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!
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.
MINI DEODORANT STICKS
Q-TIPSHAIRBRUSH/ COMBTISSUESTIDE TO GO CHAPSTICKLINT ROLLERS
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!
HAIRSPRAY DRY SHAMPOOMAKEUP REMOVER WIPES
Q-TIPSNAIL FILENAIL CLIPPERSTWEETERSOIL ABSORBING WIPES
TUMSFEMININE PRODUCTS DEODORANT TISSUESLINT ROLLERSHAIRBRUSH/ COMBThe baskets were definitely a hit! I purchased everything from target in there travel section!
Did you have an amenity basket? What would you add to your amenity basket? Comment and let me know!
I 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. Nothing 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.