- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Advice, slightly ranty.
FI and I got engaged between the 1 and 2nd year of my masters, 1 and 2nd year of his residency. Really haven’t done actual planning besides website browsing, as I’m just (finally) wrapping up Ph.D. applications on top of school work, thesis, etc. We know we’re going to have a long engagement though, which bums me out sometimes. I have a fellowship I’ve earned that pays a decent stipend and will also cover tuition at certain schools in state, but I’d lose the “financial need” part one we get married and have to file the FASFA together. However we’re also looking at the strong possibility we’ll have to go long distance until he’s done with residency and can move out to wherever I end up for my Ph.D.
I know that the wait is worth it (the stipend alone would cover the wedding!) but I can’t help getting a bit jealous when my friends are planning, surrounded by their BM. One of my friends who got engaged last month already has EVERYTHING planned, no joke. Since our life is so up in the air right now, I’m very hesistent to ask anyone to in the bridal party in case life situations change.
I know that I’m very blessed to have a fiance that’s supporting me so much in pursuing my dreams, and we both knew it might come to the 2 year LDR. Any advice on NOT getting bummed that we have to wait so long?
I should also mention that we’re doing destination at Disney, so we don’t have too many things to actually research.