(Closed) When did you tell…

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Lovie:  I don’t see why you couldn’t tell people as soon as he proposes and when people ask if you’ve set a date just say you are looking at having a long engagement but will let them know as soon as you’ve chosen a date!

Post # 4
1540 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@Lovie:  i just got engaged yesturday. I’m leaning towards the 1 year engagement, but it may end up being 2 depending on how the next couple months go. I basically have told people exactly that already. If we decide on 2 years, we’ll just tell them. I have friends who got engaged 2012 and are getting married 2014, and they told everyone right away thats what they planned.

lots of people do longer engagements!

Trust me, everyone is going to ask when the big day is. My SIL was questioning me HOURS after the proposal lol. You’ll tell them when they ask

Post # 5
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Camp Hope

I second Missy_Star. So many brides are breaking away from the “norm” and doing their own thing. I told my SO that I wanted at least 1 1/2 years to plan because I am OCD and such a perfectionist. He told me that it was alright to go ahead and start planning since I did want to take my time. Personally I am going to wait at least the night that it happens to have some quality time without us being on our phones to tell family and friends. But who cares if you have a two week engagement or a two year engagement. It’s your time to plan the wedding of your dreams. Some takes longer than others. Congrats on your upcoming engagement. 

Post # 9
930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We told people when there was something to tell them!  And since we got engaged on Christmas at my parents house, we told people we were engaged about 5 minutes after we were engaged..


Post # 10
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Lovie:  I think it would be best just to tell people pretty soon after the proposal that you are engaged. You don’t have to give them an exact date for when but perhaps a roundabout time like “January 2016” and explain you would like plenty of time to organise the small detailed things of the wedding(only if asked, of course).

Post # 12
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I might have a 2 year engagement as well. For multiple reasons, I plan to hold off on telling people for a while. I will tell my 3 bridesmaids (sister and 2 best friends), but that`s about it. I will wait until much closer to the wedding to tell the rest of my friends and family, including my parents.

Post # 14
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have had a 2.5 year engagement. I was engaged on New Years Eve and everyone knew by dinner time New Years day. Did I have some people get incredibly antsy when I said it wasn’t til 2013? (2011 at this point) absolutely, but the planning process was so much nicer not feeling rushed. 20 days to go now! 🙂

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