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Long vs. Short Engagement

Would You Want a Long or Short Engagement?

Did you save the date? It's wedding season here on the PopSugar Network, and this week we're talking all about the engagement.

I know friends who have waited two years between putting on the ring and walking down the aisle, giving them plenty of time to plan, as well as others who've made it happen in a matter of months. If you want to get married in a certain season, have a dream venue in mind, or need to accommodate the schedules of VIP guests, external factors will impact how long your engagement will last. But I'm still going to pop this question: would you ideally have a long or short engagement?


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danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
A year is LONG? Some venues book up a year in advance, that's not long. For me, 1-2 years would be perfect. It would give me time to work out the details of the wedding, honeymoon, and financially prepare for everything.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I was engaged for 18 months before getting married and it was perfect. We discussed money, kids, jobs, EVERYTHING before getting married. I wanted to really make sure it was right. And I told him marriage is until death parts us. And that if he wasn't entering in with that same thought that we will get through things together, then he should know I'm in it for the long haul.
JJJSisters JJJSisters 6 years
I guess it would all depend. i would feel that "why wait" type of scenario, but it would depend on the season and the financial/housing situations. I want a fall wedding, but I wouldn't be anti short engagement at all because I don't plan on having some fancy expensive wedding in the least.
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