(Closed) Time-lime when getting engaged

posted 4 years ago in Proposals
Post # 2
534 posts
Busy bee

How exciting! I replied to your other thread, so I might as well reply here too πŸ™‚

My Fiance and I already consider ourselves engaged, but we are making it official on Oct 4th of this year. I graduate college May 2015, and we then plan to move out as soon as possible. I am currently seeking a full time career for after graduation.

We would like our wedding to be in the Winter of 2015 or the Spring of 2016. The season, which will then be narrowed down to a month and day, will depend on whether or not I am employed. He already has a career, but I don’t want to be financially dependent on him.

Currently, we are choosing to not have children. If we do decide to have children, I would like to have 5 solid years of marriage beforehand. πŸ™‚

Post # 3
5379 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

We got engaged 8/15/14 and I told him I wanted to be engaged before my friends wedding which is 10/11/14 so that happened. We’ve been together for 5 years and went ring shopping in January but he ran into some problems with the ring so we completely redesigned it in June. I knew it was coming. We play on getting married between Feb-May 2016. We both graduate May 2015 and have NO idea where his job might take us so we don’t know where we will be this time next year. We plan on having our first kid when we’re around 27 so that will be 10 years of being together and about 3 years after we get married. We’ve lived together for 3 years so I think by that time we will have plenty of time of just us. We know that we want to move around before we have kids and settle down in one location because I told him I will not move across the country with a 3 year old lol. 

Post # 4
1378 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

HopefulCatlover:  We discussed this when we were both heading off to college a few years ago. We decided that it would be best to wait for a wedding until after we had both graduated, and that’s what we’re doing! He proposed after I graduated and entered grad school, and when he was about a year away from graduating. We then planned the wedding for when I would have graduated for the second time (but then I changed programs, so now that’s off. Oh well!). As far as kids go, we have more of a set of criteria of when we’d consider it – not a real timeline. We want a house, stable income, and stable jobs first to even consider kids. We’re still on the fence if we even want them, honestly – we both go back and forth (and never at the same time, which gets interesting). 

Post # 5
2574 posts
Sugar bee

I said to SO I wanted to be engaged within 2 years of dating. We are getting engaged in just over 2 weeks, Dec is our 3 year anniversary. So we are a bit over the timeline but we also purchased a fairly expensive house in the mean time so that is the reason for the delay.


We are thinking of getting married dec 2015 on or close to our 4 year mark

Post # 6
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

We had our wedding date chosen about six months before we were formally engaged. I knew the proposal was coming, but not exactly when the big moment would be. He ended up surprising me on my birthday.

Post # 7
2122 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

HopefulCatlover:  That’s exactly what we did before we got engaged too πŸ™‚ It’s an amazing, secure feeling to have everything planned!!

Post # 8
481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We planned to be engaged by the end of 2014, but Fiance surprised me and asked me in December of 2013.

I chose our wedding date of 09/27, and he was okay with it. We’ll be married on Saturday, just about nine months after the proposal. I always knew I wanted to be married in May or September, on the last Saturday of the month.

We plan to TTC about a year after the wedding, so we’ll start TTC about this time next year, give or take.

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