Post # 1
Sorry for all the ‘whens’ in the title, but that single word has pretty much been the only word I’ve been hearing lately. AGH! I do have a question though. My BF (soon to be FI, within these next 2 weeks! The suspense is killing me!) will have a longer-than-most engagement. I’m guessing 3 years, once we both get out of college/have enough money..and as lots of you know, the list goes on! So when exactly do we have an engagement party, and take engagement pictures? While I’d love to get them done ASAP, I’m leaving for France for 5 months in 3 weeks. So the question is, do we wait until it is closer to the wedding, or do something completely different?
Thanks so much hive!!
Post # 3
I don’t think it matters. You might get some comments at the engagement party for having such a long time until the wedding though. If you are leaving in 3 weeks though, there is really no reason to rush either.
Post # 4
So you will be engaged for 3 years. I would start planning in the 3rd year (1 year from your wedding date). Normally when you book a photographer you can get your engagement photos included in your package, which will save you money rather than doing separately.
Also, if you take your engagement photos now they might be a bit dated than in three years from now. Fashion changes pretty drastically and what might be in style now may not be in three years from now.
I suggest waiting on the engagement pictures, but ultimately it is your decision. I know how hard it is to be engaged and have to wait so long to plan, but you could create an inspiration book for yourself so you will have all of your wedding ideas and inspirations in one book and have an idea of how you want your wedding to look when it gets here.
Good luck! Have fun in France! 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks! But I also feel that if we do wait until a year out from the wedding to have an engagement party, people will think to themselves “Well they’ve been engaged for 2 years-ish already why even have it now?” Do you guys know what I mean? And we most likely won’t be living together until we are married, so we definitely need to have one, haha.
I definitely like the idea about waiting for the pictures, thanks @muckmoo1 ! I never thought about the whole fashion aspect of it.
Post # 6
@teacherandageek: lol omg, I completely forgot to put in my post. YES HAVE YOUR ENGAGEMENT PARTY!!!!! THERE IS NO REASON TO WAIT ON THAT!!!!!!!! I hope it is fabulous and you could use the pictures from your party to put into your wedding website which you can create at ANYTIME!
Have fun!!!! 🙂
Post # 7
I say wait until closer to the wedding, many of those type of events happen a little bit before you get married- so since you are waiting 3 years, then there is no rush.
Post # 8
Just my opinion… I would want to have the engagment party shortly after getting engaged. After all, that’s what you’re celebrating; you’re engagement! I feel like if you wait a couple years it wont be as special to you because you wont have that engagement glow like you do soon after getting engaged. But whatever you decide I’m sure will work out just perfect. Good luck!
Post # 9
I agree with previous posters – I think having the engagement party sooner as opposed to later is a good thing – celebrate! The rest of the planning can wait though. That gives you plenty of time to figure out what you want. 🙂