How long did you wait to set the date???

  1. I am one of those women who has been dreaming and planning her wedding since I was a little girl.
    Now that the beautiful engagment ring I NEVER dreamed of has come along I was just wondering.....How long should I wait to set a date?

    I'm getting antsy!
  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    We chose 1yr, 1 month---needed to save money as in college--worked out well. No debt at start of marriage----if I could just say that today!
  4. by   P_RN
    Engaged in February after dating 3 years. Picked up marriage license in March. He was in the army so we waited for a long weekend in June and got married on Saturday and he went back to work the following Monday.
  5. by   Rustyhammer
    We were shacked up for about a year and a half.
    We had moved out of state and were missing our friends so we set the date for Dec 25th (Don't get married on that day folks) just for the party.
    That was 18 years ago.
  6. by   SusanRN2004
    Well let's see, met on June 16th.....talked about getting married 6 weeks married on Sept. 16th (same year). I would be in shock if my kids wanted to do that, but we will be married 25 years this September so I guess it worked. And most people won't believe this, but we have never had a big fight! (only mild bickering, mostly mine!) :kiss
  7. by   nakitamoon
    ,,, lived together,,, year,,, he proposed,,, another year we married,,, celebrating ten wonderful years,,,, November,,,,, Nik~
  8. by   shygirl
    We got engaged 6 months after we met and got married 6 months after that. We've been married 4 years now!

  9. by   CashewLPN
    um... a year and a day...
    (or so i was told)
  10. by   RRMLPN
    lived together a year, married about 4 months after our first anniversary together .Will have been married 12 years in august.
  11. by   cwazycwissyRN
    Dated almost 5 years, after we finally decided to get married, we set the date within 24 hours. Got married 4 months later. I guess we felt we had waited long enough.
  12. by   cwazycwissyRN

    I forgot .....congrats Hope you have lots of fun planning the wedding. This is such an exciting time of your life. Just wishing you the best.
  13. by   CountrifiedRN
    Congrats on the engagement!

    My hubby and I were dating for about 2 years when he proposed and I accepted. We set the date for about a year later, but that was because our families lived across the country from us and we wanted to make arrangements for everyone to be there.
  14. by   Ted
    My wife and I were dating for about 1 year 2 months before getting married. She proposed to me! I accepted, of course!

    The proposal was about 5 or 6 months before the actual wedding. She had to get the divorce finalized from her first marriage first. . . . First things first! :chuckle

    Congrats on your engagement! :hatparty: Enjoy the planning. It can be almost as fun as the actual ceremony!