Post # 1
There are so many threads for 21 year olds here…but there lots of us in our late 20s who don’t have the worries of finishing school or rebelling against parents who think we’re too young.
I’ll be 29 when I get married next year (been engaged for about 2 weeks) and FI is 31 now, will be 32 on wedding day. For me it’s the perfect age, plus a lot of my friends are still unmarried so I don’t get the sense that I’ll be that old compared to my circle.
So I want to hear from other late 20s brides who have their education, finances, and career right and excited about the future being a Mrs!
Post # 3
I’m currently 29 and my SO is 30. We’re planning on getting engaged very soon and married next summer when he’ll be 32 and I’ll be 30.
I think waiting this long is perfect for us. I was far too codependant in my last relationship and now I feel so much more confidence in myself and our relationship. My SO has made a lot of “20 year old mistakes” and has finally settled down into working on saving, paying off debts and furthering his education.
I fully believe had we met a year ago, he would have been “too immature” and I would have been far too needy!
Post # 4
I’m 29, about to turn 30! He’s 34. We’ll be 31 and 35 when we get married.
Post # 5
I am 28, FI is 30. I will be 29 a couple weeks after our June Wedding…
Post # 6
Im 27 and my FI is 30! We have been engaged for 9 months and are getting married in June! We have been together for almost two years.
We are both well educated. He is an engineer and I have a degree in political science and hope to get my masters in human resources after we are married, before children if possible. If not, that’s ok too!
I was engaged when I was 21 and I was too young to get married which is why it didnt work out. God had a bigger and brighter plan for me. I am so glad I waited. Now being a little older I appreciate the meaning of marriage and understand what a relationship takes and how to build a strong ground for both! I am glad I didnt get married at such a young age!
Post # 7
Present! 28 now, and I will be 29 when we get married. I married the first time at 21, and this time, it’s such a different experience (and one I much prefer!). Parents could care less, FI and I are footing the bill, we’re more focused on work/our kids than wedding planning… there’s much more balance in life these days and I like it.
Post # 8
I’m a tiny bit younger than you – 26 – and my FI just turned 27. We’re both done with school, living on our own, full-time jobs… the whole shebang.
I can’t wait!
Any of you ladies thinking about kids in the near future? I always thought I wanted my first by 30, but that’s a lot closer than it used to be!
Post # 9
My FI is 28 and I will be 28 is July before our August wedding!
Gah! When did I reach my “late” 20’s lol!
Post # 10
27 ! FI is 29! I’ll be 28 when we get married! Started dating when I was 20.
Sooooo ready to get hitched! Its a good feeling being able to pay for everything ourselves! It feels good to know that everything in life is perfectly in place, no?!
Post # 11
@LadyBear: I know what you mean! I’d have to get pregnant before the wedding in order to have a baby in my 20s. But I have my masters and am settled in my career, and I would have always had regrets about not acheiving those things.
Post # 12
Hooray for late 20s! I’m currently 29, getting married in less than 2 months (eek!!) and will be 30 in september. FI is 29, turning 30 in March of next year. (I’m an older woman – by like 6 months haha)
Although we met in college and dated for most of it, it was important to me to enjoy my 20s and be a city girl – I loved my independence of going out with my ladies, but also really valued our time together in the evenings. We didn’t move in together until last year, and he proposed 6 weeks after that 🙂 While it’s not bad AT ALL to get married younger, for me personally, the timing was so perfect and I was ready (though still wonderfully surprised).
Post # 13
I’ll be 28 when we get married, he’ll be 32.. I think it’s a perfect age! We own our home, have full-time jobs, already have a dog (he’s like having a child!).. we’ve lived together for 2 1/2 years, so we know what we’re getting into. My parents are still paying for most of the wedding, but being older I feel like they take me seriously & aren’t trying to push their opinions or thoughts on us. I maybe would of liked to be married a few years early, just for the sake of having babies.. but oh well.. And in NO WAY do I feel like an “older bride,” I can keep up with those youngsters still 😉
Post # 14
@LadyBear: FI and I were just talking about this. We had said that we wanted kids by the time I turned 30 but we just bought a beautiful new home and are really just getting started in our new life so kids may be on hold for another year or two after that! If we have kids by the time we are 35 Ill be a happy camper!
Post # 15
I was 28 & he was 27 when we were married. I think it was good we both waited & got our wild part of our 20’s out of the way. I was still in college, so that was stressful… & I don’t think we will have kids for another 3 years or so.
Post # 16
Here I am! I’m 26 will be 27 by the time we are married. We are getting married on FI b-day he will be 31. FI has a degree already and in the career of choice, I returning student will be graduating next year and have a pretty decent job. FI and I are paying for our wedding with little help from parents. We feel pretty good about it too :-). We want to have our first child by 30 I will be all finished with school. We have also been together for 3 years next month