Post # 1
My boyfriend and I are engaged (we’ve dated for 3 years) but we haven’t told anyone except our parents and siblings because we are waiting for my ring to announce it to everyone else. Now here comes the real problem, we are 20 and both in school and plan on waiting until after we graduate to have the wedding. I know people, especially my maternal grandparents will not understand this long engagement or even an engagement at my age. How do I politely tell people to back off and just let us be happy with the decision we came to after very long and difficult discussions.
Post # 3
@alyssaC: You might have more responses on the “20” board- you can see it to the right of “bride!” You’ll find many other young brides that have been in similar situations 🙂
Post # 4
You may be surprised to find that most people won’t say a thing about it to your face.
As for the ones who do have something to say or if they question your decision….just be honest and tell them that this is the decision that you two have made together and that you are happy with it! I don’t think you need to give a bunch of details; it’s your business and nobody elses. Just be prepared because a lot of people will have a lot of negative to say. I’m not so young and had a short engagement and we still got lots of negativity!!!
Congrats on your engagement!
Post # 5
“I understand your concern, and I appreciate it. I know you just want the best for me. We have put a lot of thought into this, and we are confident it is the right choice for us.”