Post # 1
Before I start with my rant, I want to say that I’m sorry if I come across selfish… I’m not. It’s just how I’m feeling
With that said let the rant begin! My fiancé and I have been engaged for 3 years. Last year we finally set our wedding date, this summer. After we set our date, my fiances 2 cousins also set their dates which are 1 month before us and 1 month after us. Recently a family friend became engaged and has set the date close to our dates. Now that its January we are scheduling bridal showers, honey do, wedding parties. Because of all these weddings everybody is talking about everybody else’s wedding but ours. I feel like our wedding isn’t special because we have 2 other family wedding all by each other and it seems their weddings are the talk of the family. It just aggravates me because I have been engaged the longest and have waited patiently for my wedding and now that its getting closer nobody seems to care. I know I’m crazy for thinking this but I can’t help how I feel. Granted im happy for The two cousins and family friend for getting married, I would just like some of the focus too. I’m a bride too…..
Post # 3
@Whitney1025: No one cares about your wedding as much as you and your future spouse do. Think about it… a wedding is a party to celebrate the joining of YOUR lives. It’s sacred to you. But to everyone else, it’s a chance to party. Sure it’s great to witness such a blessed act between two people. But it’s never going to be AS exciting, AS special, AS romantic as it is to you.
And trust me, when your wedding day actually arrives, spot light is on you. Not your cousins, not the flower girl, not the bridesmaids, etc. The day will come, everyone will tell you how beautiful you look and how much they love your dress. You will the IT girl that day. And most importantly, YOU WILL BE MARRIED!!!
Let this other stuff go. Really, it sounds like the stress of planning is manifesting in these irrational thoughts you have. Don’t exacerbate an already stressful time by worrying about this nonsense!
Post # 4
The most important part about your wedding is not who all are excited about it. It’s about you and your FI becoming one. Starting a new life together and building a strong marriage. SO focus on that. Everyone else’s excitement isn’t and shouldn’t be your focus. Just your FI’s and your own.