Post # 1
And has it made any difference in your wedding planning? We are both the youngest in our families and unfortunately as a result no one is overly excited about our engagement/wedding. That is actually why I joined weddingbee last June if you check out my first post! I was so fed up with the lack of enthusiasm or even recognition that I got engaged.
But what about others – are you the oldest/youngest/middle/only child? And how has that impacted your plans?
Post # 3
I’m the oldest and it s*cks in terms of wedding planning. FI is youngest, but we’re both the first to get married in our families. This leads to clueless parents that expect way too much and get easily frustrated.
Post # 4
I look at being the youngest as an opportunity to do whatever I want. Having been through 2 traditional weddings- and seeing my poor sisters try to check off this huge list- I don’t want/have to do it. It’s great. I should excercise my freedom with a circus wedding or something. 🙂
Post # 5
I’m the youngest by *a lot* – my sisters are 18 and 15 years older than me. Basically, once I was old enough to remember anything, they had both moved out. So, even though I have sisters, I essentially grew up as an only child. And it makes me a little sad, when I read about women asking their sisters to be bridesmaids, since my sisters and I just aren’t all that close due to our huge age difference.
Post # 6
I’m the youngest & the only girl & FI is the oldest. If it were up to me, we’d get married on the beach somewhere in Cape May, NJ & have a reception with about 80 people. Sounds like a dream to me. But since I’m the only girl & FI is one of the 1st in his family to get married – we kinda have to have a big hoopla.
Edit: @ Redherring – I’m the same as you! My brothers were 18,17 & 12 when I was born. I was my oldest brothers flowergirl when I was in 2nd grade!! My brothers aren’t in my wedding but my nieces are – they’ll be 23 by my wedding day. LOL
Post # 7
I’m the oldest, but 3rd to get married. Weddings were old hat in my family by the time we got to me, but that’s ok.
Post # 8
FI and I are both the youngest, and both of us are babied by our parents. It’s good because both sets of parents are contributing a lot and we’re very grateful. For my parents, however, that also means that they get a lot of decision-making power in certain things. But I would definitely say that my parents are more excited about my wedding than my older sister’s; her’s was much more low-key, less formal, done in a much shorter time (but still very nice). FI’s older brother isn’t married yet, so this is all new for his parents!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I’m an only child, so it’s made it a little more difficult to concede to other opinions. I’m pretty stubborn.
Post # 10
Fi and I ae both the youngest. (I see a trend) I sometimes feel like an only child as my brother was in trouble a lot and away from home a lot. We are also older and it’s his 1st marriage, my second. His family is over the moon excited and wants to talk about it all the time. Mine is slowly warming up and getting into it.
Post # 11
Weeellll…I’m my mom’s only child, but my dad has 6 other kids. So in one family the wedding is a huge deal, but in the other it’s sort of just “there”. My dad has a lot going on with his other kids so my wedding is kind of just another “thing” going on. FI is the oldest (with just one younger sister), so the wedding is tremendously important in his family.
In some ways it’s good because we don’t have anything to “live up to” so to speak. But at the same time, we’re sort of setting the bar? Which is a lot of pressure.
Post # 12
We’re both the youngest in our families, but we are also both the least likeliest in our families to get married, so there has been plenty of enthusiasm on both sides.
Post # 13
We are both the oldest, but were both the last in our families to get married. I think folks were over it ahead of time.
Post # 14
We’re also both the youngest of much older siblings. My brothers are 7 and 9 years older and his are 14 and 2 years older.
But, we are also the first to get married on both sides. So, everyone is pretty excited.
Post # 15
I’m the youngest of just two…and the only daughter. My FI is also the youngest of three boys. No one thought he’d ever get married, so it’s a big deal all around. Quite exciting.
Post # 16
I’m a middle child, and haven’t found that it’s affected anything with wedding planning. My older brother was planning his wedding at the same time as mine, so maybe that’s why I didn’t get a lot of grief about the way things “should” be done, since there was only so much attention to go around, lol…