Post # 1
So, my Fiance proposed on our 5 yr annv and we our getting married 1 year 5 months after the proposal as I didnt want to stress and rush, and wanted a summer wedding. this week his step brother proposed to his girlfriend after 3 weeks, and they are getting married in 3 months! since it was the holidays I asked my sister in law how long she was with my brother before he proposed – he is 8 years older than me and he proposed when I was in 8th grade… I really was shocked that I didnt remember they were only together 2 months before he proposed and they got married 6 months later. Then my fiance sister, she said she was with her husband 3 months when he proposed and they got married 8 weeks later…
I know we were together a long time, but I was shocked at how many of my close relatives had such short courtships.
Sooo.. I am just curious… how long were you together with your SO before he proposed and how long was your enagement?
Post # 3
@live laugh love: We were actually almost exactly the same as you and your Fiance. We were together 4 and 1/2 years when DH proposed, then we waited about a year and a half later before the big day. We got a lot of flack at first for “waiting so long” to have the wedding, but when we’re going to be together for all eternity, what’s another year and a half?? Small potatoes 😉
It was very nice to be able to plan and enjoy that time and NOT STRESS. You won’t regret it!
Post # 4
We’ve been together about three years, were friends three years before that, and will marry next summer… so about four years we’ll have been dating. I think it’s different for different people — I don’t think there’s a “standard” you or anyone should hold themselves to.
Post # 5
We’ve been together for a long time too. He proposed 7 years into our relationship and we’re getting married 15 months later the day of our 9 year anniversary.
Post # 6
Me and my Fiance have been together a total of (almost) 7 years. We just got engaged in mid-September and we’re not getting married until May 2013. I didn’t really choose to wait so long but the venue we fell in love with was booked in Fall 2012 and I didn’t want to get married in the winter (which lasts until April in Michigan sometimes), so May it was. I love the idea of being a Spring bride but honestly, I still do secretly wish sometimes that I had gotten a Sept. or Oct date. Shhh. 😉
As for what seem like “quickie” weddings, I think it depends on the couple. A friend of mine met a guy, got married, and had 2 kids in a matter of 3 years. I thought she was insane for awhile but now I see how in love she is with her family and I’m really glad things ended up the way they did for her.
Post # 7
oooh yes we have always had people asking us when we were going to get married, then our parents stopped asking us that, and just asked when we were going to make them grandparents, skipping over the whole marriage thing! HAHA… Crazies! I am definitely not in a rush, or anything, we already own a house together and everything is great, I was just curious as I think I would have been freaked out if he proposed at 3 weeks! hehe 🙂 but yes, to each there own!
Now that I think about it my parents were only together about 6 months before they go married… 🙂
Post # 8
We were together just over 4 years and are getting married on our 5th anniversary which will be a 10 month engagement
Post # 9
We were together 1 year and 1 month when he proposed, I wanted a winter wedding and he proposed in July so we’ll be engaged longer than we dated, lol – 1 year, 5 month engagement. Lots of time to DIY and plan and get the venue we wanted since December is a busy month for Christmas parties 🙂
Post # 10
We were together for a year and a half before the proposal and had a five-month engagement.
Post # 11
We were together around 2 years and engaged for 2 1/2 years.
Post # 12
We were together for three and a half years before he proposed. After that we are waiting just over a year til we get married.
Post # 13
We moved much faster than most people do–we were friends for a year, very close friends for 8 months of that, and then we’ve been dating about 6 months, and he will propose within about a month to six weeks. We’re planning on getting married 3 or 4 months after we get engaged.
It seems super fast, but we just know it’s right, and there’s no reason to wait. Where we live, we’ve actually moved significantly slower than most couples.
Post # 14
We were together for 6 1/2 years when he proposed — we’ll be getting married almost 2 years after.
Post # 15
together almost 7 years before he proposed, and getting married 10 months after.
Post # 16
We were friends for about 2 years before getting together, together for 20 months exactly when he proposed and engaged for 19 months.