(Closed) How do you classify a “mature” bride?

posted 7 years ago in 20 Something
  • poll: What do you classify as a "mature" bride?
    age 25-32 : (2 votes)
    4 %
    age 32-39 : (11 votes)
    19 %
    age 39+ : (36 votes)
    63 %
    I have a different definition - please indicate below : (8 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    6598 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Not 29 that’s for sure!!!!!

    I classify a mature bride really late 30s and up!

    Post # 4
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    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    IMHO, I think that mature brides are not classified by age. I am 23 and am getting married. Alot of people tell me that FI and me are very mature for our age. (he’s 24) We have always been considered by our friends and family as “old souls.”

    I think it depends on the person, i too am having an adults only reception just becuase i feel that weddings are not appropriate atmospheres for children. But again it’s just me.

    Mature brides com in all forms, shapes, and ages and i classify them as women who are empowered, driven, selfless, humble and aren’t selfish or bratty about every single thing in life although we all have our moments, but not in an overwhemling matter.

    Post # 5
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    5978 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I wouldn’t say under 30 is mature…well, you’re obviously mature enough to get married…but…you know what I mean!! I voted for 32-39 b/c I was thinking that getting past child bearing age is getting to be more mature.

    I think that with our parents (at least my parents), they got married at a younger age. My mom was only 21 when she got married and had all 3 of her kids by the time she was 30. I on the other hand was married at 27…I’m 29 now and still no kids. I think that things are a little different now. Women are waiting a little longer to get married (not all…but some are…), and I think that’s weird to our parents who may have gotten married really young.  

    Post # 6
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would say a “mature” bride is like, mid 30’s and up. And when you say the “feel” is different, I dunno, that sounds to me like a small but intimate ceremony with not really a party style reception. I think of VERY uber classy. Like a cocktail party that Audrey Hepburn would attend, haha.

    I think, really, your aunt meant it more like your wedding is less of a big fling with drinking and dancing (less crazy party). And I know that my parents got married “old” at 26 and 29 (ha!) but i’ve noticed that if you get married young, it’s more like, “young love/hope/new beginnings/starting out on their own for the first time” for the young couple. But when you are older, it’s a different feel I think.Because they haven’t quite lived as much as someone in their 30’s. Kinda like how we all say “oh, i’m mature and i’m 24 years old” but i know when i’m 30 i will look back and say, “not the same”.

    I know I’m not explaining this well. But i can understand it. There’s been different vibes from the weddings I’ve attended of 19 year old friends and those who are in their late 20’s.

    Oh I also think of those cute family wedding photos of the older couples (30’s/40’s and up) with their children in their wedding photos. Very cute.

    Post # 7
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    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    YOU are NOT a mature bride!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Post # 8
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    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Oh no!  Just let that one go, Goldilocks.. I’m the first woman in my family to go past 22 without being married, so I know EXACTLY what you’re talking about.  But do NOT let that dampen your spirits.  It’s your wedding and . . . wedding have changed a lot in the last decade or so, they’ve become more personalized, showing more of the couple’s personality. 

    Oh, I’m 37, my niece got hitched before me and there were fun family jokes about that one.  However, I still don’t consider myself a “mature bride.”  Whatever that means.

    Post # 9
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    5756 posts
    Bee Keeper

    People usually will say a ‘young bride’ is in their late teens,early 20’s, and a ‘mature bride’ is in their 30’s. I’ve never heard of any name for those in the middle of that range,tho. Older brides are in their 40’s, so at 29 I’d say you’re closer to being ‘mature’ than ‘young’. Nothing wrong with that!

    Post # 10
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    6664 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m only 28 and I felt like a mature bride. I felt ridiculous doing anything like a bouquet toss or garter toss, most of those things were left out of my wedding because I felt like we were too old for it. Two years ago we might have done it, but now that we’re approaching 30 it seems a little weird.

    Post # 11
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    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I feel like that’s just an attitude of some of the older generations (our parents, etc.) because when they were young it was much more common to get married really young. So, to them, getting married at 29 is considered an “older” age to get married. That’s just not how it is anymore, though!

    Post # 12
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    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Definitely not 29!  That’s how old I am.  I would consider a “mature bride” as someone having their first marriage at the age of 40 or later.

    Post # 13
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    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think this is an “old-fashioned” term. Things are different today. People get married much older than they used to. It’s an outdated term (or maybe I’m saying that becuase I’m 44…LOL). It’s kind of like saying once you are past 35 you are more likely to get hit by lightening than get married. Today, that is b.s.

    Post # 15
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    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I don’t classify anyone one as “mature” according to their age. How mature a person is, to me, classified by their behavior. Mature people are more responsible.

    Post # 16
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    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @moderndaisy: I had the same impression. I’m just at the point in my life when some of the traditions feel really ridiculous, and some of the bride pomp is even worse. I am a lawyer, not a princess, and I like it that way!

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