(Closed) Enough with the long engagements, where are my other quick engagement brides?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

We were going to have a long engagement but my father has terminal cancer and is not doing the best so we moved it way up. We are now getting married in two weeks 13 days. We booked our venue Oct 2.

Post # 4
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Our engagement is 8 months and I am glad.  We are already in our 30s, having been living together for 3 yrs and since my parents are paying for most of the wedding we don’t need to save.  My mother was thrilled that we didn’t want to wait, she said she didn’t think she could take 18month to 2 years of wedding planning and talking.  She is happy for us and excited but said she would go crazy if she had to keep talking wedding stuff for that long!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We were engaged for 4 months.  We didn’t want to wait to get married- we both felt that being married sooner was more important than having a perfect wedding.  I thought four months of dealing with all the wedding details was plenty; I don’t know how people do it for years.

Post # 6
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161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

my friend had a 2.5 month engagement for a similar reason that you have a short engagement

Post # 7
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2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Officially ours will be a few days… eh, whatever works. Same deal with the military. 😉

Have fun! And congratulations!

Post # 8
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202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Count us in! We will be married 6 months from proposal and actually we will be married before the one year anniversary of our first official date which was New Year’s Eve. We had been talking and getting to know each for about 5 months before that, but technically that was our first official date as a couple. Let me also say that we have known each other our whole lives and were friends in high school but nothing romantic. And we met up again after 19 years and the rest is history! 🙂 It was weird how we just knew. And we both wanted a short engagement, because we are in our late 30’s and want a family right away. No need to wait when you know it’s right! We are getting married in one week and I am waiting to find out if I’m pregnant (a little too early to test yet) so yeah, we didn’t waste any time. lol

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I am not yet engaged, but I was recently a Bridesmaid or Best Man for a friend who had a short engagement (just less than 6 months).  She didn’t want a long engagement, and the 5-6 months was plenty of time to plan a beautiful wedding. 

Post # 10
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9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We got married 9 months to the day after our engagement.  Not super short, but not as long as a lot of people either.

We got engaged in October, and were planning a fall wedding, but DH’s family is full of teachers and they complained that they can only come in the summer.  We didn’t want to wait till the NEXT summer, so we sucked it up, and planned a Friday wedding relatively quickly.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m going to a wedding  next Saturday that had a 5 month engagement. She is ULTRA religious, though, so I’m sure that’s the main reason.

Post # 12
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1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

6 months or so from proposal!  Between school and Tax season, we either got married in December (he proposed in May) or had to wait til the following summer.  Winter wedding it was and I am so relieved – only 6 months to stress and worry rather than years! 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We were engaged for almost 4 months.  I wanted to get married before buying a house together and also it was the best time for us since we were both about to start extremely demanding jobs and it’d be way to difficult to plan a wedding after starting the job.  It was the perfect timing and just enough time to plan our small wedding!

Post # 14
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1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

3 months…We thought “Why wait?”

We have been together for 4 years though

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