Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald tied the knot at a private ranch in Malibu, Calif. on Sunday.  The Twilight star and former American Idol season 10 contestant 27 told UsMagzine.com, “We couldn’t be happier!  [We were] surrounded by our family and friends.  We’re so glad this day has come!”  Reed and McDonald first met at the premiere of Little Red Riding Hood and after two months of dating, they were engaged in June.  McDonald admitted to MTV News that Reed is the perfect girl for him.  “She’s amazing.  She’s the perfect girl.  We fit each other; when you know, you know, and she’s the one.”

What are the advantages of a short engagement?

Cupid’s Advice:

Some women plan for their wedding from the time they’re children to the time they’re ready to get married.  When the time comes, they typically indulge in at least another year to plan.  Here are three reasons why to cut the planning process short:

1. Less stressful: Having less time to focus on minor details, such as favors, the planning process won’t be too hectic.

2. Less procrastinating: The more time you have, the more you’ll procrastinate.  Less time means you’ll work harder and faster on making your big day magical.

3. Smaller weddings: Weddings are often small with only close friends and family when you rush to pull your wedding day together, which creates a more intimate affair.

Why do you prefer a short or long engagement?  Share your thoughts below.