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Old Feb 8th, 2013, 06:38 AM   11
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I don't believe engagements should be more than 2 years x



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2013, 06:45 AM   12
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Rhi_Rhi; we have used our engagement to save for the wedding of our dreams and to have our 3 children. if people were paying for our wedding for us then we would have been married sooner-but they're not. so we aren't!

I think engagements can be as long as you want



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2013, 06:57 AM   13
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see i disagree, i believe people shouldn't get engaged unless they intend to get married soon. Otherwise wait until you CAN afford to get married and then get engaged, each to their own and what not though. I suppose it depends how you see an engagement; to me it is a marriage announcement.



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2013, 07:06 AM   14
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but who sets these 'rules' about how long engagements should be? if I chose to have our honeymoon next year instead of this year immediatly after the wedding would that be wrong too..? in my eyes, it would be foolish to do so this year as we wouldn't be able to afford it. what about if your engagement was a surprise, and you hadn't got any money saved for a wedding....would you turn down the proposal just so you could save money?!

I think of marriage proposal as a promise to be with you for eternity; it's like a token to show others that you are 'taken' iykwim?



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2013, 07:16 AM   15
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I agree with you Donna, a proposal is a huge commitment from one person to another to promise you that they want to be with you forever. In my eyes it certainly isn't a wedding announcement - that is its own thing! I would certainly never have turned down my OH if we couldn't afford to get married within 2 years, my first thoughts weren't even about the wedding, they were about spending the rest of my life with the man I love whether the wedding would take 1 year or 10, its still the same commitment. Ohh and his proposal to me was a massive surprise



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2013, 07:18 AM   16
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Engagement is an official "im taken" status, not a marriage announcement. Thats what your save the dates are for.



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2013, 07:44 AM   17
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Heyyy It's just my opinion, just answering the OP. I wasn't telling anyone else what to do or how they should do it.

Also that is exactly that Donna; there are no rules, Just opinions x



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2013, 12:45 PM   18
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I don't agree there should be a time limit on it but I don't see the point in getting engaged unless you are going to start planning a wedding. You may well book your wedding for a few years in the future and that could be 3 or 4 so you can pay it off a little bit at a time. I just think getting engaged without the intention of marrying in the foreseeable future with a date in mind loses the point of it.



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 03:50 AM   19
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We will have been engaged 7months by the time we get married at the end of April x



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 04:08 AM   20
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2yrs i think.

if want it in fall, go next year!!

i can not believe how much planning it takes, we booked ours 13months before the date - wasnt long enough IMO!



 
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