Getting Hitched??

So you swiped right in the game of love, huh?!! Don't know where to start?! Look no further...

Across Southern Ontario there are several upcoming 2017 Bridal Shows that will help you plan for your big day.

Choosing from a sea of little details that will make your wedding an unforgettable day can be an exhausting and trying process- but indeed worth it in the end.  Let industry professionals make the process even more enjoyable - so you can focus on looking forward to stress-free nuptials and memories that last a life time.

If purchasing a home is part of the overall plan for the soon-to-be or just married MR & MRS...read on.

Whether you may choose to purchase a home before or after the wedding, there are a couple key things that you want to consider. 

 

1. GET IN TOUCH WITH A MORTGAGE BROKER OR BANK

See where you two stand financially. 

Get a mortgage pre-approval. Determine what you have as a down-payment, and have available to you for all the other associated costs ie. closing costs of lawyers, land transfer tax, moving etc. Get a good look at you and your partner's financial picture.

2.BUDGETING

 Weddings are a celebration, houses are an investment. Mortgages are based on low interest long term payment, weddings are not. Taking a loan out for a wedding, or creating debt on your credit card to fund a wedding might not be a wise step in the right direction.  Discuss your priorities and your limits for each. 

3. DISCUSS GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND VALUES WITH YOUR PARTNER/SPOUSE

     Keep your ears and mind open to hearing your partners dreams, goals, and vision for your future home. Ask yourself if you're on the same page? - Will you be needing an extra room or two for a little human in the future? Maintenance free Condo living or large sprawling high maintenance property?

 What kind of financial commitment do you want to carry?  Maybe you'll decide to buy a modest property that allows you the financial freedom to travel and spend on other things than a large mortgage would allow.   Are you on the path as a team to making your dreams a reality? After all, financial stress is a significant contributor to marriage breakdown.  (sorry, to be a Debbie Downer. As much as I like repeat customers, I don't necessarily feel great about listing a couples house for sale 6 months after they purchased  it)

Talk it out, get it sorted and make a plan.

 

 

4. CONTACT ME!

 

:)

 

Christine

 

 

As featured in the Bridal Guide!

 

Pick up your copy of the BRIDAL GUIDE at the shows listed below!

 

 

January 2017

20th Annual Niagara Spring Bridal Wedding Show

Saturday & Sunday, January 14 & 15, 2017
Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway & Conference Centre
325 Ontario Street | St. Catharines, Ontario | Canada | 

Show Hours: 12 noon – 5 pm
Fashion Shows: 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm

February 2017

National Bridal Show

February 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2017
Enercare Centre (formerly known as the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place)
 

Show Times: Friday 5pm – 9pm,  Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm

April 2017

Ultimate Bridal Show

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga

September 2017

15th Annual Niagara Autumn Wedding Show

 

September 17, 2017
Holiday Inn Suite Parkway Conference Centre
325 Ontario St | St. Catharines, ON |  Website

Show Hours: 12 noon – 5 pm
Fashion Show Times: 1:30 and 3:30 (daily)

September 2017

20th Annual Hamilton – Halton Fall Wedding Show

 

September 23-24, 2017
Hamilton Convention Centre
1 Summers Lane | Hamilton, ON | 

Show Hours: 12 noon – 5 pm (daily)