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

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 46
1610 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

A month, we were about a year and a half away from our date and wanted to start booking our vendors ASAP!

Post # 47
1657 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

The same day lol

Post # 49
1707 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Before DH proposed, we’d already agreed on a date.  Our engagement was 18 months long.  

Post # 50
3457 posts
Sugar bee

Approximately 7 1/2 years? February 2008 engagement. August 2015 we set our date. 

Post # 51
4681 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

About 3 months! We wanted to wait a little and just enjoy before the planning kicked into high gear.

Post # 52
5145 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Only a few days…but we set our date for only about 2 1/2 months later. ☺️

Post # 53
4225 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I don’t remember exactly when we nailed down our date, but it hinged on finding a venue. We picked the venue first with a few ‘suitable’ dates in mind and worked with what they had. So I guess 2 or 3 months after we got engaged.

Post # 54
1447 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

People were pestering us for two weeks about when we were going to tie the knot, so we said “screw it” and decided to get married in a year, just to shut them up. 

Post # 55
744 posts
Busy bee

We actually booked our venue the week before we were officially engaged.

Post # 56
3297 posts
Sugar bee

We booked our venue about a month after we became engaged.

Post # 57
124 posts
Blushing bee

If you want to get married in 2017, I’d suggest you do it soon! I got engaged in December of 2016, with a May 2017 wedding, and have already booked almost all my vendors, including the venue itself.

Post # 58
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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herbanlove :  We actually booked before we were engaged for the saem reasons. We booked at the end of May and got engaged in mid July. We only had 3 dates for all of 2017 to pick from. One in July, one in Sept and one in Oct. July in the mid west was just out and I didn’t really want to get married in true fall, so that’s how we picked our date. Since then we’ve picked photographer, wedding planner, wedding booth and DJ. We have meetings with all of them this weekend to sign the contracts. 

We had to go with 2nd and 3rd choices for several venues because our 1st and 2nd choices were already booked!

Post # 59
26 posts

We got engaged July 8 2016 and are thinking Sept/Oct 2017. We knew the approximate timeline right away, since we had talked about either an April or Fall wedding before our engagement. April is too tight and we are moving countries and have a ton going on, so October seems to be the safest bet! We will nail down a date Jan/Feb 2017 once we move, so our planning timeline is on the short side.

Post # 60
11 posts

We got engaged Queens birthday weekend in June and haven’t set a date yet. Barely planned anything as we are focusing on saving money for a house first. 

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