Dana + Tanner's 2.5-month engagement and Christ-centered wedding

Dana + Tanner's 2.5-month engagement and Christ-centered wedding
I came across Dana's original post about her Christ-centered love story and wedding day while scrolling Pinterest one night, and wrote her an email requesting an interview immediately afterward. Her words so beautifully reflect the heartbeat of what Taylor and I want A Short Engagement to be—a space that believes in "immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine" love stories written by a God who knows us better than we know ourselves; that celebrates alternative timelines and encourages couples through the quick wedding planning process; that shares continual reminders that the purpose of the planning isn't a party that's over and done with in 24 hours...it's a marriage that's meant to last a lifetime. 

6 Tips for Finding a Wedding Dress in 6 Months or Less

6 Tips for Finding a Wedding Dress in 6 Months or Less
Scratch that. The title should actually read, 6 Tips for Finding a Wedding Dress YOU LOVE in 6 Months or Less. You heard it here first, ladies. Planning a wedding in 6 months or less doesn't mean that you have to settle for a wedding gown that's just so-so.

How to Get Along With Your Mom When Planning Your Wedding

How to Get Along With Your Mom When Planning Your Wedding
I'm excited to be sharing words of wisdom from a very special guest blogger today: my mom, Ann! I LOVE my mom and we're very close. Naturally, she played a huge part in the planning process for my wedding—the "I couldn't have done it without her" statement definitely applies. With that said, my 4.5 month engagement was not without its share of ups, downs, and disagreements over the practicality of sending guests home with starfish-shaped bookmarks. I'd go into further detail, but my mom's already got it covered below. ;) Read on for HER thoughts about the most appropriate role for the mother of the bride + her top tips for working with your mom to plan a wedding (no arguments required)!

Short Engagement Story: Christine and Matthew's 7-Month Engagement

Short Engagement Story: Christine and Matthew's 7-Month Engagement
Every time I read a short engagement story, I'm reminded of why I'm such a big fan of saying "I do" sooner rather than later. Christine and Matthew...

How to Navigate a Short Engagement When Your Fiancé is Deployed

How to Navigate a Short Engagement When Your Fiancé is Deployed
I'm so excited to be featuring an interview with our friends Allison and Thomas today! We met through a church life group, and Taylor and I have w...

Unpopular Opinion: Being Engaged Isn't That Great

Unpopular Opinion: Being Engaged Isn't That Great
Well, the title of this post kind of says it all. Just in case you missed that part, though, here's an unpopular opinion for you: Being engaged isn...

How I Knew My Husband Was The One

How I Knew My Husband Was The One
"When you know, you know."I'd heard it so many times before, but I never understood it until the knowing actually happened."What do you mean, I'll...

Short Engagement Conversations: "Do you know what you're getting into?"

Short Engagement Conversations: "Do you know what you're getting into?"
"But...do you know what you're getting into?" To say this question (whether it was actually verbalized or just implied) bugged me when we were pl...

2018 Winter Wedding Ideas + Month-Of Checklist (and 2 free phone wallpapers!)

2018 Winter Wedding Ideas + Month-Of Checklist (and 2 free phone wallpapers!)
2018 is HERE, which means that January + winter weddings are coming in HOT despite the super cold temps! With that in mind, here's a short list of ...

Prince Harry is Having a Short Engagement (and you totally can too)

Prince Harry is Having a Short Engagement (and you totally can too)
Unless you've been under a rock for the past few weeks, you've heard the news: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged! And guess what? It's goi...

The First Steps You Should Take After Getting Engaged

The First Steps You Should Take After Getting Engaged
It's officially engagement season, y'all! With that said, I don't need a crystal ball to tell you exactly what your future holds: Soon and very so...

A Short Engagement Doesn't Equal a Bun in the Oven

A Short Engagement Doesn't Equal a Bun in the Oven
There was a question that lingered at the back of my mind throughout our short engagement that I'm 99% sure other brides-to-be planning weddings i...
Karley

Meet & Greet

Hi, I'm Karley—former speedy bride, current happy wife, and author of How to Plan Your Wedding in Six Months or Less. My husband and I planned our wedding in just 4.5 months, and we love helping other couples navigate through the speedy wedding planning process. We believe in short engagements and forever marriages, and credit our love story to 1 John 4:19. Happy planning!

Instagram: @ashortengagement


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