(Closed) How long from engagement did you set a date???

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Congratulations!!  I’m currently going through the same problem.  When people ask I’m like, “It’s only been a week, can I enjoy being engaged first!”  lol!  Would be interested in other bees responses though, people are driving me bonkers!  

Post # 4
159 posts
Blushing bee

I think it’s different from couple to couple. We set the date same time we looked for e and wedding rings, so we did it toegether. Congrats by the way and enjoy it! 🙂

Post # 5
1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Congratulations!!! We decided about a month after we got engaged, but I know people that have waited much longer than that. My best advice to you: Don’t choose a date until you’re absolutely ready and know that your favorite venue is available on that date. People are just excited for you and want to know all the details. 🙂

Post # 6
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Thats so funny- that was one of my first posts on WB…  I was looking for witty responses to that question… I felt like EVERYONE was asking me that!  We waited about 5 months before setting a date- I was still too busy soaking it all in and staring at the ring… We knew it would be a long engagement becaue of our schedules and because we had to save… But thats just us- I have friends that have set a date the weekend after they got engaged- and one girl who set the date BEFORE she was engaged!  Good luck, and congrats!

Post # 7
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My advice is to start looking at venues. Why get your heart set on a date if the venue you want doesn’t have it avalaible? Find your venue, pick that, then maybe pick a season, and talk to them about what date you can get.  Pick a venue before a date!

Post # 8
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood

I’m not engaged but I know someone who just got engaged about two weeks ago.  They already have their date picked and advertised.  Haha.  From what I understand they didn’t really talk about it much before their engagement but I could be wrong.

Post # 9
11 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

Our venues picked the date for us.  About two months after we got engaged we booked the church.  And we had to reschedule two months after that because the reception venue was already booked for that date.

Post # 10
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We set our date after about 2 1/2 months looking at vendors and photographers.  Both were very important to us so we wanted to make sure they were both available on the same date. 

Post # 11
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We had a good idea of our venue and date before we got marrid and confirmed the date six days after he popped the question.

I was VERY organised.

Post # 12
1871 posts
Buzzing bee

Six months after, I wanted to enjoy my engagement first, and finish up school.

Post # 13
630 posts
Busy bee

Where I live the venue absolutely picked the date. Most popular venues in Philly only had 1-2 saturdays left for all of summer and fall 2012 when I looked last week. So, do not delay on the venue hunt! Really, if your area is like mine, then you need to nail down a venue asap. That said, once you get your venue and they tell you the date, then you can just relax and enjoy being engaged.

Post # 14
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We set a date about a month after getting engaged. We were set on a time of year but not a specific date, so we chose our venue first and then set the date based on venue availability. The exact process went kind of like this: We look at venue/decide to book venue > I write out a list of acceptable weekends > Fiance calls venue to ask about availability for those weekends > Fiance informs me that 10.9.11 is available > we call the venue back and book that date. 🙂

Post # 15
6414 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

After he proposed we set a rough date right away… meaning when people asked we said “it will be either October or June of 2012”. Once we booked the venue a month later we started telling people our actual date. =)

Post # 16
2906 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Congrats!! Our situation was a little different we had a completely open engagement. We picked out the ring together we knew that we were getting engaged etc. So before we actually officially got engaged we had known when we wanted our wedding date to be! We knew 11-11-11 was the perfect day for us. We even booked some of our vendors before we got officially engaged. We wanted what we wanted and we were goning to make sure that it happened lol

But to answer your question yes most people wait a little bit to set the date! Take some time and enjoy being engaged!!

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