Getting engaged is a step closer to marriage, but it’s not the time to be lax about things. As a couple, you must show your dedication and commitment to staying true to your coming marriage vows.
The typical engagement period is longer than you might have thought. Based on 2013 data from Wedding Paper Divas, 40 percent of engaged couples wait between 13 and 18 months before getting married. Close to a quarter wait even longer, between 19 and 23 months. During this period, planning your wedding shouldn’t be your only focus.