first time brides over 30 how do you feel about wedding later in life?

posted 5 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes, I do.

Although I love my DH, I really do wish I’d met him earlier.  We married at 31, and it does affect how much time we can spend alone before we need to start trying for kids.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are both 32 and getting married for the first time. However, we’ve been together since we were 24.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I dont think getting married at thrity is qualfied as later in life lol. Most people I know get married in their late 20s early 30s and most people are getting married at an older age then the used to, but its totally the norm now!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@TwoCityBride:  I agree. I’m 32 and don’t feel like i’m getting married later in life whatsoever! When I think later in life I think 45+.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I feel great about getting married in my 30’s!  I feel miles more mature and sure of myself than I did 10, even 5 years ago.  So I’m hoping this means that my FI and I will last forever! I mean, that’s everyone’s hopes, but when you marry so young, (19, 20 etc), you’re not even sure of who you are, and where you’re going!  Everyone’s different of course, so this isn’t a mass assumption about all 30 something women, but for me, the time feels perfect.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The average age of marriage in NYC is 30-34 so I am right on time!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

lol since when is 30 “later in life?” Later than what? Puberty? Hehe

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@HisNightOwl2014:  Hell no – I think about who I could have ended up with if I had.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t regret at all that I’m older and getting married.  My only concern stems from having children.  I’m 35 and FI is 41 so I’m concerned about when and IF we should have children.  I don’t want to rush that aspect just because of age, but I only got so many good eggs left 🙂  Anyway, I am VERY thankful that I met SO when I did.  I feel like we are past all the drama that plagues people in thier youth and I couldn’t ask for a nicer, sweeter, more perfect man than the one I have.  He was definitley worth the wait!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think I would have been ready before now and hate to think what I would have ended up with lol. I am 34 and DH is 33 I think we were just at point where we were both ready to make the next step and feel settled in our professional lives etc.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m 30 and FH is 38 and the only regret we have is not having met each other earlier so we could have avoided some of the useless, yucky relationships we were in.

I was never one for getting married young, and I loved the experiences I had in my 20s (good and bad)…I think it makes me appreciate what I have now more than I would have in my early 20s.  I don’t feel like I’ve missed out on anything in life, whereas, if I had gotten married ten years ago, I’d probably be regretting things right now.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

LOL so many people on here talk about getting married in their 30’s like you’re already over the hill and can’t do any of the traditional bride things people do!  Most of my friends are in their 30s and just getting married now.  I am in a profession where we have been in school a long time and just starting out oour careers at age 30 so 30 seems young to me still.  I think if I was out in the real world since 21 and all my friends married in their early 20s I might feel weird, but to me its weird to even consider 30 something to be an “old” bride

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i am 33 this year, and when my wedding comes next october i will be 4 months from 35. to me, a 35 year old 1st time bride sounds kinda sad. (no offense) all my years dating i had the mentality that i would never get married…and now that i look back i know it was because i knew none of those boneheads i dated were husband material. now that i do have a keeper, i wish id met him a long time ago. because i didnt want to get married for so long, i also was uninterested in having children, still am, really. when i step out and look in, however, i see that when im 50, i will only be having a 15 year wedding anniversary instead of 30, and if i have a child (i will feel anxiety over having one at all), and having one so late in life (i have read that a healthy pregnancy and delivery r harder once a woman reaches her 40s, how true that is, i do not know) so, i dont wish id gotten married earlier, i just wish id met my fiancee earlier and then maybe i wouldve gotten married. im feel im behind the curve with marriage and children. but im glad to see so many others out here so i guess im not alone like i thought and its not so behind after all!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I do wish that my husband would have had his shit together sooner so we could have been married earlier.  But I’m happy with our lives the way they are now (I’m 31 and he’s 30).  We’ll have kids when we want to, and now we can even afford them! 

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