Close friends getting engaged at the same time?

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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3338 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it would be awesome because you could share wedding tips and would always have someone to talk to about wedding stuff

Post # 4
Hostess
2575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My step sister.  We are getting married 3 weeks apart… Thankfully, only about 10 people overlap on our guest lists.

Post # 5
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995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

One of my best friends got engaged 3 days after me. It was a complete coincidence that our now husbands had planned to do it so close together. For us, it was an awesome thing. Even though she got married a year earlier, we still got to share a lot of excitement,problems, and ideas without annoying the rest of our non-engaged friends. I loved it and wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Post # 6
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Worker bee

Yup, Yup, Yup! One of my best friends actually. She doesn’t know that he has probably already bought her ring and we are about to start looking. It’s more aggravating to me that exciting just becuase I don’t want our engagements to happen around the same time and I don’t want to have similar weddings (yes I know I’m being a baby, but whatever). She is wonderful and I am super happy for her, but can’t help but feel a little weird about it. Ugh, I sounds like a total whiner, but I know I can whine here and not get tooooo much flack about it. Wink

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My brother is engaged right now and their wedding is next year. I think it’s a good thing because we can talk wedding stuff, which is nice because someone else understands how much it takes over your life! 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t, and I hate to admit I kind of like being the only one! I do, however, wish that I had some close friends who were married before me so I had known what to expect a little more! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My FI’s best man is getting married about 5 months after us and got engaged around the same time.  It’s great because when the 4 of us all meet up, us girls can natter about wedding stuff and the boys actually get some time off from it! (Although I think they enjoy it more than they let on).

 

I also had a lot of good friends get married last year which is also great as I get to learn from their experiences of wedding planning.

Post # 10
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820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

DH’s brother got engaged about a month after we did. We got married in April, and (after several date changes) they are getting married in a couple weeks. We were originally a little perturbed, but that was mostly because they had only been dating for about 6 months, and it had a definite rushed and forced feeling. BIL wasn’t really into her, and kept rejecting her advances, but finally gave in. Then they’re getting married?  It didn’t feel right, but we’ve learned that we can only take care of ourselves, and his brother will have to figure it out for himself.

I think it can be both good and bad. I know a lot of bees say you only get one day, but personally, knowing that I’ll only get married once, I would like to be able to really relish and enjoy the time with my family, and not split it between us and someone else. For example, BIL and FSIL spent a LOT of time at our wedding talking about their wedding that was coming up, and I hated that. Like, can you wait? My sister and her BF are probably going to get engaged soon, but they made sure to wait until we were married. It’s honestly better for everyone that way.

Post # 11
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3077 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

My best friend MIGHT be getting engaged in November (we hope!) as her SO has just planned an exciting vacation…I think I’ll be getting engaged in January. So we should be pretty close. I’m personally SUPER excited! I think our engagement will probably be longer (though we haven’t discussed her engagement length at ALL) but they’ve been together for like 3 years longer than us so I’m purely thrilled for her! I can’t wait to have someone to talk wedding stuff with!

Post # 12
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885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t but I wish I did.  None of our friends or family members are engaged, but it would be nice if someone was as it would take a bit of the attention off of us.  Especially in my family, where I am the first one getting married of my cousins, I get constant questions about the wedding as if it’s the event of the decade, and I would much rather prefer there to be other couples getting married so we could share the spotlight a bit.

Post # 13
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4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

*I’m* going to be that friend getting engaged around the time everyone else is. Hopefully it doesnt upset anyone……because I don’t care. No way in hell I’m going to say to my BF “hey, do me a solid and hang onto that ring for another 6 months until everyone elses weddings are over.” It’s not like he’d do it AT someones wedding.

I think it’s cool to get engaged around the same time because you’ll always have someone to talk wedding stuff with when your SO is sick of hearing about it :-p

Post # 14
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10489 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

My sister and I got engaged around the same time.  Our weddings were apart though.  We had fun looking at dresses and other planning somewhat together.  I liked cheating off of some of her vendors!  Our weddings were different enough, who cares if we used the same DJ and other things like that.  I doubt even our relatives noticed which were the same.

Post # 15
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2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have 4 Sorority sisters that got engaged this year/last year and their weddings are all next year. I will be engaged by Christmas (getting married next year too), and I believe that 2 more of my sisters will be engaged really soon, bringing the total to 7. It’s really exciting, but so expensive to go to weddings. However, I am so happy for all of them and wouldn’t miss the wedding and planning for anything in the world.

 

I’m keeping my planning a little under wraps though because I have some great ideas and I don’t want them to get swiped. {evil laugh} LOL.

Post # 16
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Newbee

Well, I thought one of my close friends (and she thought so too!) was about to get engaged, but her boyfriend decided to buy a car instead. Which is a shame, because I was hoping we could talk about wedding planning stuff together. But, it’s also probably a good thing because we are pretty competitive and it could have gotten Bride Wars crazy pretty quickly. 

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