Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
I didn’t care much about getting engaged until about 6 months before we got engaged. Sadly, it was mostly because I kind of got it in my head that that was the time that we should have gotten engaged — 6 months after we bought our first place together. We ended up getting engaged 6 months past my (fake meaningless random) deadline… and I was READY!
What about you? Did you yearn hard to get engaged? How long before he actually popped the question?
Post # 3
On our first date we talked about how we didn’t want to get married and how people were sooooo pushy about it. By the time the date was over I called my bestfriend and admited to her that for the first time in my life I just knew he was the one and I was going to marry him sooner or later. We didn’t wait too long. Six months later we were engaged. We became legally married almost two months ago and our actual wedding with friends and family takes place right around our the date when we first met. Quite honestly, I always thought I would never be getting married at this age. All of my friends had settled down and I was the last one and was so against it…now it’s a different story. It’s wonderful.
Post # 4
GREAT POST! i’m currently yearning. i thought we should have gotten engaged on our one year anniversary (june 1) or my bday (29th)… but hey who knows what he thinks maybe it’ll be around the time we virtually met (two years ago in september but we can’t remember the day!)
Post # 5
I had been dying to get engaged for a little over two years? probably before he popped the question. I’m not sure why, but once I graduated high school I was just itching to get engaged lol (not to just anyone of course, but Mr. Joe whom I had been dating for quite awhile). I know it’s young, but that’s how I felt. We got engaged when I was 20, but about 2 weeks before my birthday. I thought it would have been probably another 4 years though, so it was a nice surprise! I love being married 🙂
Post # 6
When I saw my family at Christmas, everyone was asking if/when we were going to get engaged, and I honestly answered them that we were so happy right where we were and that if the question came up, I’d say yes, but I wasn’t pining for a ring. 3 weeks later he proposed! 🙂 I know its not the way everyone feels before hand, but I was so happy to have already been so happy and content – it wasn’t a relief to finally get a ring, it was a whole new excitement all on its own accord. 🙂
Post # 7
I wouldn’t say that I wad “dying” to get married. I just knew very early on that I had found the person I wanted to spend my life with. I’m glad we got engaged when we did but I probably would have been ok waiting another year. Maybe. 😉
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens
No actually. Two minutes before he proposed I told him he didn’t have to rush. We could wait.
I was scared of not being ready and not doing the preparations I felt we needed to be ready to get engaged in the first place. I could have waited a few more months (maybe even up to a year more). I’m glad things worked out the way they did though. 😉
Post # 9
Good question! I had a weird old fashioned feeling pop up in me when we decided to move in together. I wanted to be directly headed toward marriage!
Post # 10
Oh and we were together 1 year and 1 month when we got engaged.
Post # 11
I started wanting to get engaged after we had been together about 2 years. I’d say it was about 6-7 months before he proposed that I started getting really anxious for it. We went away on vacation and I suspected he’d pop the question and he didn’t. After that, I really started getting ready for it!
Post # 12
I definitely was not “dying” to get engaged. There was a point about 2 years into our relationship where I would not stop talking about weddings and getting married. I mostly talked about the kind of wedding we would have. It was a bit too much for FI, and he told me straight up that I needed to cool it with the wedding talk. So I did. Plus, I was still in college, so there was really no point in talking about getting married. A few months later he brought up looking for rings, which kind of took me by surprise, but I was all for it!
For me, there was never really a reason to be pushy about engagement. I was in school and made it clear to FI that he was not to propose until I graduated. Well, he didn’t follow that rule, but I only had 1 quarter left when he asked. Now, if we had been together for 3 years and I hadn’t been in school…yeah I might have been a little bit more pushy. But what we did worked out perfectly for us 🙂
Post # 13
I really wanted to get engaged!!! We didn’t engaged until just a few months before our 5 year anniversary. But our first two years we were long distance and he wanted to wait until we both had “real” full time jobs. I was probably ready at about 4 years but it was worth the wait! I definEtly didn’t rush him into proposing though, we rarely talked about it
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception
Oh, I was dying to get engaged, all right. We met in the first month of our first year of college, and have been together ever since. We moved in together after school, and I was so not even thinking of marriage for the first two years. If anybody brought it up, I would say, “don’t even talk to me about it, I’m just not ready to go there.” Then–this really made me believe in biological clocks–it was literally like something in me just flipped a switch one day. I went from not even wanting to think about it to suddenly just being ready. FH wasn’t quite there with me at first–it took about a year from the time when I suddenly became VERY VERY ready for engagement until the time we were actually engaged.
Post # 15
I am so with you Mrs. P because I too have had that fake deadline in my head and think he is off a bit by say five or so months..
I so want us to move ahead and get married, but I DREAD the moving part. I HATE moving! That is the only part of planning I am having a difficult time with right now is the thought of moving and then getting married within 60-90 days after. Bleech!
I wants me some romance! As far as I’m concerned, for a wedding gift he can give me movers to do 100 percent of the job for me! I’m all moved out (moved to my home 2 summers ago).
Post # 16
we knew each other was the one right away after dating (we were friends before) so it was sort of hard to be patient the whole time. I didn’t really get antsy to be engaged until about 2 months before he popped the qestion. Even then, I thought I had it all figured out, and he completely surprised me!