Geting Hitched Quickly. Is This a New Trend?

The recent weddings that we’ve been invited to have been for friends who got engaged and planned their wedding in less than 6 months, several under 4 months. I’m not sure what is causing people to speed up their time lines but at least this year, our friends decided to have short engagements. Nope, no babies in sight either. I thought that, too but no one has been popping out a baby or showing a baby bulge. I’m not sure what the rationale is, and “the economy” has become the new “El Niño” so maybe I can blame it on the economy. :P

Source: US Magazine

OK, I wasn't invited to the Kardashian-Odom wedding, but you get what I mean. Source: US Magazine

Anyone have any thoughts? Are you finding the same trend with the weddings that you’re invited to?

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4 Responses to Geting Hitched Quickly. Is This a New Trend?

  1. auschick says:

    I find it common among Christian friends, but non-Christian friends typically have 1.5 year or longer engagements. Perhaps another reason is people wanting to get financial benefits as quickly as possible?

  2. monkey says:

    you got me all excited with that picture! why weren’t you at the Kardashian-Odom wedding??

  3. Scott says:

    Now that would make an interesting topic, what are the financial benefits of marriage and any misconceptions people may have of marriage and financial benefits?

  4. Heather says:

    I don’t know why the trend is, but I think it’s a good one. If you’re engaged, you might as well not waste any time; get married! It maintains the excitement and anticipation much more than telling your friends and family you’ll get married in 2 years. (That said, we were engaged a year because Colin was overseas…. :-P)

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