I should think you could abstain for any amount of time that makes you comfortable. I personally didn't. But then we didn't have sex on our wedding night either lol For some ungodly reason the people followed us to our home and demanded we open all our wedding presents in front of them. So by the time we did all that and got all those insane idiots out of our house we only had a couple hours to sleep before we were leaving and Hubby was sooooooo drunk lol Honeymoon was fun though!
I don't really have an opinion, since my husband and I didn't wait for marriage. We spent quite a bit of time away, since he was in the Navy then, though. I'd say at least 3-4 months apart at a time, if not more.
I wouldn't abstain from sex, period.I fail to see how abstaining makes sex "special." Sex is a way that I can express my love to my partner, and if I'm not allowed to do that for whatever reason, I'm going to be sorely disappointed.
Eh, seems silly to me to abstain. Since sex is an important part of married life for many couples, it makes more sense to experiment together and see how well you go together in the sack before getting married.
As my grandmother once said on the subject: "You gotta take a test drive before you buy the car."
We waited for a whole month before our wedding to have sex. We screwed like bunnies before, but we decided to go the last month before to see if it would change anything or make it more fun. I didn't but it still made me feel a little romantic and old fashioned.
Take it from someone who knows. That abstinence-only crap ruins marriages. I waited with my wife until we got married and it wasn't until then that I find out she is not into any kind of sex other than me on top, don't do anything but tab-A into slot-B sex. We only have sex once a month, Worst decision in my life. Had I not waited I would have known that we were sexually incompatible right from the start.