Post # 17
I don’t think you’re too young at all. I’m 21 and my fiance is 22. We met when I was 17 and he was 18. We’ve been apart for most of our relationship because he is in the military and I am so ready to spend our lives together. I think every relationship is different.. but age doesn’t really matter. If you’re mature enough and you love each other and are prepared for the difficulties marriage brings, then you should be married!
Post # 18
we are both 21. we have been together for 5 years though and engaged for 15 months. and it is a little awkward when people find out you are getting married and they are all “your too young to be getting married , blah blah blah” like really? its irritating. if people dont know your relationship they are probabky going to judge. dont sweat it though! if you and your Fiance are ready for it, then your age isnt a big deal 🙂
Post # 19
age is just a number. if you are ready for it then there’s no reason not to if it’s what you guys want.
I’m 22 and so is FH but we probably won’t get married until we are at least 24. I used to think that was old (when I was like 12) but I still feel very young and it feels very unreal at times that I will be married in the next few years; as it was always something I’ve dreamed about but knew it was a long ways off. My parents married at 25 and sometimes my mom asks me if i wanted to wait til 25 but if you are ready for it then you should do it. Plus my FH and I have been together 3.5 years and plan on having a 1.5-2 year engagement. My parents dated for 2 years and then had a 1 year engagement. So depends entirely on the couple.
Post # 20
I’m 21 and have been married since December but my big wedding is in October! My husband is 34
Post # 21
My husband was freshly 22 and I was 23 (almost 24) when we married. I always thought people who married in their early twenties were insane and then I became one. Go figure. We did think I was going to die when I was 22 and that kind of put things into perspective. He stepped up to the plate not only as my lover and best friend, but my caretaker as well. I knew then that we were meant to be together. It was just what was RIGHT for us.
I’ll be 27 this year and he’ll be 25. We’ll have been married 3 years. ^_^
Post # 22
I’m 22 and my fiance will be ALMOST 22 when we marry. We’ve been dating over 5 years and he has been in the Marines for 2 years (stationed away from me).
Post # 23
@kateisstoned: we’re both 25 – not as young as you but we’ve been together since we were both 17 – so if you know hes the one you know!!!!
when people say “your too young to be getting married” or “your so young dont you want to explore the world??” just say “im lucky i found the one at a young age – it just means more time i have to spend with him!!!”
Post # 24
- Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park
I got engaged at 18 and married at 19. I just turned 20 and we are planning a big wedding reception since we just had a small civil ceremony. Honestly, I am not concerned about my age at all. How is a young 20 year old who is very mature for her age any different than a late 20-something who just took a bit longer to find love? If people look at me funny when I tell them how young I am, it is their problem, not mine. As long as you have no regrets, you’re good.
Post # 25
I am 19 going on 20 in October and my FH is the same age and will be 20 in November and our wedding is in 3 weeks..We don’t get self conscience about getting married so young or what other people may say because we know we will be forever and are very confident in our relationship.
Post # 26
DH and I were 23 when we got married. Of course, we are from the south, so getting married at this age is not uncommon. However, both DH and I never pictured ourselves getting married this young. Once we were together though, we both just kind of knew!
Post # 27
We started dating when I was 19 and he was 21. He graduated college May of ’11 and I graduated in May ’12. We both have awesome careers and a home together so we didn’t feel “too young” to be getting married. I was 22 and he was 24. We got married on our three year anniversary 🙂
Post # 28
I always find it funny when people think that I’m “young” to be getting married (I’m 22, will be 23) when their kids got married at 24. HUGE difference between 23 and 24…WOAHHH…
No, but that’s only been like one person who made a comment. All of our friends are very happy… most of my friends are significantly older than me because of my profession. So I’m happy about that. 🙂
Post # 29
I definitely feel very young to be getting married. I am 23 and my fiance will be 25 when we get married in less than a month and half. We’re a few months shy of 8 years together.
Surprisingly though, I haven’t really experienced any kickback about it (a little from my older brother, but he worries). My entire family loves my fiance, especially my parents, sister, and my nieces. I imagine other people have concerns/opinions but people have generally been very tactful about it.
Really, it surprises me though because I look, sound, and dress younger than I am. I’m a first year graduate student but I’m short, round faced, have a higher-pitched speaking voice, and I like to wear Pokemon t-shirts. I guess the people who know me enough to know that I am getting married also know that my looks are deceiving and I am more mature/responsible than I seem to be based on appearances alone. But who knows.
Post # 30
I’ll be 21 and FH will be 23 on our wedding day next year. I always imagined myself getting married young, but him? No way. If I were to contact some of his high school friends and tell them that he’s getting married at 23, they would laugh in my face. He’s matured a lot in the last few years.
No one outside of the internet has said anything about us being young. If I had never gone on forums like these, I might have never known that getting married at this age wasn’t normal.
Post # 31
My Fiance and I became friends April 2005. Started dating January 2006 (14/15 years old). Got engaged June 2009 (18/18 years old) We will be getting married June 2013 (22/22 years old). In that 7 years together we have been through deported family, close family deaths, necessary financial independance, college graduation, and I’ve been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. We’ve been through a lot and everyone tells us how we just go together. I tell people God knew we needed each other young with all the stuff we’ve been through we really needed each others support.
That said, marrying this young is not for everyone.