Post # 1
I’m getting married 3 months after my FSIL. I don’t mind sharing the spotlight, I almost never see her, and when we see each other we talk about planning, etc. But I can’t help but compare… everything. Like I feel that my wedding won’t be as nice, etc. I’m I being ridiculous? lol Anyone else?
Post # 3
Oh yeah. There are a ton of peopleI know getting married and they are all pissy I am too. Mine wont be until after all of theirs but somehow I am wrong for this…
Post # 4
One of my BMs is getting married the month after me. We got engaged within 2 weeks of each other last fall. It’s been great having someone to plan with and discuss wedding crap no one else cares about it. I have another BM getting married next summer. I think its great and fun! I’m sure some mutual friends will compare our weddings but I’m not concerned. We all have totally different themes and venues.
Post # 5
FI has a friend getting married 2 weeks after us. Initially, I was sort of annoyed. However, i snapped out of it really fast and realized that it’s fun to plan with someone!
Post # 6
I have a friend getting married soon after me. It’s been fun, but it has also had its challenges. The worst has been the issue of finding enough money to throw her a nice shower, save for my honeymoon, buy a BM dress for her wedding, buy a BM dress for one of my girls who couldn’t afford it for my wedding…etc. You get the picture :).
Post # 7
There are TONS of weddings in our families this year; it’s madness. We were engaged first but we’ll be married last!
My brother weds June 4 in Stockholm, Sweden (FI and I will fly out for that)
FI’s cousin will be married June 25 in western MA (driving out there and staying overnight)
FSIL will marry August 20 on the south shore (driving out and staying overnight)
and one of FI’s friends from college will be married on my birthday, 9/10, in DC (driving down and staying for a couple nights)
Then it’s finally our turn in December. We’ll have been engaged for 2.5 years!
Post # 8
I’m the opposite, NONE of my friends are even in relationships, so its a little lonely. But my sister got married last summer and I can’t help but compare. Our weddings will be totally different, but everyone said her’s was the best and most fun wedding they had been to. Le sigh. Hope people think mine is fun too!
Post # 9
@7-9-11bride: This sounds just like my situation – my best friend and bridesmaid is getting married four months before me. It is SO much fun having someone who wants to talk weddings as much as I do. The only down side is that I only see her once every few months 🙁
Post # 10
I had a lot of friends that got married around the same time I did. You can’t help but make comparisons. But the truth is, on the day of the wedding, each wedding is so unique that it’s really not comparable, and honestly, like a week afterwards, no one remembers the exact details but the bride.
Post # 11
I’m not making any comparisons. Everyone’s situation for me is very different. My two best friends married over the summer. My brother married in December, I’m getting married in July and my brother is getting married in August. THEN my sister is getting married in November but decided to push it to April next year. We would have had 4 weddings within 11months. Yikes!!
Post # 12
most of the weddings of good friends took place earlier this year…but my sister-in-law is due with her third child two months before our wedding…and babies trump wedding anyday. But we certainly don’t mind..we’re excited to meet our new nephew..(i was hoping for another niece) and we think it’s great that the baby arrived just in time to be our youngest guest. 🙂
Post # 13
My FI has 3 cousins getting married this year. One in June, one in September and one in November, so our October wedding is the second-to-last. I don’t really mind sharing the spotlight, I just hope his family doesn’t run out of money before they get to us!
Post # 14
I have a cousin, who is one of my BM’s, getting married 2 months before me.
It is fun to have someone to talk weddings with. And they will both be completely different, plus only 1/4 of the guest list is the same.
We also have another cousin getting married in May 2012, and he was the first engaged out of the three of us.
My mom and her sisters all love that they have kids getting married at the same time because then they don’t tire each other out talking weddings.
Post # 15
My MOH will get married in just over a month. Another one of my BMs is in the “it’s imminent and the boyfriend just has to finish saving up for a ring” stage of waiting, and I expect she’ll get married in late fall of 2012. It’s awesome because all three of us are friends, and we all went to the bridal shows together and stuff. I don’t feel like I need to compare myself to them, either, since there will only be a little bit of overlap on our guestlists, so we don’t need to worry about making each wedding “different” or anything. I love being engaged at the same time as them!
Post # 16
My FSIL is getting married a year after us, its fun to talk about it with her, since shes into it, but then its getting compared. I dont care though, I just hope they are happy and have a wonderful day,