(Closed) Shortest engagement you've known of?

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
2706 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@HappyHannah1980:  My parents have friends that were together 2 months and got married.  They’re still together but I definitely think they’re the exception.

Post # 4
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My aunt got engaged in 2 months. They have been married 8 years and have a 7 year old son, and I think they are happy!

Post # 5
2546 posts
Sugar bee

My  grandparents were married after 6 months of dating, and celebrated 50 years together ๐Ÿ™‚

An old co-worker met her boyfriend, got engaged, got pregnant and got married all in less than 1 year. They are going through a divorce right now.

Post # 7
840 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My parents got married after 3-4 months of dating; engaged for less than two months… they’ve been happily married for 30+ years. My dad totally dotes on Mom.

I think I can remember about 2-3 disagreements that got slightly heated with voices raised throughout my entire childhood. Other than that, I can’t remember them ever fighting.


Post # 8
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I know of a woman who met and married her husband in six weeks. They are still together and had one child and adopted a number of others.

Post # 9
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My cousin dated his wife for 3 weeks and married her the next week. All in all, they knew each other for 1 month before walking down the aisle. They have been happily married for the past 10 years, with 2 kids.

Post # 10
584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I used to work alongside a very elderly woman who would tell me the most fantastic stories. She knew her husband for two months when they got married, and they were “as happy as can be for a married couple.” Although, she specified that “as happy as can be for a married couple” is actually not all that happy. HAHA!

She was with her dear husband for 60 years before he passed. She honestly didn’t know how to live without him, it was precious.

Post # 11
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My friend got married after 8 months of being together and it turned out really bad. He was emotionally abusive at the start and he had attachment disorder which meant that she couldn’t get the intimacy she needed from the relationship. She now has a really negative view of marriage. It’s really sad.


Post # 12
1742 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I THINK my nana and papa dated for 3-6 months and just celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. They were high school sweethearts and they got married quick because he left for the military.

Post # 13
1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

A client was married to his now-wife 2 weeks after he proposed. I don’t know how long they dated, but he loves that story! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Kukahiko Estate

I have a few people I know that have very short engagements…with mixed results.

One coworker I have met his wife 3 days before he married her.  It was not an arranged marriage or anything, they really just got married that quickly!  They are still married (not sure how long) and have 2 kids.

The second example is my sister….she was engaged for about a month to her ex-husband before they married, and that marriage lasted about 8 months total.  Her new husband….they were engaged for 3-4 weeks maybe and just got married last week.  Hopefully this time it turns out better for her Undecided

Post # 15
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

Probably BF’s sister, she can only have been engaged after at most 2 months… And then married about half a year after that. They got pregnant about 2 months after getting married and the baby will be born around their first anniversary. 


Obviouslit’s still early days so I can’t predict how their future will be but she seems happy right now ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 16
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Best friend… Met, got pregnant, married all under a year.

I honestly don’t think she’s happy; they married because of the pregnancy.

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