(Closed) Get to know UNDER 21s

posted 11 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 137
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2022

Let’s see I was 19 when we first started dating and 3 months later was engaged. I was 20 he was 21. we were planning a long engagement but he got orders to deploy so we married after 7 months of dating. we are currently planning our vow renewal (since we didnt have a wedding) while he is over seas. Currently i am 21 and he is 22, and will be married for a year in july. we are planning a very fun and non traditional renewal. my crinoline will be dyed blue to match our wedding colors. and we plan on trying for a baby after the renewal in december. hopefully this time we can make it to the second trimester.

Post # 138
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was 18 when we first started dating, I had actually been in a serios long term relationship at the time I had met him. That only lasted another week after I met my FH, we fell hard for each other we knew from the start that we were going to be with each other for the rest of our lives. We’ve had our ups and downs I am now 21 and he is 24 we have been engaged for 3 months and are getting married in August 2012, I will be 22 and he will be 25. We planned to TTC soon after the wedding we also have decided against telling anybody especially his family they want us to wait another 5 years which I think is crazy. I hear it all the time that were crazy for getting married so young but this is what I’ve wanted since I can remember I wanted the husband and kids I never wanted to travel or any of that other stuff.

Post # 139
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

LOVE this thread! I feel like in the 20’s board they are a bit judgemental of my situation…

I am 19 and my Fiance is 20, on our wedding day he will be 22 and I will be 21 (were getting mried 2 weeks after my 21st birthday)

We have been together since our freshman year of highschool, so 5 years this may! we have been through so many things togehter, it’s crazy. We now have a 16 month old daughter, who is jsut the light of our life πŸ™‚ I had her two weeks after my 18th birthday. however, we only just came engaged last week! we want to get married because we love eachother, and not because we have a child..which is what everyone thinks, but so not true! I just cant wait to marry him and start the rest of our lives together πŸ™‚

Post # 140
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oh hey! I just found this thread! I am 20, FH is 22. We are high school sweethearts. Our first date was prom lol. Almost 5 years ago, a month before my 16th birthday.

by our wedding day I will have just graduated college (he graduates a semester before me) and I will be 22. He will be 23 πŸ™‚

 

so glad to meet the other younger brides on here!

Post # 141
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Ahhh I love this thread! I totally relate to all the experiences you are talking about – people trivialising your engagement, and assuming you’re pregnant. 

I’m 19 and my fiancé is 20. I’ll turn 20 a few months before the wedding, and he’ll turn 21 ten days prior. We went to the same school since kindergarten, and were best friends for years. We were dating a year and a half before he proposed, but were always intending to get married. 

So lovely to hear all your stories! =) 

Post # 142
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Finally I don’t feel stupid being the only one who’s not 25 and up! haha I am soo happy to see many other 19 year-olds : )

  I am 19 and believe it or not my future Fiance is younger than me! We will get married right before his 19th bday…We met in highschool…I saw him and new that he was the one. Another kid who had a bug crush on me was friends with SO and we ended up falling in love. I hate that I had to let his friend down, but love hurts rite? haha

I love anything that invovles crazy moms on tv…Toddlers and Tiara’s…Dance Moms…it sooo addictive lol as well as anything wedding of course!

I love reading everyone’s stories…makes me feel empowered as a young bride!

Post # 143
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hi there everyone! My name is Kate, and my boyfriend and I are almost engaged (made the decision, he knows the kind of ring, he asked my dad we are just in the financial saving stage). I am 20 and he is 21. We go to college at a small private catholic college in Boston and it is such a beautiful city to live in. We are planning for a wedding in the summer/fall of 2014 after I graduate.

 

I am a developmental psychology major planning on grad school and becoming eventually a school psychologist later in life. BF is a bio major but will be going into training and becoming a paramedic/firefighter after school. We are moving into an apartment this coming fall together and I think think think I will have a sparkly ring on my finger by christmas!

 

I agree with what a lot of folks on here have said about maturity. Just because our chronological age is young does not mean we are immature. Honestly I know a lot of people in their late 20’s and beyond who are less mature than BF and I. I dont think any of you bees made your decision lightly or are being irresponsible so kudos for not letting the nay-sayers get to you! πŸ™‚

 

As for us, we both grew up fast. My alcholic mother left when I was 10 and I raised my infant brother from that point on while my father worked millions of hours. BF’s father was injured at his construction job BF’s junior year of high school, lost his job, became depressed and started drinking and BF worked 50 hours a week between his job and under the table labor work to give the money to his mother to help support the family while his father pulled himself back together. It is for these reasons that I think we know what responsibility is and what we are getting ourselves in to so I don’t think anyone can say anything about it (or at least I won’t hear them!)

 

I am excited to get to know you all over the next couple years as I plan my wedding. πŸ™‚

Post # 144
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Blushing bee

hello! i am 20, FH turns 22 in may & i turn 21 on october 17th, we’re getting married on october 20th, & we’ve been together since october 7th 2008! i sooo know about the whole young thing, but i’ve learned to just not really give a crap! lol :

Post # 147
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m 18 πŸ™‚ Fiance is a bit older (25) 

I’ve always been not my age, i look at least 20 or something, and I’m a sophmore at Kean University of NJ (I skipped 2 years of high school!) 

sometimes I get embarrassed to tell people :/ becuase I’m Arab and once people hear that they always keep imagining how it’s arranged and I’m forced to get married at a young age

it’s nothing like that.. we met and we fell in and we’re getting married because we love each other

πŸ™‚

Post # 148
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Finally, a thread for us πŸ™‚

I’m 19, as of 2 weeks ago. My Fiance is 22 and we’re getting married in 18 days (AHH!). I’m not pregnant, and not too young to get married, thankyouverymuch. πŸ™‚

We’ve been dating for 2 years and 5 months, it’ll be 2.5 years on our rehersal dinner night.

I’ve been living with Fiance for 7 months now, we work together, and pretty much spend 24/7 together. I wouldn’t have it any other way. We have a 7 month old Siberian Husky puppy named Maya.

Post # 149
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Fiance and I got engaged when I was 16, and he 17. We’re getting married in June 2014, we’ll both be 19. We’re just taking it slow for now and focusing on more pressing matters such as school, seeing that we’re in a long engagement. We’ve been “dating” for close to three years now. I’m a bit scared of how my future will turn out, but we’re both ready to stick together and battle it out through whatever misfortunes may come our way.

Smile

Post # 150
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Blushing bee

@AliaH:  i can’t say i know what that feels like. sorry you go through that! but i’m half white, half mexican (but i only look white) but since everyone knows that i’ve only lived with the mexican side of my family, the FIRST thing people asked was if i was preggo :/ i’m glad you found the one! πŸ™‚

 

 

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@Kkaattii:  LOL the i’mnotpregnant part made me laugh, cause anytime someone sees my ring & asks me if i’m engaged & i say yes… they ALWAYS ask “oh..how old are you?” i say “20 & not pregnant” hahaha. & CUTE, Fiance wants a husky so bad but we live in an apartment & we wouldn’t want it so cooped up so we have a chihuaha/yorkie mix named toby & he is our BABY!

 

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@lionsattack:  that works! Fiance & i will be together for 4 years october 7th & we’re getting married the 20th. we were engaged for 3 years so it works. in the process i finished high school, he finished college, & graduate from TSB september, a month before we’re married. so do what works for YOU.

Post # 151
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Fiance and I have been together since we were 16, went to different high schools. We got engaged 3 days before our 3 year anni. and we’re getting married on our 7 year anni. πŸ˜€ 

Post # 152
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’m so happy to find you all. I’ve been floating around the boards (mostly in rings lol) for a while, and I get a little discouraged who I hear all the 30 somethings and older 20 somethings who say we’re too young. 

I’m 20 years old and a college student majoring in elementary education. SO is 21 and a helicopter mechanic. We’ve been dating for 2.5 years, and I thought we were just going to stay like this for a little while. Turns out I was wrong. Just this past weekend, Dad told me that SO has asked for my hand in marriage. EEEKKK! So now I’m waiting for my sparkle that has been described by my father as “very pretty and not cheap.” 

I’m excited to chat with some under 21 brides since I get so much crap in the real world. I’m done with the party scene and the “what’s the rush” nonsense. 

Post # 153
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I am 18. I was proposed to by my SO/FI but I feel like we aren’t anywhere near ready to get married. But that could just be the feeling at the current moment. We have been together 3 years in July. And although I would love to be married I want to wait to get my degree. I basically joined this forum because I <3 wedding stuff.

My SO is not in college yet. He is still in HS(senior) which is another reason we are not ready to be married.  He is unsure of what he wants to do. Well I think he wants Computer engineering but that could change. Thats another reason. I seem him changing ALOT in the next few years. Of course I hope we grow together and we do get married.

My proposal was AMAZING! At that time everything for both of us seemed very clear. And if we stayed in that romantic cloudy mindset I think we would have eloped. But we didn’t. I have a ring but it’s a promise ring. My SO gets alittle upset when I call it that but I want THE ring. Which he wants to get me. But he rather I call it an engagememnt ring. I say since he bought it with the intent to call it a promise ring then it MUST be just that.

Anyways, I like geeky things like Cartoon network, Children, and Hair. I hope to actually be involved with this forum but I guess I’ll be mostly a helpig hand.

 

Nice to meet you all! 

 

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