10 Reasons Why a Short Engagement Could Be Your Perfect Fit

French's Point Wedding
Published March 18th, 2015

You’ve met your perfect match, you’ve announced your engagement, and now it’s time to start planning your wedding! It’s an exciting prospect, but also a daunting one, filled with dozens of decisions about questions you may have never considered before. Here at French’s Point, we are here to help you through all of your wedding day questions and help make your dream wedding come true. And, contrary to popular belief, we believe that with our team here to back you up, a short engagement might just be the ideal way to make that dream come true.

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Think we’re crazy? Consider these benefits to having a short engagement:

You can escape engagement limbo and start living the married life you’ve been dreaming of. 

You’ve been thinking constantly of what married life will be like, so why prolong finding out and enjoying married bliss longer than necessary?

You can return to your normal work/life balance more quickly.

Between work, life, and play, it can be tough to work in the 9-15 hours a week on average that planning a wedding takes. Sure, it may seem like planning a wedding in a shorter time period might be even more stressful, but you can also return to your normal life more quickly. Plus, sometimes all that it takes to plan a magnificent wedding is to find the perfect planner, and at French’s Point, we are more than happy to assist you in finding all of the support that you need to make your dream wedding come together quickly and with as little stress as possible.

You’ll be able to avoid post-nuptial withdrawals.

When you’ve spent over a year of your life planning one event, it can be hard to let it go, and you may feel at a loss about what to do with your newfound free time after the wedding is over. If you plan you’re wedding quickly, though, you run less of a risk of the planning process becoming a standard part of your life.

You don’t have time to sweat the small stuff.

As a bride on a strict timeline, you have to learn to roll with the punches. And once you embrace that you simply don’t have time to worry about every tiny detail, things that would have vexed you for months during a long engagement will seem much less important, leaving you laid back and more at ease.

It’s a good decision-making exercise.

For the same reason that you won’t be able to worry about every detail, you also won’t have time to ponder extensively and waffle between options. As a couple on a 6-month or less timeline, you’ll learn to narrow down options quickly, evaluate the best course of action, and follow-through, useful skills in any life situation.

You’ll be more focused.

If you thrive on deadlines, then a short engagement might be perfect for you. Frequent deadlines will keep you organized and focused, and you won’t spend unnecessary time researching aspects of a wedding that will probably never apply to you. You also won’t have the luxury of putting things off. And at the end of a day full of decision-making, you’ll feel incredibly accomplished.

You’re partner might be more engaged in the wedding planning process.

Do you find yourself texting your partner multiple times to get their opinion on the latest color palette that you’ve found for your wedding? Or sending them the sites of seven different venues only to find out a week later that they still have not glanced at them? A short wedding timeline doesn’t allow for that. You may even find that your partner, who is normally so laissez-faire about life, is compelled to participate actively in the decision making when they know that it will be short. For example, just sit down together one night, and hammer out your entire guest list. Give yourself one week to revise it with additions or deletions, and then it’s done and set in stone.

Your guest list won’t change.

Our modern lives are busy ones filled with changes in jobs, hobbies, and even the cities or countries in which we live. Along with those changes come new sets of friends. With a short engagement, your list of who you would like to surround yourself with on your wedding day is less likely to change over the course of the engagement.

You’ll save on health insurance.

Generally, married couples have lower health insurance rates (after all, married couples are generally happier than single persons, and being happier is correlated to better long-term health!).

Many married couples save on taxes.

Not the most romantic reason to get married quickly, but a benefit is a benefit, and saving on taxes will most certainly add up over time.

Interested in finding out more about how French’s Point can help streamline your wedding process and make it the fun, stress-free event that you desire? Reach out to us today, and we’ll be happy to talk through your wedding plans with you!