Post # 1
I’ve always wondered this, because it seems people talk about these “young bride” statistics and it never is clear where the cut-off for ‘young’ is. 18? 20? 23? 25? 28? I’ve never considered myself a “young bride” but the other day someone said “Wow, you’re getting married already? Aren’t you a bit young?” I was caught off-guard a bit because yes, I am still young in the grand scheme of things, but I will be 25 when I get married and my Fiance will be 5 days shy of 27. Personally I think I’m getting married at a pretty common age… but I really don’t know.
As for me, I don’t really know what I consider a “young bride”. I guess 22 and below would be “young bride”. Not to be confused with “too young to be a bride”, as that is a different subject itself. So, how about you? What do you consider to be a “young bride”.
Edit: All options are ‘and below’ just too lazy to type it all out. Figured the meaning was implied. 🙂
Edit 2: Fiance just pointed out that I’ll be 25 in a month… why do I feel like I am all of a sudden getting old? (Just a random “thought”)
Post # 3
I think it’s definitely an area-specific thing. Where I live and especially in my religion (LDS), 18 is young, 19 is pretty young but not unheard of, 20-21 is more typical. I’m 19 and haven’t had a single comment on my age. It’s just the norm.
Post # 4
I think under 23 is young. But where I live the average age to get married is 19-24. If your older then 23, 24 and not married… people talk and you better have some good excuse why you haven’t tied the knot.
Post # 5
@gangqinjia: agreed. I’m 20 and I only had 2 people who I actually know in person ( bee’s told me all the time) that I was to young and neithr of them are LDS.
Post # 8
19 and younger is too young, unless they are planning on a long engagement and the wedding is a few years away.
Post # 9
@wbg21: a young Bride to me is between 19-25 but thats just me
Post # 10
22 and under is young to me. But young also doesn’t mean bad to me, it just depends on the people involved.
I am 27, will be 28 when we get married.
Post # 11
I got engaged at 21 and I will be married at 23. Fiance got engaged at 26 and will get married at 28. I don’t think I’m a “young” bride but to me, age doesn’t mean a damn thing. It’s all about maturity.
Post # 12
@gangqinjia: I agree, location and religion play a big factor I think. Around here though, you’ll see a few 18-22s getting married, then 24-27 the number really shoots up.
Post # 13
24 or under. I live in Utah, so I see all the 20 year old brides too. Usually they get suspiscious if you are 25 and not married here.
Post # 14
16-23, but that’s not a judgement. i have several friends who were married in that age group and are still married. this was 26-28 years ago.
Post # 15
@NAvery: Oh no, certainly not! There is a difference between being “too young” and “young”. I consider myself a young professional, so I guess it wouldn’t be that far a stretch to consider myself a young bride.
Now, I’m sure we’d get some interesting replies if the comment was based on “What do you consider to be an ‘old’ bride.” Hehe.
Post # 16
I’d consider about 23 to be a young bride but I have had friends get married at 22 and 23. I think the norm in my area is about 25-27 to be married but it’s not abnormal at all to be in your early 30s here.