantastic deal!

Post # 7
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Could you agree on a closing date after the wedding?

Post # 8
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

try to be safe as possible…i got in a car accident yesterday…moving day was suppose to be this week. now i am out of comission for atleast2 weeks

Post # 9
2598 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That $10K you saved on realtors? 


Hire movers. 

Post # 10
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think it would be fine. It’s over a month beforehand! But, like a PP suggested, you could always ask for a closing date after the wedding!

Post # 11
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

*waves hand* Me Me Me Me!!! We are moving exactly a month before the wedding. House closing date: May 8th, wedding date: June 8th. Because I haven’t lived through it yet, I can’t say just how badl it’ll be. I sure am stressing out, but we kind of knew this would be the case (just based on when we’re starting new jobs, when our current lease is up, etc.). I think that the key is to be as organized as possible, and to be prepared to live out of boxes for a few weeks. We will move all our stuff in and get the essentials unpacked (cutlery/plates, clothes, wedding supplies…) but then we have scheduled 2-3 weeks after the wedding to fully nest. Try to take it one day at a time, and prioritize what needs to get done now, and what can wait until after the wedding. Good luck and congrats!!

Post # 12
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh I am so wondering this same thing.

We made an offer on a house on wednesday, the seller is working up a counter offer.

Closing may end up being…2 weeks before the wedding, and the house needs some work before we can move in…

Nothing is even official and I’m freaking out already lol


Post # 13
4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Since you know the new ow ers, maybe you can talk to them about the mail/gifts and letting them know if anything arrives to hold onto it for you? Make sure vendors and everyone calls your cell phone. Perhaps have gifts sent to a parents house?

I would also make sure anything wedding related is packed securely so you know where it is. I moved two years ago and there are still things I can’t find. If that happened to your rings or anything it would be so sad!

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