Amanda
Master December 2020

Buying a house & planning a wedding!

Amanda, on October 17, 2019 at 7:51 PM Posted in Planning 0 21
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Is anyone else as crazy as me to be trying to buy a house AND plan a wedding-not to mention move into the home 1-2 months before the wedding?! We have just over a year left and we have just started talking to my boss (a loan officer) about looking into buying a home. Payments wouldn't start till after the wedding and the reason for moving in before is so we can use it for the rehersal dinner, a place for the bridal party to stay a few days before, spot for the bachelor/ette party, OOT guests, etc. We were going to rent an AirBnB for the few days before for these purposes but it would cost around $1000 so this saves that plus it was a goal for us from the beginning to move out of my parents after the wedding. Anyone else doing both?!

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  • Da Mom
    August 2022
    Da Mom ·
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    It was 26 years ago but we met, got engaged, bought a house, and got married in less than 6 months. We moved in 3 weeks before the wedding and I was the Loan Officer on the deal. It can be done!

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  • Caitlin
    Dedicated September 2021
    Caitlin ·
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    YEP!!!! My fiance is looking for a house for us right now. Our wedding is not until 2021 but there is still a lot of planning on our future and I'm already overwhelmed thinking about maintaining a house and saving / planning for a wedding at the same time!
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  • Sarah
    Devoted June 2020
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    I can’t imagine haha. The stress of house buying was enough for me but we used a USDA home loan and were battling the government shutdown. I’m sure in normal circumstances it wouldn’t be so bad.
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  • Shelby
    Devoted November 2020
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    We are not planning to buy a house before the wedding, but FH keeps looking at houses for sale lol. I personally wanted to buy a home first and then we plan the wedding but he thought it would be best to be married first.
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  • Amanda
    Master December 2020
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    Wow! Congrats on the time frame and how long ya'll have been together!! Thanks
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  • Rachel
    Super July 2019
    Rachel ·
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    We just got married in July and started looking for homes a month ago. I can’t imagine how stressed I would’ve been trying to plan a wedding at the same time. It would’ve also been very difficult financially considering down payment, closing costs, furnishing a home, pre-paying property taxes, and just making sure the mortgage won’t make us house poor (our lender approved us for more than we’re comfortable with and it took almost putting an offer in on a house for us to realize it).
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  • Amanda
    Master December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    Thats def one reason we are waiting to have payments start till after the wedding. Esp because we will be saving every month for the wedding up until the month of the wedding!
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  • Amanda
    Master December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    Oh yeah they'll def try to get the most from you but we know what we can afford already too which will help! It will be a lot but worth it in the end. I'm doing everything I can right now to get as much done as possible as early as possible too so its not all at once! Congrats on your wedding and soon to be home!
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  • Amanda
    Master December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    That sounds horrible! It should be an easier process too because I work there so I'll be at arms reach of questions and stuff!
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  • Heather
    Devoted February 2020
    Heather ·
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    We were in the process of buying our house when my FH proposed. So somewhat. Honestly that’s why we ended up with a longer engagement because it was just too many finances at once. But it’s totally doable.
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  • Rebecca
    Expert January 2020
    Rebecca ·
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    Yes, it for sure can be done!!! Right after we got engaged in January 2019, we sold our first house, moved to Minnesota from Florida, bought a house, and just recently closed on a rental property!!! It was pretty stressful, but we're all settled now! I'm glad I can primarily focus on the wedding now that's coming up in 86 days!!!! Good luck, you can do it!!!
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  • Jill
    Devoted May 2020
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    We bought a house back in April, about a month after we got engaged! It's stressful but it can be done!

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  • Amanda
    Master December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    Totally, sooo many expenses. But we've got it on track pretty well! So fingers crossed everything goes to plan!
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  • Amanda
    Master December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    Thanks! Congrats on everything!! It will be stressful but I manage/plan a lot so hopefully not too bad but it will be worth it! Worst part will be wanting to buy and reno everything before the wedding DX haha
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  • Rebecca
    Expert January 2020
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    Thank you! It will definitely be worth it!! You can do it! Smiley laugh

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  • Veronica
    Devoted May 2020
    Veronica ·
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    YES! Currently in the middle of packing up our whole
    house right now we move into our new home in two weeks and we will be relocating to a new city about two hours away and in the middle of planning a wedding and we have our venue food tasting the weekend we move in so we have to drive back down. TALK ABOUT STRESSFUL! But couldn’t be more thankful that this house process is almost done all prayers needed
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    We got engaged December 2017, bought a house July 2018, and got married July 2019. So we had awhile to move in, but we did have to do a TON of renovations (and are still renovating the house) because it's a total fixer upper in every sense of the word. So in addition to two full-time jobs, vacations, hunting, etc., it was a lot to have renovations & wedding planning for sure.

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  • Amanda
    Master December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    Woo girl! Thats great though and will be so worth it all Smiley heart Congrats and hoping for quick & stress free for the rest of the home process!
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  • Shaunte
    Expert April 2020
    Shaunte ·
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    ME!!! We're building a house so we've had a lot of meetings and whatnot.

    It can be done! Just stay organized and don't sweat the small stuff.

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  • Amanda
    Master December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    Congrats and thanks! I definately plan to be organized and will try my best with the small stuff haha
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