Post # 1
Ok so I have been engaged for only a month now but my close friend has been engaged for almost a year now so I have been going to bridal shows and such with her for the past year. We are both 21 and we have noticed that most of the brides we have been seeing are older and didnt think to much about till we saw this board and realized that alot of couple get engaged at this age. Most of our friends that are our age arent getting married or even thinking about it and the couples my fi and I hang out with that are serious or married are a bit older then us. So heres my question where are all the 20 something atlanta brides and have you found any bridal salons near the area that dont look at you like your so young since most of the other brides in there arent 20 something?
Post # 3
I see a mix of ages with couples I know getting engaged and marriend and I’ve never had anyone say anything about my age in the year and a half that I’ve been engaged. Ha maybe it’s a Southern thing 😉 I’m 23 now and just turned 22 when he proposed and we had been talking about marriage when I was 21.
I went to Bridals by Lori in Sandy Springs off of Roswell Rd. and had THE BEST experience; it was really everything you dream about. Everyone there was so nice and were only concerned about making me happy, not about making the sale. I ended up coming back the next day to make the purchase and nothing changed with how they treated me when they knew that I might not purchase in the first appointment. I’ve also gone back several times to “visit” my gown (hey, when you have a long engagement, you miss her lol) and they’ve always been so sweet to me.
I think it’s more about knowing that you are serious about purchasing a gown (and I’m not talking about in that appointment but at some point), not just playing dress up to waste their time. They knew how old I was and still treated me and my family very well.
I’m sorry if you’ve encountered any snarkiness about your age!
Post # 4
Hey there! I’ll be 26 next month, just recently got engaged, and still have people at the office asking, “How old are you again?,” thinking I’m young. I believe the median age is higher nowadays, but it’s still rude to judge… just keep doing your thing.
Those who married late are going to think you’re marrying young, and those who married early are going to think others married late, but I think everyone’s different so who cares. Good luck and congrats!
Post # 5
I just don’t mention my age and if THEY do, I say it and move along. I think that as long as your family supports your marriage there is no one that can judge you that is valid. I will be 21 (almost 22) when Fiance and I get married, but we have been together since the day he turned 20 (he’ll be 23 almost 24).
It’s not about the age – it’s the maturity. As long as you’re acting mature and put-together, and like PP said, making it clear you are there to find a dress, you will be taken serously. 🙂 I haven’t been wedding dress shopping in ATL yet, but when I went for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses for a friend, David’s was good and so was Anya.