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#1 of 26 Old 10-11-2001, 12:22 PM - Thead Starter
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I was wondering how long everyone was engaged.

Billy and I were engaged for exactly one year. He proposed on June 29, 1995 and we got married on June 29, 1996. He didn't plan it that way, but when we started trying to decide on a date, we noticed that the 29th of the following year was on a Saturday, so that's the date we picked.
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#2 of 26 Old 10-11-2001, 01:35 PM
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Matt purposed to me on April 15th of 2000.. and we got married September 22, 2001.. so not quite a year and a half.. but we planned it like that.. waited till he graduated college..

we actually talked and even if i hadn't gotten pregnan. he was going to purpose to me in July anyawy.. and we were talking about if we'd have actually gotten married in september if we would have had austin or not.. i said.. prolly.. LOL

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About 7 1/2 months. Just enough time to plan a wedding Actually it was the Navy's fault we did not have a longer engagement. I wanted to go with him to his duty station in Mississippi so we got married.

I don't regret having a short engagement. I knew him 3 years before we got married.
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We got engaged mid Sept. 1999 and were married Aug. 2000. So.....around 11 months.
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Just over a year...but not by my choice.

We got engaged after about a month of going out. (End of May 1997). I was in High School...and he wouldn't marry me until I gradurated. So I got out in June 1998. And we got married in July 1998.
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A little over 2 years for us!
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We got engaged on August 26th 98 and found out on Sept 14 that we were expecting. We had originally planned on getting married the following september, but instead moved it to November of that yr. So we were engaged, exactly 3 months and 2 days.
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Israel and I are going on 2 years wow that went fast no date set yet eihter just don't have the finances and now he is back in school so who knows but why fix something that is not broken.
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We were only technically engaged for three months. He proposed on New Year's Day, and we got married on April Fools' Day. We were planning a July wedding, but when we got the opportunity to take a free trip to the Bahamas in April, we decided "why not???"!

Of course, we had known each other for 11 years, and had dated on and off for the last 8!
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about 13-14 months.
he proposed in june 99 and we were married in aug 00
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We were engaged about 1-1/2 years. He proposed on Dec. 31, 1991 and we got married May 22, 1993, just 2 weeks after we graduated from college.
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We got engaged on my birthday July 11, 1995. We were married on October 18, 1997.
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Well we got "officially" engaged in June of 1997, but he TOLD me he was going to marry me before we met in person in August of '96. The only reason it took that long to be official, was because he didn't want to ask on the phone, so he flew me over to propose.

We knew each other for about 2 1/2 years before we got married, but only had 4 visits before the wedding.
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Well..............Greg proposed on February 12, 1995 and we were married on April 8, 1995.....
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Andrea,

A friend of mine has ya beat..... 13 hours til they got married! And they are on year 20 or close to it!

Oh in my post about my engagement period...when I said 4 visits before the wedding... I mean 4 visits in the 2 1/2 years before we got married.
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Oh wow!! 13 hours!! I couldnt stand Rich when I first met him, I couldn't image marrying him then! Thats probably how long our marriage would have lasted!! Congrats on your friends 20th! We are coming up to #4 on Thursday. And they have been 4 wonderful years!
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Jason and I's engagment period was 14 months. He proposed to me on January 1, 2000 right at midnight after 4 1/2 months of dating, (we were friends for about a year before dating). And we were married on May 26 of this year.
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WOW Andrea, and I thought ours was fast And 13 hours!?! I am with Jenn, If i had married George after 13 hours, we probably would have been divorced in the same amount of time.
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I agree with you gals - 13 hours? Billy and I didn't hit it off when we first met (he was trying to get a date with my roommate!!), so there was no way we would have gotten married so fast.

As I said, we were engaged for one year, but we had been together for 5 1/2 years before we got married. 13 hours?? No Way!!
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Steve and I were engaged about a month...or maybe even less than that before we were married. We met each other on the computer (he had a personal ad on AOL that I answered in late Oct. of '98). We didn't meet face to face (literally ) until November 6, 1998, got engaged sometime in December of '98 (I think somewhere in the beginning of December) and were married on January 9, 1999. And here we are....it'll be 3 years in January!!! Time flies by fast!
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We had a rather longer engagment. He propsosed on Christmas Day 1995 and we didn't get married until October 16, 1999. No real reason way we waited it just work out that way.




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My husband and I met on October 12, 1993. Our first date was October 14, 1993. We were married on May 14, 1995.
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As you can tell I don't proof read very well. We were married in 1994.
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Larry and I dated about 5 months when he proposed to me. But we did not get married until almost 3 years later!!! We did it backwards
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We got engaged on Dec 18, 99 and got married Aug 18, 01

we didn't plan it that way. we kept on putting of setting a wedding date b/c we said we were gonna get settled first then save up money, but when we got pregnant with kaylin we thought we would make our relationship official.
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It seems like we were engaged forever. We were talking abotu it and planning things before it was actually official. He proposed at Christmas, and we were married the next summer. It was about 6 1/2 months.
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