Post # 1
I got proposed to at the end of June and we’re getting married in mid January. That’s 6 and a half months to plan a wedding. At times I get a little nervous about getting everything done and booked and ready on time but it all seems to be coming together very quickly. I am rather glad that by January it will be over and I will be able to focus on other things.
Are you having a long or short engagement? What are the pros and cons for you about the length?
Post # 3
@HopefulSim: we got engaged on August 27 last summer and will be married at the end of this month, so it will have been exactly a year. For us, it’s been the perfect amount of time to plan everything, but not so long that we got horribly impatient.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
two and a half years and I had no problem with it. The time let me throw around a few crazy wedding ideas before settling on what I really wanted. We had a lot more time to do everything and got vendors at a better price
Post # 5
@HopefulSim: 25 months in total. We have just over 7 months to go.now.
Yes somteimes I am quite impatient for it to happen! On the other hand, we will have saved all we need not to go in debt, plus extra for a house deposit 🙂
Post # 6
@HopefulSim: By the time we finally get married we’ll have been engaged somewhere around 7 years. This statistic is a little misleading however, because when I proposed to him, we were only dating for 9 months and we were both piss-ass drunk drinking.
I get frustrated at times because of the length of our engagement. I would have loved to be married in 2012, but that really was not an option at the time, unfortunately. I really think it’s up to the individual couple as to how long the perfect engagement time is for them. I think, as a couple, we have matured and learned to respect eachother more over the course of these years. So, when we do finally get married we won’t have the same petty arguements and frivoulous disagreements that all marriages seem to have early on because we’ve already had them being together so long.
Post # 7
We shall have been engaged for two years and three months by the time we get married and thus far, I’m enjoying it and I’m glad that we gave ourselves plenty of time to research venues and vendors and to save up money for the wedding and honeymoon.
Post # 8
We got engaged January 19th last year, but won’t be getting married until mid 2015/2016 at the earliest, due to needing to save up to move out of our parents’ homes, and find a place of our own. I also want to finish my graduate degree before we get married, my health at the moment means I can’t work or go to school and so the wedding is delayed longer than we were originally thinking. It would be nice if we could get married sooner, but due to circumstances we are unable to.
Post # 9
@HopefulSim: We had a year and a half engagement. I could’ve easily gone for two and a half to save more money, but at the time my Mother-In-Law was really suffering with arthritis and struggled to walk, so we thought the sooner the better.
Post # 10
Our engagement has been two years and six months long (so far), as we agreed that we would prioritize buying our first home together before having our wedding. We bought our house together almost a year and a half ago now; a few months after that, we began saving for our wedding. We’re both 35, so we had no help from our parents for the house or the wedding; however, my parents gifted me my wedding gown (pre-alterations) and the centerpieces.
We’ve cohabitated since late 2008, and since getting engaged it’s been like married life, anyway. 🙂
Post # 11
@MmeSilverBullet: Holla! 7 year engagement here! Well, 6 years 11 months. Close enough.
Post # 12
2 weeks engaged so far! Looking like it’ll be 15 or 16 months of being engaged
Post # 13
We were engaged for about a year and a half. 🙂
Post # 14
We got engaged May 16 and are getting married November 10, so just under 6 months
Post # 15
We had a very long engagement and honestly at the end, I was completely sick of planning and wanted it over.
Post # 16
We had a 5.5 month engagement, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! We loved the fact that we had a short engagement.