What is "too old" for you?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: For me, I might start to feel the "too old" sensation at around age
    21-23 : (1 votes)
    0 %
    24-25 : (3 votes)
    1 %
    26-27 : (7 votes)
    3 %
    28 : (8 votes)
    3 %
    29 : (4 votes)
    2 %
    30 : (32 votes)
    13 %
    31 : (3 votes)
    1 %
    32-34 : (19 votes)
    8 %
    35-38 : (51 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
    8388 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @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
    2792 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • 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
    6449 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    @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
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Never too old! I went to my great uncle’s wedding two years ago and it was ADORABLE!!!

    Post # 10
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    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
    339 posts
    Helper bee

    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.Smile

    Post # 12
    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Never too old!  I can’t believe some people voted 24-25…

    Post # 13
    724 posts
    Busy bee

    No one is ever too old to be a bride.

    Post # 14
    1372 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    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
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @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
    185 posts
    Blushing bee

    @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 🙂

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