Post # 1
My fiance and I moved back into my parents house a few years ago so that I could focus only on school. We also have a 4 year old so it gets crowded in this house. I’m VERY grateful for my amazing parents, but we do clash sometimes. I’m about to finish school (yay!) so we were planning on moving out sometime in October. I wanted to get married ASAP and have a small wedding, since we’ve been together for so long and already have a child. But my fiance wants his whole family there so we’re doing it that way.
We could move out now, but that means we wont be able to save as much money for the wedding…so we wouldn’t get married until 2013 (probably summer, depending on availibility.)
We can stay living with my parents for a few more months, save more money much faster, and get married in December or January. BUT it would be very stressful trying to plan a wedding so soon. and we both want to lose atleast 40lbs before the wedding..and we definitely won’t be able to do that by December lol. But I’m just so ready to get married..
That seems like it would be the best option, but we’re going crazy living here lol we just want a space of our own and it’s ALL we talk about anymore. But on the other hand, if we stay here it’s JUST for a few more months.
What should we do?? What would you personally do in this situation?
Post # 3
I would suggest you stay, for several reasons. First, you have a bit more flexiblity at your folks. (I am only assuming that your folks will watch the little one occasionally here, so I may be wrong) With them able to watch the little one, you can go to the gym together which always makes loosing weight easier when you have someone doing it with you. Second, obviously saving more money faster is always better. Third, moving in the fall you will pay the most money. Mid winter January-Febuary, even though it sucks to move at that time, it is the low season for moving and apartment companies are giving the best deals. (I used to manage apartments).
I know it sucks living with the folks, I know I couldn’t go back to doing it, but in the long run, it really may be the key to making sure you get the best foot forward when you enter into your new life.
Good Luck, let us know how it goes.
Post # 4
I say stay, because once you find a place, you gotta deal with deposits and setting up all your utilities, which costs money. Also, you might have to get furniture, washer, dryer, big things like that. I guess you can have a party for housewarming and hopefully get dishes and stuff, but if you stay at your parents, you can save for the wedding AND save for the move out. And if people give your wedding gifts, that’s the same as getting housewarming gifts. I say combine that to add less stress on your loved ones and their wallets, so they don’t have to get a wedding and a housewarming gift.