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5 Myths About Getting Married Young

5 Myths About Getting Married Young

Nick and I were both young when we were married, you can read about our story here.  When we were first engaged I had tons of people telling me why I wasn’t ready to get married. Five years and one baby later, I’m confident we made the right decision for us.

5. You Aren’t Old Enough to Know What You Want- Does anyone ever know what they want? There is no ‘perfect age,’ people who get married in their thirties can get divorced, just like people who get married before they’re twenty can get divorced. At the risk of sounding cliché I knew that Nick was the person I was going to spend forever with and I wanted to start forever as soon as possible.

4. You Aren’t Financially Ready- While I do agree that if you can’t afford to live on your own you shouldn’t be getting married, I don’t think that just because you’re young means you’re automatically financially irresponsible. By the time Nick and I got married we both had full time jobs and were able to fully support ourselves. Now Nick ‘s income in enough to support all three of us.

3. You Need To Finish College First- It is a lot easier to finish school first, especially if you need a degree for your desired profession. I know many couples who were married while they finished up their degree. Having a degree doesn’t mean you’re more qualified to be married.

2. You Need To Be Single- I do think it’s important to be independent, but that doesn’t mean ‘spend 5 years being single.’ It’s just about being comfortable and confident in your own skin. Nick and I spent almost a year of our engagement living in different states and that time gave us a chance to learn to be apart. So while I agree that you need to know how to survive on your own, I don’t think that you need to be single to learn that.

1. You should spend time traveling- Traveling is great, it’s even better with the person you love. People kept talking to me like getting married meant I could never travel again. Will I ever spend a year backpacking through Europe, probably not, but I probably wouldn’t have done that anyway. I have been able to take some pretty amazing trips with the guy I love most.

What’s your take on getting married young? Make sure you comment and let me know your thoughts!

5 Myths About Getting Married Young
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What to use in your Amenity Basket

Today is my first Wednesday linking up for Wedding Wednesday and I am stoked!

I’ve been thinking about posting this for a long time and this was the perfect opportunity. What to put in your amenity baskets. For those of you who aren’t familiar an amenity basket is something placed in the restrooms of your venue with items for your guests to use. I made two, one for the men and one for the women. The baskets I used we already had, and they happened to perfectly fit our country theme!

First I’ll start with the men, since that one was must easier.

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 TUMS
MINI DEODORANT STICKS
TOOTHBRUSHES
TOOTHPASTE
MOUTHWASH
FLOSS
MINTS
Q-TIPS
HAIRBRUSH/ COMB
TISSUES
TIDE TO GO 
CHAPSTICK
LINT ROLLERS
GUM
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I ended spending more money and putting way more items into the female basket because lets be honest girls are way more high matinee and there are a lot more things that could go wrong!
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HAIRSPRAY 
DRY SHAMPOO
MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES
HAIR TIES
BOBBY-PINS
TOOTHBRUSHES
TOOTHPASTE
MOUTHWASH
MINTS
FLOSS
GUM
CHAP STICK
Q-TIPS
NAIL FILE
NAIL CLIPPERS
TWEETERS
OIL ABSORBING WIPES
TUMS
FEMININE PRODUCTS 
DEODORANT 
TISSUES
LINT ROLLERS
HAIRBRUSH/ COMB
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The baskets were definitely a hit! I purchased everything from target in there travel section! 

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Did you have an amenity basket? What would you add to your amenity basket? Comment and let me know!

My Bridal Shower

Although it has been over a year I wanted to share the pictures from one of my amazing bridal showers with everyone. 1465316_10202423926862159_1012773693_n 994958_10202423928302195_298975687_n 1461190_10202423925502125_64887215_n 1458588_10202423927982187_1106130712_n 1424414_10202423931462274_226738614_n 1464016_10202423930302245_1308132400_n 1454724_10202423931062264_2010847912_n 1469927_10202423926062139_2089147653_n 1461122_10202423930782257_93175299_n 1450664_10202423927582177_1787381303_n 1459283_10202423929422223_1077359705_n 1459842_10202423928862209_932784731_n 1393826_10202423926342146_218672723_n 999620_10202423929902235_866747566_n 942213_10202423926622153_1083781005_nMy maid of honor thought of the tea party theme, “Nick and Haley the perfect blend” and her sister happens to plan the most amazing parties, and was kind enough to put a ton of time and effort into making my shower unforgettable. Make sure you check out her pinterest boards https://www.pinterest.com/Aferditers/. Best of all she is starting her own blog at http://atickledprettylife.com which should be up and running very soon!

Let’s Talk About Marriage

10635987_10202232454332730_6821657521661385233_nI want to talk about my favorite thing- being married to my best friend. I’ve been married to Nick for just over a year and it has been even better than I could ever have imagined. I guess you could call us old fashioned, but we did not live together before tying the knot. It goes against our religious beliefs and statistically doesn’t give you a better chance of having a successful marriage. Since we hadn’t lived together we had no idea what to expect. Looking back our first year was a huge learning experience for both of us. I know we had a good amount of arguments or tiffs, but right now I can’t think of anything big enough that I remember it. I remember what is important, how incredibly lucky I am to get to share my life with such an amazing man. IMG_1170Nothing is better than knowing you always have someone in your corner cheering you on. To all my engaged friends out there: Plenty of people are going to warn you about how much work a marriage takes, they’re right, it is work, but it is the most fulfilling and meaningful work you will ever do.