(Closed) Engagement Length, among other stress…

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@futuremrsmazhari:  I just wanted to say longer is probably better, because it gives your parents more time to come up with the money. My parents didn’t come out with numbers for their contributions until 8 months and 10 months after we got engaged. We were planning on a 2 year 3 month engagement, which is good because we would have had a much much simpler wedding without the added funds (not that there is anything wrong with that, we just prefered a formal affair). And it would be terrible if they couldn’t sell the boat and ended up giving nothing.

Post # 5
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I say 1 year is perfect. Gives you time to be budget friendly and do all your diy projects.

Post # 6
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think that its not neccessiarly your parents role to contribute to your wedding and if you want to get married you should be coming up with the money for yourselves. They should give what they can but you should not be depending on them to fund the majority of your wedding and they definitey should not be stressing to provide the money for you. Save up until you can afford it. That way you can do things your way including not wearing your mom’s dress.

Post # 8
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am really glad we waited a year!  At first we wanted a short engagment, but life got in the way and the first available was Apirl 2012, we had gotten engaged Feb 2011.  I am now so so happy its been a little over a year.  The year has flown by and it gave me time to not stress, we did a lot of DIY and were able to take our time planning.  The planning has been SO much fun, I almost dont want the planning part to end, but I am really excited about our wedding this saturday 🙂  So take your time, relax and enjoy it b/c it will be here before you know!!!

As far as your budget goes, sounds like you need to just budget for what you are willing to put into it and can not really count on $ from your parents right now.  I love small weddings, they are a lot more personal, its what we are doing too 🙂

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