Did anyone set their date in their head before having a SO?

posted 5 months ago in Engagement
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Canada

Young and Naive Plan: August 23, 2008

Reality: November 24, 2018 (didn’t meet my husband til 2014)

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Cortland, NY

Kinda? When I was little and played with my Barbies I always made them get married when they were 25. Such a comfortable age to me, one that I imagined was perfect age for marriage. And I always made it a summer wedding. 

I’ll be married in six months, early summertime – I’ll be 26 🙂 So I guess it’s not horribly off! I was really little though, so I think it’s a coincidence XD 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee

chelbell23 :  I thought the EXACT same thing; same with teachers sleeping in the hallways at school/not having a life outside our classroom.

Funny enough, the three immediate couples on my mom’s side of the family were all married in years ending with 9: grandparents were married in 1959, mom and dad were married in 1989, and aunt and uncle were married in 1999. When I was a preteen, I was DETERMINED to be married in a “9” year to keep up the tradition. I figured 2019 would have to do since I’d still be in high school in 2009 and 2029 just seemed way too late in my young mind. My SO and I have not been together long enough to be married this year, in our opinion. However, he jokes it’s going to be “this year or 10 years from now–nowhere in between!”

Post # 19
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Blushing bee

catqueen92 :  Ironically i’ve been telling my parents and close friend i’ll be getting married in 2019. We thought it would have been to a long time boyfriend but that relationship turned toxic and now my current SO whos so so much better for me is proposing this month and we have begun planning for August of this year. 
My parents love him and he’s an absolute dream which has made this all the better. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I thought for sure Iʻd be married around 24 (just loved that number for some reason) and starting a family around 26. I was divorced at 25. whoopsies.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I didn’t have a year set, but I always wanted to get married on mid summer’s eve. I ended up getting married in the fall instead. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2020 - City, State

My mom was 22 when she married my dad, so I just figured that was the right age and that was when I’d get married.

Then when I actually turned 22 I was like “no fucking way, not ready yet.”

Im now engaged at 26 and will be married at 27.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

catqueen92 :  I never started thinking about marriage and weddings until I met my partner. Not engaged yet and based on recent discussions it probably won’t happen for another year. But I’m hoping we get married on October 10th, 2020 or October 9th, 2021 (the Saturday in Columbus Day weekend).

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

I don’t think I had a year in mind when I was younger, but definitely mid-to-late twenties, which I’ll hit (I’ll be 27). However, my fiance and I jokingly said we were going to get married on Leap Day in 2020 during the last Leap Year (2016). We had only been dating a few months and I told him I was going to propose on the next one (2020) if he hadn’t yet, then said it would make a cool wedding date instead. We got engaged in 2017 and decided to do it for real!

Post # 25
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Busy bee

13 year-old-me: I’m going to be married at 25! 

25-year-old me: I’m way too young to get married! 

35-year-old me: Marriage? Hell’s no! 

42-year-old me: (showing everyone my ring) I’m engaaaaaged! 🤣

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