Post # 1
I’m 20 and my fiance is 22. I turn 21 five days after the wedding while we’re on our honeymoon in Disney!
Any suggestions for what to do for my birthday? After all, it’s the big 21…
Also, on a semi-unrelated note – how do you respond to rude comments on how young you are to be getting married? My fiance and I have dated for 6 years, and we know that it’s time for us to be together, but it’s frustrating to try to communicate that.
Post # 3
Haha, well, Disney has lots and lots of drinks… my favorite places are Downtown Disney, which has a great margarita bar and is so fun to stroll through and go on the boats, etc, at night. Epcot is also great – the British pub has a really fun atmosphere, and each country has their take on alcohol. France has great wines that you can sample. They also have this sparkling vodka that’s really good. And if you want to get really pricey, the California Grill has great wines as well.
As for the age thing… who have you been getting comments from? I thought we’d get a lot more, but so far they’ve only been from people who don’t know us. I just say, “well, when you’ve been together as long as we have, it feels like we waited forever!’ or something like that. We haven’t had any family say anything negative about our age. It’s mostly vendors, etc, and at that point I just think that they’re being unprofessional and don’t need my business.
Post # 4
I would say just go out to a nice special dinner. I really am not a fan of the normal 21st birthday things because I hate being drunk and think it is sort of dumb to get sloppy all over yourself. You might have problems ordering drinks if you don’t have your new license. My old license was upright and the ones after 21 are horizontal so they might just look at your license and see that it is under 21 and not serve you even if you are past your birthday.
As for the age thing, just ignore it. My husband and I were married when we were 21/22 and were dating since our junior year in high school. Our families were fine with us getting married and that’s all that mattered to us.
Post # 5
So exciting! I second lilyfaith: there are tons of opportunities in Disney to celebrate your 21st and your honeymoon!
Also, about the age thing, I know it’s easier said than done, but just try to ignore it. People make those comments not because you have a problem, but because they have a problem. Just remind yourself that you’re in love, getting married, and that it’s right. 🙂 That’s all that matters!
Post # 6
Yes.. make sure to save some energy and room in your tummy for the down town disney area =]
Also make sure to go to the information booth at disney and ask them for a newlywed button as well as a happy birthday button .. Husband and I got loads of free treats while wearing the buttons!
Post # 7
Aww that is just adorable! Im also a young bride, I would be 2 months away from 20 and My FI 21. What ever it is you do, I hope you have a wonderful time.
Post # 8
How fun!! I’m sure you’ll have a fabulous 21st birthday that you’ll never forget! *And PS – We’re almost date twins! Can you believe this weekend is the 6 week mark?!*
As for responding to rude comments regarding your age, I second what lilyfaith said. Both FI and I are 21, but we’ve been dating since we were 13. We really haven’t gotten any rude comments – Our family and friends have mostly said, “It’s about time!” I just don’t understand people who do judge young brides like that, though – When you’re committed to spending the rest of your life with someone, why does age matter?
Post # 9
If you are looking for a wonderful restaurant near Disney you should try Seasons 52 – the menu changes 4 times a year based on what is in season and everything is locally grown. It is awesome! They have a great wine selection too. Also, since youll be on your honeymoon (and with just your husband) I wouldnt go out and get sloppy. Save that for when you are back home with your friends! I have heard that the Universal boardwalk is really fun. A fun thing to do on your birthday is go to the liquor store and buy alcohol legally for the first time! It is an awesome feeling!!! And dont worry about the license thing. Bouncers/bartenders/liquor store cashiers dont just look at how the ID looks but they also look at your birthday. Usually they have something that says “if you are born after this date you cant buy alcohol” so you will be just fine. If you do get turned down or whatever just tell them it is your birthday and to please take a closer look! Make sure you have a second form of ID with you (credit card, student ID, etc) just in case they ask you to prove it.
Have so much fun!!!!!!! ANd drink lots of water!!! And take 2 advil before you start to drink! (NOT TYLENOL!!!!!!!!!)
Post # 10
I think just walking around from bar to bar or whatever at Disney and sampling a nice variety of drinks would be super fun…not to mention you’re on your honeymoon and with your guy! What could be a better 21st than that? I also have to agree with MissAsB that I’m not really into the sloppy, drunk 21. I think a nice restaurant, sampling a variety of drinks and just taking it easy is the best…that way you remember it too and you don’t feel like hell in the morning.