Post # 1
I was with my fiancé eight years before he proposed (he actually proposed on our eight-year anniversary). While I was waiting, it felt like all of my peers were getting engaged before me, but now that I’m on the other side, I’m able to feel a lot more objective about things, and the number feels more split than it used to. (Some of that might also be because we’re having such a short engagement that we’ll actually end up married before a lot of the people who got engaged first.)
So now I’m curious: How old were you (and your fiancé[e]) when you got engaged? How long had you been together? How old will you be when you get married? For people with multiple engagements, feel free to list as many answers as you’d like!
We were both 27 and had been together eight years; since we’re basically eloping we don’t see the need for a long engagement, so we’ll both still be 27 at the time of the ceremony.
(By the way, I hope this doesn’t sound competitive; I don’t believe it’s a race or that people should wait X amount of time or anything. I’m honestly just curious to hear different people’s experiences! Thanks, bees! 🙂 )
Post # 2
I was 28. My husband was 36. We knew each other for 5 years……..were official for a year and 1/2. We got married when I was 29 and he was 37.
Post # 3
We are both 27- we got engaged in March
we have been together 3 years and will be getting married next summer (due to me finishing grad school)
When we get married we will be 28.
Post # 4
We were 25 when we got engaged (together for 7 years) and 26 when we got married (just before our 8 year anniversary).
I got pretty impatient at times waiting for the proposal and felt like everyone who had been dating for far less time was getting married before us. But I am so glad we waited as long as we did. We waited until it was the right time for us and it eliminated a lot of the drama and stress I saw my friends go through with planning thier weddings and the early days of being married.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park
We were both 27, got married at 28, and we both turn 29 this summer.
Post # 6
- Wedding: Embassy suites Hotel
faina9286 : got engaged when I was 26 and he was 34 and we dated for 3 years. Got married exactly a year later on our 4 year anniversary! 😊❤💚💙💛💜
Post # 7
22, (he’s older) we’d been together 5 years, and got married 6 months later.
Post # 8
I got engaged at 25 (he’s 40), we had been together eight months by that point, and we are getting married in around 5 months. When we get married I will be 27 and he will be 41.
Post # 9
20. Been together for 2 years at that point. will be 21 and together 3 years at time of wedding
Post # 10
I was 22 when we got engaged and he was 30. We were together 5.5 years before getting engaged. I will be 24 at our wedding next May and he will be 31, and we will have been togeher for 7 years at our wedding!
Post # 11
We got engaged at 26 and 29 (he’s older), married at 26 and 30. We’d been together 5 years when we got engaged. We also basically eloped and had a short engagement!
Post # 12
21. Best Friends for 7-8 years, Dated for 4 of those. Married at 22.
Post # 13
First marriage I was 22 and ex was 27. This time I’m 42 and he’s 50. We’ve known each other for 20 years though. I met him shortly after I met my first husband and we’ve known each other vaguely socially since then. All worked out in the end!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2016 - Beach
Engaged at 31 he was 26. We were married on our 6 year anniversary I was 32 and he was 27.
Post # 15
When we become engaged, my girl was 26 and I was 23, we got married one year later (she was 27 and I was 24). Actually, we are 31 and 28, respectively.