(Closed) No I’m not here for a prom dress!

posted 7 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

LOL I am 42 and have been asked if I am there for a MOB dress – I guess there is some magical age to buy wedding dresses?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I know EXACTLY how you feel. When I went to shoppes they tried to help my mom, not me.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I went to a bridal convention alone to try and get some legit info…that was a mistake. None of the vendors wanted to talk to me because I didnt have an entourage and I wasnt wearing my “bride” sticker. Oh, well… their loss! lol

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Aw! I’m sorry! I wish I could say I was 23!  I’m only 20 and it’s ridiculous the way people react to hearing I’m engaged.  One thing that drives me insane is when people don’t take me seriously, or when they doubt me.  I’m a very careful person and I think hard about the choices I make.  People judge way too much on age and appearance.  It’s a bit discouraging sometimes. 

But you know what you’re doing.  And unixfairy, I’m sorry that happened to you too!  Frustrating assumptions.  People are good at making others feel inadequate in some way, no matter what age they are.  You just have to brush it off and take comfort in knowing that you are confident in your choice : ]

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Some people really know how to make you feel good, huh? 😉

I was subbing the other day at a middle school and another teacher came in and told me I was either a really old student, or a really young sub. Hmmm…is there a positive way to take that comment? I laughed because I think he was trying to be nice and make a joke, but it just wasn’t a good one.

Luckily no one ever reacts when I say anything about having a Fiance (we’re not “technically” engaged yet, but when dealing with anyone other than friends or family that’s what we refer to each other as)

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I know this is a bit cliche to say but it does get better with age. I used to be carded everywhere I went when was younger. Now not so much, maybe once in a great while. 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

haha i know the feeling – we were at the church the other day actually walking into a meeting with the deacon and i heard this couple leaving say “they do not even look old enough to get married”

im 24 – he is (turning) 26 (on our honeymoon!)

but i get it, we both look super young

i get those respnoses everytime i try and buy cigarettes (i know bad habit) but im like really? i dont even look 18?

 

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I haven’t gotten any comments like this yet, but I haven’t gone dress shopping or anything like that. I do expect them to come when I start shopping. I am 22, and I know I look even younger. My mom has always looked younger than her age. My friends don’t think she looks like she’s in her 50’s. I look at it this way… I will look younger than what I really am once I get older. Can’t complain about that I guess!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was asked the exact same thing and then AGAIN when my BMs were with me picking out their dresses. Seriously twice?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

haha! i totally know the feeling. i haven’t gotten any comments while doing wedding related things but i’m carded every time i get a drink w/ dinner or go to a casino. believe it or not, i was even carded at an R movie and once while trying to learn how to drive a stick-shift car! oh, and i’m 28, by the way! so, even though i’m not “young” per se, i know how it feels to not be taken seriously due to age. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I have gotten the “but you look so young to be getting married” several times. It sucks.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

OMG.  I get that, too!!!  I’m 24 (he is 36).  One time, a woman asked me what HIGH SCHOOL I went to!!!! Seriously?  What high school?  I’m an attorney…not a high school student!  LAME! 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I totally understand, too!  When I purchased a pair of shoes for the wedding (which I ultimately returned b/c I didn’t like them with my dress), the sales person asked me what color my prom dress is.  Really?  I’m 25.

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