(Closed) Update for anyone interested!!

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Post # 3
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Good Luck!!! I can’t imagine getting married so young (makes me feel real old at 32!) but I wish you all the best. As for going to prom, I never went and I don’t have any regrets, but I definitley wanted to do the girly wedding dress thing to make up for it. And what happened? I found "the" dress on the first day of shopping! So I guess what I’m saying is save your money for the wedding unless you and your Fiance are set on going to prom.

And FYI, my oldest brother and his wife were 18 (him) and 17 (her) when they got married and they’ve been married for 24 years. They’ve had ups and downs like anyone but are still in love with each other. Just make sure this is what your ready for and realize that every day isn’t going to be perfect.

Post # 4
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Congrats on finding a spot! I know how mind boggeling that can be!! I def. can’t imagine getting married so young. But things and times are different. So if you know you are making the right choice then do the dew ( no pun intended!

I think prom would also be fun. a prom and a wedding, too many dresses for me 🙂

Post # 5
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I didn’t go to my prom because I didn’t have a date and didn’t want to just go with a gal pal.  I don’t really regret it, but I would definitely have gone if I had a date.

Just think how funny it will be to look back on the prom picture when your dress and hair are totally out of date!

Post # 6
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Ugh prom was the WORST — but I’m glad I had the experience!  You’re really coming along with the planning which is awesome 🙂

Post # 7
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ok, just my opinion, but you HAVE to go to prom!!

Imagine, twenty years from now you have a daughter getting ready for prom, and you get to pull out photos of Mom and Dad from back when they went to prom together! How cool would that be??

If you’re worried about how expensive it is (I would be!), there are lots of ways to make it cheaper. Just take one of your cars rather than a limo. Skip the fancy dinner before. Get a dress from somewhere like Ross or Marshalls or TJ Maxx (you’ll be amazed at the deals you can find!).

I think you should go, have fun, and finish off high school right. Don’t skip out on some great moments in your life just because your next great moments are coming up soon.

But again, that’s just my opinion. Do whatever makes you happy!

Post # 9
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Just a curiosity question if your parents don’t agree how are you getting married. Or are you allowed to get married at 17 in AK. I thought it was 18 in all 50 states. Congrats on finding your venue. Go to prom it is one of those cheesy high school memories and even if it isnt that great it is a chance to spend time with friends before you graduate and everyone I know who never went regrets it.

Post # 10
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Jenred: As long as you have parental consent you can get married under the age of 18. Every state has different laws.

Make sure that you know you state laws and have the proper documents.

My high school did not allow married students to continue their education. So you may want to make sure that this will not be an issue.

I loved my prom and had a wonderful time at it. It was a huge deal and me and all of my girlfriends had a prom breakfast at a friends home and spent the day getting hair and make up done then into our dresses and taking tons of pictures then we all went to a great dinner then to the prom. Then proceeded to party all night. 

I loved my senior year of high school and I am loving wedding planning. I will say though that I am glad one did not over shadow the other.

Good luck.

Post # 11
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Wow I couldn’t imagine getting married at 17 (thank god for that cuz then I’d be married to the ex) but if you feel its right then more power to you.

Personally, my prom sucked and I stayed for about an hour before me and some friend hightailed it out of there and went back home for a party.  But I also didn’t have many friends in my grade, most were already out of high school or went to different schools.  But I’m glad I had the experience and went with my then best friend who was a grade behind me since me and the ex weren’t together at the time.  Glad you decided to go to yours

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