Post # 1
For you personally, when do you think you’d start feeling like you were “too old” to be a bride? At what point would you mentally start to get concerned that you weren’t married?
Remember this is just for your personal life and goals – not how you feel about society in general.
Post # 3
I voted 35-38 because I would be concerned about getting pregnant. Otherwise, I wouldn’t feel concerned, say if I already had children.
Post # 4
@mscuppycake: I never planned on getting married, so never? I never wanted kids, so I didn’t really have a “time frame.” I think it’s different for women that want to start families.
Post # 5
I put 39, but I’m not sure that is exactly true. I would start getting worried by my midthirties because kids are apart of my life plan, and I know it gets harder then. At the same time, I don’t think there is really a “too old” to be a bride. I would probably have a less elebrate wedding in my late 30s, but my cousin got married at 39 and was still a very lovely bride. Her wedding was smaller, and less elbrate, but I really dont’ think there is a too old.
My “goal” (not sure what else to call it) was to get married at 30, which I’m 3 years ahead of schedule on.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I’ve been married and divorced and I am now remarried so I don’t really think there is an age where you are too old to get married. My grandfather remarried after my grandmother died and he and his bride were both in their 70s.
Post # 7
I don’t think I would ever feel to old to be a bride. If sobering were to happen to my husband and I found someone I love at 70, you better believe I would be marrying them and I wouldn’t be worrying about if I was too old.
Post # 8
@mscuppycake: I think 80 year old couples getting married are so cute ! You’re never too old to love, be loved and celebrate your love. Love doesn’t care about age, love is the most powerful feeling in the world and it’s what makes our life worth living. What a sad world it would be if you weren’t allowed to love passed a certain age.
Post # 9
Never too old! I went to my great uncle’s wedding two years ago and it was ADORABLE!!!
Post # 10
I don’t know honestly. DH and I began dating at 16, and got married fairly young. Too young was always our concern, not too old. Based purely on age though, I might begin to feel worried that I would never get married at around 30-35. Many people get married in their early 20s around here though, so that has a lot to do with it. It’s not that I think that is too old, I just think I might start worrying then.
Post # 11
Love can come at any age!! You are NEVER too old for love. Now if you are asking about being married vs having a wedding, I think that things should be scaled back a little the older you get. Absolutely nothing wrong with a 50 year old bride (my aunt got married last year at 56) but a 50 year old bride in a princess gown will raise a few eyebrows, including both of mine.
Post # 12
Never too old! I can’t believe some people voted 24-25…
Post # 13
No one is ever too old to be a bride.
Post # 14
I voted 30 for me but that is just because of my personal place in life. We’ve been together 4+ years now, I’m 25 this year and I feel like if I had to wait until I was 30 at this point, I’d feel “old” so to speak. But that’s because I’m getting ready to get this show on the road!
Had things gone differently, who knows!
Post # 15
@mscuppycake: The “I want children” side of me would say the 40-ish range would feel ‘too old’, but then the logical side of me knows that woman do have children past 40, and heck, can have children before finding marriage if they so choose. Thus, putting me in ‘the never too old’ camp!!
I will be a bride at 32, and although hindsight is 20/20, am really thankful to be a little bit ‘older’, because I saw and learned so many things from my twenty-something bride friends in related to wedding planning, that I feel the process for me is really kinda ‘easy!’
Post # 16
@mscuppycake: I never felt too old to be a bride (granted, I’m only 29) but I will say that I spent most of my twenties wondering if there was something wrong with me that I wasn’t finding the right guy. I think a lot of it had to do with my situation–SOOOO many of my friends married young that I felt like the odd ball out, and like I was constantly being left behind. Oddly enough I didn’t meet FI until I was honestly in a place where I was happy on my own and didn’t even really care to meet anyone.
While I don’t feel like an “old” bride, I have had a number of strange comments about my age. Things along the lines of needing to buy a dress that was “age appropriate” (meaning, the consultant thought I was too old for a traditional princess ballgown), I’ve been told I’m too old to have a bridal shower (because I should have my “act together by now”) and TONS of comments about how I need to start trying for a baby immediately because apparently my ovaries are about to shrivel up and die.
People are CRAZY. I’ve seen so many threads on here about how young brides catch a lot of flack, too. It’s like people are just trying to find reasons to judge and no matter what you do people will have an opinion. But seriously – who cares?
There is no such thing as being too old to be a bride. Love comes at different times for different people, and everyone –“young” brides, “old” brides, EVERYONE –deserves to celebrate in whatever way they want to 🙂