(Closed) How close is too close for 2 sisters to get married?

posted 5 years ago in Family
  • poll: How close is too close for 2 sisters to get married when there are many OOT guests involved?
    2 months : (47 votes)
    28 %
    4 months : (27 votes)
    16 %
    6 months : (67 votes)
    39 %
    1 year : (21 votes)
    12 %
    Other : (8 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    6207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    is there any way you can move yours up to june 7, 2013?? 

    Post # 4
    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If they are going to be flying not just driving I would think to have them at least 6 months apart.  4 months is pushing it.  Plane tickets are expensive these days!

    Post # 5
    506 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Speaking as someone who has had to attend multiple Out of Town weddings within a summer, it was financially draining. I think it is not only a money strain, but most jobs aren’t going to let you ask off twice in three months for a wedding. I think six months is enough time, but y’all will have to sort it out so you’re both happy. You may just have to choose date vs. guests. 


    ETA: I was flying/driving/bussing from Chicago to MS/TN

    Post # 6
    2359 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Have it the same day and share all the costs lol

    Post # 7
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Can’t you have your wedding in 2013 then? Maybe fall 2013? You’d still have plenty of time.

    My two cousins who were siblings were married in the same year and unfortunately I had to pick one wedding to attend. It’s not just financial- getting time off of work is hard too!

    Post # 8
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    In the case of relatives who have a lot of Out of Town guest overlap, I think 4-6 weeks in between is the minimum reasonable length of time.

    Post # 9
    5967 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    It would be cool to combine them and save everyone a trip…..you guys THAT close?

    Post # 10
    3766 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would put a year between them, but that’s just me. We chose to make our wedding date a year after FIs brothers wedding because we have a lot of Out of Town family that don’t have a lot of money and definitely need that year to save up. I think it depends on your guests work (time off) an financial situations.

    Post # 11
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Personally, I think may 25th to June 7th is too close, personally I wouldn’t like to get married that close to my sister…and if I had to fly to get to the weddings they def need to be further apart or risk some relatives not being there

    Post # 12
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    May 25th to June 7th isn’t even 2 weeks! That is WAY to close, and would be unfair to make your family choose like that. Honestly I think 6 months to a year between them would be best if you have a lot of Out of Town family.

    Post # 13
    6745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Can’t you make it on the same weekend?  lol It would really save a lot of hassle on your Out of Town guests!!

    Post # 14
    4782 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2019

    If you weren’t having a lot of Out of Town guests, I’d say it’s fine and do them whenever the heck you want. But the Out of Town guest problem complicates things for sure. Can you do May 25 next year instead?

    Post # 15
    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    If I were in your shoes I’d actually suggest to my sister that we have our weddings on the same weekend, personally we are not close enough to share a day but it would be pretty cool to have a whole weekend of weddingness

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