We’d planned on having a reasonably short engagement of probably no more than a year, but then circumstances intervened (my fiance became ill and we decided to set up a business), so by the time we get married we’ll have been engaged for just over three years, and will have been together for just over six.
The more I chat to other engaged couples, though, the more convinced I become that there is no "norm" now – and probably no "right" or "wrong" length of engagement either. We’re getting married at the right time for us (although I sometimes wish we’d waited until we were richer, if only so that I could have bought the Tiffany & Co ring in the picture. Then again, we’d have been waiting a very long time if we’d made that our aim, I suspect!) – we’ve had more than enough time to enjoy being engaged, and now we’re looking forward to being married. What about you? How long was your engagement?