I think everyone is different and therefore has different reasons for having a long or short engagement. One of my friends got engaged two weeks ago and eloped today, whereas I have also had a friend who was engaged for 5 years due to his FW having to finish university and move to America
Lisa Marie ·
We will be engaged for 3.5 years come our wedding day and together almost 9 years. It’s your personal preference.
We’ll have been together 10 years on our wedding day. We wanted to wait until we were both out of school (I graduated law school in 2018) and financially stable before we got married. I don’t know what your reasons are for waiting but all that matters is that you’re comfortable with it.
My FH purposed to me 10 years ago. (We were 16 and I was 6 months pregnant with our first child) we waited because we were still in school and VERY young. We knew we wanted to spend our lives together! After we turned 18 we talked about getting married, planned our date 12.13.14. Then unexpectedly I became pregnant with our second. Our wedding is now in December 2020 and we are locked on our date 😂
Every situation is different and you need to do what works for you. My brother and I got engaged within a week of each other and I’m getting married a year before they are. They’re 8 years younger and wanted more time to save. I’ve been engaged for 1.5 years and picked a date that worked well for weather and our business.
I think it’s too long. Getting engaged, to me, means you’re ready to get married. How can you be both ready and waiting three years? Doesn’t make much sense to me. Ive been engaged for almost 18 months, with 7 weeks to go, and consider that far too long. It was due to FH’s ability to get days off and I’m still a little bitter about it; we shoulda/coulda been married a year ago had he made different choices.
I couldn't wait 3 years. If I had people asking me questions about my wedding for 3 years I would call the whole thing off lol. We had just under a year engagement, like 6 days under lol. It all depends on what's driving you to have a long engagement. We all have different needs and wants. Congratulations!
I have a friend who has been engaged for almost 7 years... they've had plans for ceremonies 3 times but never committed to it. If you're asking here, I get the feeling that you may think it would be too long. You can only do what you and your partner are comfortable with. My FH and I will have only been engaged 6 months when we get married in October. My FSIL was engaged for 2 years.
Only you can decide if it's too long. Congratulations and good luck. 🍀
We'll have been engaged for just shy of 2 years when we finally get married. There's nothing wrong with a long engagement if that's what you need to do. Every person's situation is different. Congratulations
We enjoyed being engaged for 2.5 years and in 13 days we will be getting married! It’s so worth the wait... stretch out the engagement... you’re only engaged for a short time in the scale of life! We savored every minute ☺️
I couldn't wait 2 years. I would go stir crazy. FH and I will be married just over 10 months from the date he proposed and that is long enough. We had our venue/catering, photo/video, DOC, DJ, my dress picked out and ceremony musician all hired within 2-3 weeks of being engaged. Now we just have to work on details and paying for everything.
We got engaged 7/7/17 (complete surprise, my FH was 1 month post his second hip surgery, didn't even know he could get down on one knee) and our wedding isn't until 10/10/20. We waited because we were purchasing a house and wanted to build our savings and have enough time to plan the wedding. Everyone is different. So get married 2 months after getting engaged and others wait longer. There's no wrong answer. Go with whatever you want. It's your wedding.