Post # 1
So mr. njuguna and I decided to have a long engagement due to the fact that we will be paying for almost all of the wedding out of our own pockets and we didnt want to cut corners anywhere just cause we were on a tight budget. We are thinking a September/October 2013 wedding now. Anyone else have a long engagement and did you get any flack from family/friends for it?
Post # 3
We also have a long engagement for money reasons (engaged March 2010, wedding in June 2012). The only one who really gave up any kind of fuss was Future Mother-In-Law, and when we showed her how much everything would cost (and we are going kinda cheap!!), she got on board. Sometime people will make comments, and our standard response is 1) we already live together and have shared everything (cars, bank accounts, etc.) and 2) we need more time to save $$ since we don’t want to borrow money. Usually people understand and agree with the fiscal responsibility part.
Besides, the nice thing about having a long engagement is when you just.get.so.sick of wedding crap, it is OK to take a few months off! You got plenty of time!!