(Closed) Are you the first of your friends to get engaged/married?

posted 7 years ago in 20 Something
  • poll: Are you the first of your friends to get engaged/married

    First to get engaged,and first/will be first to get married.

    First to get engaged, but not first/will not be first to get married.

    Not the first to get engaged, but first/will be first to get married.

    Not the first to get engaged, and not the first/will not be first to get married.

  • Post # 62
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    Of all my good, closest friends, I am not the first to get engaged/married. I was in three girls’ weddings, all of whom were engaged and then married before me, and attended another friends’ who was the same. I will be in two more weddings this summer, where both of my friends did get engaged after me but will be getting married before me.

    Then there’s me! And after that, I still have, I’d say, 6 girlfriends that I’m very close to who aren’t engaged yet, but could be soon!

    My Fiance is also not the first of his friends to get engaged/married… we share a mutual friend (one of the weddings I was in, so was he!) and he has a couple other friends who have been/are married.

    Post # 63
    1152 posts
    Bumble bee

    I was the first to get engaged, but another of my friends pulled off a shotgun wedding so I’m not the first married.

    Post # 64
    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I was 20 and he was 21 when we got engaged, we are 22 and 23 now, and will be almost 23 and 24 when we get married. I was not the first of my friends to get engaged or to get married. Out of my small group of 5 girlfriends and 1 guy friend, my guy friend and 3 of my girlfriends are already married and were engaged before me. 

    FH will be the first of his friends to get married, but not engaged. 

    Post # 65
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I will be 21 when we get married and Fiance is 25. We were the first to get engaged and married, but many friends have followed our lead (more or less! haha) and have been getting engaged all within a very close time frame recently. 

    Everyone is coming to us for wedding planning advice. We’re like the veterans in this whole senario even though we are the youngest. haha 

    Post # 66
    793 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    When we got engaged, I was 21 and Fiance was 23. When we get married I’ll be 23 and Fiance will be 25. We were the first of my friends to get engaged but not to get married. Fiance has friends who were engaged and married before us.

    Post # 67
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m 21, will be 22 when I get married. Fiance will be 27. We are the first to get engaged and married (unless something changes in the next 6 months). 

    Post # 68
    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Fiance is 22, I’m 19- we are the first to get engaged & first to be married in my circle. A lot of my friends boyfriends are getting a lot of heat for not proposing, etc. So I’m pretty sure within the next few months there will be some new engagements, not sure if that’s a good thing. FI’s friends are older so we’ll be the 2nd or 3rd marriage there.

    Post # 69
    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    a friend of mine was the first to get engaged, but then DH and i eloped and asked her to be our witness (you need 4 to get married legally here in mexico) . She acted like she was happy but then she told me she was FURIOUS because i wasnt doing things “right” and yadda yadda… our wedding day she wasn’t going to show up, but his fiance begged her to do it.

    I think she was jealous because i was the 1st to acomplish her dream or something.

    After a lot of drama we apologized and are friends again, she’s now pregnant and having her baby in about a month! 🙂

    Post # 70
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Fiance is the first of his friends to get engaged and married. Although one friend did get engaged a few months after we did (and he is getting married after us too)

    My best friend/MOH was engaged and married before me. In fact, she was engaged before I even met Fiance, and married a year and a half before I was engaged!

    Post # 71
    2949 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Fiance is 32 and is one of the last of his friends to get engaged/married.

    Amongst my group of close girlfriends and my extended group of friends, I (25) am not the first to get engaged and therefore would not be the first to get married. However, I know more people who are single or still dating than I do people who are engaged or married.

    Post # 72
    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @LostInWonderland:  I’m 22 but will be 23 when we get married in June and he will be 23 and turn 24 shortly after wedding. We got engaged last April but will be dating for four years the day before the wedding. I am the first out of my group of friends to get engaged, but out of his group several have already been married and there are more that just recently got engaged.

    Post # 73
    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m second to last for both.

    Post # 74
    1368 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I am not the first for either (second for both), but this requires some explanation.

    I am 23 and my Fiance is 25, and we just got engaged. We’re planning on getting married next year, at 24 and 26, but it might be earlier if we have to end up moving for my job, to make the international move a little less complicated.This is considered SUPER young in our general friend group and social circle. We’re friends with mostly grad students and a lot of politically and socially non-traditional people, some of whom aren’t fans of marriage at all.

    So I would have been the first, if not for my best friend. She got engaged at about the same time as me (a couple months ago) and is getting married this May. She will be 24 by then, but her Fiance is 49, thus she is really the outlier in our friend group. I’m so glad her wedding is happening before mine, get this – I’ve never been to a wedding in my life! So I’ll have someone to help me out with planning who knows what she’s doing, hehe. 🙂

    Post # 75
    90 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    We’re the first of our friends to get engaged. But we’re having a three-and-a-half-year engagement, so I’m sure that many of them will be engaged, if not, married by then. All of our friends are happy for us and excited for the wedding. 🙂

    Post # 76
    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    It’s a little weird my situation. I am getting married for the 2nd time and yes I am only 25. I first got married 2 weeks after I turned 18. We had a small (only 4 ppl attended) courthouse wedding in Utah and went back to our place for cake and punch which my mom provided. We both were originally from TX that’s why it was such a small turnout. We separated before our 2nd year anniversary (he was on drugs and abusive). My friend who is also my Bridesmaid or Best Man got married back in 2010. They had a Destination Wedding. I am the first to have an actual (traditional) wedding for my 2nd time around. Other than my Bridesmaid or Best Man and I, we are the only ones in a relationship.

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