(Closed) Length of Engagement?

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2662 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our is a little longer than most- about 23 months. Knowing how stressed out I can get about the details and that both my Fiance and I have a tendency to procrastinate, I think its a perfect amount of time for us to plan and save for the wedding we want! Im very happy with our decision!

Post # 4
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Well I just got engaged in December but there will be almost exactly 2 years from the engagement to the ceremony. I haven’t picked a date yet but it’s going to be December 2013. I am finishing up grad school in April and so is my Fiance so we want to have time to get jobs and plan when we aren’t thinking about school! 

Post # 5
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

By thetime we get married, we will be engaged for 3 years, 2 months! Together for 7 years. Wanted to save $$$ and we we’re just busy doing other things (traveling, buying a house, etc).


I think you could plan it in 9 months without too many issues.

Post # 6
39 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Monte Verde Inn

Mine is 17 months. I think realistically you need atleast 9 months to a year. I enjoyed having the extra time though, and now I am only 5 months out. Time moves fast! There is no right or wrong way of doing it, just make sure to give yourself enough time is all 🙂

Post # 7
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

20 months. I recon we could have planned it in 12, but we wanted a summer wedding and to wait until after I graduated so we pushed it back to July. In terms of saving up and paying it off we should have waited about 30 months – but oh well!

Post # 8
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

5-6 months. I wouldn’t want to have gone longer, that’s for sure.

Post # 9
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

22 months for us…..and we are getting married THIS JULY!! The time was perfect for us but you definitely do not need that long to plan a wedding…. It just all depends on what you want, the amount of money saved, etc…

Good Luck!!!!

Post # 10
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

The time between engagement and “public” wedding was 22 months. 

how much time it takes you just depends on how big and complicated your wedding is and how much help you can get. I tihnk the most important thing to do early is locate a venue. the popular ones book super fast. 

we booked our venue about 1 year in advance. but besides that, I think 9 months should suffice for the rest of the planning. 

Post # 11
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The time between our engagement and wedding is 7 months and 2 days! The only issues I have come across is that Saturdays are booked up basically years in advance, and if you want to order a dress, it usually needs to be ordered 6 months in advanced.

I am getting around all this by doing a Friday wedding and I’m 99% sure I have found my dress on dressilyme, just have to try on a sillouhette that is similar.

Considering that in 11 days I have booked a photographer, booked a venue, created a guest list, found the dress I love, booked a DJ, booked a day of coordinator, liasoned with a caterer, and this weekend I am going to talk to my sister about wedding themes for my paper products (invites, escort cards, programs, etc), I think that 7 months is too long for me!

Post # 14
3218 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It wasn’t about planning, it was ALLL about money.

We needed over a year. Since he proposed in Sept it had to be Sept but Sept was too cold for our liking so it had to be spring, that said it automatically went to 18 months.

Post # 12
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Our engagement was 18 months. We booked our venue early, but we didn’t do much else until much, much later. In retrospect, I think we needed about 6 months to plan the wedding we wanted and get most of the vendors. Most of the work got done in the two months before the wedding.

Post # 13
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

about 7 months. We’ve been together for 3.5 years and I don’t think a longer engagement would have worked for me. I’m too anxious to move in with FH!

Post # 18
3993 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have said my bare minimum would have been 6 months to get everything figured out and squared away. Maybe more like 6-8. That being said, ours was over a year. About 13-ish months.

Post # 15
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Ours is 18 months and I’m really happy without time line.  We were able to take the first month off from planning, then booked some major vendors before couples who got engaged over two major holidays would have started planning.  🙂

I’m 5 months out with 1 vendor to book, some DIY projects to do, and a couple dress fittings that need to be done.  I hope the last 1-2 months will be just “clean up” with regards to the DIY projects.

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