(Closed) How long after you got engaged did you pick a date?

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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herbanlove :  For us it took about a year. My Fiance’s mom died suddenly after our engagement so all planning came to a standstill for a while. If you’re worried about availability, you should be. By the time we were ready to plan in November of 2015, all of 2016 was booked at the venue I wanted. 

Post # 32
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Thanks for sharing Strawberryshmoo ! Fiance and I have been engaged for ~6 months and haven’t had a chance to plan anything yet, reading PP’s quick turn-arounds made me feel like a weirdo (as much as internet strangers can make you feel ๐Ÿ˜› )

Post # 33
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Bumble bee

We knew where we wanted to get married (our favorite restaurant) before we were engaged. We met with them the day we got engaged (we got engaged in the city where our favorite restaurant is) and we had an answer from them about availability with the specific people we wanted working it within a week and a half or so. 

ETA: We also knew year and season prior to engagement, and we were looking at a very short engagement, so we jumped on it. I could NOT do wedding planning for any longer than a few months! I’m way more focused on our new home.

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

He proposed on December 12. We waited until after the Christmas/New Year’s rush to start touring venues. We signed our contract and picked the date with our venue on January 16… so a little over a month.

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Within the month. Got engaged November 1st, put down a deposit at the venue November 29th.

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Immediately. We really liked our anniversary, so we picked that date. Just happens to be the perfect time of the year for a wedding. ๐Ÿ˜Š Putting down the deposits for the venue in a week. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Post # 37
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

We got engaged in December of last year and put down the deposit on our venue in May. So, 5 months. Before then our date was all over the place because we weren’t sure where we would be living. 

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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herbanlove :  if I recall it was the same day or day after .

Congratulations on your engagement 

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

9 months. We weren’t in any hurry to pick a venue/date as we knew our engagement would be at least 2 years.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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herbanlove :  got engaged in the December and picked and booked somewhere roughly May/June the following year 

 

also so we got engaged in 2014 wedding next year 2017 

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

After 5 years haha

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Probably just over a month. We got engaged in early November. His brother got married 5 weeks later so we purposefully didn’t plan or talk about it until after that. So we started looking at venues just before Christmas and booked our venue before New Years Eve (I think the 27th). 

Post # 43
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Honey Beekeeper

Within the week. 

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

About a month..

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Within a few days we had a rough idea of when we wanted to get married, but it was about a month/a month and a half latter when we actually booked a venue and got a date locked down.

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