Post # 1
I keep hearing about longggg engagements why people chose to wait years on end to get married. Anyone else out there have a short engagement for some reason or another?
For my FI and I, we’re getting married exactly 6 months after the day he proposed. Mostly because it’s the only time he was likely to get his leave request approved (ugh, military) but also because my grandparents (whom I’m extremely close with) are very ill and, sadly, not looking to be around much longer and I will be the first of their grandchildren to get married. I really want them to be able to attend at least one wedding before they move on and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we’ll be able to share this experience with them.
Post # 3
We were going to have a long engagement but my father has terminal cancer and is not doing the best so we moved it way up. We are now getting married in two weeks 13 days. We booked our venue Oct 2.
Post # 4
Our engagement is 8 months and I am glad. We are already in our 30s, having been living together for 3 yrs and since my parents are paying for most of the wedding we don’t need to save. My mother was thrilled that we didn’t want to wait, she said she didn’t think she could take 18month to 2 years of wedding planning and talking. She is happy for us and excited but said she would go crazy if she had to keep talking wedding stuff for that long!
Post # 5
We were engaged for 4 months. We didn’t want to wait to get married- we both felt that being married sooner was more important than having a perfect wedding. I thought four months of dealing with all the wedding details was plenty; I don’t know how people do it for years.
Post # 6
my friend had a 2.5 month engagement for a similar reason that you have a short engagement
Post # 7
Officially ours will be a few days… eh, whatever works. Same deal with the military. 😉
Have fun! And congratulations!
Post # 8
Count us in! We will be married 6 months from proposal and actually we will be married before the one year anniversary of our first official date which was New Year’s Eve. We had been talking and getting to know each for about 5 months before that, but technically that was our first official date as a couple. Let me also say that we have known each other our whole lives and were friends in high school but nothing romantic. And we met up again after 19 years and the rest is history! 🙂 It was weird how we just knew. And we both wanted a short engagement, because we are in our late 30’s and want a family right away. No need to wait when you know it’s right! We are getting married in one week and I am waiting to find out if I’m pregnant (a little too early to test yet) so yeah, we didn’t waste any time. lol
Post # 9
I am not yet engaged, but I was recently a BM for a friend who had a short engagement (just less than 6 months). She didn’t want a long engagement, and the 5-6 months was plenty of time to plan a beautiful wedding.
Post # 10
We got married 9 months to the day after our engagement. Not super short, but not as long as a lot of people either.
We got engaged in October, and were planning a fall wedding, but DH’s family is full of teachers and they complained that they can only come in the summer. We didn’t want to wait till the NEXT summer, so we sucked it up, and planned a Friday wedding relatively quickly.
Post # 11
I’m going to a wedding next Saturday that had a 5 month engagement. She is ULTRA religious, though, so I’m sure that’s the main reason.
Post # 12
6 months or so from proposal! Between school and Tax season, we either got married in December (he proposed in May) or had to wait til the following summer. Winter wedding it was and I am so relieved – only 6 months to stress and worry rather than years!
Post # 13
We were engaged for almost 4 months. I wanted to get married before buying a house together and also it was the best time for us since we were both about to start extremely demanding jobs and it’d be way to difficult to plan a wedding after starting the job. It was the perfect timing and just enough time to plan our small wedding!
Post # 14
3 months…We thought “Why wait?”
We have been together for 4 years though
Post # 15
@crebre80: Oh, wow. I am so sorry to hear that. You finding it tough to plan for a wedding that soon?
@thelovecats: You know, I remember years ago when I would hear of people meeting and getting married in such a short time, but now that I’m somewhat in that group (we’ve been dating just over a year, married after 1.5 years together), I can completely understand why people do it. If you know, you know! And yay on the maybe-preggers!! That’s so exciting!!
@SapphireSun: I’m having a Friday wedding as well! Did you have any issues with people not being able to make it or bridal/groomsmen not able to take the day off?
Post # 16
@guitargirl:I TOTALLY understand only wanting 4 months of stress. I can’t imagine gushing about wedding stuff for years on end. I’m sick of telling people about it and I’ve only been planning for about a month now. I just want the thing to happen!