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    How did you tell your family (parents, aunts, grandparents, etc) that you wanted to get married at a young age. I am not going through this , at least not yet but Im interested in knowing how you ladies broke the news. Did you tell them on your own? Was your SO present? How did they respond?
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    My parents just sort of knew! Sorry i'm not much help
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    My parents always knew I wanted to get married young. When the engagement came about me and DF told both of our parents while we were together..which helped. I don't think anyone was really surprised, they knew it was coming just by seeing us together. We got good reactions from everyone
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    I had to tell my parents alone, and so did he. They didn't take it very well, as I ecpected.
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    I told my parents I was open with them from the start so they weren't surprised. They knew it was going to happen
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    I was 17, sat my dad down and said "okay we need you to sign off on the marriage license" but DH had been living with us for a year by then and was basically a part of the family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatorbird24 View Post
    I had to tell my parents alone, and so did he. They didn't take it very well, as I ecpected.

    Oh no! Well, Im glad youre happy with your choice!
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    My story isnt a happy one. DH proposed to me over the webcam and couldnt get home for two months after. My parents knew we were serious but the minute I said engaged they freaked. Then DF was on the phone so we could tell them together as best we could. But they were not happy at all. They had a lot of choice words and vowed if we didnt have a long engagement they wouldnt support it. After a couple of months I really didnt want to wait 2+ years and wanted to be his wife now. They again were furious and refused to come to the ceremony. I scheduled a courthouse ceremony, bought a short white dress, and did everything with my in laws. They werent going to come till three weeks before when my grandparents announced they would be flying in from Cali and New Jersey for the event. They had to come to terms that it was going to happen and they couldnt stop me. I was 20 when we got married and while I dont think they wanted it they put on a smile and mom made me a bouqet. On our one year anniversary my mom called me crying saying she regretted everything and she was so sorry for the way she acted. It bothered her that she wasnt there when I bought my dress and she wasnt open to any of it. Almost three years since my ceremony and they never mention a word about their original reaction to everything.


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    When I told them I was engaged, they knew it wouldn't be too far down the line. My mom told me I was an idiot, and my dad said congrats.

    The actual marriage thing is a little more hurtful, and is not one of my proudest moments. And, we'll leave it at that.
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    Both sets of parents weren't surprised about the engagement, but were surprised about how soon we got married afterwards. After they had time to digest everything, they became much more accepting. We got married in April but had our formal wedding and reception last week and they couldn't be happier for us
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