Post # 1
Me and my fiancé met online around 2003 – I was a junior in high school and he was a senior, I was 17 and him 18. Our towns were just 15 mins away from eachother. This was at the time where AIM chatrooms were popular among high schoolers and social media was just starting. I think we met through FIndaPix or friendster. I don’t even remember. Funny how times have changed. If teens were to meet that same way in this day and age, it actually sounds horrific. But at the time, it was innocent.
Anyway we chatted on AIM instant messenger off and on. We actually did not meet in person until 2005, our first date. I was 19 and he was 20.
Fast forward to today, we are in our 30s now and getting married next year! I am dreading the “how we met” part in the website. Should I skip this? What would you do? Our story isn’t meet cute and I don’t really like the idea of telling people we met online when we were teens… lol. You hear people meeting online as adults but not teens. When people asked us how we met we used to say “mutual friends.” Now that we’re older, some of our friends do know the truth.
Now that I think of it, how we met is kind of like the movie A Cinderella Story with Hilary Duff. but still.
Not sure what to do.. any suggestions?
Post # 2
Honestly, I don’t know that many people who look at sections of anyone’s wedding website other than to get stuff like hotel information, RSVP, maps/directions or other logistical items. No one will notice if you skip this section.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
I think your story is really cute! I would tell it, if you’re comfortable. You dont have to be super specific, you can say something like “they began talking online in 2003 but didn’t actually meet in person until 2005 when they had their first date.” Then you can go on to say a bit about your first date or what kept you interested in each other for 2 whole years before meeting… Whatever info you’d like to include. There is no right or wrong here!
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2018 - Mount Princeton hot springs
I agree with PP. Maybe say you knew each other casually but didn’t go on your first date until 2005 and then give some detail about that and how your relationship evolved
Post # 5
I didn’t put that on our website. TBH I think its kind of stupid, and I wanted the website more for important info and less crowded.
Post # 6
Skip it. I never read that stuff.
Post # 7
If you’re not comfortable with it, then skip it. There is zero requirement to include the “how we met” section on your website. We didnt and we actually had a great “meet cute” that we kinda love telling people – I just dind’t feel like putting it on our website though.
Post # 8
We also skipped this section on our website because it just felt kinda corny and over-the-top. However, I see nothing wrong or horrific with how you met. So two teenagers met online? What’s the big deal? It would be different if you were 15 and he was 30 or something, but you were both kids. I think it’s sweet, and I would gladly tell that story to anyone who asked.
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
You certainly don’t have to include it, but I don’t see anything wrong with the story or how you met and there’s nothing to be embarrassed about.
Post # 10
Don’t need to go into too much detail. You can do something simple and vague like “They met. They fell in love. And the rest is history.” The ones who would actually care already know and the ones who don’t know won’t actually care lol.
I had a one-sentence blurb for my How We Met section that was a play on the “two lawyers walk into a bar” joke. We don’t go to bars since I don’t drink at all, but we are both lawyers. My husband and I met at work and he was kinda my supervisor at first. Kinda awkward going into detail on that story lol. Anyway so apparently some people do read those things, because I got a couple of comments about how they thought my blurb was cute. But no one was like OMG how d’you REALLY meet tho???
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2019 - Cortland, NY
Wow I’m surprised by these answers XD I literally ALWAYS read the “How We Met” section, and I personally think most guests do too, but only if they don’t know the other person. I don’t know many people who hate reading love stories lol
Post # 12
Without sounding harsh, does anyone read or care about things like that?
The people invited to your wedding already know you, they don’t need to go on your website to read facts about your relationship so I would just skip it.
Post # 13
I usually read the “How We Met” section if there is one- but I don’t think it’s necessary at all. We left ours off.
Post # 14
I would skip it. I prefer objective, third party type websites, anyway, especially if there is a registry.
Post # 15
I know someone who met her husband this way around the same time as you. They are upfront about it and everyone thinks it’s cute and from a bygone era. Don’t overthink it. It’s how you met. Don’t lie about it or act ashamed. Afterall it clearly worked out.
You can put it up or leave it off. Either way, people won’t think it’s weird.