Post # 1
So I’m not sure if anyone has posted about this topic or not..but I really want to know the “average” length of time people are engaged before their wedding. The reason I ask is because my boyfriend is under the impression that it’s usually a year, give or take a bit. I don’t particularly agree..I’d rather be engaged for a longer period of time than wait to get engaged because there’s a “timespan” on when the wedding “has” to be. I wouldn’t mind being engaged for two years if that meant we could afford the wedding we want later.
I hope nobody gets the impression I’m trying to force him to get engaged sooner than he wants to..We’ve talked about it plenty of times..I just want him to see that you can be engaged for as long as you want.
Post # 3
Absolutely, I agree that your engagement can be whatever length of time suits you.
Our engagement is about 20 months long. We set the date that far ahead to accommodate our work schedules and various other reasons that we needed to allow time for before we get married (save up money, he’s converting to be Catholic, it let me pick the time of year I wanted for the wedding, etc…).
Post # 4
we were engaged one year exactly, but i’m sure there are couples who are engaged longer. add a poll.
Post # 5
@Ms. Figales: didn’t even think of that..thanks!
Post # 6
sure, i love me them polls!
Post # 7
By the time our wedding rolls around next October we will have been engaged for 16 months. Money was a big factor in why we are having a long engagement. Fiance and I are paying for half of our wedding (my amazing parents are covering the rest)so in order for us to have the wedding we want we needed time to save. We didn’t want our day to day lives to change (i.e. give up things we love just to save money) so we opted to have a slightly longer engagement than most and just continue to save like we always have. Our engagement length is longer than most of our friends but I don’t really think 16 months is anything crazy. Besides, I LOVE being engaged!
Post # 8
We will have been engaged 2 1/2 years. We were originally going to wait a year and a half as I wanted to make sure my brother would be home from the war and readjusted before my wedding. Right before our wedding, the FHs ex-wife passed away. We decided to push it back a full year to give his children a grieving period and our family time to adjust. Best decision we made.
Post # 9
It will be 8 months after dating for nearly a year.
My thought is that I waited 40 years to find the right guy, and now I am so ready to start the rest of my life.
Post # 10
We’ll be engaged a year and ~8 months by WD. We’ll have been a couple for 8 1/2 years!
Post # 11
7 months for us, and it was the perfect amount of time!
Post # 12
Ours will be a year and a week later.
I wish it was a shorter engagement, but oh well… I think it’ll be here before I know it.
Post # 14
Our engagement will be almost exactly 16months.
Post # 15
16 months. we got married at the beginning of summer and we needed more time than that to plan – so we picked it for when we knew we would have time off the following summer.
Post # 16
We were engaged for 11 months before getting married