I've never understood this. It seems generally frowned upon to be engaged for any longer than a year or so. Basically once you get engaged, you have to start planning right away so you can put this whole shindig together. Why is that such a big deal? What if someone wants the promise of an engagement but they can't afford the wedding right away?
Why do people get married so soon after getting engaged?
What Guys Said 2
Weddings don't have to cost1
What Girls Said 6
I think if two people really want to start something, a quick engagement is not bad. I married my husband after 3 months of being engaged. I know a couple who is engaged for 7 years, they are saving up money for a big wedding and honeymoon.
What is the difference between them and us?
We were in a long distance relationship, him overseas and me in the states. We were not physically together.
The other couple are in the same town, they are pretty much together with each other except marriage.
I think it's not bad to hurry, or to wait. What would be bad would be breaking this deal. Other than that, all good, time doesn't matter, you made the deal, right? the wedding is going to happen sooner or later1
I know loads of people who have been engaged for years. But, if they CAN afford the wedding then whats the point in being engaged for longer than necessary, being engaged IS about getting married after all.0
My now fiance gave me a promise ring first and I had that for a year. He proposed in August and we're getting married in July. I feel like we've been engaged in our hearts but I never started planning our wedding until we were officially engaged0
The thing with dragged out engagements is that they kinda miss the point. You tend to get engaged cause you want to get married. So if you wait years and years it defeats the purpose of why you got engaged in the first place. That's just how I understand it.2