Me and my fiancé got engaged on October 4th and we really wanted to have an October 10th 2020 wedding but we couldn’t find any venues we liked with that date available let alone any dates in October 2020 so we decided to push it out another year to get a venue we wanted for October 2021. I was just wondering if 2 years is a long time or will it go fast for us? We’re both almost 30 so we really wanted to get married ASAP. And how soon should we send out save the dates for a wedding 2 years away?
I don't think two years is too long. Some people intentionally plan their wedding two years out. I think it just gives you more time to plan, budget and prep which is a plus. Not to mention time flies by. It seems like it was just the beginning of Summer and now the stores are decorated for Christmas!
I have seen a lot of people on here that have 2+ year engagements, but that long isn't for me. My husband and I got married after being engaged for 11 months. We knew we wanted to get married as soon as possible as we want to start a family and I wasn't willing to have children until we were married. It is totally a personal choice. You have to decide if you would rather have a venue you love or would you rather be married sooner. As for save the dates, you have a while before you need to send them out if you aren't getting married until 2021.
Our wedding is in 5 months, we will be engaged just a few weeks shy of 2 years. We started dating April 5, 2016, got engaged April 23, 2018, and getting married April 4, 2020. I wanted a fall wedding, but loved the idea of having everything in April. The engagement was totally unplanned for April. We had taken our first vacation together and he figured that was the perfect place to pop the question.
Two years definitely isn’t too long. I’ll be engaged for 29 months by the time we got ready. Engaged June 2018, married November 2020. We wanted to make sure we had the budget for what we truly wanted and the time to enjoy the last few months of planning. Right now he’s in grad school and working full time so it’s been hectic. But he graduates in May. We’re aiming to send our save the dates in February or March 2020.
A long engagement wasn't for me this time. I was "engaged" to my ex for 5 years and never got married. So I said as soon as I get engaged I am planning the wedding and we are getting married asap. But theres nothing wrong with it. I actually wanted 10/10/20 as my date i loved the sound of it but my photographer was booked that day. I ak getting married October 16 2020 a Friday but I am kinda glad I am not getting married on 10/10/20. I am hearing some places are charging premium rates for it. If its okay with you then theres no harm in it. But if you want to get married next october you could try a Friday or a Sunday wedding or even a weekday wedding.
We had a 2 year engagement as well and that extra time REALLY helped us alot with saving more money and being able to afford and plan our wedding exactly how we imaged it. Your wedding day only happens once, so if you need more time making it happen and doing it the way that makes you happy, then dont worry too much about dates and stuff. Just do what works for you! Congratulations on the engagement!
My fiance and I are waiting two years as well. We got engaged in September and initially wanted a Fall 2020 wedding. Part of our reason for holding off was venue availability, but a lot of it was money. We decided to take the additional year to save back. I know it kinda sucks to wait that extra year but it'll fly by. Plus, when you're ready, those venues will be easy picking! You're just way ahead of the game!
I’m getting married almost two years after our engagement and it really helped us saving some money! But if I could’ve done it sooner I would have. I just wanted everything to come out perfect. It depends on the person, if you really want to get married soon maybe sacrifice the venue. But if you’re ok waiting, 2 years are mot bad
I don't think that's too long at all. Mine will personally be a year and a half by the time we get married and I think the first 10 months have flown by. I wanted a short engagement as well but I would've had to give up a lot of things due to finances so we decided to hold out and save money to have our dream wedding. In the end it's up to you as long as you get your dream wedding I think that is the important thing!
My fiancé got engaged in May. We are getting married Dec 6th of 2020. So we are going to be engaged for a year and 4 and a half months. Which honestly to me feels like such a long time away. With Save the dates you won’t have to send any out until December of 2020 or January of 2021. If you want to get married asap find a small venue that you like for you, your fiancé, and any close family or friends. You can have a very small and intimate wedding and then when the venue and date that you want becomes available in 2 years, then you can have your dream wedding.
We got engaged Aug. 2019 and our wedding is Sept 2021, so two years for us. I know this time is essential for me personally, but we are in our early 20s. If you are both looking to get married ASAP, maybe waiting so long isn't right for you?