So we’ve been engaged for almost 2 weeks now and we seem to be settling into the new title well. It is kind of weird to use the word fiance to someone you have referred to as “my boyfriend/girlfriend” or “my partner” for almost 4 years. Even stranger to say “husband/wife”! Yeow, I feel old. ;)
We haven’t yet decided on a date except that it will be in the latter part of May. Our actual anniversary of when we officially started dating is May 30th – so the closest to this date we can get. We toyed with the idea of getting married THIS May. We both aren’t big on the idea of a long engagement – I mean, if you made the decision, what the hell are you waiting for?! But, in a practical sense, it will have to be NEXT May. I’m really not keen on a 15 month engagement, but this will give us a chance to have the wedding paid in full and give all our out of province family & friends a chance to plan to come.
The extra money the extra time will bring will be a blessing. Although we are not keen on a long engagement, we are even LESS keen on a half-assed wedding. ;) I’m not saying it will be extravagant, because that is in neither of our personalities, but we want to be free to invite as many people we want and that everyone will be comfortable, well fed and well entertained!
Right now, we are just trying to contact our close family and friends with the news. It has proven to be more exhausting than I ever realized. Screw it — I’ll send out engagement announcement cards. ;) They can double as “save the date” cards anyway. Plus we are toying with the idea of an engagement party so…they may even be invitations.