(Closed) Encores how long are you going to be engaged and wedding planning?

posted 9 years ago in Encore
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

We had a 9 month engagement. Shorter than most encore, probably, but not super long.  Ours was somewhat determined by family schedules and weather (didn’t want to do mid-Summer, and after that we needed to wait until late fall).  I thought it was plenty of time for planning, although (1) we had a very small wedding; (2) it was DW (although not at a resort where everything is all done, so it required more time than a local); (3) I had a wedding coordinator (mostly just narrowed choices early on); and (4) I did a LOT of planning during work hours (shhh, don’t tell).

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We got engaged in January 2009 (when we went away for our one year anniversary) and are getting married in October of 2009-so a 9 month engagement. We did some preplanning (so to speak) to get our date on the calendar at church, reserve our photographer & florist. I’m sure glad we did it then bc those dates are booked up now! πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

We got engaged last month and our wedding won’t be til September 2010.  It *seems* so far away, but with our busy lives I know it’ll go by quickly.  We don’t have anything officially booked yet – our ceremony site won’t let us book until this September and even though we’ve picked our reception location we haven’t booked that either.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I just got engaged in January 2009, but we are not planning to get married until September of 2011. Count it! That is 2 years!!! We are both still finishing college, and the FI is going into police academy soon…. Scheduling is super hard, but we know the time will go by fast, and we pretty much "act" married now anyways. Still, I soooooo can’t wait for the day I get to walk down an aisle to him. C’mon 2 years!!! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

@ Belle:  SO SORRY YOUR ENGAGIMOON GOT MESSED UP!!!  I Know you were looking forward to that…

We finalized a date and a venue this past weekend (YAY!!!) but I’m still waiting on the ring.  It’s being made and after he gets it from the jeweler, I’m out of the loop.

Our wedding is 10/10/10 so we’ll be engaged (and planning) about 18 months.  I’m the encore and he is not, so it’ll be the big giant fab affair he’s always wanted.  I guess we’re waiting that long mostly for financial reasons – since we’re paying for it ourselves.  That gives us plenty of time for all the DIY I can get my hands on as well as spacing out the spending. 

Luckily, he’ll be moving out of his house and renting a room from a relative, for next to nothing,  in the next few months – so that’s more we can save and it’s putting us 40 minutes closer to each other.  The "merging" of households (heh – purging of his) will happen then.   

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

SO SO SO sorry you had to go thru that!  At least you get a do-over! 

Funny you mentioned the "Perfect 10"  I’ve been toying with a few ideas on how to incorporate that into some of the little touches. 

Well I’ve got 18 months to figure it out!!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

About 6 months. πŸ™‚ plenty of time for what we’re planning.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Bellenga, I’ve easily got you beat!  We got engaged on July 24th and won’t be married until June or July of 2010 – about 2 years. 

This summer seemed too close to do it right (rwad: $$$) so next summer it is.  And since we own and live in our house together, we already did the family/household blending thing, this isn’t THAT big of a deal. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Mr. Sea Otter proposed to me on 2/28/09, and we are getting married 8/1/09.  a day over 5 months for us!  We, too, are merging two households, buying a house, and getting married all in the next 4.5 months!  I can’t believe it!  Good thing I get off work on 6/12 and don’t go back til 8/22!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you can get a do-over, then just pretend the first one didnt’ happen!  πŸ™‚

My FI proposed in August last year (2008), and we are getting married in September of 2010 so that I can finish school first. 

That would make it a 26 month engagement, and I’m loving having all this time!  Loving it!  πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

Wow we might have the shortest engagement ever. We got engaged March 1st and are planning a June 13th wedding. The venue had a cancellation and I jumped on it. We have been long distance for over 4 years though so I am READY!!

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