I got engaged at 29 before my 30th birthday. I am getting married at 31

posted 2 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 31
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i met my husband shortly before i was 30.  we married when i was 32.  we were towards the end of our friends, but still have friends getting married.

we attended a wedding a few weeks ago where bride and groom were close to 40, 1st marriage for both.

in my circle, you are in the  average range.

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Hi! I’m on a similar schedule haha. I got engaged at 29 and our wedding date is 2 weeks before my 31st birthday. I don’t feel too old! My fiancé is 3 years older than I am. I’m getting married about average age for my friends. We all went to grad school so I think that we all are getting married just a bit later because of that. I wouldn’t worry about it!

Post # 33
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I didn’t even meet Darling Husband until 3 weeks before I tuned 36. Married at 38. Had Dear Daughter at 39 and DS at 41. Later than many, yep. Would I have it any other way, nope. I’ve got more money, more people to help, more hand me downs from friends whose kids are older.ย 

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Dated Darling Husband at 31, married at 32. I also got engaged at 32 lol but my birthday had passed by a month when I got engaged and we had a short engagement of 4 months. 

I definitely did not feel like an older bride even though I am around the last bit of my gal friends to marry but it’s normal to marry late 20s into 30s where I live with some exceptions of course!. Another friend of mine will be getting married in September then that’s it for my gal pals of my age group and she’ll be 29 when she gets married.

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m getting married 2 months before my 34th birthday.  You’re not old ๐Ÿ˜› All but 1 of my friends is married, she just turned 31.  I struggled with it for a few years but I couldn’t be happier with where I am in my life.  I may be getting married at an “older” age (I actually was married for a year at 23) but I feel much younger now and that’s all that matters!  Age is really just a number. 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m with you all, engaged at 28, married at 30!

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I met Fiance when I was 28 and we got together when I was 29. I’m 32 now and our wedding is in September.  I never even toyed with the idea of wanting to get married in my early to mid 20s- that entire decade was too packed with university and trying to build the life and career that brought me to my Fiance in the first place.   

 

My parents married when my mother was 23 and she had me at 37 and my brother at 40.  My older sister was killed when she was 8 years old and my parents were ‘starting again’ when they had me and then my brother so to me having children at mid to late 30s has always been ‘normal.’  

 

I dont feel old, I feel ready.   

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

blushingbridelove :  

You’re not old. I met Fiance a week before I turned 27. Got engaged at 30 and just got married at 32. We will TTC next summer. I dont feel like im old. My Fiance is 8 years older than me and he feels old… like he is really late to the game.. 

I am about average age ehen it comes to gettimg married and having babies in my circle  (maybe a tiny bit older than average) my FIs circle is well into having babies and being married for a decade.  But he is older than me.. so he really feels old af. 

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

blushingbridelove :  Congrats!! Im 33 and getting married in July ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

You’re not old, stop being silly!!!! 

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

That doesnt make you seem like an old bride.  I got engaged at 28 and getting married at 30. Only two of my friends are married and that was when they were 22…the rest arent married. So I think its a little different now than it was say 10-20 years ago, people are waiting to be in their careers, financially stable etc before heading into marriage, nothing wrong with that ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 42
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Got engaged at 35, getting married a few months after I turn 36.  Most of my friends are married… or divorced…or divorced and remarried.

No skin off my nose.  I’m happy with my life choices.

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I met my Boyfriend or Best Friend at 38 and I’m now 42, not yet engaged. I’ll probably be 44 before I’m married. I’m not old.

Post # 44
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Well now I really feel old compared to you because I’m 35 and not even engaged yet! ๐Ÿ˜ฃ I wasted 8 years of my life in the wrong relationship with an abusive person that lied, cheated and mistreated me. I had self esteem issues & tended to settle in the wrong relationships. I had my fair share of heartbreak, met a bunch of mr. wrongs & it wasn’t until I was 34 that I finally met the love of my life. For the first time in my life I am in a healthy & loving relationship. It is what I have prayed for. Of course I wish true love found me sooner but had my bf & I met earlier in our lives it wouldn’t have worked out. At that time he was a completely different person, not interested in settling down & used to drink a lot. He totally changed his life & we met a couple years later. Everything happens for a reason. And while I feel like everyone I know or went to school with is married & has kids, there are also many who are divorced or not with the person they had kids with so the grass isn’t always greener. Besides, it’s not a race…If I had kids already the age thing probably wouldn’t even stress me. That’s what I get anxious about because I really want kids but what is meant to be will be & I believe it will happen in God’s timing…My bf actually bought my e-ring last week, a year from when we met. The same man who for most of his life had no interest in ever getting married. I can see why it took so long for God to bring us together…so just remember, everything happens for a reason. And besides, you are still young! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 45
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Busy bee

UK-bee :  yay you are my idol! I was engaged at 37 and will be married at 38. I want to have a baby and hope that I can! 

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