Is anyone else moving within a week of wedding?

So 1 week after we get back from our honeymoon, we have to move into our new place. We can't pack up the whole house before the wedding, because people will be staying with us and we are having the rehearsal dinner at our house. So we have to wait to do the packing till after the honeymoon.


Has anyone done this? Or are you planning to? How did you pull it off? I am afraid it will be a lot of stress, but definately worth it in the end. Any tips on moving right after your wedding?


Thanks!

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 3:22 pm
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GoingtobeGoff
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holy cattails... did you get the new place already!?!  Yay!!  We're moving 2-3 weeks after the wedding.. sometime in June :)

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 3:22 pm
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We are going next friday to put our deposit down! We are moving june 1st!!! We aren't ones for waiting lol we loved the place and definately don't want to miss out. And if we put our deposit down now it will lock in current pricing. She let us know as of april they are going up 50-100 dollars a month

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 3:25 pm
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Oh my goodness!  Congratulations and good luck, first of all.  I am not doing this, but I have a lot of experience with moving.  I would do all the prep work you can.  Get all the boxes you need since those can take awhile to collect.  Then make some labels that state each room that boxes may need to go to (Bedroom 1, Master bedroom, dining room, etc.)  That way, when you do pack, you just slap on a label and move the box out of the way.


Can you not pack anything before the wedding?  I'd say that linens you don't need, throw pillows, wrapping paper, anything random, you could pack up early.


Also, collect extra newspaper, bubble wrap, and packing tape so it's all on hand right after you get back.


Don't forget your change of address through the P.O. too.

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 3:27 pm
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We have moved twice. But never with only one week to pack. Thanks for the tips! We can pack some stuff. Clothing that we aren't taking with us on the honeymoon, upstairs decor in our bedroom, random stuff, and everything in storage. But I kinda want my house to still look good when family comes lol

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 3:29 pm
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I realized that you don't want a lot of boxes around since your rehearsal dinner will be there, but do you have a spare room or corner where things won't be seen?  Otherwise, if you can't pack early at all, then I'd definitely just prep all the packing stuff as early as possible so you can throw it all in boxes swiftly.

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 3:29 pm
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OMG!!!  hearts, we are.  ahhh!!!! we get back from the honeymoon, have one week, then BOOM!  bla....it's going to suck.  the new place is so necessary though, because FI works from home.  right now our place is only 800 sq. ft. with a tiny nook office.


we don't have people staying at our place before the wedding, so we are getting  a lot done beforehand.  but honestly, we are paying some people this time.  moving was horrid last time to the 3rd floor, so this time we are hiring people for 3 hours.  i think it will be worth the $300 for our sanity....


good luck!

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 3:30 pm
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Sorry, you responded so fast that my last post seems so silly.  I totally understand that you want your house to look nice for all the guests.  Good luck with all that!  Recruit friends and fam if you can.

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 3:31 pm
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Ya last time we moved we didn't have anything we went from a 1 bed apartment to a 3 bed house. It was easy. We will be calling in the family on this one for sure I also want to squeeze a garage sale somewhere in may to get rid of a lot of junk that I don't want us to bring to the apartment but that's insanity. May 2nd is our bachelor/ette party the next weeked is our godsons bday that Im planning, then our wedding!! then the honeymoon and the moving! Its going to go by so fast I can't believe we are moving!! OMG... lol

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 3:41 pm
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I moved from CA to WI the day after I got back from the honeymoon. Packing your entire life around a wedding is pretty insane. I had 4 days between the wedding and the honeymoon to pack. My situation is a little different since I was moving to where my DH was. I didn't have to pack any furniture, just my belongings. Since my wedding was in the summer, I packed all my winter stuff in boxes already. Anything that wasn't clothes (e.g. albums, picture frames, most towels, blankets) I packed before the wedding. It was like survival mode, which is crazy because you pack everything that is non-wedding related, so your entire house just looks like wedding central. It can be done! If you have a week, it's totally doable!

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 3:41 pm
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We're moving the week we get back from our honeymoon, too!  But what's gonna make it crazy is that we're moving from Des Moines, IA to Minneapolis, MN!  Our parents will be coming to help which means that the total hours of driving round trip for them will end up being approximately 16!  Hopefully we'll be all packed before the wedding so that we can just come down here, load everything up, drive north, unload, and call it a day (or two).  FI seemed to think we could do it all in one day, I beg to differ....if only for my sanity!

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 3:42 pm
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Eek!  Just make sure your friends and family know that you'll need their help :)


My last day of school is the day before the wedding, so that's my freak out.  The other teachers at my school think I'm crazy...

Posted on March 1, 2009 at 1:06 am
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My husband found out about his promotion the week before our wedding so we had to find someone to rent our house and find somewhere to live in West Palm (in an afternoon) How stressful! We moved a couple weeks after we got back from our honeymoon :)

Posted on March 1, 2009 at 1:13 am
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You said that you wanted to fit in a garage sale too?? I would start finding those things out now and posting them for sale on your area craiglist! You'd be amazed what people are looking for.

Posted on March 1, 2009 at 2:37 am
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Thats why I am pushing for us to move in the next few weeks (wedding is in 7 months), that way we don't have to deal with it after the wedding

Posted on March 1, 2009 at 3:46 am
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I moved about 2 weeks prior to the wedding...I DO NOT recommend this. We did a complete out of state move about 2 weeks prior to the wedding. I as then living out of a suite case for 3 weeks at my moms house. It really just added to the stress of things to do and ensure everything was ready prior. Plus I didn't really have a place to have any "me time".


Like Charmenq I started packing early, but it's amazing how much stuff kept falling out of closets. Overall the move itself was painless, but not having my things for the wedding was very difficult.


I'm sure you'll be able to pull it off.

Posted on March 1, 2009 at 3:53 am
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I would love to move now 2 months before the wedding, but the budget does not allow it. Plus it'd be harder to finish planning from an hour away. The timing is awkward but it will be so worth it. All I could think about today at work is how awesome its going to be to have a new place and be around our families.

Posted on March 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm
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eww YES! our lease is up 13 days before the wedding!! it scares the crap out of me! we're trying to get it changed though!! **keeping my fingers crossed!**

Posted on March 1, 2009 at 12:36 pm
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My father shipped my things from CA to DC while we were on our honeymoon. We packed up my DH's stuff in Boston a week prior to the wedding and as soon as we came back from the honeymoon we moved it down. What made it worse was that I had to start classes for my grad program 2 days later. It was craaazy.

Posted on March 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm

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