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

posted 9 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! : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 62
    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    as of now it’ll be 2 years but depending on what life throws at us it may length out to three 🙂 We’re just letting it roll

    Post # 63
    5983 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    14 months!

    Post # 64
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    15 months!

    He proposed in July, two months after I graduated from university. I wanted a September wedding and there was no way I was going to plan a wedding in two months!

    Post # 65
    535 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    11 months, We got engaged July 4th and we’re getting married on June 11th.

    Post # 66
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Socrates:You never cease to amaze me with the blatantly offensive things you type. Clearly a long engagement MUST mean the guy doesn’t want to get married! Of course! 49% of all the brides who answered MUST be nagging girlfriends!

    Post # 67
    940 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    My husband and I got engaged in August and married in March.  Your engagement can be as short or as long as you want or need it to be.  There’s no real rule.

    Post # 68
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We were engaged for 9 months. It made planning go by very quickly-so we had to stay organized!

    Post # 69
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    It is exactly 11 months. We got engaged August 31 and get married July 31

    Post # 70
    4581 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Thirteen months and one day.

    Post # 71
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @Socrates: I agree with that. “If people are afraid to set a date, I wonder”. To me, it is a very large red flag.

    As far as long engagments? It depends on each individual case. For us, it was 9 months. We wanted to get married, I planned it all in nine months and here I am as a Mrs.  We aren’t rich and money was very tight, but in my case, I am up there in years and didn’t need the 50 grand budget for the princess wedding with all the frills. If I DID want that? We would have had to be engaged much longer, I assume, to make the money we needed first.

    Post # 72
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    9 months to the day! For me, had I have spent any more time thinking about it or planning, I would have lost my mind, but that’s becauseI hate, hate planning things! Ihave some friends who have been engaged for years though

    Post # 73
    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    8 months.   We only knew each other for 5 months.  


    Post # 74
    9 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Just under 6 months!!! Everyone probably thinks I’m pregnant, but we just want to be married! We have already been together for 5 years, and we live together, so there doens’t seem a point in waiting a super long time. Also I’m a teacher so I wanted to do it during the summer, and he proposed in December… really didn’t want to wait a whole year and a half ! It’s been super hectic, but everything is coming together really well. Helps that we picked a Friday evening date, so there are still some openings in terms of venue and services.

    Post # 75
    2495 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    7 months and a week.  He proposed in late July and we were already planning on him joining the Navy, so we wanted to get married before he would leave for training.  December was too soon, so we’re getting married THIS WEEKEND which is the first week of his spring break!!

    Post # 76
    2906 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    looks like new bees should check this one out 🙂 it’s coming around again.

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