Depends on what works for you, by the time my wedding rolls around we will have been engaged for 3 years. But only wedding planning for about 2. My fiancé is in school so wanted to wait until he is finished. But could be anywhere from 6 months to two years or more.
Hi Joselyn! It took us about a year to plan, but certainly I have seen it done in less time (my aunt planned hers in 9 months). If you’re a decisive person and have a clear vision, shorter engagement is most definitely possible ❤️
By the time we get married we will have been engaged 20 months partially because of covid and because we're paying for the majority of the wedding ourselves. Depending on your budget and the type of wedding you want you can definitely have a shorter engagement.
I would say anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. If you look for venues now, the 2021 dates will probably all be booked because of COVID postponements, so you're looking at a year or more given the current state of the world.
It’ll be 21 months- engaged in July 2019 & our wedding is 4/3/21. He’s a firefighter & does wild land assignments during the summer so a summer wedding was off. My daughter planned on getting married in November of ‘20 so we didn’t want to take away from her wedding. His cousin gave us the idea of 4/3/21 & we loved it!
It depends what size and type of wedding you want, how busy you are, and whether you want to take your time planning or power through it. We started planning our wedding 20 months out, and it has been pretty relaxed and easy to take our time researching and getting what we want. I think it can be done in a year or less, especially if you're doing something more casual or smaller, but be prepared to put in the work and handle the stress.
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THIS EXACTLY. More than a year was too much time for planning our micro wedding and it allowed me too much time to procrastinate and now we’re three months out and I have a massive to-do list and a newly found sense of urgency. Lol
I feel like that really depends on what you guys want and are able to do. I'm getting married in a bit less than a month and our engagement is just short of 6 months. I've planned plenty of weddings before, so this hasn't been hard or stressful for me. We have a clear plan for finances and have been able to stick to our budget easily. We didn't want to wait a long time to finally get married, especially since marriage was the goal from the very start of our relationship. It just didn't make sense to us to have a super long engagement. My parents planned their wedding in about 5 months. But I've also planned weddings for friends who were engaged for 2-3 years. Some people needed the time to save up the money, some were waiting to finish college, and others just figured 2 years would be nice for whatever reason. There's really no "one size fits all" answer to this question.
This totally depends on the couple. Some couples see engagement as a "logical next step" and get engaged without actually planning to get married anytime soon. For us engagement was simply the time it took to plan our wedding. We were in our mid-30s, lived together, had a dog, and dated for quite a while, so we didn't feel the need to have a long engagement. Our engagement was 9 months, which was a perfect amount of time for us. It really only took us 2-3 months or so to plan and book all of our vendors, so if you are planning a small wedding I honestly think 5-6 months is very doable. We would have had a shorter engagement but we wanted an outdoor wedding and the timeline would have required us to have a 1-2 month engagement which felt too rushed, so we waited a full 9 months to get back to outdoor wedding weather again. Covid forced us to elope last year instead of having the small wedding we wanted, so we are trying to do a wedding celebration this year instead and waiting the full extra year plus has felt like torture and just taken a lot of the fun and excitement out of it.
If I was younger, I think a 1-2 year engagement would have been appropriate, but by the time we were engaged I was already very ready to me married, so didn't want to wait that long.