Post # 1
I dont know about other brides out there, but I am so over this long engagement!
2 1/2 yrs to be exact and we have over a year down already. We are doing a small destination wedding in Jamaica in april of next year. We booked a trip this year to see the resort and start planning. We dont even have the exact date yet because we have to wait to meet with the coordinator when we get there.
I AM SO READY TO START PLANNING! I cant wait to try on a dress, and start purchasing things! ugh!
What are other brides doing to stay busy??
Post # 3
We are! Our engagement officially, to us, happened in October – it was a mutual decision we made. We told family and close friends, but since we’re broke college students he is just sending the final payments for the ring now, and wants to do an “official proposal.”
Either way, we’re planning on getting married in June of 2012, after we graduate from our undergrad, so we have quite a way to go! I’ve been doing a lot of research, but I’m getting so frustrated at not being close enough to buy a dress, etc. We are going to visit venues soon, though, some of the popular ones around here book up 1 1/2-2 years in advance.
Post # 4
Our engagement will be a year and a half in total…I didn’t start planning until the one year mark! So I waited 6 months…I was anxious to get started! At least you’ll know exactly what you want by the time you start!
Post # 5
Our engagement is 25 months. I needed that amount of time, I couldn’t plan a wedding and buy a house in a year.
Post # 6
Ours will be a year and a half. Not too long but definitely not a quicky. I just did a lot of research on vendors and what to expect, how to negotiate, stuff like that. I also found as many pics of things I liked so I could remember them when the time came.
Post # 7
By the time April rolls around, Ill have the whole wedding planned out in my head! ha.
I havent tried on any dresses at all. I wanted to wait to see the different areas on the resort before I made any big decisions…..
Our resort has some ancient ruins from the 1800’s on it and you can get married there. We are going for the vintage feel based on that. If we cant do it there, everything changes!
I am so impatient. This year has dragged! now gotta wait another year! ugh
Post # 8
21 months total!
I didn’t wait to start planning and it’s been the best thing. I love not stressing. All our major vendors are booked with more than 6 months to go. All the fun stuff is left to do. : )
Post # 9
Our engagement will be one year and nine months. I wasn’t that anxious to start planning though. I probably didn’t really start to get into it until a little over a year before the wedding. I was happy just being engaged for a while and not dealing with planning.
Post # 10
28 months! We’re getting married in November! I wanted to be mostly done with my Master’s before we got married. For the first year I really didn’t do wedding related stuff. I kept way way way too busy with school, work and coaching. I definitely felt the itch to plan though!
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Our was 21 months–pretty long! But it went by soooo fast! Just fill your head with lots and lots of inspiration for now. The time to make real decisions will come sooner than you think!
Post # 12
If you count from the time he asked me with a promise ring, then…8 years…If you count, from the time i got the REAL ring,…..3 years…..
Post # 13
Ours will be a month shy of two years. We were going to get married this summer, which would have been a one year engagement, but we just didn’t have the time to plan and stuff was going on and yadda yadda yadda. I do get antsy.
I have friends who will be engaged for just shy of three years! He popped the question while they were in undergrad, and they wanted to take their time and finish school and buy a house.
Post # 14
ours is just shy of 2 years- July 2008. He was in school when he proposed and is just finishing this April. we wanted to wait until he was done school. i booked my church four months after our engagement as I knew it is a popular church with beautiful grounds. then i waited 1 year until i started really planning and dress shopping. in the mean time if I was you – SAVE $$$$$
Post # 15
Wow! Ours is a year and 1/2 long engagement, and I thought that was long! Apparently, it’s just about nothing compared to some other ones!
Post # 16
man! I guess I am not the only one! that is comforting 🙂
I have created a 2 page list of questions for the coordinator when we get there! poor lady has no idea what she is in for! ha.
Our engagement is 28 months long…ive brewed up lots of questions!