How old were you when you first attended a wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How old were you at your first wedding?
    Under 5 years old : (87 votes)
    44 %
    5-12 : (83 votes)
    42 %
    13-18 : (15 votes)
    8 %
    19-21 : (11 votes)
    6 %
    22-35 : (4 votes)
    2 %
    36-50 : (0 votes)
    Over 50 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6279 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i was 4 and the flowergirl. my brother was 1 and was invited to the wedding, but my parents decided he was too young to attend and left him at my grandmother’s house with a babysitter. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee

    @HonoraryNerd:  honestly I don’t remember.  Probably between 7-10 but I am very unsure. I may have gone younger but don’t recall.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1611 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I was 4 or 5, but only remember it through pictures… My first one that I remember, I was 22 >,<

    Post # 6
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    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I think I was around 2 when I went to my cousin’s wedding.

    Post # 7
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    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @HonoraryNerd:  I was flower girl in my cousins wedding when I was 8.  My mom made my dress which as an awful confection of peach satin and polka dot overlay,  proving once again that the 80s weren’t kind to fashion.  My gift for being in the wedding was a little diary in a ‘locked’ box.  I only remember it because that was the first diary I ever had and I’m still keeping a diary 25 years later.  BTW – bad fashion does not mean a bad marriage, they are still happily married and have two amazing sons.

    Post # 8
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    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I was in my Aunt’s wedding when I was 4, I don’t know if I attended any weddings before that because I don’t remember! LOL. My brother was a newborn at that same wedding.

    I had an intern this summer working for me who is 21 and never attended a wedding.

    Post # 9
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    1112 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I was pretty young and can only remember bits of it. It was at the bride’s parents house, and they lived on a lake. I’m not sure if it was actually the same day but I remeber going fishing on that lake.

    Post # 10
    Member
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I was a flower girl at the age of 4 or 5 for my aunt which was SO FUN.  

    Post # 11
    Member
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

    @HonoraryNerd:  Haha – that’s me.  I still haven’t been to a wedding.  Mine will be my first – so 26 for me.

    Post # 12
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    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I went to my mother’s best friend’s wedding when I was 4. There’s a picture of me giving them one of those silver foil horseshoes for good luck. I appear to be dressed like a junior member of the Royal Family! Of the wedding itself I remember precisely nothing though.

    Post # 14
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    6023 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I was like 18 or 19. Not that I wasn’t invited to weddings as a kid…there just weren’t any friends or family that got married until I got older.

    Post # 15
    Member
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I was 2 or so.  It was a Cousin’s Wedding, and I have vague memories.  Lol, mostly because they had a Limbo Dance cause of her Hubby’s heritage at the Reception, I was intrigued by that element.  Thought it was uber-cool then, and still do now.

    In my lifetime (I am over 50), I’d say I’ve been to dozens of Weddings.  A good number as both a kid and an adult.

    I have a lot of older cousins, so we were always invited, BUT even then it was very common for there to be “restrictions” on what kids participated in (so despite what some claim here on WBee this isn’t a new trend at all)

    Most of the time, we got to go to the Wedding Ceremony * and sometimes to Dinner, occasionally to the whole shebang (Ceremony – Dinner – and Dance)

    Definitely spent my share of Wedding Receptions tho being baby-sat back in a Hotel Room with a bunch of other kids / cousins

    I am not scared.  Lol

    *NOTE – Altho I understand the modern Bride’s concern about having kids at the Ceremony… I also feel that if you marry in a Church in particular, it is RUDE not to invite kids (intentionally).  As it is a Church, a public place of worship, IMO it is pretty “out there” to think one can restrict a house of God from welcoming one and all.  That definitely seems wrong to me.  (Marrying on private property… then ya, I can see the argument more).

    On the otherhand, I do get a Bride’s concerns… more now than ever before Guests can be truly RUDE too… in so much as their are some who don’t take responsibility for their kids.  If your kid is really little, you need to sit in the back close to a door / getaway spot.  If your kids are young, you need to explain to them the need to be quiet.  And that they cannot run around etc.  (yes folks this means you may have to CONTROL your children, or make the choice to leave / sacrifice your own comfort for others)

     

    Post # 16
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    2042 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @HonoraryNerd:  I was in my uncles wedding I was 6 or so as a flower girl with my cousin.  But that is the last one I went to until I was in High school.  Including the two in high school, I am almost 26 now, I have been to 5 weddings… Not many.   

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