(Closed) You're Engaged! Now everyone around you is rushing to be engaged too…

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
3274 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think it’s just the timing for everyone around me right now. Everyone is in their junior/senior year of college which is PRIME engagement time. Literally 90% of the people around me have gotten engaged at this time so there are tons of weddings this summer! I’m excited though I love weddings and at least ours is first! lol

Post # 6
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsP0801:  I experienced this too.

I had single friends start planning their wedding too, had my cousin’s now Ex-wife try to plan a vowel renewal (they divorced a year later), and I had a relative start talking about marrying her boyfriend too.

People want love, they want stability and when they see someone close getting it naturally they want it too.

Post # 7
2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I doubt very much that it has anything to do with your engagement. It’s just the time of year for this sort of thing.

Post # 8
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsP0801:  I’d say it’s probably a combo of the age and the time of the year. Congrats on your engagement though! 🙂

Post # 10
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@MrsP0801:  My aunt got remarried before I was even engaged and every lady in my family (grandmother, mom, aunts, cousins) all started pushing me to try to figure out what I want so I could get everything set after the proposal. At that point I didnt even know there would be a proposal in the coming year, yes I knew we wanted to be together but I wasnt sitting on the edge of my chair waiting for it. I think once people know someone is getting married everyone just is curious to peek at wedding stuff. 

Post # 11
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yeah a lot of people engaged right before and after me. But I don’t think it’s weird, because I know that it has nothing to do with them and it’s their own life.

So I’m just happy for everyone being in love, and I don’t find it weird.

Post # 12
11522 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree with prior posters who are commenting that age and time of year likely are the reasons.

Post # 13
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Hmm I guess I never noticed it before, but I know other couples that got engaged right after we did.  I think it’s just likely that you’ll have friends of similar ages that are in the same “phases” of their lives.  When we got engaged we were definitely ready to settle down, so it’d be unlikely that we’d be hanging out with people who were still partying/exploring/etc.

Post # 15
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@MrsP0801:  I didn’t sort this, but posts often get moved to topics where they seem to fit a bit better. (For example, lot of non-wedding things are posted in “Beehive” but that’s for wedding related topics that don’t already have a topic board. People post wedding stuff in “The Lounge,” but it’s actually the Not Wedding Related equivalent of the Beehive.) Just an general FYI. Don’t worry about it though. ; )

Post # 16
20 posts

I can comment on the other end of things. My SO and I have been together for almost 4 years, and for a long time we never talked about getting engaged/married becasue the topic never really came up – none of our friends or older siblings were anywhere near being engaged.

In the last year, there have been a handful of friends and family of ours who have gotten engaged/married, including people who we are both very close to. This naturally brought up the topic of engagement more and started us thinking honestly about if it will happen for us (and if so, when.) I just think friends and family getting engaged makes the idea less distant and daunting to people especially guys lol.

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