My fiance and I got engaged in May and are thinking of getting married in June 2015 (2 years and 1 month after our engagement). When we tell people 2015 they look at us like we're crazy and ALWAYS ask why not next year. We'll be paying for most of the wedding ourselves and want to have time to save up the money. From what I've heard it's best to book a date a year in advance and we are not comfortable setting a date for next year not knowing if we'll have the money we need by then. People keep telling us to do something cheap and simple and giving their opinions on the best way to do that which is also getting annoying. We know what we want and how to go about it in an affordable way but it adds up quickly. We just want to know we have enough to cover everything and have extra in case of last minute emergencies. For some reason that seems to be a hard concept for people to understand. I'm annoyed with all the questions about when and why and I am I tired of explaining every time. I don't know why everyone else is in a rush for us to get married. If it doesn't bother us, it shouldn't bother them. Is anyone else out there planning a long engagement and do you have to deal with these questions also? What have you found to be the best way to deal with them?