How long between your engagement and your wedding?

posted 5 months ago in Engagement
Post # 46
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

One month. My husband’s idea. We were always planning on getting married by a justice of the peace with zero preparation and no guests, so it wasn’t really a problem when he didn’t want to wait. I thought it was sweet. We ended up closing on a house two months later (we were already living together), so it was nice to be married and have all the name change and legal documents taken care of before doing that paperwork.

Post # 47
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

Congratulations!! We got engaged Oct 3, 2018 and will get married Nov 30, 2019. We decided on our date by figuring out how much we wanted to save by the wedding date & how long that would comfortably take us, then we looked at FI’s workload and chose a slow month (my workload is fairly steady), then our venue and surrounding hotel availability chose our exact date. For some reason, i had my heart set on Nov 23, but it wasn’t meant to be!

Post # 48
3833 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

bakerbee09 :  We had a 16 month engagement.  We got engaged in the spring and wanted a fall wedding – that fall was too soon for us, so the following fall was selected!  We planned everything pretty fast and just spent most of our engagement enjoying our new “status” as an engaged couple. 

Post # 49
1210 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

We got engaged in February and are getting married in July, so 5 months. But we booked our venue in January, so our date was set before our official engagement.

Post # 50
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

It was “technically” 7 months from when I had the ring (Oct 13, 2018). But we set the venue in August 2018 for our May 2019 wedding so that everyone would have time to plan and save to make the trip.  We’re doing a small 35 person wedding though, so not much to plan!

Post # 51
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2020 - City, State

We were engaged in December 2016 and the wedding is March 2020 ! Slightly different though as I was 21 in 2016 and since then we have bought a house, yay.

Post # 52
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Baltimore, MD

We got engaged August 2018, and were married exactly 9 months later (to the day!).

Post # 53
54 posts
Worker bee

I’m sure our engagement is going to be at least a year and a half and happen summer of 2020 because I want to get married in the summer and I don’t want to do it this summer cause I have too much going on to plan a wedding, lol. Mind you, our wedding is going to be SUPER simple. I would be suprised if we invite 10 people. But I still don’t feel like figuring everything out in the next couple of months.

So far I haven’t done not one. single. thing to prepare for the wedding. I’m thinking to start around November/December of this year. So right now I’m just enjoying being engaged.

Post # 54
278 posts
Helper bee

Firstly, congratulations!

Our wedding date is almost exactly TWENTY FIVE MONTHS (YEP 25) from our engagement date.

Since we are financing this ourselves, we wanted to make sure we had enough time to properly plan/save. We know we are spending the rest of our lives together, so it was no rush for us. 


Post # 55
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

Ours was a little 1.6 years. Which is long, but I’m glad we’ve had time to prepare (we’d struggle to afford it otherwise). 

Post # 56
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - USA

bakerbee09 :  Our engagement was 11 months, but we didnt choose a date until like a month or so after we got engaged. 

Post # 57
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

We made the decision together that we wanted to get married in January of 2018 but my husband still wanted to get a ring and propose and the proposal happened mid February. I had always loved the idea of getting married on my late grandfather’s birthday which is April 3rd…so it was either get married in a couple months or wait a little over a year. We wanted a very very small and intimate ceremony that didn’t take much planning or prep so we went with a very short engagment and I wouldn’t change the way we did it for the world! 🙂

Post # 58
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

We got engaged on 12th April and married on 4th August. Had a traditional British wedding for 100 guests. Loved our whirlwind engagement! 

Post # 59
4 posts
  • Wedding: March 2020 - Michigan

We have a year engagement. He proposed on March 28th 2019. At first we thought about a Sept. 2020 wedding but moved it up (a combo of a 2021 family vacation and off season). We just signed for March 28, 2020.  

Post # 60
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - San Antonio, TX

We got engaged April 12 and are getting married July 13. So 3 months!

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