Wedding engagements aren’t required to be a certain length of time. It can be as short or as long as you feel necessary. Generally couples are engaged for a period of 12 to 18 months. The time needed for preparation of a major event may have to do more with the engagement length than other factors.
Your engagement will prove to be a small taste of married life. It will test your strength, love and your ability to give rather than take. Use this time to discuss your plans and dreams for your life together. This is a good opportunity for the both of you to seek premarital counseling. There are a few premarital questions that you and your partner should consider discussing before tying the knot.
Engagements are a joyous and exciting time that you’ll remember for years to come. Years later you’ll be reminiscing about the good times you had at all your parties. You won’t forget about the hard work it took you to prepare for this important event in your life either. So, go tell your parents, send out your engagement announcements and order your save-the-date cards because you have a lot of work to do.