Post # 1
I saw an article about Hilary Duff getting married and the author referred to her as a “baby” bride. They went on to label several other early-mid twenty something brides as “babies”. That really annoyed me. I mean, I know I’m a young bride (23) but I’m not a baby. I find it incredibly patronizing for them to use that particular term. We’re all adults!
Post # 3
Eww, very odd term. I’ve never heard that before but I hope it doesn’t stick.
Post # 4
I dont like the term…its no better then calling an older woman a “cougar”…but these things happen, especially when its age. I sitll wouldnt consider mid twenties baby though anyways!!! so its really really odd!! :p
Post # 5
In full disclosure, I’m 29 and not a ‘baby’ by any stretch of the imagination. I could see why a younger bride would be offended by this term. There have been plenty of threads on younger brides and should they or shouldn’t they be getting married – I personally wasn’t ready at 23 but simply put – I’m not you and I’d never judge that on someone else.
I think it was a sensationalized comment on the part of the ‘journalist’ because many people, despite whatever adult success she has had, will always see Hilary Duff as Lizzie Maguire. Makes it hard to imagine her being married in some ways…
I wouldn’t get too worked up about it. I honestly have never heard anyone use that term before in print or conversation.
Post # 6
I don’t know…I guess it was weird to me because I don’t even consider myself a young bride. haha I know I am, but somewhere in my mind I think I’m average :-p
I found the article though…http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-14-celebrity-baby-brides-who-married-super-young/
I think it mostly threw me off because Hilary Duff is the same age as me…And I never thought of myself as that young.
Post # 7
The author is including anyone under 25 in the “baby bride” category. A little ridiculous, b/c I think 25 is actually the national average. I’d think baby bride would mean someone in their teens or something… oh well.
Post # 8
I guess I’m a ‘baby’ bride too, cause I’m 23. The author probably meant it as a cute, clever term, but it comes across as a little condescending. I know not everyone is ready at 23, but my Fiance and I are. It makes sense for us to get married now, given our future plans. We both have jobs, have a mature relationship, and WANT to get married now haha…
The term doesn’t really bother me too much, though. If people think I’m too young, it’s ok, it’s their opinion. I know that my Fiance and I made the decisions we did based on our relationship, so it’s all good. 🙂
Post # 9
Yah that’s pretty offensive to young bride, like myself. So many stereotype on us!
Lets show all the nay sayers and have long lasting healthy marriage! I really believe maturity and age have little to do with each other. I’ll be 22 when I get married, and yes I will grow and change. But I have no doubt I’m ready for this commitment
Post # 10
@piglet_625: I agree it’s condescending. And I don’t understand why it’s that young to get married…by 23 a lot of people are done with college and have stable careers.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore
Maybe the author is upset because he missed the boat with Hills? 🙂 When it’s right it’s right, no matter your age.
Post # 12
yea i don’t like that term either. I’m young, 22, but we are not like the other 22 year olds that we know. we are considered the “old married couple” already. lol. mind you we will be 24 by the time we get married. ( still young)
Post # 13
to me anyone 18-23 is a young bride. i’m used to ppl getting married between 24-28 thats like the norm in my area.
Post # 14
yeah…. ‘young bride’ is a much more appropriate term. some people need to get a life *tsk
Post # 16
Um.. yeah I find that offensive. Baby bride.. at 25?
Wow.. jaded much? lol