Post # 1
I’m new to this site. I am from Michigan, USA. I have been in a LDR with my English fiance for the past 2 years and we got engaged last month. Right now I’m in the process of applying for a fiance visa so I can move to the UK, marry him, and finally live there and be together!
I’m sure there are others out there who know the stresses of not being able to have the luxury of spending years planning a wedding. We are having a small 50 person wedding near his hometown in England and some of my family from the US are flying over. Our wedding is March 2013 so right now we are only 5 months away. I’ve had my dress for a few months now because we had to do things a bit backwards, so I have been planning this since before we got engaged. With our visa, it is required that you be married within 6 months of arriving in the country.
Anyways, hoping to hear from others who are in similar situations!
Post # 3
I have no advice, but I just wanted to say:
“ahhhhhhh are you moving to Oxfordshire?!?!?” it’s a BEAUTIFUL part of the country!
Post # 4
@lookingglass: Yes I am 🙂 I can’t wait to finally make the move. We are having the reception at a golf club in the countryside, we went to see the venue and when you drive into the area, you can see hills and trees for miles. It’s absolutely breathtaking.
Post # 5
Ahhhh, hello!!! Welcome, welcome!
I live in Arizona, and my SO is in England. I feel your pain! LDR is so tough. We’ve been at it for two years as well. We’ll be getting engaged this Christmas when I am over there for a visit, and getting married the next winter. We’ll marry here in the States, then apply for a spousal visa.
How is the visa coming along? I’ve begun collecting and compiling all our boarding passes, tickets, and photos for our proof of a sustained relationship or whatever they call it. Still a little early to do anything else, but it is definitely overwhelming.
Isn’t it so nice that the end is near though? I am so excited that we’re almost at a year countdown for the distance to end. It feels so much better to have that nailed down and know the distance won’t last forever. I imagine only having five months to go is great!
PM me if you ever want! I love meeting people in international LDRs. We’re a unique bunch.