Kellie Martinez
Super October 2019

Young Brides

Kellie Martinez, on March 22, 2019 at 12:19 PM

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I am getting married at 22 years old. (but will be closer to 23 by the wedding date) and I have been disappointed by the amount of people who have told me that I am "too young". .especially at work. My new department is awesome but I worked with a lot of (for the lack of a better word) bitter women...

I am getting married at 22 years old. (but will be closer to 23 by the wedding date) and I have been disappointed by the amount of people who have told me that I am "too young". .especially at work. My new department is awesome but I worked with a lot of (for the lack of a better word) bitter women who were either divorced or did not believe in marriage and made sure I knew that whether I asked them or not lol. I met my fiance when I was in highschool. We were best friends for over a year until he became my boyfriend. We have been inseperable for over six years. This is unimportant to a lot of people because of our age but it's irritating to me because we didn't run to the courthouse at 18 behind our parent's back and make a huge impulsive decision. (not that that can't work out. one of my best friend's is going on 7 years after doing that) but he's done with school and working as an agricultural truck driver. I am halfway done but still have a great job at a hospital and weare doing well for our age. We have a nice life together in a nice condo with our dogs haha,


I'm not posting this for anyone to say "who cares what they think.." etc etc I'm more just wanting to see who can relate and hear the cute love stories Smiley tongue

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  • Christine
    Beginner October 2019
    Christine
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    My husband and I started dating when I was 17. We got engaged at 19. Married at 21. We are celebrating our 41st anniversary this year! Congratulations and best wishes 馃懓馃帺馃
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  • Emily
    Devoted December 2020
    Emily
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    I feel you! I鈥檓 22 now and will be 23 for our wedding. My fianc茅 is 10 years older than I am, but it鈥檚 his first marriage too. But I get people all the time who act so shocked when they find out I鈥檓 as young as I am and getting married. It鈥檚 ridiculous. We both have good hearts and share the same philosophies and outlooks in life so I am extremely confident in our future together and our marriage. However it doesn鈥檛 mean it doesn鈥檛 irritate me when people ask me if I鈥檓 sure I want to get married. Of course I鈥檓 sure. I鈥檝e never been more sure.
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  • Alyssa
    Dedicated June 2019
    Alyssa
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    I'm 19! Getting married in 90 days and I can't freaking wait. Screw those bitter pills.
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  • Jalyn
    Dedicated August 2019
    Jalyn
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    I got engaged on my 24th birthday and will be married the day before my 25th birthday. I have yet to hear that i am too young, it may be because i'm not that young lol. I think my parents wanted me to get married because my fiance has made me a better person. My fiance will be 26 when we get married so he isn't so young. His family is more surpised that he is getting married because he was so carefree most of his adult life.

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  • Megan
    Savvy February 2020
    Megan
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    Yeah me too. At work some man said 鈥淵OU鈥橰E GETTIN MARRIED?!鈥 I said yes and then he was like 鈥淏UT YOU'RE TOO YOUNG TO GET MARRIED鈥. His wife elbowed him and apologized lol. I didn鈥檛 think to much about it because people think I鈥檓 still in high school since I鈥檓 petite. My boss owns the business and also is a cop. One time his work friend came in at 10am and said to me 鈥渘o offense... but aren鈥檛 you supposed to be in school right now鈥. I kinda laughed and said 鈥淯m I鈥檓 20鈥 I kinda get a kick out of the customers at work because they just have no idea. I do have one customer who is super excited for me and he always gives me fat tips for my wedding. My parents try and tell me I鈥檓 too young but they got married when my mom was even younger than me. It does hurt when it comes from family friends or when my parents make certain comments but I get that people are just concerned or even bitter from their own failed marriage. I think it鈥檚 just disappointing they feel the need to project it and trying to bring down a happy engaged couple rather than being supportive, constructive and encouraging.
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  • J
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Jeniffer
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    I feel the same , I come from a family where everyone gets married very young and we鈥檙e young mothers , so for my family this isn鈥檛 weird because I will be 21 at our wedding which is quite old for my family lol . I do sometimes feel an outside sense of judgement because marriage and children are getting pushed back into older ages but it鈥檚 just not for me 馃し馃徎鈥嶁檧锔 Fianc茅 is 25 and I鈥檓 20
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  • T
    Just Said Yes April 2020
    Tori
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    I鈥檓 getting the same backlash. I鈥檓 22 like you. We鈥檝e been together for 8.5 years, yes since I was 14. He鈥檚 truly been my one and only. We grew up together. He proposed 4 days ago, we鈥檙e getting married in April. I am SO excited馃グ
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  • Kellie Martinez
    Super October 2019
    Kellie Martinez
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    Congratulations! That's so cute. My vows include something along the lines of "I am so grateful that we have been lucky enough to both grow up and grow old together." :')

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