I have a lot to say about why a long engagement worked for us, but one challenge I never thought about was that with a two-year engagement, that leaves plenty of time for me to completely forget about very important, time-sensitive tasks. Let me tell you a funny little story: I call it “The Time My Long Engagement Caused Me to Lose the Ability to Perform Basic Math.” (I’m still working on the title.)
Around the beginning of December, Mr. T and I went out for a celebratory dinner. We were celebrating the end of my clinical fieldwork rotation, Mr. T’s new job, our six-year dating anniversary, and the six-month mark before our wedding. It was so coincidental that all of these occasions occurred around the same point in time! It wasn’t until several weeks later, around the new year, that I realized that wasn’t actually the six months till our wedding date—it was the five months till our wedding date. Six months had come and gone, and I still had not decided on my bridesmaids’ look. Oops.