Lynnie
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Long or Short Engagement?

Lynnie, on November 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM

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Right now, the average engagement length is 14 months! How does your planning timeline compare? Are you taking your time or are you on a tighter deadline? ⏱️ Will you have a long or short engagement? Photo by Diana Ascarrunz Photography in Austin, TX Next Question: Long or Short To Do List? Back to...

Right now, the average engagement length is 14 months! How does your planning timeline compare? Are you taking your time or are you on a tighter deadline? ⏱️


Will you have a long or short engagement?


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Photo by Diana Ascarrunz Photography in Austin, TX




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87 Comments

  • Kaylynn
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kaylynn ·
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    Short we have 8.5 months from the engagement day!
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  • Ashley
    Expert November 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Longish? We will be engaged for 18 months before getting married.

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  • Rebecca
    Devoted June 2021
    Rebecca ·
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    Ours is just short of a year, but if FH got his way, it would have been much shorter. He’s too excited 😉
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  • Benya
    Dedicated June 2020
    Benya ·
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    Long. Almost 2 years
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  • I
    Dedicated September 2020
    Ingrid ·
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    Engaged May 2019
    Wedding September 2020
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  • Erin
    Rockstar April 2022
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    A long engagement. We'll have been engaged for 2 years and a month when we finally get married.

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  • Marlena
    Expert June 2020
    Marlena ·
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    Year and a half
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    Short!

    We got engaged just before midnight on New Year's Eve of 2018, and we got married at the end of August. We weren't even engaged a full 8 months!

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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine ·
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    Ours was technically a short engagement. we had our civil ceremony 9 months after engagement. our actually ceremony/reception was 1.5 years after engagement.

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  • Tiffany
    Expert March 2020
    Tiffany ·
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    EngagedAugust 2019 and our wedding is in April! So our engagement will be 8 months, I'm so glad we are down to 5 months now!
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  • MD
    Super July 2019
    MD ·
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    Ours was a year, and that seems to be fairly common. So average, probably.

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  • Alyssa
    Dedicated January 2020
    Alyssa ·
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    Short! 7 months and closing in on the date!

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  • Lyndsay
    Dedicated September 2020
    Lyndsay ·
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    When we get married it will be over a year long engagement.

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  • Ann
    Devoted September 2021
    Ann ·
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    2 years is ours!
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  • Laura
    Rockstar October 2019
    Laura ·
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    It was long. We got engaged on November 27, 2017, and got married last month, October 19, 2019

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  • Taylor
    VIP October 2020
    Taylor ·
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    Long. We got engaged in May 2019 and won't get married until October 2020. 15 months.

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  • Tara
    Super November 2016
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    We had a short engagement, but only because of our circumstance. I much prefer long engagements, so you can enjoy the planning process and having a fiance. We were engaged for only 8 weeks!! My husband and I had been together for 8 years and he found out he was going to be deploying. We had been talking about marriage for quite some time at that point and knew it was what we wanted, so we decided we wanted to get married before he left. So 8 weeks after getting engaged, we got married. It was crazy!!!! The pros to a short engagement include not second guessing yourself and being able to make decisions quickly. the cons include being super stressed ALL THE TIME!!

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  • Dana
    Dedicated May 2020
    Dana ·
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    I got engaged in August and I'm getting married May 2020. So 9 months.
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  • Tanyia
    Expert February 2020
    Tanyia ·
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    If short is a year ... then short anything less than 1.5 years
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  • Tanyia
    Expert February 2020
    Tanyia ·
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    Same. We got engaged Thanksgiving 2018. Our wedding is Feb 2020. Honestly, we found a venue in Feb... so it’s about a year from that.
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