Bob and I have been engaged for 4 months.
We have a little over 2 months to the wedding.
I am so ready to get married it's not even funny. Sometimes a six-month engagement seems like an eternity. (How ironic is that, seeing as that we'll be together for an eternity after we're wed? Chuckle, chuckle) I'm ready to live together, go shopping together (for reals now, not those little sprees that we take to get Mac 'N Cheese and Apple Beer). I'm ready to begin my life with Bob: waking up next to each other, struggling financially, and having petty little arguments about bills and such. Sigh. But no, Bob and I decided to go the tough route with the six-month deal. Grr.
But upon thinking more about this set-up, I'm actually glad that we have such a long engagement. It is amazing how much more I have learned about Bob during our engagement. I also think that our love has grown by having a longer engagement. We have the impending wedding on the horizon, and it has allowed our excitement to grow. We can't wait to be husband and wife! Yay for anticipation.
Our long engagement has also given us plenty of time to prepare for the wedding. It's not like we're huge procrastinators, but it sure has been nice not worrying about rushing orders and plans to have a quick wedding. It has actually been quite relaxing. I'm hoping that because of this long planning phase our day will be stress-free (or as close as one can get on their wedding day!).
I suppose it is also good to get this semester under my belt before attempting the whole marriage thing. We'll be able to take a full week honeymoon and not have to come back to tests or classes! Super bonus! Actually, the more I look at the positives of our 6 1/2 month engagement the more I like it! (Not saying that short engagements aren't awesome, too, because I'm quite jealous of all you 3-month engaged-ers).
Hopefully these next couple of months will be exciting, enlightening,