Mandy
Curious May 2024 Alberta

Long engagement

Mandy, on June 15, 2021 at 12:11 Posted in WeddingWire 0 16
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Anyone else have a long engagement? Our wedding is May 24th 2025. For years from now. But we鈥檙e also older, expanding our family and trying to buy a house all before the big day 馃槪

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Latest activity by Rebecca, on August 20, 2021 at 10:55
  • Rebecca
    Frequent user October 2023 Newfoundland and Labrador
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    We have a super long engagement here 8 years in December to be exact.

    when we got engaged we still had roommates then found out we were expecting 2 months later (i guess we celebrated our engagement a little too much haha ) but we decided to hold off until we had a house and toys (quad for him Vespa for me) then in 2019 we were going to get planning for 2022 annnnnd i found out i was pregnant again. so now we are planning for 2023 Smiley xd here's hoping nothing else gets in the way of that haha

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  • Amanda
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    That's wonderful! It really is a great place. I'm originally from there and normally go back every summer when we didn't have covid lol

    Yes me too! I kinda lucked out on that. Everything that's I've chosen, he's loved! I think next summer is going to be beautiful Smiley heart

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  • Mandy
    Curious May 2024 Alberta
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    That鈥檚 so awesome. We have family in Kelowna. Love it there.
    Aww I鈥檓 glad he鈥檚 been so chill about it. You guys are going to have a beautiful day.
    And thank you, I鈥檓 hoping so as well 馃挏
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    Curious May 2024 Alberta
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    Yessss! So much this! We鈥檙e 2025 and by then we鈥檒l be engaged four years and together for nine. I鈥檓 loving the time it鈥檚 taking, enjoying the process and know all too well how fast the time goes by. I think by enjoying every minute of it there鈥檚 less stress and pressure to get marred. Although hubby did say he kinda wished it was sooner so he could get his bling haha
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  • Jess
    Beginner May 2023 British Columbia
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    I think by the time my fiance and I get married we will have been engaged for 3 and a half years. We are still 2 years out, we're getting married 2023 but I feel like it's all gonna come up so fast.


    I've been enjoying taking our time planning this wedding, we aren't in a huge rush and it gives us the chance to save more too
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    It's absolutely beautiful for sure! I'm originally from Kelowna so it has a special place in my heart. It's going to nice when we're finally married! We've been waiting for long. It'll be 4 and a half years when since we got engaged when we do get married. I have a good feeling about next summer being a lot better and we'll have all of our family and friends their to celebrate with us. My fiance has been actually pretty good with everything. He's pretty much said to me whatever you like, I'll go with it. I'm a visual merchandiser for a clothing company so I kinda have the eye for details and how things should look lol He has defiantly voiced some things regarding the dinner menu since we're able to pick from 5 different options. He also came with me flower shopping! Which I wasn't expecting but he was actually interested in that when we were with the florist.

    That's the thing with traveling right now too, you can go to other countries but coming back to Canada you gotta quarantine. I don't want to do that. I hope you can the dream wedding you want with a destination wedding Smiley heart

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  • Mandy
    Curious May 2024 Alberta
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    I figured it was somewhere in BC, it鈥檚 so beautiful out there. The day is coming quick! How exciting for you guys! Has hubby helped plan at all? My guy is very vocal about the things he wants and doesn鈥檛 want lol he鈥檚 the ultimate groomzilla
    Two and a half years that鈥檚 pretty good! I鈥檓 afraid I鈥檇 be doing the same lol, I got ahold of a travel agent yesterday and inquired about their travel policies, Jamaica doesn鈥檛 have much for restrictions but coming back into Canada there鈥檚 still a quarantine period and of course proof of a negative test 72 hours prior to travel. She said she鈥檚 travelled internationally twice during Covid and it鈥檚 been easy breezy so I鈥檓 praying it鈥檚 the same by the time comes. 馃馃徑 so nervous about it
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    Thank you! We're pretty excited to have our wedding here! It's been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. This winery is located in Kelowna BC

    It's defiantly never too early to start looking at packages and what hotels offer for weddings! My fiance and I booked the winery 2 and a half years before our original date. But I wouldn't book anything just yet with destinations weddings just because with the uncertainty with travel still right now. I've also heard that some customers are having a hard time getting their money back with sunwing because of covid. I would just be causes with out of country weddings right now

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  • Mandy
    Curious May 2024 Alberta
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    Oh my gosh thats GORGEOUS!!!! thats going to make for a beautiful outdoor ceremony!! We havent even started at venues yet. I should probably go onto sunwing and see what kind of packages they have available lol. My mother in law to be is asking how much flights are going to cost so she can start getting prepared. I totally think the wait is worthwhile if its for the wedding of your dreams and this looks so dreamy. where is this located? It looks like its in BC or somewhere bordering it.

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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    Turks and Caicos is beautiful! My fiance and I went a couple of years ago!

    We're going with Navy and Gold colors for the wedding This is our venue

    Lovely! I Love rustic colors for a wedding!

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    I would love to go to California, neither of us has been.
    Disneyland would be fun. I have friends that got engaged there. It Looked so magical. Yeah I鈥檓 hoping restrictions lift by then also, would make our wedding and honeymoon so much easier. We want to wed in Jamaica and honeymoon in Turks and Caicos. But鈥. How do you quarantine for 14 days if your only going for 7. So we have to figure all that stuff out. It seems like such a headache right now to even think about lol.
    A winery sounds beautiful. Nice reds and oranges maybe? Lace. Red lipstick. Oh man I could only imagine how beautiful. We鈥檙e doing rustic, lace dress, peonies, dusty rose pink with earthy tones,
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    My fiance and I have both been to California 3 times with our families but we've never gone together. We'll be going to Disneyland and all the other amusement parks and attractions while we're down there! It may not be right after the wedding but we're thinking of having our honeymoon the year after to celebrate our one year. Hopefully by then there won't be so many restrictions with travel.

    We were are lucky to have great vendors and venue for sure! We really don't have a theme for our wedding. We're getting married at a winery so we're trying to have it more elegant then anything.

    Have you guys figured out your theme yet?!

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  • Mandy
    Curious May 2024 Alberta
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    Ooo that sounds beautiful! California will be nice, I鈥檝e never been. We aren鈥檛 even sure where the heck we want to have our wedding or honeymoon. Hubby wants it in Jamaica, I want it in Banff lol.
    Yeah the virus really threw a lot of people for a loop. So glad you guys got lucky with good vendors. What鈥檚 your guys wedding theme?
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    We're both turning 30 next year so we're not that young ourselves and first marriage for both of us. We've been together just over 6 years now as well and got engaged December 25 2017
    It's crazy what a virus can do to the world. We have deposits on everything around 10k but we're super lucky that all of our vendors and our venue are super easy to work with and weve been able to move all of our deposits to our new date. It wasn't easy the first time postponing last year but this year wasnt as back just because we both agreed that we want the wedding we've been dreaming of since we got engaged and not look back in 30 years and regret anything! We've saved alot more with postponing twice so it will help with our honeymoon trip to California!
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    Curious May 2024 Alberta
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    Oh thank goodness lol 馃檹馃徑 so glad we aren鈥檛 alone in this. We鈥檙e an older couple im nearing 32 and he鈥檚 nearing 41. Second marriage for me first for him. We鈥檝e been together five years just got engaged may 22nd but we are in the process of trying for a baby and buying a house so we鈥檝e got a lot going on lol. I figure since I know it鈥檚 coming im ok waiting especially with COVID. COVID really put a damper on so many peoples plans. Did you guys have deposits down on vendors/venues already? 馃槥 sorry you guys wound up pushing it back but at least it鈥檚 closer to what your wanting plus it gives more time to save lol. I figure more savings = more spending 馃槀 lmao
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    You're not alone! My fiance and I have been engaged for 3 and a half years right now and when we get married next year, it'll be 4 years and 8 months! Only because of covid. We would've been married in 2020

    Long engagement are a lot more common these days. Some couples want to be able to afford the wedding and save as much as they can so they can pay for it themselves or sometimes other things in life happen like babies, and houses. Every couple is different!

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