(Closed) So many of my friends are getting engaged…

posted 6 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I did. There was a wave of them in early twenties, and now I’m in a wave of late 20s/early 30s weddings and first babies.

Unfortunately, there was also a small wave of divorces in the middle. But I guess that happens. 🙁

Post # 5
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

When we first started talking wedding around 2010, everyone had something to say – even though we were literally just seeing when would be a ‘convenient’ time for my family to get togetheer (are any of my cousins graduating? is there a baby coming?  is someone else getting married?) After he proposed in summer of 2011, even though we’re finished with college and have steady careers, people still talk.  

A lot of our friends are getting married or getting engaged, but the “problem” seemed to be that most of them were doing it “because” (their words) they either a) were pregnant / had a baby or b) are living together already (or both).  Well, people will talk no matter what.  We’ll be in our mid-twenties this August 11, and to hell with anyone who cares that we’re ‘too young’ – unless they’re cutting the check for anything, you really shouldn’t pay too much mind (although I know that’s tough!).  But yes, it is crazy to see so many of my grade school friends getting engaged, so many of us having weddings around the same time.  Enjoy it!

Post # 6
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I feel so weird because none of my friends are getting engaged, and none of them will in the foreseeable future. My one friend just broke up with her long time SO, my other friend has an SO for life, but last I heard he doesn’t plan on ever getting married. None of my other friends are in relationships.

Post # 8
3 posts

I’m 18 right now (19 in a few months) and my boyfriend is about to turn 20. We know that we’re getting married. He’s most likely going to propse when I’m 20 or 21 and we plan on being married around the time of my college graduation (I’ll have just turned 21). Even now when we’re just dating, people think it’s weird that I know who I want to spend the rest of my life with. Some of my friends from high school who are a year or two older than me are engaged and I think it’s great! I feel lucky to have found the one that God made for me so early and I don’t see anything wrong with getting married young. Heck, look at most of our grandparents! They were married young and have been together for over 50 years. Those who say it can’t be done aren’t right. Yes, for some it doesn’t work out, but for others, it’s a lifetime love!! I’m so happy for all of you who are already engaged! I can’t wait until I’m in your place!

Post # 9
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Mrs.Lonestar:  So are you not able to have cocktails/champagne toast at your wedding since you aren’t of drinking age? lol sorry, I had to ask.

Yes, there has been a steady wave of engagements/marriages all throughout college. I see less of it here in NYC than I did back in the Midwest–people getting married right out of high school! Yikes!

Post # 10
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Mrs.Lonestar:  ditto – neither is ours!  It’s a shame people discredit our ‘generation’ for marrying young.  We’re both set with our careers and are responsible, grown adults.  I guess it’s just difficult when family has nothing more to do that ‘chismis’ (gossip) and find anything wrong with everything.  But kudos to you and wish you all the encouragement you deserve!  Mister Meryl & I are in our mid-twenties but have been talking about getting married since college – it was no surprise to us or our close friends and parents, but again, people just want something to talk about!  😉

Post # 13
1544 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yea I’m 23 and I know a lot of people my age that were already engaged or married or even having kids before I was even engaged and I was with my now fiance for 3 years. After constantly hearing about people getting engaged… it really started to bug me. I nagged him about it a few times and now I feel bad. A lot of people I tell that i’m engaged… their just like “its about time”. And yea i mean he waited longer then i would have liked… but he found the best moment to ask me and now i’m really happy with the way everything worked out. And now being through so much together before we get married makes me more confident that we will make it all the way.


Post # 14
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

omg there is wedding fever in the water here in texas in my area too, Im graduating from college (age 21) and getting married this october but I swear 5 other sorority sisters are engaged and quite a few other nursing students/friends crazy! My bridesmaid’s mom is extremely concerned shes like is everyone getting married this young now? 

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