(Closed) I was 19 when I got married, will be celebrationg 8th anniversary this year!

posted 4 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
1348 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Congrats on your anniversary! That’s amazing! 😀 

Post # 4
1651 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@lavenderstone:  Not a young Bride myself (I’ll be 27 when we marry), but I wanted to congratulate you and your DH! Being married isn’t always easy, no matter how old you are when you get married.

Post # 5
5268 posts
Bee Keeper

@lavenderstone:  Congratulations! That is wonderful. May your eight happy years become eighty 🙂 I try not to judge young brides and grooms. I was 30 when I married, but it was fast, and people judged us for that. It just goes to show though, true love doesn’t worry about what everyone else thnks 🙂

Post # 6
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@lavenderstone:  These days, 8 years is a big deal, regardless of age! Happy anniversary!

As a younger bride (23), I get a lot of flack from people who don’t know me for getting married so young. It certainly gets annoying, but like you, I have always been an “old soul.” The people who know FI and I best are 100% supportive, which is really great. I feel terrible when a young bride comes here with an issue but people automatically write her off because she is young. She could be having the same issue as a 30 year old, hand handling it the same way, but people will still blame the entire issue on her age and maturity. 

Post # 7
14026 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Congratulations on your anniversary! That’s so great that your friends and family supported your decision. 🙂

Post # 8
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I suppose I could have married FI when we were 19. We had been together 3 years at that point, but it would have been  mistake for us. Neither of us had careers, although we had been living together a couple years at that point. 

Now we’re 26 and newly engaged. I’m glad we have waited this long and will continue to wait. 

Post # 9
623 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@lavenderstone:  Congrats!


FH and I got engaged when we turned 19, getting married in 5.5 months at age 22 (: I love being able to get married young so I can start our family young.

How long were you together before getting married? By the time we are married it will be over 8 years!

Post # 11
3082 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Yay congrats! 😀 we also got married at 19 & 20

Post # 12
4041 posts
Honey bee

@lavenderstone:  Congratulations! We celebrate 11 years together this year (we will be 26 and 28), but will be married for one year at that point. We could have married sooner, but it made more sense for us to wait. 

Post # 13
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lavenderstone:  we got married at 19 & 20 too, except he was 19 and I was 20. Thank you for the inspirational story. We haven’t had many people comment on our age, per say, but we had plenty of people ask me when I was due! Apparently the only reasonable excuse for us being married so young was that I was knocked up. It was actually pretty humorous. I didn’t really care what people assumed about our marriage, but to just come right out and ask like that just seemed rude.

Post # 14
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Highfield House, Stanley, Tasmania

Congratulations, you sound so happy together! 

Post # 15
1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Happy Anniversary! 

OP, what careers did you have at such a young age? 

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