(Closed) How long is your engagement?

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hey there!

Congrats on your engagement & welcome to the hive!  We’ve been engaged since just before Easter (wow! Four months already) and are planning a June 2010 wedding, so about 14 months.  I think it’s never to early to brainstorm ideas, discuss your “dream wedding” & figure out ways to tweak it in order to fit your budget.  Plus you may get the benefit of 2009 or 2010 pricing for your 2011 wedding.  And even better, you & your Fiance can indulge in all the pre-wedding parties (like an engagement party) without feeling “greedy” since there’s going to be SOOO much time between your announcement & the actual event! I’m so jealous about that bit!  Good Luck!

Post # 4
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We will be engaged for just under two years…and it’s the best decision we ever made.  The wedding planning process has been very relaxed…a little bit here, a little bit there, very little stress.  Oh, and it gives us more time to save money..that helps too! 🙂

Post # 5
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948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We will be at 13 months when we get married, about 10 minutes after the proposal we started talking about the date and I figured there was no way I could get it planned in under a year.  At that point we will have been together for 7 years, so what is another year at that point.  I think it is a great idea to be able to save up for the wedding and just be able to relax about getting it planned!

Post # 6
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491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Pensgrl20,  I’m in the same boat as you.  I got engaged just about a month ago and we’re planning on Sept. 2011 for the wedding.  I think it’s going to be great that we have so long to relax and plan everything we want without feeling rushed.  I’ve already gotten impatient about the dress search, however.  That’s the one thing I don’t know if I can wait very long to do.  =)

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My FH is a naval officer so we basically have to work everything around his schedule. He proposed at the end of November 2008 and we are getting married October 2009 — so I had about 11 months to plan. Take your time, there are so many DIY projects I wish I had known about or had the time to do!

I’ve just reached an engagement slump where I’m tired of planning/talking about my wedding with other people (there are only so many times I can tell people about my colors) and I just want to be married!!

You have a ton of time and you can make the most of it to make your wedding day the way you want.

Post # 9
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133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We got engaged in Sept 07 and are getting married next month! It is a long time, but for us it was right as I was in school at the time and we were living in two different cities.

I have to say, it was nice to have the extra time to plan, DIY more projects, and take in the excitement of getting married. Like Submarine, while I am sometimes at a point where I’m a little tired of it all, I’m glad we’re able to make the most of our time.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got engaged in May of this year and we are getting married next October… so 17 months of engagement. This gives us plenty of time to plan and save money for the wedding, good luck!!!

Post # 11
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1490 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We got engaged in March and we’ll be marrying in September almost exactly six months to the day. We planned a whole traditional wedding for 2010, but decided to elope instead. Crazy, I know!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Our engagement will be about 9 mos by the time we tie the knot =) He proposed the last weekend of February, and our big day is 11/21 =)  It was just the right amount of time, so far it seems, to make lots of plans but not go too nuts =D

Post # 13
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I got engaged in Oct 08.  I wanted an Oct. wedding, but because of grad school couldn’t get married in Oct 09.  So at first, we set the date for Oct. 2011, but then I too became WAY to nervous and anxious for the day and felt like two years was just too long.  It felt like it would never be here (now, where has all that time gone?).  So we moved the date up to March 2010.  Now, our engagement will be around a year and a half instead of two years.

Post # 14
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34 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We got engaged December 16, 2007 and will get married March 20, 2010. At first I REALLY did NOT want to wait that long… but he had his mind set on 2010. I’m glad that we’ve waited – March 2010 is perfect timing!! (not to mention that our entire wedding budget is now already in the bank!!)

  Laughing

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Pensgrl20, really? Awesome! We picked it for a few reasons actually, the 9/10/11 is easy to remember for people and just a cute date in general, plus the 10th is the anniversary of when he asked me out (we’re high school sweethearts) so we thought that would be nice for us. 

I have the same worry, but I’m hoping that the longer engagement will give me a chance to find a dress plus other things that I really love instead of settling for things that I just like because I’m in a hurry.

I’ve also heard that 9/10/11 will be a popular date, so hopefully I can find venues etc early enough to get the date we want. Good luck with your planning! I saw on another post that your colors are black, white and yellow. Mine are black, white and blue. Great minds think alike I guess! 😉

Post # 16
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997 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Our engagement will be 15 months long – venues get booked so early in NYC that the length of our engagement was kinda determined by venue availability, lol.

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