Post # 1
Recently engaged and would have liked to get married next summer 2013, but having a jewish wedding ceremony didn’t want the ceremony to be late saturday night. I think I have to push back to labor day weekend on a sunday. Is 20 months a really long engagement? It seems like forever
Post # 3
We were engaged for just over a year and a half because we wanted a summer wedding and I wanted my brother to be stateside for our wedding, since he didn’t get back from Iraq till fall, we waited a whole other year to get married. So I don’t think that 20 months is too horribly long.
Post # 4
My friend studies statistics (he’s a sociologist) and told me recently that statistically speaking longer engagments build stronger marriages. I got engaged a few months ago and I’m not getting married until may 2013.
And think of how less stressful the wedding planning will be if you have more time. 🙂 Congrats and enjoy!
Post # 5
It seems pretty long to me but then again, mine was 10 months and all of my friends have had engagements of 13-14 months or less.
But you have to do what is right for you and your SO. There is nothing “wrong” per say in a long engagement.
Post # 6
I’m not getting married until April 2013, so just about the same. I think it’s fine – we’re moving cross country soon and I graduate college in May, so there was no way I could play an April wedding right now. I’m really set on the month, so the only way it would work is another year. No big deal! Do whatever is right for you
Post # 7
You need to do what’s right for you as a couple!
Post # 8
Thanks everyone, I finish gradschool in May and just want to spend a year planning and enjoying being engaged!! I think we are thinknig memorial day weekend now so 17 months seems good.
Post # 9
We were engaged for 28 months, and while it was long, I wouldn’t call it “really long.” It flew by! And it was perfect for us.
Post # 10
We were engaged in February 2011 and aren’t getting married until July 7, 2012, which is now 7 months away! Woohoo! It has been so nice being able to save money for us. Also, we were able to get fall engagement pics, which we wouldn’t have been able to do with a shorter engagement. I have also been able to really plan the way I want to and find the perfect dress, perfect bm dress, etc. Your wedding day will be here before you know it. Enjoy being engaged and enjoy planning!
Post # 11
Not too long at all! If that what you two are comfortable with, then do it! We are having a 22 month engagement, and it has gone by so much faster than I thought it would!
Post # 12
Its not long (: Itll fly by so quickly!
Post # 13
Fiance and I were engaged for 2 years. Many people criticized that, but I think we had the right idea. My cousin was only engaged for 5 months and she had to compromise a lot of what she wanted for her wedding because they didn’t have enough time to save up for it and many vendors were already booked.
Take the time to plan so you will have the wedding you want….Fiance and I definitely don’t regret our decision 🙂
Post # 14
I like the idea of a long engagement personally. I think i like the thought of enjoying each stage of the relationship before worrying about the next. My cousin is in the middle of a 19 month long engagement and a cousin who just got married and he was also engaged for 20 months or so. I guess it just seems normal to me.
Post # 15
Fiance and I have been engaged since last Christmas Eve and we’re not getting married until October. =) We were planning a big wedding, but now we’re going somewhere and getting married by ourselves. I would change the wedding date, but it’s grown on me.
Post # 16
We’ve been engaged since Feb. 19th 2010. I’m finishing up school and we both wanted to save up some money and not have to stress about wedding planning. Although it seemed like a really long time, time has flowwwwwwwn by! I’m glad we did it because it allowed us to plan at our own pace. Trust me, time is gonna fly by