(Closed) Long engagements

posted 6 years ago in Proposals
Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - The Fox Hollow

We’ve been engaged almost a year now, and have another two years before our date.  A total of about 2 years 10 months we’ll be engaged.  But we have our venue, photographer, videographer, church, and DJ booked so we’re keeping ourselves busy.  We’re waiting for financial reasons also.  The long engagement gives my FH time to finish grad school and get a big boy job and for us to save money for our future home and the wedding itself.

Post # 17
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Worker bee

I am in the same position as you. We have been together almost 5 years. Engaged for 2. By the time we get married it will be around a 6/7 year engagment. Also because of financial reasons. I am also becoming quite impatient!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

We were dating just short of two years when he proposed. We’ll be engaged for a total of 22 months before we get married in November 2015. Like PP said, sometimes it feels like it’s taking for-e-verrrr but then other times it’s coming so fast! I’m just trying to enjoy it, though I have been saying from the get-go that we should’ve just eloped lol.

Post # 19
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100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We’ve been together for 6.5 years and engaged for 14 months and we’re getting married in 11 months! It feels like it’s been forever already! It was so hard to resist planning too early but now I’m excited that I can finally start seriously planning!

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We were together for 9 years when we got engaged, have been engaged for 13 months so far, and still have another 10 months to go! So our engagement will be one month short of 2 years. it has gone by SO fast this far and I know the next ten months will fly by!

Post # 21
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151 posts
Blushing bee

After planning for a long engagement, decided to elope after less than 5 months. It just felt right!

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

We got engaged after just over 5 years together, and our wedding will be 4 days short of 2 years from our engagement. It was either going to be an April or September wedding, but september ment waiting another 5 months and the date in April was nice – 16/04/16

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I completely understand how you are feeling, we have been engaged for over 2 years and 8 months, and won’t be getting married for about another 3 years, if not longer. I agree with you though, the upside is having tons of time to plan and so you don’t feel as rushed! But it is very difficult having such a long engagement!

Post # 24
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563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Alexander Homestead

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Livia-C-to-be:  its funny because Fiance and I were just saying last night how we are so happy we had a long engagement so we could take our time planning. He officially proposed Feb 2014 but we picked a date Dec 2012!! I started planning (albeit discretely) then and so now, but for small, minor details, we are basically done! Only thin left is to keep saving and making our payments (Thank God the venue lets us break it into payments!). We started dating Aug 2006 and would have been “planning” about 2 years and 8 months by the time we marry August 2015! Someone pinch me because I cant believe it’s almost 2015 already. Where on earth did this year go???

Post # 25
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779 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We were together 8 years on our wedding day – we were engaged for 2.5 years – I was finishing grad school and money was tight so we waited 🙂 it totally worked for us 🙂

Post # 26
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589 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We’ve been engaged since august of this year (2014) and we are getting married May 2016 so we will have been engaged for 1 year 9 months when we’re married. We wanted at least 6 months to enjoy the engagement without any serious planning/booking vendors, plus we want to buy our house next year before the wedding and that takes time. For us and our situation I think timing will be perfect 🙂 But I know waiting is going to be frustrating! 

Post # 27
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Helper bee

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Livia-C-to-be:  By the time we get married we will have been engaged for 2.5 years- also for financial reasons, but it does allow a lot of time for planning!

Post # 28
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Whitetail Ridge

We will be married 18 months to the day from our engagement, and one month shy of our 3 year anniversary!

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Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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Livia-C-to-be:  Got engaged early November of last year. Will be getting married early November of next year. By the time we are married we will have been dating for just under 8 years and 2 months.

My older sister got engaged December of 2009. She and her Fiance will be married this fall after being together for 9 years. Her wedding is actually one of the big reasons we decided to wait two years to get married – they set their date a few months before we got engaged and we felt it wouldn’t be fair to try and sneak in ahead of them (plus we have out of state family to invite). My Fiance also had been saying for a few years that he wanted a 2 year engagement because it would give us time to enjoy our engagement and time to plan.

I definitely go back and forth between being glad we have time to relax and wanting to just be married already. It’s easier now since we’ve actually been able to plan and book stuff for the wedding. My best advice is to start looking into options now, but don’t settle on anything in particular – you never know what might change or be booked by the time you are ready to start actively planning. It’s always good to have some options ready though, it makes things so much easier.

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