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.
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!
As featured in the Bridal Guide!
Pick up your copy of the BRIDAL GUIDE at the shows listed below!
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
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
Ultimate Bridal Show
Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga
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)
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)