(Closed) How long is/was your engagement?

posted 5 years ago in Beehive
Post # 46
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59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My engagement will be about a year long. We got engaged this May and will get married next May. I’ve actually had someone tell me that a year is a long wait. I have a friend who is only having a few month long engagement. I don’t think there’s a “right length engagement” that works for everyone. it really just depends on you.

Post # 47
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134 posts
Blushing bee

Mine will be 3 months! It was that or due to family reasons have a 5 or 9 month engagement, which I didn’t want to do. We’re not sleeping/living together for religious reasons, same with most of our social circle, and most of my friends engagements have been 6 months or less. 

Post # 48
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I would say 10 months is a little shorter than the average, but not odd at all. So far we have been engaged for nearly 3 years and 5 months, and will be engaged for about another two years at least.

Post # 49
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697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Our engagement will be 1 year and 4 months long. My SO proposed to me on January 31st of this year and our wedding date is May 28th of next year.

Post # 50
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619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

2.5 yrs! he proposed in march 2014, will get married july 2016! 

Post # 51
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1387 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Ours was seven months. No one really said anything nor did they give us strange looks. We had been together for almost 6 years so that might have been why no one cared how long the engagement was. We still were able to have a formal wedding with top vendors so we were pleased. 

Post # 52
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640 posts
Busy bee

We havent even set a date / year yet. We got engaged 2 months ago. I know its not the traditional thing to do, but after 5 1/2 years together our future is planned and we are happy doing things our way. We are saving now to buy a house first, baby second, then the wedding (FI and I have always talked about having a toddler at our wedding in a little tux / dress holding the rings with the best man!) Its not for everyone, but we couldn’t be happier.

Guesstimate year is 2018. I will be 28 and Fiance 35.

Post # 53
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476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

6 months. Let’s get gone! In all seriousness my venue is taking care of most things for me so I can get lot of stuff done in this 6 months. We’ve been together for 5 years so I wanted to have a short engagement. The wedding is in October, and my Fiance is a Marine. In November the Corps celebrate the USMC’s birthday by throwing a ball, I also want to go ahead and be living on his side of the country for the ball. I get a few questions and strange looks, but whatevs.

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Post # 54
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306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

5.5 months.  And I get strange looks or questions about why so fast.  We are early 40s and have been dating 3 years.  And we are having a small, intimate wedding.  He knew I wanted a short engagement when he proposed 😀

Post # 55
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903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Sadly, 30 months– 2 1/2 years.  We’re doing a Destination Wedding and want to get married on our anniversy so 1 1/2 years didn’t seem quite long enough so we had to go with 2 1/2.  It’s SO long!!

Post # 56
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493 posts
Helper bee

It will be 19 months long, so just over a year and a half.  We could not have everything planned in anything less as everything books up so quickly around here.  We are a little more than a year away now,  and I’m starting to get the “we are already booked for your date” from some vendors! 

Post # 57
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102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Poulsbo, WA

10.5 months for us! We debated waiting almost another year, but decided we’re ready, let’s do it! Seems pretty average for my circle, although my friends have had engagements anywhere from 2 months to 3 years.

Post # 58
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203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

15 months

Post # 59
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6524 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

SDBride28:  our engagement was 22 months

 

Post # 60
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58 posts
Worker bee

planning on 11 months for us!

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