(Closed) Newly Engaged and Like It That Way for Now!!!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: I was planning my wedding before I got the ring.
    I just wanted to be engaged for awhile. : (23 votes)
    40 %
    I was trying on dress a week after I got engaged. : (24 votes)
    42 %
    I was in no rush to plan a wedding. : (10 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    339 posts
    Helper bee

    Congrats! And beautiful ring πŸ™‚  I think people just ask because that is just the next natural question! And I think maybe the first thing most couples pick!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1999 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I was the opposite, I was ready to plan my wedding!  A lot of people were surprised that we had set a date within the month of getting engaged, but I never wanted a long engagement.

    Its all just a personal preference, and how your relationship is.  We’d been waiting to get engaged for over a year, so it was time to plan the wedding!

     

    Any, by the way, Congrats!!  Beautiful ring!

    Post # 5
    Member
    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I am absolutely the same way! I got engaged right before Christmas but I still haven’t really started any planning. We are waiting until I graduate from my masters program and move back home in April to start doing anything. I swear I am asked DAILY when the wedding is! I just want to tell people to leave me alone! πŸ™‚ I am enjoying my engagement and my non-stressful life before the wedding maddness begins. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    2731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’ve been engaged since November and haven’t done any planning. I really wouldn’t want to go right from the proposal straight to planning. I think being engaged is such a great thing, and I’m really enjoying it, and I have enough time before I need to be planning anything to enjoy it for quite a while.

    Post # 7
    Member
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I was super excited to get the ball rolling when we got engaged- even though we are having a 22 month long engagement! That’s mainly so that we know that we have the money to cover it and we can take our time paying things off. We’d rather plan early and get what we want and be able to pay for it πŸ™‚

    The only thing we’ve done so far is booked a venue since the ones here book 18-20 months in advanced… other than that, nothing. I think we’re going to take a break for a few months and just enjoy each other πŸ™‚

    Post # 8
    Member
    1757 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I called my sister about 20 minutes after he proposed, and she asked me what date we had chosen. Good lord! It had been TWENTY minutes! I loved being engaged and totally relished it for a couple of months before really starting to plan.

    Post # 9
    Member
    390 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    LOL I felt like in some ways like this has all been a whirlwind as we’ve only been engaged 6 weeks and already have so much planned, but we were engaged for maybe 45 minutes and someone was already asking “when’s the date”

    Post # 10
    Member
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i agree with MissBri, that just the question everybody asks after getting engaged.  There is no rush, take your time, planning a wedding is fun.  We were really excited about it so we started looking at all different ideas, everything from eloping to a destination wedding.  Once we figured out what we wanted everything else has just fallen into place, we both agreed we wanted as stress free as possible and thats what we have done!!! We got Feb 10th 2011, we were ready to get married, wanted to be engaged less then a year and have a fall wedding, but thats not how it worked out and we are glad we took our time! We are getting married this April πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
    Member
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i agree with MissBri, that just the question everybody asks after getting engaged.  There is no rush, take your time, planning a wedding is fun.  We were really excited about it so we started looking at all different ideas, everything from eloping to a destination wedding.  Once we figured out what we wanted everything else has just fallen into place, we both agreed we wanted as stress free as possible and thats what we have done!!! We got Feb 10th 2011, we were ready to get married, wanted to be engaged less then a year and have a fall wedding, but thats not how it worked out and we are glad we took our time! We are getting married this April πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
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    584 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    You, just got engaged.. I know when I got engaged, 2 min later people asked whens the date.. its typical..    Some people plan things out and talk about wedding dates so sometimes people assume you might have an idea.

    Just take your time when you are planning.. before you know it, it will all be over.. time flys by like nothing..

    Post # 12
    Member
    460 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I was a month away from finals in college so I waited until after finals to get started and it was fun to just enjoy it for a little bit, if you’re not in a rush I totally suggest it

    Post # 13
    Member
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think “when’s the date?” is just one those rhetorical questions. Like “hot enough fer ya?” that people ask. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I got that a lot too, for awhile I just said, “We’re thinking about doing a fall wedding but we have to do some research on venues and check with our families before we set a firm date.”  I was ready to plan other things, like my dress, my flowers, centerpieces, guestlist…just not a date.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1133 posts
    Bumble bee

    To each their own. Most people ask when’s the wedding because they are excited for you and assume you’ve already made those big decisions lol. Your ring is so pretty and CONGRATS to you and your FIANCE!!!! πŸ˜€ Do things on your time though πŸ˜‰

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