Post # 1
I saw this post on Facebook and thought I’d share because it is SO true! People seem to be bashing everyone else’s choices no matter what they do!
Couple gets engaged after dating for more than 5 years = “OMG, it’s about time!”
Couple gets engaged after dating for only a year = “That’s way too soon.”
Couple lives together before getting married = “Why buy the cow if he’s getting the milk for free?”
Couple doesn’t live together before getting married = “That’s crazy. They’ll never last.”
Couple is engaged for less than 6 months = “Why the hurry? Is this a shotgun wedding?”
Couple is engaged for more than a year = “Why are they dragging their feet? If they want to make a commitment, just do it already.”
Couple has a budget-friendly wedding = “This is so cheap and tacky. They can’t even spend a lot of cash on the most important day of their lives?”
Couple spends a lot of money = “What a waste for one day. Showoffs.”
Feel free to add yours!
Post # 3
This is what we get ALL THE TIME: Couple is engaged for less than 6 months = “Why the hurry? Is this a shotgun wedding?”
Even my own mother asked me if I was pregnant. I said, “Don’t you think I would have told you if I was pregnant?!?”
After the initial shock, most people seem okay with the short engagement. Not that it matters what they think. I don’t think I could have waited any longer than four months. I would have driven myself crazy changing my mind every other day, about every aspect of the planning. Short engagements are where it’s at! (For me anyway!)
Post # 4
Haha, those are so true!
My fiance and I have been together for about 5.5 years, and when we got engaged it seemed like a lot of people were excited but still offering the “It’s about time!” sentiment. We’ve been living together for a while, though, and thankfully no one has ever said anything rude to us about that!
Post # 5
I’ve been with my FI for 8 years and we got engaged over labor day (both 26 years old). The most common thing we heard from people was either, “It’s about time!” Or “Don’t rush it! You’re too young!”
Kind of two ends of the spectrum.
To be fair, most of the “don’t rush it,” were people who didn’t know us that well, didn’t realize how long we’ve been together, and didn’t realize that we lived together for over a year before hand. I personally feel that the timing is perfect 🙂