How Long Is/Was YOUR Engagement?

posted 3 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: How Long Is/Was Your Engagement?
    Less Than 6 Months : (16 votes)
    7 %
    6-12 Months : (60 votes)
    25 %
    1-2 years : (108 votes)
    45 %
    2+ years : (56 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    842 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @HopefulSim:  we got engaged on August 27 last summer and will be married at the end of this month, so it will have been exactly a year. For us, it’s been the perfect amount of time to plan everything, but not so long that we got horribly impatient. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

    two and a half years and I had no problem with it. The time let me throw around a few crazy wedding ideas before settling on what I really wanted. We had a lot more time to do everything and got vendors at a better price 

    Post # 5
    Member
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @HopefulSim:  25 months in total. We have just over 7 months to go.now.

    Yes somteimes I am quite impatient for it to happen! On the other hand, we will have saved all we need not to go in debt, plus extra for a house deposit 🙂

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    3082 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016 - Virmond Park

    @HopefulSim:  By the time we finally get married we’ll have been engaged somewhere around 7 years. This statistic is a little misleading however, because when I proposed to him, we were only dating for 9 months and we were both piss-ass drunk drinking.

    I get frustrated at times because of the length of our engagement. I would have loved to be married in 2012, but that really was not an option at the time, unfortunately. I really think it’s up to the individual couple as to how long the perfect engagement time is for them. I think, as a couple, we have matured and learned to respect eachother more over the course of these years. So, when we do finally get married we won’t have the same petty arguements and frivoulous disagreements that all marriages seem to have early on because we’ve already had them being together so long.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    We shall have been engaged for two years and three months by the time we get married and thus far, I’m enjoying it and I’m glad that we gave ourselves plenty of time to research venues and vendors and to save up money for the wedding and honeymoon.

    Post # 8
    Member
    9226 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    We got engaged January 19th last year, but won’t be getting married until mid 2015/2016 at the earliest, due to needing to save up to move out of our parents’ homes, and find a place of our own. I also want to finish my graduate degree before we get married, my health at the moment means I can’t work or go to school and so the wedding is delayed longer than we were originally thinking. It would be nice if we could get married sooner, but due to circumstances we are unable to.

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    10863 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @HopefulSim: We had a year and a half engagement. I could’ve easily gone for two and a half to save more money, but at the time my MIL was really suffering with arthritis and struggled to walk, so we thought the sooner the better.

    Post # 10
    Member
    697 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Our engagement has been two years and six months long (so far), as we agreed that we would prioritize buying our first home together before having our wedding. We bought our house together almost a year and a half ago now; a few months after that, we began saving for our wedding. We’re both 35, so we had no help from our parents for the house or the wedding; however, my parents gifted me my wedding gown (pre-alterations) and the centerpieces.

    We’ve cohabitated since late 2008, and since getting engaged it’s been like married life, anyway. 🙂

    Post # 12
    Member
    619 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    2 weeks engaged so far! Looking like it’ll be 15 or 16 months of being engaged

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    30312 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We were engaged for about a year and a half. 🙂

    Post # 14
    Member
    2441 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    We got engaged May 16 and are getting married November 10, so just under 6 months 

    Post # 15
    Hostess
    24457 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We had a very long engagement and honestly at the end, I was completely sick of planning and wanted it over.

    Post # 16
    Member
    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We had a 5.5 month engagement, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!  We loved the fact that we had a short engagement.

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