(Closed) How old were you when you first attended a wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How old were you at your first wedding?
    Under 5 years old : (87 votes)
    44 %
    5-12 : (83 votes)
    42 %
    13-18 : (15 votes)
    8 %
    19-21 : (11 votes)
    6 %
    22-35 : (4 votes)
    2 %
    36-50 : (0 votes)
    Over 50 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 32
    11520 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I went to both my aunt’s weddings, i would have been less than 18 months.  I was at my uncles wedding when i was about 8.  I also went to ceremonies for my babysitters when I was around 12/13 – i didn’t go to those receptions though.

    Post # 33
    2178 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    little kids were never really invited in my family…. or at least that is what my parents told us! haha technically I didn’t really have much “close” family get married when I was a kid though.


    my first wedding was about age 10-11ish as a jr bridesmaid for my uncle, then another stint for an uncle at 14-15 and then cousin at 18


    Post # 34
    5006 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I was a flower girl in my uncle’s wedding when I was less than two years old! The first wedding I actually remember was when I was about 8 or 9. 

    Post # 35
    1517 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I went to my aunt and uncles wedding when I was 6. I remember having so much fun, couldn’t get me off the dance floor!!!

    Post # 36
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I was a flower girl when I was 5 or 6 in my cousin’s wedding. I remember that dress being itchy as hell, so my mother packed a spare set of clothes, and I ran around in denim shorts and a tshirt after the ceremony.

    Post # 37
    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I was between 1 and 2 years old. It was when my mom married my stepdad.

    Post # 38
    35 posts

    The first wedding I attended was this past March with my boyfriend, so 19 years old. I was invited to weddings throughout junior high and high school, but my cousins always “coincidentally” arranged the weddings for finals week or right after school started for the semester so I was never able to attend. Honestly, they had a good idea; I have a huge extended family so making the wedding when they did cut down on the “under 18” crowd. I may take that into consideration for my own wedding…

    Post # 39
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Dunes House - Hilton Head Island, SC

    I was 4, and had completely forgotten about it until my aunt (whose wedding it was) mentioned it to me a few weeks ago.

    Post # 40
    1344 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    I was like 23, and I’ve only been to three others, two of them this year alone.

    Post # 41
    11051 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I was 7 and it was my Dad’s wedding. I got bored during the ceremony so started rocking back and forth on the chair and then fell forward and got a bleeding lip, bet my Step Mum hated me for that.

    Post # 42
    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I was 10 and I went to my cousin’s wedding. Before that, my parents never thought to bring me to a wedding. I was a pretty well behaved child, but kids just didn’t go to weddings if you were under 10 in my circle. 

    ETA: I was 15 before I ever went to a non family member’s wedding. 


    Post # 43
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think I was four or five.  There’s pictures floating around in various photo albums of me dancing with my cousin.  I have no idea whose wedding it was, though.

    Post # 44
    44 posts

    I was only a few years old when I first attended a wedding. I wish I was left with a baby sitter. I have no memory of the wedding, however when ever anyone talks about weddings around my parents, one of them will always tell the story of how i pooped in my diaper during the vows, and I stunk up the church because the church was just painted, and whoever painted it, painted the windows shut on a 90+ degree day in July.

    Because 20+ years later that story is still being told at family gatherings, I will leave my future child with a sitter until they are at an appropraite age to know how not to embarrass themselves at a wedding or cause a problem for the bride who has worked so hard to make the day as perfect as she can.

    Post # 45
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I was a flower girl when I was five years old in 1989! That was my first wedding and my first dance ever…with the ring bearer!

    Post # 46
    906 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    The first wedding I attended, I was a few months old. It was my aunt’s second marriage, so it wasn’t a particularly elaborate affair, but there is a photograph of her holding infant-me at the reception. The first one I vaguely remember I was about 7 years old and obsessed with the limosine. I was not a flower girl or anything, so I didn’t get to ride in it. 

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