In the Elizabethan wedding customs ,there isn't really an engagement because the wedding is arranged by the parents. The bride and groom do not know who they will marry and most of the time do not meet until the day of the wedding. They do this to bring more wealth to the family. The youngest a boy can get engaged is 14 , and for girl 12. That is only with permission from parents. They would normally get married around the age of 21.