(Closed) What’s your first BIG couple purchase?

posted 12 years ago in Married Life
Post # 32
2680 posts
Sugar bee

We havent had a huge purchase yet, but we did go to Ikea yesterday and spent $450!  We got a new dresser and 2 nightstands, lights and a lot of odds and ends.

Post # 33
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We aren’t married yet, but our first purchase was a car a month after we moved in together.  I hadn’t owned a car in over 12 years (NYC living!), so I was much more nervous about driving than I was about making a big purchase with him!

Post # 35
5988 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

we’ve made quite a few big purchases but the first was a new bed… king size and loving it!  ummm, we broke the other one which was a very nasty surprise one night when it basically collapsed underneath us!

otherwise we’ve basically refitted the entire house with new stuff as i moved in with hubby and his stuff was about 8yrs old. my wanna-have was the snazzy upside down fridge i really really wished for and his wanna-have was the 65" screen & 3 custom made leather high back & reclining cinema seating




Post # 36
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)

Well we’ve been living together 5 years…
so our big purchase actually was   : washer & dryer, kitchen appliances and a HOUSE!
Dont think anything can top that. lol

Post # 37
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

umm, a house?!?  hopefully, they’ll accept our offer… we’ll know in a week!

Post # 38
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

So far our biggest purchase together has been a couch… or honeymoon tickets… nope the couch was more 🙂

Post # 39
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hopefully it’ll be a house…but since we’re going to be apart for a year, I don’t know exactly when that will be.  Though fizicsGuy is a huge nerd about these types of things (shocking with a name like that, I know), and he’s predicting that this winter will be a good time to buy where we live.  We’ll just have to see how things look at that point.  I’ve owned before and though it’s freeing to feel like something really belongs to you, it’s a lot of responsibility.  I just don’t want to rush into it b/c something’s a good price.

Even though we’ve lived together for a while, I’ve always been adamant about not buying a house together unless we were engaged (ideally not until after getting married).  I’ve had friends buy before getting engaged it was fine.  I’ve had others for whom the break up turned into a nightmare owing to owning a house.  So for me, buying a house will really feel like a "married" purchase.

Post # 40
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Our biggest material purchase so far was definitely our All-Clad set, but we bought it with wedding/tax refund money. Other than that, we’re prepaying the after-insurance cost of the delivery of our daughter. Does that count? 😉

Post # 41
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We bought a new livingroom set, a big ol’ new tv, and a new tv for our bedroom. We also painted the entire house and bought wonderful original pieces of art work to decorate the rooms. 

Post # 42
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Not married yet, but I bought a truck after the engagement with the intention of him driving it and me getting the Jeep 🙂 We are currently building a house too, so a couple of big purchases…and we haven’t even exchanged vows yet.

Post # 43
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We’re looking a buying a car to replace his, but I’ll be getting it, and he’ll take mine. I’m super-excited because it’s also the first car I’ve ever gotten for myself. I’ve only had one car, and my parents picked it out. It’s lovely, but it wasn’t my choice at all. My wonderful DH is so sweet to let me do this. It’s also an investment for when we have kids–win, win, win!

Post # 44
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Based on expenses… our miniature pinscher!

If he doesn’t count, then our dining room set, which we got about 2 months before the wedding.

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