How long between your engagement and your wedding?

posted 5 months ago in Engagement
Post # 61
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We had a year engagement.  We had a month of enjoying being engaged and then jumped right into planning.  We knew the type of wedding we wanted so we needed time to plan and we also didn’t want to be engaged forever.  Our officiant required six months of pre-marital counseling so a year was the perfect time frame for us without it feeling dragged out. 

Post # 62
745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

I got engaged early February 2018, our wedding will be August 2019.

I wanted a summer wedding but there was no way I was going through the hassle of organizing and planning a 200 person wedding in 6 months, so it ended up being an 18 month engagement.

If I could go back, I likely would have had a slightly shorter engagement by just a couple months. I’m 100 days away today and so ready to just get married already!

Post # 63
9756 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

We planned on a 3 year engagement but due to a variety of factors it ended up being a day over 7 years and 3 months. We have been married 2 and a half weeks.

Post # 64
322 posts
Helper bee

7 months for us.

Post # 65
1290 posts
Bumble bee

Ours will be 18 months from date set. Because we had to work with vacation times, available venues, and saving money for house. 

Post # 66
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

We got engaged in October 2017 and married in August 2018. So 10 months. I feel like it was the perfect amount of time between the dates. We had time to get everything done without rushing or dragging anything out.

Post # 67
538 posts
Busy bee

Two years! We spent one year with no interest in planning (not our thing!)

Post # 68
725 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

bakerbee09 :  By the time we get married it will have been about 7 months! (Engaged in October and will be married in June). Honestly it’s felt like an eternity but maybe that’s because Fiance started intense work training about a week or so after we got engaged. We are just “eloping” with the two of us and having a party when we get back. I’d say even if we were having a traditional wedding that this would have been plenty of time to plan that had I had a Fiance who was able to participate and hadn’t been in intense work training the entire time. I will say though that finances and availability of venders / your flexibility on dates will make a huge difference on how long you have to wait. Congratulations!!!

Post # 70
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

We were engaged about 8.5 months before getting married. 

Post # 71
11 posts
  • Wedding: June 2020

About 15 months! 

Engaged in march 2019 and getting married in June 2020!

Post # 72
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

We got engaged in November 2018, booked our wedding in March 2019 and are getting married in February 2021 so altogether it will have been 2 years and 3 months, but just under 2 years from when we booked.

I knew from the get go my ideal wedding date was the weekend of our 10th anniversary, but people were making comments about how far away that was. Doing anything with less than a year to prepare was out of the question for me (I like to be very prepared and to do lots of planning), so realistically it couldn’t be earlier than Spring/Summer 2020. However, conveniently the venue we fell in love with is a tropical conservatory, so Spring/Summer 2020 was out of the picture immediately as it is boiling hot and humid in there at that time of year. So we knew we had to wait till Autumn 2020 at the earliest, so we decided to just add a few months on and get married the weekend of our 10 year anniversary in the end! Worked out perfectly and we have many comebacks for people when they make comments about how far away it is!

Plus, our venue is a very iconic London location so it was already pretty booked up for over a year!

Post # 73
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

bakerbee09 :  We got engaged 8/17 and were married on 6/30 the following year. I wanted to be married on our 5 year anniversary and I didn’t want to wait almost 2 years more to get married. 

Post # 74
20 posts
  • Wedding: City, State

A little over 2 years! We got engaged August 2018 and will be getting married September 2020.

Post # 75
42 posts
  • Wedding: City, State

4 months, but we are in our late 30s and eloped

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