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I’m not trying to say that I think it’s no big deal if a 19 year old gets married. I completely understand that most 19 year olds are in no way ready for a commitment like marriage. However, I also feel that many 30 year old aren’t ready to be married either. It’s a case by case basis.
My husband was 20 when we married. We did not live together before marriage, but both of us had lived on our own and had stable careers. We both have always been “old souls” and just felt like we’d gotten our lives together quickly.
Lots of people judged us for getting married so young. And I respected their viewpoints. However, the people who knew us best, our friends and family, were confident that we were right for each other and supported us 100%. I will always be eternally grateful to the them.
So young brides, it can work. Just wanted to share!
Post # 3
Congrats on your anniversary! That’s amazing! 😀
Post # 4
@lavenderstone: Not a young Bride myself (I’ll be 27 when we marry), but I wanted to congratulate you and your DH! Being married isn’t always easy, no matter how old you are when you get married.
Post # 5
@lavenderstone: Congratulations! That is wonderful. May your eight happy years become eighty 🙂 I try not to judge young brides and grooms. I was 30 when I married, but it was fast, and people judged us for that. It just goes to show though, true love doesn’t worry about what everyone else thnks 🙂
Post # 6
@lavenderstone: These days, 8 years is a big deal, regardless of age! Happy anniversary!
As a younger bride (23), I get a lot of flack from people who don’t know me for getting married so young. It certainly gets annoying, but like you, I have always been an “old soul.” The people who know FI and I best are 100% supportive, which is really great. I feel terrible when a young bride comes here with an issue but people automatically write her off because she is young. She could be having the same issue as a 30 year old, hand handling it the same way, but people will still blame the entire issue on her age and maturity.
Post # 7
Congratulations on your anniversary! That’s so great that your friends and family supported your decision. 🙂
Post # 8
I suppose I could have married FI when we were 19. We had been together 3 years at that point, but it would have been mistake for us. Neither of us had careers, although we had been living together a couple years at that point.
Now we’re 26 and newly engaged. I’m glad we have waited this long and will continue to wait.
Post # 9
FH and I got engaged when we turned 19, getting married in 5.5 months at age 22 (: I love being able to get married young so I can start our family young.
How long were you together before getting married? By the time we are married it will be over 8 years!
Post # 10
Thank you so much for all the congratulatory messages guys, I’m excited for our anniversary this year and am hoping to plan a special surprise weekend away 🙂
@Brace2014: My husband and I met as kids (age 10 and 11) as our uncles are old friends. But there was a gap where we didn’t see each other until about age 17 and 18. We ran into each other at a mutual friend’s wedding and hit it off right away. We pretty much dated right after that and got married 1 year and 11 months afterwards. I was 1 month shy of my 20th birthday on my wedding day. I look back on that time in our lives with such fondness, and I wouldn’t change a thing!
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
Yay congrats! 😀 we also got married at 19 & 20
Post # 12
@lavenderstone: Congratulations! We celebrate 11 years together this year (we will be 26 and 28), but will be married for one year at that point. We could have married sooner, but it made more sense for us to wait.
Post # 13
@lavenderstone: we got married at 19 & 20 too, except he was 19 and I was 20. Thank you for the inspirational story. We haven’t had many people comment on our age, per say, but we had plenty of people ask me when I was due! Apparently the only reasonable excuse for us being married so young was that I was knocked up. It was actually pretty humorous. I didn’t really care what people assumed about our marriage, but to just come right out and ask like that just seemed rude.
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2016 - Highfield House, Stanley, Tasmania
Congratulations, you sound so happy together!
Post # 15
OP, what careers did you have at such a young age?
Post # 16
@CurlyCue: That’s a good question! I’m a dental assistant, and I worked for a prosthodontist. My husband is a certified Tool and DIe maker. We both took accelerated college programs and were very lucky to get the jobs we had. Now I’m a stay at home mom 🙂