(Closed) How long did you wait to get married after getting engaged?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How long was your engagement? (and feel free to explain your story in the thread!)
    Less than 1 year : (109 votes)
    26 %
    Pretty much exactly 1 year : (92 votes)
    22 %
    1-2 years : (165 votes)
    40 %
    2-3 years : (35 votes)
    8 %
    3-4 years : (10 votes)
    2 %
    Way longer than any of these choices! : (2 votes)
    0 %
  • Post # 3
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    968 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    Member
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    we were engaged one year exactly, but i’m sure there are couples who are engaged longer.  add a poll.

    Post # 6
    Member
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    sure, i love me them polls!

    Post # 7
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
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    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
    Member
    677 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We’ll be engaged a year and ~8 months by WD. We’ll have been a couple for 8 1/2 years!

    Post # 11
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    7 months for us, and it was the perfect amount of time!

    Post # 12
    Member
    68 posts
    Worker bee

    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 # 13
    Member
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Ours will be 10 months

    Post # 14
    Member
    689 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Our engagement will be almost exactly 16months. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We were engaged for 11 months before getting married

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