Each couple is different depending on age and circumstances, but a reasonable amount of time to be engaged is one to three years. Clearly, time is on a couples side when it comes to the longevity of their marriage. But experts agree, theres more to a happy marriage than just years spent side-by-side.
What is too long for an engagement?
The truth of the matter is that there is no right or wrong length of time to wait to get engaged. Some couples wait six years before making it official, while others date for just six months—it all depends on your unique circumstances.
How long is a normal time to be engaged?
between 12 and 18 months The average engagement length in the U.S. is between 12 and 18 months, which explains why winter is the most popular time to get engaged, but summer is the most popular time to get married.
Is 2 years a long engagement?
According to The Knot 2019 Jewelry and Engagement Study, three-fourths of all couples who exchanged vows this year dated for two or more years before getting engaged. However, 30 percent of couples dated for less than two years—and nearly half of those couples dated for less than a year.
How long after being engaged Should you get married?
If youre planning on going from “just engaged” to married in less than a year, we recommend waiting about two weeks before starting to think about the specifics of your wedding.
Can I be engaged for 5 years?
An engagement ends on the day of the marriage. There are no legal rules for the duration between getting engaged and getting married. Some couples have been engaged for many years before they get married, other couples get married just a few weeks or months after the engagement.
Is it OK to break an engagement?
If you are engaged and you dont feel like you are in this head or heart space, there is nothing wrong with ending your engagement until you can feel good about your decision—or breaking things off indefinitely. Getting engaged is a really big step. But dont feel like it puts you at the point of no return.