(Closed) How long was your engagement?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How long was your engagement?
    0-3 months : (2 votes)
    2 %
    3-6 months : (13 votes)
    10 %
    6-12 months : (35 votes)
    26 %
    12-24 months : (65 votes)
    49 %
    > 2 years : (18 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I got engaged in March of last year and we are getting married in February of next year so its a little over a year. I am still in school and I wanted to wait until I graduated to get married, I have a about a year to plan which is not bad. I also have no regrets about about waiting so long it will allow us to save up money because we will have close to 200 guests.

    Post # 4
    1284 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We got engage October 16, 2011 and are getting married October 6, 2012… so a LITTLE under a year. We had originally planned on having a longer enagement (almost two years) but decided there really wasn’t a reason to wait. 

    I think it’s possible to plan a wedding on any time scale as long as you stay calm about things… haha!

    Good luck!

    Post # 5
    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We got engaged in February and we are getting married in November, so about 10 months. Everyone thinks it’s super fast, but I think it’s perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ We are having a destination wedding, so there’s a few less things to plan or that are taken care of for us.

    Post # 6
    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Engaged Dec 25th and married July 27th. That gives us exactly 7 months and 2 days!

    Post # 7
    1508 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Engaged June 18, 2011 getting married May 2013 so 23 months give or take.

    Post # 8
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We had a super long engagement because we were waiting to graduate before we got married.  It was sort of too long in my opinion but I wouldn’t have wanted to get married when we were still in college.  It’s hard enough now with my husband traveling and finishing his masters.

    Post # 9
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Our engagement was exactly a year! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    5 months

    Post # 11
    2586 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We got engaged in June of last year and the wedding is this September, so a bit over a year.

    HOWEVER – it can absolutely be done in 6 months.  I’m in grad school full time, so I have not been in full time wedding planning mode at all. I’ve been doing a thing here and a thing there, sometimes with months going by in between. With the exception of the venue, most of the details have been worked out in the last two weeks (right at the 6 month mark).

    You will notice if you stick around the bee, a lot of the girls who start planning really early end up getting burned out, or changing their mind about things and end up spending extra money on a second dress, or new decor, etc.

    Also, the longer the engagement, the more you end up dealing with people inviting themselves or having to invite more people as the pop in to your life or pop back in to your life, haha.  We started off with 145 and are now up to 170. Whoops.

    Post # 12
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We will have been engaged for 14 months by the time we get married. I got the itch to hurry it up about a month ago though so think 10 months would have been perfect. I think you are right on about the late of regret with a shorter planning time! I get sick of going back on my decisions, and I wouldn’t have been able to do this if we were planning for six months out. I’m a grad student and full time employee (actually now a full time unpaid intern) who is planning my entire wedding as well so I’m right there with you on the stress!

    Post # 14
    2892 posts
    Sugar bee

    None of the options fit me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    We started actively planning (pre-engagement due to unique situations) September 2011. Engaged Jan 2012. Married Feb 2012 at the courthouse. Big wedding is September 2012. We’re having 45 guests. Restaurant wedding/reception which means VERY VERY VERY little stress. 

    I’ve heard of plenty of people planning weddings on your timeline. It’s totally possible. Now, if it’s possible but you’d be stressed out of your mind and miserable, maybe it’s worth extending. But if you can handle it, go for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 15
    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Engaged August 20, 2011 and getting married October 20, 2012

    Post # 16
    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    By the time we get married this summer, we’ll have been engaged 2 years and 5 months.

    ETA-  A long engagement hasn’t really proven to have any benefits for us.  I am a huge procrastinator, so I didn’t even really start planning until this month.  Haha

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