Post # 1
Soon we will be engaged, but I’m starting a 2-year grad program in the fall. I’m not entirely opposed to the idea of a long engagement, but I’m not a patient person at all and worry that I’d get very irritated with waiting. My family is also planning a big trip to visit our family in Italy next summer which we do not want to be our honeymoon.
I’m just trying to figure out what would make sense here.. (keep in mind that money will be tight)
Go for the wedding next summer and honeymoon to follow (two major trips)?
Wait until after graduation for both wedding and honeymoon? (27-month engagement)?
Get married next summer and wait for just the honeymoon?
What would you do? Or if you’ve been in a similar situation, what worked for you?
This topic was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by calikat.
Post # 2
Congrats on starting grad school! I am not in similar situation, but if it were me, I’d get married next summer, and wait for the honeymoon.
Post # 3
We got married in October and we’re not going on our honeymoon until this summer, not because of financial reasons but because we didn’t want to travel to Europe during their Fall/Winter as it can be extremely cold (at least the countries we’re visiting). I am enjoying the wait and I think as long as it’s within the year you get married you will still be experiencing the honeymoon bliss 🙂
I don’t recommend going on the trip, planning your wedding, and going on your honeymoon in one summer because that might all be a little stressful to plan on top of going to grad school.
Post # 4
Having done grad school, I’d recommend going for the longer engagement and putting it off until after you finish. If anything, it’ll give you more time to save, because grad student stipends are not generous (if you even get one). They’re basically just enough to live off of, and maybe be able to sock away a little, like $50/paycheck or so.