(Closed) Anyone else have a really long engagement?!

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are! Our engagement officially, to us, happened in October – it was a mutual decision we made. We told family and close friends, but since we’re broke college students he is just sending the final payments for the ring now, and wants to do an “official proposal.” 

Either way, we’re planning on getting married in June of 2012, after we graduate from our undergrad, so we have quite a way to go! I’ve been doing a lot of research, but I’m getting so frustrated at not being close enough to buy a dress, etc. We are going to visit venues soon, though, some of the popular ones around here book up 1 1/2-2 years in advance. 

Post # 4
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Our engagement will be a year and a half in total…I didn’t start planning until the one year mark!  So I waited 6 months…I was anxious to get started!  At least you’ll know exactly what you want by the time you start!

Post # 5
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our engagement is 25 months. I needed that amount of time, I couldn’t plan a wedding and buy a house in a year.

Post # 6
3997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ours will be a year and a half.  Not too long but definitely not a quicky.  I just did a lot of research on vendors and what to expect, how to negotiate, stuff like that.  I also found as many pics of things I liked so I could remember them when the time came. 

Post # 8
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

21 months total! 

I didn’t wait to start planning and it’s been the best thing.  I love not stressing.  All our major vendors are booked with more than 6 months to go.  All the fun stuff is left to do. : )

Post # 9
2472 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our engagement will be one year and nine months.  I wasn’t that anxious to start planning though.  I probably didn’t really start to get into it until a little over a year before the wedding.  I was happy just being engaged for a while and not dealing with planning.

Post # 10
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

28 months! We’re getting married in November! I wanted to be mostly done with my Master’s before we got married. For the first year I really didn’t do wedding related stuff. I kept way way way too busy with school, work and coaching. I definitely felt the itch to plan though! 

Post # 11
11810 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Our was 21 months–pretty long!  But it went by soooo fast!  Just fill your head with lots and lots of inspiration for now.  The time to make real decisions will come sooner than you think!

Post # 12
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

If you count from the time he asked me with a promise ring, then…8 years…If you count, from the time i got the REAL ring,…..3 years…..

Post # 13
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ours will be a month shy of two years. We were going to get married this summer, which would have been a one year engagement, but we just didn’t have the time to plan and stuff was going on and yadda yadda yadda. I do get antsy.

I have friends who will be engaged for just shy of three years! He popped the question while they were in undergrad, and they wanted to take their time and finish school and buy a house.

Post # 14
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

ours is just shy of 2 years- July 2008. He was in school when he proposed and is just finishing this April.  we wanted to wait until he was done school. i booked my church four months after our engagement as I knew it is a popular church with beautiful grounds. then i waited 1 year until i started really planning and dress shopping.  in the mean time if I was you – SAVE $$$$$

Post # 15
2716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow! Ours is a year and 1/2 long engagement, and I thought that was long! Apparently, it’s just about nothing compared to some other ones!

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