(Closed) Long engagement advice

posted 7 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: How long is/was your engagement?
    less than 6 months : (3 votes)
    11 %
    6-12 months : (3 votes)
    11 %
    1-2 years : (15 votes)
    56 %
    2+ years : (6 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1090 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would wait a year before you make any big purchases… Dress Regret is a huge topic here and with all the new styles coming out- I wouldnt want you to go through that. Booking a venue about 18 months out is a good start. Take this time to research & just enjoy the engagement! Congrats!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1090 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @london: I would wait… but maybe research to see if they will be available for a while or not. I bought my dress over a year ago and it is still available , so you never know.

    Post # 6
    Member
    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I wouldn’t buy a dress before you have a date.  A lot can change fashion-wise in a couple of years and you might find things in newer collections you like just as much if not more.  Plus, that’s part of what makes the wedding feel “real” during a long engagement. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    1489 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @london: We got engaged Christmas 2010 and The wedding is 2012 so I did some early planning to get started so I could breathe in between and not be stressed out. Its also giving us time to save money for the wedding and for our new home. My advice would be to stay on the bee, collect ideas, start thinking about what you want and save money

    GOOD LUCK

    Post # 8
    Member
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Ours will be almost exactly two years.

    Next month will be the year out mark and that is when I plan to start really “planning.” We’ll actually book the ceremony and make reservations for the reception dinner (we’re not doing a traditional reception so we might have to wait until we’re closer). Then will come Save-The-Date Cards and all of the other fun stuff.

    I agree, it’s WAY too soon to buy a dress. What I decided to do was to gather inspiration, research venues, ceremony options, etc. Create a Pinterest board for your wedding so you can just grab ideas as you go (PM me your email if you need an invite).

    Then I decided to work on a DIY project that I know would take up a ton of my time. Strassing my wedding shoes. You can see pictures of the progress in this thread. I also know I want a brooch bouquet, so that will probably be the next big time sucking DIY.

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