Post # 1
I would have loved to have had a 1 year engagement but wanting to finish law school and take the bar before the wedding got in the way of that plan. Consequently, tomorrow marks exactly 20 months until me and my FIs big day. Weve only been engaged for 2 months and Im already going crazy as Im not a patient woman lol. Any other bees out there having trouble waiting through a long engagement? How do you work through the “bad” weeks?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House
35.5 month engagement here, finishing grad school as well. We’re about halfway through! Actually, more than halfway!
We’re long distance, so as much as it sucks, it’s practical as well. I get through it by knowing how much stronger we are as a couple because we are encouraging one another to acheive our goals independently!
Post # 4
Ours was a 31 month engagement, but the wedding is in two weeks. However we live together and had a daughter in January, so it really already feels like we are practically married.
Post # 5
My wedding is a little over a month before yours! Starting to plan some, research, pintrest, that sort of stuff keeps me happy and entertained 🙂 Helps with the impatience!!!
Post # 6
Our engagement is almost 20 months and we’re 7 months in. I really wish we could have gotten married this summer, but I still have a year of school left and my dad rules were we had to wait until I graduated. The last 7 months have flown by and I’m hoping the next year will too!
Post # 7
We’re looking at two or three years for our engagement, and we got engaged last month. But we’re both in grad school and there’s no money for a wedding, plus my FI will be kicked off his parents’ health insurance if we get married, so we’re waiting until he ages out at least. For us, it’s just nice to have the solidity of the commitment, and the wedding will come when we can afford it and make it all happen. It’s not always easy to be patient, but I try to have a lot of perspective about it.
Post # 8
Always good to see Im not alone in being a long engagement bride! People always give me the craziest looks when I tell them my date is in January 2015. I cant wait to be able to look back and say “OMG how did all the time fly by so fast?”
Post # 9
DH and I were engaged for 30 months (dang, I never looked at it that way!). Honestly, I was happy we did it. It gave us time to get things together in our relationship and be able to have the wedding we wanted. Even though we did wind up eloping. 🙂
Post # 10
16 months left from a 23 month engagement! Trust me when I say it gets old reading all this wedding stuff from people who get engaged after you and married before you. Also hearing your day of coordinator say “You have plenty of time before you have to do that” or “Its a little too early to plan that aspect”
I just want it to be my wedding day already! Haha! I feel like I have the whole thing planned but I know I’m not even close, considering I still have yet to make those plans official.
Post # 11
Our engagement will be 22 months total. Getting married next June, so almost a year away. It surprisingly is going by very fast! It gives me plenty of time for all of the little details 🙂
Post # 12
We are just over a year and 4 months into a 3.5yr+ engagement. It is tough, and it will probably be extended due to my health and schooling, but I do some planning in the really bad weeks, or watch wedding movies! And there is always the hive to vent to 🙂
Post # 13
Our engagement is 20 months long and we are finally down to about 3 1/2 months to go.I passed the time by reading here on the Bee and gathering ideas, etc. Pinning stuff on Pinterest helped too. Sometimes it seemed like forever until I could really jump into our wedding plans but looking back it has gone by faster than I thought. Hang in there and I hope you have lots of fun planning! 🙂
Post # 14
We’re not engaged yet but it will be anywhere from 20-24 months for us! I think it’ll help us have life/work/home/planning balance lol I don’t think the planning will take over our lives since we have a bit longer. I’m actually looking forward to it! There’s a bunch of stuff we want to do first before we’re married and we get to cross a lot of it off while we’re engaged
Post # 15
We had a 19 month long engagement and all I have to say is TIME FLIES, it will be here before you know it. The long engagement is nice and gives you time to buy and book things little by little which can help with the many wedding expenses.
Post # 16
I know how you feel, I’m almost a year into my three year engagement. It sucks so bad!!! How do I handle the hard days? Weddingbee, this place is my saving grace, it helps to look for ideas, just keep all your options open. Also my FI is amazing and is always there to let me vent through stuff. Another thing that helps is to purchase things here and there, like a few weeks ago I was really getting depressed about the long engagement so I bought my necklace for the wedding and a few weeks before that FI and I went to look at wedding bands. Do small things here and there so it feels like you are actually moving towards the wedding and not just sitting there feeling sorry for yourself. Good luck!!!