- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
When did you get engaged?: October 2010
When are you getting married/did you get married?: May 2013
Why are you having/did you have a long engagement?: We live 2000 miles apart, have established careers and we have a lot of logistics to work out before getting married.
Pros of a long engagement: Time to plan, time to get used to the idea (I got engaged at 47, I was used to being single and needed time to adjust)
Cons of a long engagement: I wasn’t aware of any until I joined the Bee. It’s fine with me.
Overall, do you/did you like having a long engagement? Yes, see above. I was ready to commit to my Fiance for the rest of my life but needed time to get used to the idea of marriage. Plus, my biological clock never bothered to start ticking (even when I was younger) so I am not under any pressure to conceive obviously. Also, I am not an impatient person so it is easy for me.
Any other advice: time passes REALLY quickly. Enjoy it and for heavens sake, stop worrying about the length of time of your friend’s relationships, how quickly they got engaged or married after becoming engaged. It is not a race.