(Closed) How long was your engagement

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 77
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We were engaged for 7 months and 1 week! Although it flew by, it still felt long! haha ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 78
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State


         We were engaged in December 2011  and we will be getting married September 2014. This is because I was in school myself and graduated in April 2013. The best part I found about being engaged for so long is I could do most of the planning/getting inspiration and when it came time to book vendors etc, I already had everything I needed and could just take it to my vendor. If you feel as though 2.5 years is good for you than follow through. There is never a right or wrong length of an engagement!!

Post # 79
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We’ve been engaged since July of last year and had originally planned for an October 2014 wedding. Also, 14 is my lucky number and since 7 is Fiance lucky number we definitely wanted a 2014 wedding. Since we have a lot of other things going on right now with work and traveling, we haven’t really put much thought into planning. It will be no sooner than 2 years 2 months and 18 days ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 80
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@otto2008:  My Fiance proposed in Oct 2011 and we’re getting married Mar 2014. We planned on saving up for a year (for the wedding) and seeing where we were at that point. We’ve changed our plans a few times but finally decided to do it in March.


So to answer your question – 2 1/2 years.


I don’t think there is anything wrong with a long engagement. It is better to have the wedding when you know you’re ready and are more able to afford it.


I liked being engaged for a while. You get to call your SO your fiance, you get to wear your ring for a while and you have lots of time to plan. Don’t feel pressured to get married 6 months to a year after you get engaged. You can get engaged and married whenever you two are ready ๐Ÿ™‚

Waiting until you both graduate is SMART!

Post # 81
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We got engaged in Feb. 2012 and we aren’t getting married until April 2015. So our engagement was just over 3 years. It seems long but time flies and we were moving a lot and finishing school so we put the wedding on hold until we were more settled.

Post # 82
1127 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@otto2008:  it will be 17 months :C We wish it would have been like 3 months but, meh… family issues

Post # 83
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Just about 20 months exactly, it would have been only 9 months but we moved our wedding date (we had an issue with our venue, ugh, so now we have a much nicer venue and are planning a MUCH larger wedding, and all our guests are from out of town so it made sense to give our guests more time to plan to travel).  

Post # 84
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I got engaged on May 11, 2012 and we are not going married until August 30, 2014 because I wanted to save up some more money to be able to afford a wedding.  I was only a student at the time and I didn’t have a job so we both didn’t mind having a longer engagement so that we could do things right.

Now that I have a job, working full-time and taking a break from school it is good timing to finally get married and that’s why decided on next year because at least that gives me more time to plan and prepare!

There is no wrong waiting time especially if the both of you agree on it and discussed it.  Might as well be as prepared as possible and have no sense in rushing things.

Post # 85
982 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@otto2008:  Um, just over 9 months.  Shorter would have been great but we both wanted a summer wedding and he proposed in October, so…. yep, 9 months.  I know people have waited a couple years and it’s been fine for them.  Just do what works best for you and don’t compare your engagement to someone elses.  Some people wait 3 months, some 3 years.  It’s always different.

Post # 86
49 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

Our proposal will be 2 years and 19 days long. We were hoping to be married in a year but decided to wait so we could save our money for the wedding. 

Post # 87
4313 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Ours will most likely be around 2.5 years. After having the money talk between our parents and my SO and I it really came down to what I wanted to sacrifice on more: time or dream elements? I realized I could have my dream wedding if I waited one extra year and after talking to my SO, that seemed better to us. Also, we did not want to get married while I was in grad school. I’ll be graduating winter 2015, so any time after that will be when we’re getting hitched ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 88
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

3 months

Post # 89
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

2.5 years! We are both in grad school and it would have been longer but I was tired of already waiting this long! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 90
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We started dating March 2013, engaged May 2013, married November 2013- engagement was only 6 months. We didn’t want to wait!

Post # 91
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ours was 15 months. We are paying for our whole wedding and we wanted time to save the money plus I wanted to get married on the 16th and August was the only one that had 16 on saturday

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