Any challenges or bonuses of being a 30s bride?

Anyone?


I've found it a challenge to deal with some vendors because they cater to an early 20 demographic.


The biggest bonus is knowing who I am and knowing what I want and how to work with people in a professional way.

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 1:55 am
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Challenge - FI and I planning the wedding ourselves and sticking to budget :)


Bonus - My 2nd marriage and im in my 30's, and this time this wedding will be exactly what I want. Its alot easier to make decisions and Im much more sure of myself when speaking to vendors.

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 7:25 am
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No disadvantages for me ....... my personal bonuses ,  knowing what I wanted and not being afraid to say it and do it my way ...with my own money .... and having the perfect excuse NOT to wear a big puffy dress ....I didn't wear a poofy dress the first time either ...but it was what my aunt and mom had envisioned and they kept making me try them on .... LOL


This time EVERYONE was in agreement that the dress should be a little more understated and more sophisticated than princessy ....so trying on dresses was a lot more fun

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 7:37 am
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Niecy - My 1st wedding dress was poofy, I hated it from the moment I tried it on, but my mom loved it so I got it.  This time I definately went the more sophisticated route and I think the dress is very age appropriate.  Your dress was perfect on you btw :)

Posted on December 9, 2009 at 4:54 am
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So far, I think the bonus is that I've been to plenty of friends' weddings to see what I like and don't like. The disadvantage, though, is that many ideas and bridesmaids dresses that I like have already been done, and I don't want to copy other people, haha! Nothing huge, I suppose. =)

Posted on December 9, 2009 at 10:54 am
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No disadvantages so far, most people I know are barely getting now (around 30) so I have gone to more weddings in the last 2 years and like moffy, many of the dresses that I have seen have already been worn at weddings. I only have 2 friends/family members that got married in their 20s so I guess to me so far this age seems to be when people are now getting married. I know in my 20s I was not really sure of what I wanted, so I feel that an advantage of getting married in the 30s is that you are sure of yourself, of what you want from the person you want to be married to and there seems to be less issues with everything.

Posted on December 15, 2009 at 11:35 am
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no disadvantages but a big advantage would be me being able to make up my mind about something and sticking to it!!

Posted on December 15, 2009 at 12:16 pm
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selfish advantage....my friends are all older, have good jobs & they give better gifts! LOL

Posted on December 15, 2009 at 2:51 pm
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Ha ChrisNScott! That's a great advantage!

Posted on January 1, 2010 at 3:48 pm
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No disadvantages, I think everyone is more happy than anything. Especially my mom who was starting to worry (although she swears she wasn't) LOL I love it, the attention and the fact that I'm older so I know what I want and don't want and God willing, this will be our first & last marriage. I also agree with the other girls, had I gotten married in my 20's, I was in love with the fru fru puf wedding dress, I am so anti puffy!!! I want the dress that's in my profile. Sexy, mature & glamorous!!!   

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 11:28 pm
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It's GREAT! I know what I want, i'm financially wiser in my 30's, and definitely more confident...all of my closest friends are in their 30's and are just starting to get married...it seems like it's more of a trend to get married in your 30's...again, maybe it's just my "reality".  :)

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 6:28 am
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All of my friends are in their 30s and are all getting married, too. 

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 6:40 am
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I'm just way smarter ;) than when I was in my 20's. SO glad I waited. Maturity is not to be underestimated when entering into marriage.

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 11:20 am
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No disadvantages but the advantage is knowing what I want and BEING READY!  Everything I did when I was in my 20's prepared me for this!

Posted on April 2, 2010 at 3:03 am
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I don't see any disadvantages yet!  In fact, I am happy that I am getting married when I am 30.  I spent a long time with a total and complete scumbag, and I am so thankful that I never married him.  The horrible relationship with him led me to move back to Alaska, and to get connected again with my FI.  Thank God for all the events in my life that led me to my FI, no matter how painful they may have been.  I truly do believe that things happen for a reason!


So, basically, I'm glad I'm older cause I know I am with the right one!!!

Posted on April 16, 2010 at 7:13 am
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No disadvantages here.  I love knowing and feeling that we're completely ready and we know what we want. 

Posted on May 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm
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The only disadvantage is losing weight.  Is it me or did the pounds used to shed a lot easier???

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 2:36 am
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no disadvantages so far I have very much enjoyed my 30's as I am in mid - 30's I am more comfortable with myself now than I was in my 20's. I think it's makes planning easier as I know what I want.

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm
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advantages.....wiser, no vendor can take me for granted.  This time was the everything I want or at least everything I asked for.

Posted on June 14, 2010 at 1:19 pm
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