Post # 1
I’ve had an… interesting waiting morning.
I broke the SUIP and initiated a conversation about timelines – after some time and reasurrance that I’m not going to be marking any dates on the calendar with a massive sparkly red and silver pen, we chatted and came to the conclusion that 2-3 years seems like the right amount of time for us to save up and be ready to be husband and wife!
We (kinda) agreed that 2016 would be the year we’d be married. That 2017 was TOO far away and too long for us to have been together and not married (since we got together in high school (2008)).
As those of you who have read my previous ramblings posts will know, we’re renovating our house. We plan on having the inside all finished by Christmas 2014, leaving 2015 (and until whenever the date would be in 2016) to save up for the wedding (and do some work to the garden, perhaps (omg a patio…)).
I feel really guilty about breaking the SUIP and a bit bad for initiating the conversation about the timeline. But I’m glad we both know what we’re aiming for (without having to assume what the other is thinking).
I’ve also eaten a take away pizza on Friday night and pretty much ONLY eaten chocolate since. Sorry My Fitness Pal lol
Post # 3
@RhianfaHW: well that all sounds very exciting. I would love to have a timeline, but at the same time, life is kind of fun as it goes. We are also renovating, but we are officially the slowest renovators ever, I’m a bit jealous that you’ll have your perfect house interior by the end of the year!
is there a reason you want to be finished renovations before you’re married? I can definitely see that the stress of wedding planning+ the stress of a half built kitchen/bathroom etc would be horrible but just wondering. I’m not sure I want to wait until is all done before I want to marry mine!
Post # 4
Thank you for your reply. It’s nice to hear from another renovating bee.
By the sounds of it, we might be further on than you atm. We have a ‘habitable’ house – i.e. the kitchen, bathroom is fitted. We’re just doing the central heating this month, then it’s saving for floors, paints, general bits and bobs we keep forgetting. It’s so hard to see what needs doing when you’re in it, living day-to-day.
The reason we want to have the house finished before getting married is half for the monetary side, but also because we want to be able to come home from our honeymoon (what is a holiday again?) to a finished home.
Good luck with your renovation and waiting. It is so exciting having both. Exciting in a ‘I want to stab the next person in the neck if my power isn’t turned on’ way and a ‘Ahh, building our dream home is the best thing ever’. I hope your renovations haven’t been too stressful.