(Closed) Long engagement brides?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How long is/was your engagement?
    Under a year : (10 votes)
    7 %
    A year to two years : (91 votes)
    65 %
    More than two years : (38 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
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    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Ours is a little under 2 years. We just hit the one year mark on the 3rd! The first year flew by to me, and we got a lot done. I booked my venue and DOC, chose colors, theme bridal party, and started trying on dresses. Im just now starting on DIY projects. I love having a longer engaement because i feel like i have so much time to research and get better deals.

    Post # 4
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    1445 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Ours was supposed to be somewhere between 1 1/2 to 2 years. Our initial date was almost 2 years, but then we moved our date up and now it is almost right at 1 1/2 years. But both dates remained within our initial set range.

    Post # 5
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    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Just think, you get to spend 2 years working on your relationship and building a solid foundation for your marriage – that can keep you busy for now πŸ™‚

    Failing that, handmade stationary? Get started now and you can get your invites out nice and early!

    Ours was about 18 months and I would not of wanted it any shorter than that!

    Post # 6
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    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    He proposed almost a year ago (Christmas Eve) and our wedding isn’t until October 13, 2012. πŸ™‚  A lot of time has flown by obviously.  I actually feel like I’m behind and I should be doing more.  I have no idea how people plan a wedding in a few months!

    Post # 7
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    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    It’s going to be longer than two years for us (unless we win the lottery, Which would be nice!). We are saving up for a morgage and a wedding. My Fi proposing was his way of showing me how much he loves me and that he wants to commit. In his words πŸ™‚ I am in no rush. You’re not alone with having a long engagment. 

     

     

    Post # 8
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    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Ours will be just under a year (engaged in late June 2011, married in early June 2012), but I wonder if age has to do with it?  I’m 29.  I bet that older couples have shorter engagements!

    PPs are right, there are TONS of DIY things you can be doing now!  Are you going to take engagement photos?  You can do that anytime. πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
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    1251 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    28 months! We’ve already been dating for 7 years, so I figured why rush now? Haha. Plus we both wanted a fall wedding, I’m a grad student and we’re having the wedding 300 miles away from where we’re currently living (where my parents live/where I grew up) so I knew it would take me a bit more time to plan from here. We’re less than a year away from the wedding now and BOY did that time fly!!

    Post # 10
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    1064 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    25 months, and now that it’s 7 months away, and I’ve been sitting on my butt I feel like NOTHING has been done.. and now I feel like I’m going to rush it. 

    Post # 11
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    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    18 months!  And I got my email from the knot saying 7 months today! lol.  I thought it would drag on but it has gone by so fast I am glad I have had the extra time to plan and mentally prepare myself for all of the changes about to happen in my life.

    Post # 12
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    775 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I got engaged in March 2011. My wedding is August 2012…so it’s 17 months. I’m not sure what I was thinking because I’m INCREDIBLY impatient. I have everything planned and ready to go. Now it’s just a matter of paying off the vendors. 

    Post # 13
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    929 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    we were almost two years, and I was soooo in the same boat as you… Somehow though, I still ended up really stressed out in the final few weeks with family, etc…. Have fun, and enjoy you engagement- you are only engaged once!

    Post # 14
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    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We got engaged in June of 2010 and are getting married in March of 2012, so a solid 21 months. We just celebrated 8 years together, so a two year engagement wasn’t so bad and it worked really well with my school schedule.

    And you can do A LOT right now. Find your church/ceremony venue and reception venues and book (they can be hard to snatch up!). Plus, we got the bonus of having a 2012 wedding with 2010 pricing! Scope out photogs you like, DJs, select the colors you’ll use so that you can bag sweet deals after holidays and big clearance sales, etc. Lots of work on the front end will make you a much saner bride when you’re down to counting days πŸ™‚

    Post # 15
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    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    35 months of unofficial engagement (with discussions about vision) and 27 months of official engagement… It seemed like such a long time when we started.  We were 29 and 31 but had many goals that had to be met before getting hitched including a graduate program.  We are now 8 months out, in relatively good shape because we are in contract with our vendors (that we love), we just have a few projects and mailings and in no time we will be married.

    We used the time to really research our vendors and find people that we loved and we knew would work well with our other vendors and our guests (that were within our budget).  Some things fell through we initially thought were great but it has turned out to be a blessing in disguise…

    You can start doing things, researching vendors and venues and talking to vendors.  Some of them are willing to get into contract further out (make sure they are a very stable company if you do this though), we locked in with our venue, photographer and day of coordinator 21 months out.  Hope that helps πŸ™‚

    Hope that helps!

    Post # 16
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    1577 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Our engagement is a little less than 20 months long.  We’re now down to 11mo and that time has REALLY flown by!

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