Post # 1
I am a young bride, and I was wondering if there were many other young brides out there. And how what did they experience when telling their family and friends. And just anything else you would like to share!
Post # 3
I’m 25.. I was 24 when we got engaged. When we told our familes… the reaction wasn’t has happy as we wanted it to be. My mom smiled and said i’m so happy for you but I guess I just wanted her to be giddy and jumping up and down! FMIL was just like we had no idea … he didn’t even tell us. His dad was just like… you better finish school first! They didn’t expect it!
My family and his family adjusted very well. My mom is giving us a wedding back in my hometown and his family is giving us a wedding here in his hometown (our current city)
Post # 4
I’m 23 and my fiance is 24. We will be 25 and 26 when we get married. Our families have been nothing but supportive, probably because we have been together for 7.5 years and we own a house together, so they’ve had a while to warm up to the idea! 😉
Post # 5
I’m 21, I was 20 when I got engaged a few months ago. My FI is 25. My family had no issue with it. My father was concerned about school initially, but I graduated with my bachelors a year before I got engaged, and he knows I’m going to finish up a masters. So they’re happy b/c I’m happy.
Post # 6
I’m 23, FI is 22, we’ll be 24 & 23 when we get married. Neither of our families had any problem with it (Mine actually said, “It’s about time”). They are excited for us and know that even though we’re young, we’re happy 🙂
Post # 7
I was technically 20 when I got engaged. It was the day before my 21st. And we got married 2 1/2 months after I turned 22. So I definately fall into that young bride category. But I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Post # 8
I’m 22. My fiance is 24. I never thought I would get married this early, but I’ll be done with school and I am blessed enough to find my soulmate at such an early age.
Post # 9
I got engaged when I was 23 and will be married at 24. My family was well aware our engagement was coming.
Post # 10
We got engaged when I was 21, and while people were excited when I told them, my parents were not as much, wanting me to finish school first. His family was excited, but he was also the first in the family to get married, where I’m the last (and the youngest, both others were 27+ when they got married). Once they found out we were going to wait, they were more excited for us.
Now, we didn’t get married until I was 24 (3 1/2 year long engagement) and didn’t even start planning the wedding until I was 24 (just started looking at venues before, but were iffy on what we were doing).
Post # 11
I was 21 when we got engaged and when we got married and I recently turned 22. My DH was 25 when we got married, recently turned 26. Both of our families were really supportive and REALLY excited! We’re both mature for our age though and have been completely financially independent of our families for a few years so I’m sure that had a lot to do with it.
Post # 12
I’m 25 and we got engaged when I was 24 and my old fart FI was 26. I will be 25 when we get married and he will be 28. I think our families knew it was coming bceause they were kind of like “oh, alright.”
Post # 13
I am 20 now, and will be 21 when I get married next year. I am finished with school, and have my Bachelors degree. Both of our families are really happy for us, we’ve been together since we were 17, and are currently living together.
Post # 14
I’m 22 and my fiance is 24. He will be 25 when we get married and I will almost be 23. My family was very supportive, they just wanted to me finish school first, which I am in December! I am from the South, so it is pretty common for people to get married at a younger age.
Post # 15
I was 20 when we got engaged..and I will be 21 when we get married (in 10 days!) His family was very supportive, but it took mine a little bit to warm up to the idea. Now, they are both so happy for us!
Post # 16
I’m 20 and he’s 21…we’ll be married when If I’m around 22/23 and he’s 23/24 ish. My mom was fine with it (she’s very unjudgmental). My dad is fine as long as I go to school (for some reason, he was afraid I’d drop out? I’m not sure what that has to do with anything…my fiance is extremely supportive of my education and would be upset at me if I did drop out). My grandma is fine with it.
They just want me to make sure I have a career…which is hilarious because I’m the only one out of my family with their head on straight.
His family already considers me a part of theirs and tell me all the time how much they love having me be a part of their family 🙂
I think that as long as you’re making an educated decision, it shouldn’t matter how old you are. Plenty of older people make dumb decisions and marry awful people all the time. The most annoying people to tell are coworkers/some people at college. A few college students act like I’m an alien because I have a ring on my finger lol. They also think I’m a freshman.