(Closed) Double-Edged Sword on Engagements/Weddings

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

This is what we get ALL THE TIME: Couple is engaged for less than 6 months = “Why the hurry? Is this a shotgun wedding?”

Even my own mother asked me if I was pregnant. I said, “Don’t you think I would have told you if I was pregnant?!?”

After the initial shock, most people seem okay with the short engagement. Not that it matters what they think. I don’t think I could have waited any longer than four months. I would have driven myself crazy changing my mind every other day, about every aspect of the planning. Short engagements are where it’s at! (For me anyway!)

Post # 4
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1516 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Haha, those are so true!

My fiance and I have been together for about 5.5 years, and when we got engaged it seemed like a lot of people were excited but still offering the “It’s about time!” sentiment.  We’ve been living together for a while, though, and thankfully no one has ever said anything rude to us about that! 

Post # 5
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1685 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve been with my FI for 8 years and we got engaged over labor day (both 26 years old).  The most common thing we heard from people was either, “It’s about time!”  Or “Don’t rush it!  You’re too young!”

Kind of two ends of the spectrum.  

To be fair, most of the “don’t rush it,” were people who didn’t know us that well, didn’t realize how long we’ve been together, and didn’t realize that we lived together for over a year before hand.  I personally feel that the timing is perfect 🙂

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