Post # 1
So, he originally asked at just under a year into the relationship and we got the ring at about the year and a half mark (there was some life stuff going on which is why he proposed without a ring). My first marriage was fast, and I was hesitant to get married for reasons x, y, and z. He’s always told me to tell him when and where and he’ll be there. Well, 8.5 years into the relationship, and I’m planning the wedding in 4 months!
Post # 2
I feel your pain! We have been together 9.5 years and by the time the wedding is here we would have been engaged over 5 years!
Post # 3
LOL, no pain really. I’m a stress case and had no idea what I wanted any time I even looked at planning over the years. It would shoot my anxiety through the roof, so I would stop. We will be getting married 12 days before our 9 year anniversary. But now, I know exactly what I want… well mostly. I’m a studying Graphic Designer, so the stationary is kinda stumping me.
With my first marriage we were married within 6 months, and divorced within 2.5 years. I’ll admit I was worried about jumping in again that early, but I think I have that covered. We’ve actually talked about the possibility of more kids, so that’s really the major prompt for doing it now, or we still might have waited.
Post # 4
There is no shame in waiting. My FI proposed in under 2 years, and we originally agreed we wanted a longer engagement, so we are getting married on our 4 year anniversary in 2 months! Anyway, I got married before in under 6 months of dating my ex. It was the stupidest thing I have ever done. He could not have been more wrong for me, and had I waited I would have seen it. I have lived with my FI since like 3 months of dating. We know each other pretty darn well. No matter what, I am sure you will have a beautiful wedding, congrats!!!