Post # 61
quantumleap48 : exactly! Even if we wanted to live in the bay which honestly we prefer more of the suburbs, but it definetly is so expensive there! I know we definetly would not be able to afford anything over there. Lol and like you say there are people making over 150-200k and can barely afford there apartment in that area. Lol but weirdly enough a lot of people traveling from England and the UK have been buying houses up there! I only know bc fiance talks to me about it lol he recently finished a house where rent per month is 11k. My mouth fell when I found out. I wonder what u have to do to be able to pay for rent that much a month! Haha
Post # 62
quantumleap48 : hahaha thank you! I appreciate your advice and encouragement! 🙂
Post # 63
You are still so young! Why not buy the house and have a long engagement – that way you can have your cake and eat it too? Otherwise, I say buy the house and have a small, simple wedding and plan on having a 5-year anniversary party where you can pull out all the stops and invite the whole fam.
Post # 64
I think you should do both. First increase you wedding budget to 15 or 20K. Set your guest list to 150-175 attending and look for venues outside of you area since closer ones are all so expensive. Smaller cities have less expensive options for a great weding.
– keep your registry small and practical. You will receive several cash gifts. Everyone I spoke with received half to all of what they paid for the wedding in cash gifts.
– Cut photography cost. Looking back I really only want a photographer for our first look and ceremony. The reception pictures at weddings I could pass on. And the video will capture the reception better anyway.
– keep the wedding simple and do not over think it or waste money on things that will be thrown away
– You may have to postpone buying a home for a year or tow but you will get everything you want if you are patient