(Closed) How long were you together before he proposed? how long of an engagement?

posted 6 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@live laugh love: We were actually almost exactly the same as you and your Fiance. We were together 4 and 1/2 years when Darling Husband 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 πŸ˜‰

It was very nice to be able to plan and enjoy that time and NOT STRESS. You won’t regret it!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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. πŸ˜‰

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 # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We were together just over 4 years and are getting married on our 5th anniversary which will be a 10 month engagement 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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 πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We were together for a year and a half before the proposal and had a five-month engagement.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We were together around 2 years and engaged for 2 1/2 years.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Blushing bee

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We were together for 6 1/2 years when he proposed — we’ll be getting married almost 2 years after.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

together almost 7 years before he proposed, and getting married 10 months after.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We were friends for about 2 years before getting together, together for 20 months exactly when he proposed and engaged for 19 months.

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