(Closed) Those of you with long engagements…

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I had a 22 month engagement and it came and went.  I had to plan from across the country.. another country is definitely harder.  Hang in there, it’ll be worth it when it’s done. 

Post # 4
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

By the time we get married we will have been engaged for a year and seven months. It feels so long for me too but each day the countdown gets shorter and I get a little more excited. But we do sometimes say “I wish we were getting married sooner…”

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wanted a shorter engagement from the beginning. I think more issues come up because of the length but without the time we wouldn’t have the money to pay for the wedding.

Post # 6
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My engagement was right at 18 months, and it flew by.  Then again, my husband was out of state for about 12 months of that, so that made our planning a little more difficult.

Just enjoy this time you have, believe me, it will be gone before you know it!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

yes, yes, YES! We would have loved to move the date up; however, it just isn’t in the cards. At least with a longer engagement, we’ll be able to get the vendors we really want, though.. and be able to spread out payments for everything ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

By the time we get married, our engagement will be 26 months.. Wayyyy too long!  We wanted some time to save some money, we bought a house, and close friends of ours got married last year. We definitely tell our friends who are thinking of getting engaged that we do not recommend such a long engagement. We just want to be married already.. We’re around 5 months out now and I CANNOT WAIT!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I know the feeling… I am exactly in the same situation beside the fact we are already legally married. We were supposed to get married (religious ceremony and reception) in July 2011 but my mom freaked out about everything not being ready on time and we had to push it back to July 2012. Oh well, more time for planning and freaking out about the color of the napkins ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve been engaged since April of 2010 and now that I’ve come to the 1 year anniversary of our engagement, it seems as if no time has passed at all!  I really didn’t actually planning until last September at the 1 year mark and I didn’t start paying for anythng until January.  Now I am at 5 months to go and I definitely am in the swing of wedding planning and time is flying on by! I do not regret having a long engagement at all. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

By the time our wedding rolls around we will have been engaged for 16 months. I don’t wish it was shorter at all. Now that we’re under the 6 month mark, I’m kind of stressed thinking about all of the stuff that I have to get done. I actually can’t imagine getting everything done and keeping my sanity if our engagement period was much shorter. 

Post # 12
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77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Engaged since June 2008. We had to hold off our wedding due to economy and death in the family. We are now getting married in October finally! 

Post # 13
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1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Three years – July 2009 to July 2012. 

And yes, were both starting to feel the strain. It gives us something to look forward to, though!!

 

Post # 14
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284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I resent the long engagement, even though we chose it. We had the option to either get married within 8 months – a year of our engagement, and have a very small brunch wedding, or save up over a year and a half and have a fairly small evening wedding. We chose to save up extra, because we love the idea of the traditional reception and dinner meal. But some days I wish we hadn’t. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We had an 18 month engagement. It’s been nice to be able to take my time with researching vendors, but I think I would have preferred sticking to a year long engagement (or a bit less) so I could have just stayed in the planning mindset all the way through. Instead, there were months at a time were I coudn’t proceed with anything until the next deadline came around and then I’d get back into planning full steam ahead. I found it harder to get back into after every break, and now I’m just itching for the wedding to be here!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Our engagement is going to be a three year engagement. I would love for it to be shorter even if just by a year (2 yrs sounds so much better than 3).

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