Friday, August 29, 2014
After giving her the Cento diamond ring for your engagement, now what? How long does an engagement be to keep a healthy relationship, not the least, prepare your finances for the wedding? Although there’s no definite rule on engagement periods, the general idea is that it’s the preparation for wedding, which is to say, don’t be engaged forever. Around the sixties, seventies, and eighties, engagement lasted between three to five months, just enough time to arrange wedding plans. But today, it can mean years. Our advice? Don’t wait too long to make the relationship cross over to the big day. It’s the level of commitment between the parties that makes engagement work. After all, asking her hand and accepting his request is already the manifestation that you both want to get married. Why wait?
Cento is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.