Post # 17
Oh okay :). Well don’t let anyone get you down. How and if your marriage succeeds is up to you and your SO. There is a lot of drama on military bases, and a lot of the wives are crazy haha. Don’t get caught up in it and you will do fine. You may be an odd one out here and in most of the wedding world, but not on the military base. Good Luck!
Post # 18
Thank you, that means a lot to me. My fiance’s aunt and uncle were in about the same situation we are in (minus the military) and 2 more kids and 20 some years later they are still going strong. things like that give me hope =)
LOL yea thats what i have heard about the wives on base… I have never been one for drama and I generally keep to myself so hopefully i can stay out of it! Thank you =)
Post # 19
There’s a military board on this site…so you don’t have to feel out of place! Weddingbee has something for everyone 🙂
Post # 20
yea i wander there from time to time =)
Post # 21
It’s kind of expected at such a young age. I normally would think it much too young to get married, but it ultimately depends on the couple. It sounds like y’all have been together for a few years, share a daughter, and seem to have a plan. I think sometimes circumstances change the situation. Best of luck in your marriage!
Post # 22
: I agree with you, and thank you.
Post # 23
Welcome! It can be hard not to have a group of your peers around that you can really relate to. But I hope that you still find this site a great resource! Someone very close to me got married and had a daughter at 18. It has been 11 years and they are still married, have three kids, a house and a dog. Statistically they are no different from anyone who got married in their late 20s. They live a great life in a secure marriage. Don’t worry about people telling you 18 is “too young.” There are a lot of “too whatevers” in life. If you and your Fiance trust in your relationship and are committed to working at it and for each other, you’ll be just fine!
Post # 24
No matter what age you are, people will ALWAYS say you’re too young. My Fiance and I get it often and I’m 25 and he’s 26, so don’t think too much into it. Just be strong and secure in your decisions and It will hardly matter.
Post # 25
Thank you, that really means a lot to me. I really do believe we will be together till death do us part.
Post # 26
Welcome:) I’m 19, I joined the Bee when I was 17 and I was 18 when I got married in June. I feel kind of left out on here too when women talk about their houses, careers, etc…but I guess it’s the price we pay for finding the love of our lives younger than most. I agree with previous posters, age IS just a number and it’s foolish to make blanket statements solely based on how old we are. I received similar comments throughout my very stable relationship from not so intelligent people.
Post # 27
The military is full of young wives with children. I felt out of place (aka old) last time i went to an FRG meeting at the ripe old age of 22.
I met a colonel the other day who was 40….has a 22 year old son. It’s just not uncommon in the military
Post # 28
One thing that 2010 has taught me is that you have to live each day as if it were your last. If you believe he is the one for you, marry him. Why wait? You aren’t guaranteed tomorrow and neither is he. Why put off your shared life together an extra 3, 4, or 5 years? If you’re following your heart and he is too, I don’t see how you could go wrong.
Not to be a Debbie Downer, but in 2010 I lost several high school classmates. Girls who were 17, 18, 19 when they passed. One girl was waiting on a ring and putting up with everyone telling her she was way too young. Now she nor her boyfriend will ever get a chance at their life together.
Life is too short. Do what makes you happy and love with your entire heart. Congratulations on your engagement and I wish you all the best with your wedding planning and family! 🙂
Post # 29
Not gonna lie, you’re the youngest I’ve run across on here. But I’m a youngin’ too! I’m 19 now, not engaged, but will be 20 when I get married the Spring ’12. (We have a tentative date set and I’m not even engaged… don’t even get me started :P)
Post # 30
i myself am a young bride to be. 21. but very mature for my age. But FH is 24 will be 25 when we marry. i thought i was a young bride too but most of FH’s friends are all married and their wives range from 19 (military wife) to 23 i believe.
but no ones ever told me that theyt hink i/we are too young. but as others have said, i would have to agree that maturity level is a big part of it.
Post # 31
I got engaged at 19 and married at 21 (DH is 22). You’re the youngest I’ve seen so far, but if it works, more power to you!