Getting engaged is an official announcement of the intention to marry. With the acceptance of the marriage proposal, both partners express their will to marry each other. An engagement is therefore no more and no less than the public (not secret) announcement to marry each other.
Is engaged or got engaged?
The difference is explained in the link. Get is the inchoative form of be, so it already means come to be, or become; theres no difference. Both are grammatical rules of English, and neither one is more correct than the other.
What do you call someone who just got engaged?
Fiancé or fiancée? These two words are borrowed directly from French, in which language they have equivalent but gendered meanings: fiancé refers to a man who is engaged to be married, and fiancée refers to a woman.
Why do people get engaged?
The most important reason a couple gets engaged has traditionally been to prepare for marriage. For many couples, married life will be the first time they permanently live away from their parents home. The engagement period gives a couple time to save money and prepare for the wedding and their new life together.
Are you engaged after you propose?
When a proposal is accepted, the couple enters into an agreement to make a lifelong commitment to each other. Now that the happy couple is engaged, it is time to announce it to family, friends and the public.
How long can I stay engaged?
The average couple is engaged for 13 months, and we think thats a great timeframe if you can make it work. We recommend waiting about three weeks before jumping into wedding planning. This gives you time to revel in your engagement, but not too long so you dont lose momentum.