Engagement length?? (aka: Am I crazy?)

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@reginalambert13:  I think you can do it.  It may be stressful but pretty much all weddings are at some point or another.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@reginalambert13:  Plenty of time!  Our engagement will be 9 months and I haven’t felt rushed at all.  Only items I recommend getting on top of right away would be venue (which you already decided on), photographer, DJ, and dress.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Plenty of time to get things together, book it

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We were engaged for seven months and it was totally fine. I also had loads of people telling me how stressful it would be but genuinely it was not a problem at all – I can honestly say we didn’t compromise on anything as a result of our ‘short’ engagement! 

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Do it! Our engagement is 6 months and it’s no problem. If you’ve already got your venue down (and it sounds like you do) then you just need to get a dress sooner rather than later, and then the big stuff is done!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@reginalambert13:  Do you have the budget already? Do you have any other must-have vendors (photogs, videographers, DJs) who may be really popular and who might be booked out? That’s the only risk I see with a shorter engagement is not getting any of your other vendors, but if you have your heart set on the venue and nothing else, then go and start booking!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@reginalambert13:  FWIW, I planned my wedding in 6 months. I had a Sunday wedding so I easily got all the vendors I wanted very quickly

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@reginalambert13: It sounds like you’d be able to pull it off in time although 7 months is slightly shorter than what I’d be comfortable with. My only concern is the fact that you have every teeny tiny detail planned from when you were a teenager – does your FI not care about wedding details at all? Or has he already approved of your plans? I’m just asking because it’s easy to get caught up in MY (the bride’s) wedding when in actuality it’s both of your wedding, so he should get some say as well if he wants it (and he may be perfectly happy without it).

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

7 months is plenty of time! You will be just fine 🙂 congratulations too!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@reginalambert13:  it is doable. DH and i were engaged for 9 months. the engagement period is a period to engage in planning and moving on with your life. it isn’t a lull period or a period that you need to drag out. just plan the wedding. it’s doable.

i don’t know why people think you should just sit in your engagement. i think that’s so weird. when we told people our wedding date, they said “of this year? (2013) wow! why so fast?” well because when we decided to get married we knew we were ready. why ask if you’re not ready?

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m having a long engagement but I know someone who planned in 4 months! It helped that she didn’t want a typical reception venue and the ceremony was held at our church.

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