Post # 1
Any other young 20s brides out there? Sometimes, I feel like I am so young to be getting married…
I never picture myself getting married growing up but I met FH just before turning 19 and things changed. I got all romantic and shit. He proposed when I was 21 (after we’d been dating 2 years, lived together for 1) and we have set the wedding date for 2014 when I will be 23 and he will be 26. If it were anyone else? I would say I am WAY too young to be getting married. But, I know FH and I are for forever. Having him by my side makes me excited to figure out the rest of the details in my life. Sure, I don’t know what I want in life as well as a 30-year old but I do know I want him with me!
My family and friends completely support us and have never questioned why I am getting married at a young age. Sometimes, I am a bit of a drama queen in my own mind and freak myself out about how young I am. Silliness really.
Any other young brides ever get self-concious about their age?
Post # 3
I’m 20 and my FI will be 20 next week. We will be 21 on the day of our wedding (right after I graduate with my Bachelor’s).
I only feel self conscious about my age when I’m online. That’s the only time that I experience negativity regarding my age. All of our family and friends in “real life” are completely supportive of our marriage. My FI and I have an apartment together and live together during school breaks, have been together for over three years, are taking financial literacy classes this summer, will be taking part in premartial counseling as required by our church, and have over 12 months’ worth of expenses in our emergency fund. We feel very prepared.
Post # 4
I’m 22 and will turn 23 two months after our wedding this August. FI is 30, and no, I never have any doubts. All of our fam and friends are supportive, and I know this is the man I want to marry and build a life with. He’s my lover and best friend, and I can’t wait to be his wife!
Post # 5
I got married right before turning 23. I could have NEVER NEVER EVER imagined it for myself. But I like it 😀
Post # 6
I’m 19 and FI just turned 21. Getting married in 2015. We’ve known each other for six years but have been together for 2 1/2. I feel young too; sometimes people look at us funny when we say we’re engaged, but FI’s grandparents love the fact that we aren’t getting married later than we are.
I love seeing brides around my age 🙂 Makes me feel happy that I’m not alone and that we know what we’re doing, even though we’re young.
Post # 7
I’ve been with my FI since we were 18 (4 years now) and we’ve lived together for 3 1/2 years now. We just bought a house together last year and he proposed a couple months after that. He will be 23 and I will be one month shy of 23 when we get married.
Post # 8
I will be 23 and him 24 when we get married! Some people can be sort of annoying about it, but I know I will feel adult enough to be married. In one social circle some of my extended family is in most girls get married around 20, so they actually think we are sort of old haha. Our families are supportive and so are our friends, so that is enough for me.
Post # 9
I totally feel too young sometimes, and also never imagined being married so young. I’m 20 and will be 21 when we marry, my SO will be 25 almost 26. I know I’ll have plenty to learn but sometimes when you know you know, and you’re willing to work and fight for it. 🙂
Post # 10
A lot of you PPs have echoed some of my feelings.
I will be 21 when we marry; my FI will be 29.
I never pictured myself getting married right out of undergrad, but that is the way things worked, and I guess it’s nice.
I really don’t think of my age. It doesn’t seem like a big deal at all to me. My mtoher and father have expressed that they think I am on the young side. My FMIL has mentioned that I am young but do not seem my age. That’s really been the only comments.
I’m probably most self conscious here on the Bee because some posters can really rip into young brides. I do not openly state my age unless a post calls for it like now.
We have a plan for our life and are in a good position. If we were both young and broke then I’d be concerned with marriage, but as we’re prepared, I feel great going into it.
Post # 11
I’m 21 and will be 22 at my wedding. He turns 22 next month. I never imagined marrying before finishing undergrad, but I don’t have enough money to finish right now, and I’ll get more financial aid once I do get married. Thanks, America.
I also didn’t like the idea of being engaged for more than a year, though I do understand why some people have 3+ year engagements. I’m just very impatient, lol.
Post # 12
I’m 23, my FI is 26. We have been together 6.5 years and we will be married in 12 days! I can honestly say I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life. He’s my best friend and companion. I could care less what other people think about us getting married, I’m just excited to start the next step in our lives with him!
Post # 13
@kateisstoned: I’m 22 and my SO will be 30 by the time we get married. I sometimes feel too young but I have a child so our situations are a little bit different.
Post # 14
I am 20 and will turn 21 a month before our wedding, FI is 25. I think a lot of people look at me like I’m really young.I act and look like I’m much older than I am so it doesn’t bother me, but I know it bothers a lot of other people I know. I hear whispers often from old classmates who think I’m making a dumb choice. Oh well, it’s my choice to make and I know I’m making the right one.
Our immediate families are really supportive and to me thats all that matters, they are the ones who know you best and if they think you are making a solid choice then I do believe that it’s right.
Post # 15
I just turned 22 last Friday, and FI is turning 26 on Saturday. I moved out on my own when I wsas 16 though, so I grew up pretty quickly. FI has also had the same job for 8 years now and is way ahead of most guys (that I know, anyway) his age.
Post # 16
@kateisstoned: When I met my FI I was just turning 19. We started dating a couple months later. He proposed to me when I was 21 (we had been dating for a year and a half. And now I’m 23, he’s 25 and we are getting married next month!