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Devoted August 2018 Ontario

Ages of Bride and Groom?

Megis, on April 21, 2018 at 09:36 Posted in WeddingWire 0 74
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I hear that a lot of brides and grooms marry later these days in their 30s because of many social factors. Back in my mom’s day (some close to 30 years ago) people got married in their early 20s.

For my wedding:

Groom is 29

Bride is 25

Groom was 28 at the time of our engagement. So according to today’s stats we’re getting married young Smiley laugh


What are your ages at engagement and at the time of your wedding?


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Latest activity by Mikaela, on April 28, 2018 at 19:04
  • Mikaela
    Frequent user August 2019 New Brunswick
    Mikaela ·
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    I was technically 22 when we got engaged (it was the day before my 23rd birthday), and he was 23.

    We will be 23 and 24 when we get married!

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  • Kristina
    Beginner August 2019 Quebec
    Kristina ·
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    I am 42 and my Poppa Bear is 41. I wasn't ready for marriage before and had thought I would never marry because I was quite happy doing my own thing. Then I met him and he really changed my view of marriage and I realized, I would be happy sharing my life with him. There's no set time for getting married, do what works best for you both and let go of the pressures that other people's expectations place on us. Weddings are a celebration, focus on your love, God's blessings, and sharing special moments that make wonderful memories.
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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
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    I was 30 when we got engaged and he was 28. I will be 32 when we get married and he will be 30.

    This is my second marriage. I was married at 23 the first time around and really wish that I had waited until I was older. Would have saved me many years of the troubles I went through.

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  • Maegan
    Frequent user August 2021 Ontario
    Maegan ·
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    Fun! My Fiance is 21 and I am 22 and weve been engaged for 2 months now. We will be 23 and 24 when we get married!
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  • Sarah
    Frequent user December 2018 Alberta
    Sarah ·
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    We will both be 27 at our wedding
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina
    Lynnie ·
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    Such a fun discussion!! Smiley heart

    I was 28 when we got engaged and 29 at our wedding, and my husband was 29 when he proposed and 30 at our wedding!


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  • H
    Curious October 2020 Ontario
    Hayley ·
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    I am 20 and he is 23.. When we get married i will be 22 and he will be 25
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  • Christine
    Curious September 2018 Nova Scotia
    Christine ·
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    Engaged right before our birthdays
    24 and 27
    Wedding we will be 26 and 29

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  • Cherry
    Devoted October 2019 Quebec
    Cherry ·
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    So, I think I would be the oldest. If anyone else beat me, I would love to know. Smiley tongue

    It will be the first marriage for both of us.

    Engaged at: me 46, him 50

    Marriage at: me 49, him 52 (few days before he turns 53)

    We are both very glad we met at these age, decided to tie the knot and to grow old together.

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  • Stacey
    Frequent user October 2019 Ontario
    Stacey ·
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    Groom is 30, bride is 27.

    When we get married groom will be 32 and bride will be 29! (His birthday is a month before the wedding)
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  • Summer
    Devoted May 2019 Ontario
    Summer ·
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    We got engaged when I was 27 and he was 26. We’ll both be 28 when we get married.
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  • Jennifer
    Super July 2019 Ontario
    Jennifer ·
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    We got engaged when I was 35 and him 29. When we get married I will be 36 and he will be 30 (turning 31 not long after). I have the early bday. Hes got a late one
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  • Meghan
    Frequent user August 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador
    Meghan ·
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    I was 27 and he was 23 when we got engaged. He turns 24 a few months before the wedding and I turn 28 the month after!
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  • R
    Beginner June 2018 Nova Scotia
    Raylene ·
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    I’ll be 25 when you we get married in June and FH with be 31!
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  • M
    Devoted August 2018 Ontario
    Megis ·
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    Wow I can't believe you had that bad experience at salons. That's unprofessional and it's good you walked out. It tends to be a younger crowd but no one should be rude to you.


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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    We were 25 (me) and 27 (him) when we got engaged. We've been together since 20 & 22. When we get married we will be 26 & 28.

    I feel like I'm right in the middle of the pack. People my age have started getting married or engaged, a few have kids, but several are still single and/or not married.

    We are also thinking it will be another 4 to 5 years before kids (early 30s).

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  • Kayla
    Devoted September 2017 Alberta
    Kayla ·
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    I was 27 when we got married last year. He was 38!

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  • Ashleigh
    Devoted August 2018 Ontario
    Ashleigh ·
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    We are breaking the social norms a little with this one: I will be 33 at the time of our wedding and my fiance (thankfully, finally, etc) will be turning 30 a few weeks before the wedding. 😂
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  • H
    Curious September 2018 Ontario
    Happy Hedgie ·
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    I'll turn 30 one month before our wedding and FH will be 37.

    ETA: I was 28 when I got engaged (and turned 29 a week and a half later) FH was 36.

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  • Jocelyn
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Jocelyn ·
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    Yeah..it's been a hard road at times...but we've made it work.
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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    As the daughter of a Canadian military vet, you're in for a wild ride. It's both good and bad, but if you communicate and support one another, you will have a wonderful life full of adventure and unique experiences.

    People outside the military don't, and can't, understand. It is a life of sacrifice, but it also has so many rewards if you are willing to be open to them.

    Congradulations.

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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    We got engaged at 35 (me) and 36 (him). When we get married, I will be 37, he will be 38. This is the first marriage for both of us, which is somewhat unusual at our age.

    I certainly felt 'old' compared to most of the brides out there when I was dress shopping, at the bridal faires, etc. People just assumed it was my nieces' wedding we were there for (she's 22), or that I was on my 2nd marriage which was somewhat annoying.

    I walked out of two dress salons when they asked why I didn't consider a second hand dress for my second wedding!

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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    We were 29 and 30 when we got engaged and 29 and 31 when we got married.

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  • Breanne
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Breanne ·
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    Engagement: I am 33 and he is 37

    Wedding: I will be 34 and he will be 38

    So we're in the later marriage crowd...

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  • Jocelyn
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Jocelyn ·
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    Thank you!
    I feel SO alone & at times, i feel unsupported at home- mainly because no one understands what i go through and not everyone is supportive of me being engaged to someone in the Army.
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  • Bethany
    Super July 2018 Alberta
    Bethany ·
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    Aw that will be nice! Hope that he has a safe travel home!
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  • Amanda
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    We got engaged when I was 23, and he was 24. We will be getting married at 25 and 26!
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  • Alexis
    Devoted October 2018 Ontario
    Alexis ·
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    We got engaged at 26 (me) and 30, so we'll be getting married at 28 and 32.
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  • Jocelyn
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Jocelyn ·
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    Thanks! my fiance still has approx. 7 weeks left in his deployment, so i can't wait to spoil him with a date night-he deserves it.
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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Thanks it can be tough when they are away, especially for a long time. I hope all the best for you and your fiance as well.

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  • Jocelyn
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
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    Hoping your fiance comes home safely. deployment is often the downside for us army wives.
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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    I will be 25 when we get married and my FH will be 30. I don't think there is anything wrong with getting married young or waiting until you are a little older. Do what works for you Smiley smile

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