11226

Poll: What's the Ideal Engagement Length?

11226

When my sister was engaged for only three months, all my grandma could say was, “Well, I can’t complain.” That’s because my Grandma Mary was engaged for all of eight days. That’s right—eight days. After a long friendship with my grandfather, they fell in love just as he was supposed to leave for a job in Washington. They had planned to get married when he returned the next year, but then they talked to the bishop. “You need to take her with you,” he advised. A little shell-shocked, they threw together a wedding in seven days and got married on the eighth.

Now I can’t say that I recommend an eight-day engagement, but we’re curious to know what you think about the length of courtships and engagements. Share your thoughts and stories with us in the comments and questions below!

How long did you date before getting engaged?

Less than 1 month
2 to 4 months
5 to 8 months
9 months to a year
1 to 2 years
2 years or more

How long were you engaged before you got married?

Less than 1 month
1 to 2 months
3 to 4 months
5 to 7 months
8 months to a year
More than a year

What is the optimal engagement length?

Less than 1 month
2 to 4 months
5 to 8 months
8 months to a year
More than a year
Comments and feedback can be sent to feedback@ldsliving.com