Why Wait? 5 Reasons Short Engagements Rule!

Did you get the memo? Short engagements are set to reign, with many couples now choosing to marry within 12 months.

Here’s five reasons you should ditch the long engagement and get hitched ASAP.


Forever Starts Now

We couldn’t think of a better reason than loving someone so much, that you simply cannot wait to meet them at the altar.

Less Decisions

Colour schemes, invitation etiquette, flavour combos and guest lists. Feeling nauseous yet? Planning a wedding can be seriously stressful for the indecisive gal. With a shorter lead-in date, you won’t have time to change your mind. The looming deadline will be enough motivation to take charge and not question your decisions or get side-tracked by new ideas on Pinterest.

Nab Better Offers & Wedding Packages

Don’t be surprised when there is less availability at your preferred venue. Popular wedding dates such as bank holiday weekends, Saturdays and the festive season tend to fill up fast. If you aren’t fussy, use this to your advantage by choosing to marry mid-week or avail of any last-minute slots that may be up for grabs.

Venues will want to fill these ‘less popular’ dates and often offer fantastic value packages or discounts in order to do so.

No Post-Engagement Blues

Ah to be newly-engaged again… Remember that feeling of walking on air, when you couldn’t help but grin starry-eyed at strangers in the street and you felt an overwhelming buzz of happiness at the very pit of your stomach? Pure bliss.

By diving straight in, you will prolong that euphoric feeling of excitement all the way through to your honeymoon, meaning there’s no lull between your engagement and actually setting a date.

Your Wedding Won’t Take Over

Let’s be honest. Longer engagements tend to take over, well, everything! The entire 18-24 months leading up to the wedding is spent talking about nothing but the big day. Every time you meet an acquaintance down the shops, you will be asked about floral arrangements and bridal party colours.

By opting for a shorter engagement, you get to skip this monotonous chit chat, plus you’ll probably save a few friendships in the meantime too!

Image Credit: Gabrielle Orcutt via Unsplash.


Ciara Moore is the Blog Editor & Social Media Manager at WeddingDates HQ. Anything you want to know about weddings and what is on trend - she's your woman!

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