(Closed) Possible Wedding Date Change – House Vs. Wedding

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

You have a lot going on, ultimately your wedding is about you & your fi, what works best for you. Your true friends and family will understand!!

Post # 4
2716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t see anything wrong with pushing back the wedding so you can use the money for a down payment on a house.  The interests rates are so low right now I don’t think anyone can fault you for taking advantage.  There are only 2 things I would worry about.

1. I would be concerned about people who have to travel.  Have many people made their travel arrangements?  You’ll want to let people know ASAP so they can change and/or cancel any arrangements they’ve made.

2. Money lost with the vendors.  Just something to make sure you budget in. 

I wouldn’t worry about having to change wedding details.  You can have a spring look in fall.  Or you can change it up if you want.  The only thing I wouldn’t do is make your BMs or GMs have to pay for a new outfit.

Good luck!

Post # 5
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@NVMox2480:  Personally I wouldn’t want a mortgage with someone I’m not married to, despite how close the wedding was. But that’s just me.  I’d do wedding then save for the downpayment.  You have to do what works for you guys though.  

Post # 7
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We decided to get the house first and then save up for the wedding.  This just made more sense for us because we were actually able to save more money once we got into our home (mortgage is less than rent was, and the commute is less than half of what it was before). You have to do what works for you and I think your friends and family will definitely understand no matter what path you choose.

Post # 9
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Best of luck with your decision. Things tend to work out one way or another. I would be very bummed too (it honestly wouldn’t be my choice, I don’t even want to buy a home in the first year of marriage based on advice from a source I trust, but I can see why it is a good choice for some).

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