Brides and grooms aren’t always on the same page with everything when it comes to wedding planning, that’s not news. They’re also not always on the same page when it comes to the honeymoon or when to buy a house.
A new survey from finance comparison website finder.com.au has found that most Australian men would prefer to forgo a honeymoon if it meant they could instead buy a house, while the majority of women wanted to be married before committing to a mortgage.
They surveyed more than 1,000 Australians and found that more than half (56%) of married men would prefer to purchase property than spend money on a honeymoon.
Generation Y men (59%) were more likely to want to delay a romantic holiday to acquire property, compared to Generation X men (51%).
Blokes from South Australia were most in favour of the honeymoon (58%) while Queensland hubbies were the most keen on a new home (63%).
For women, the priorities were different. More than half of the respondents (55%) said they wanted to be married before buying a house.
That being said, 45% still said they didn’t mind forgoing a wedding if it meant getting their foot in the door of the property market sooner.
Women in the ACT were the most likely at 50% to want to purchase property without being married. Women in Western Australia were least interested in owning a home.