- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
Apparently, June 2012 is very popular in my extended family :-).
I was the first one to get engaged, and we chose June 23rd, 2012. With me being a teacher, I wanted to be able to have the last few weeks to be able to get ready without having to worry about work.
When we announced our date. A few weeks later, I ran into my mom’s cousin. His daughter (known as SC#1. I know her fairly well, we have some things in common and are the same age) was bummed that I chose June 2012, because she was planning a June 2012 wedding. Now, she hasn’t been with her boyfriend as long as I’ve been with my fiance (not that it matters) and she’s not yet engaged. I said that I was sorry about that, but she could still have hers in June 2012, just not on the 23rd. It wouldn’t hurt my feelings. So, although a proposal hasn’t come yet, it sounds like it could be coming soon.
THEN, I was just talking to my another one of my mom’s cousins (this is a cousin who I’ve just gotten to know better over the past few years, and we happen to have the same profession). Her daughter (known as SC#2) just got engaged in early January, and they too are looking at June 2012! She wanted to check to make sure our dates don’t overlap (which was very considerate). Hers is June 1st, 2012 (the date my mom’s cousin’s parents got married, many years ago).
So, our extended family could be looking at three June 2012 weddings! Thankfully, there’s no immediate family overlap. We all are different branches of the family, so that helps :-). Now, my mom, her sisters, the adult first cousins may have a few extra to go to, but thinking about my immediate family, it shouldn’t impact them too badly.
I have to admit, I do feel a little badly. I know that it could potentially be a LOT for a month, even if it is just two. Thankfully, I will have very little guest overlap with SC#2, but with SC#1, it gets a little trickier. I will completely understand if they can’t make it to all of them. It would be different if it were first cousins…that might be too much! With the exception of feeling badly for guests, I don’t feel too guilty. I got engaged first and I booked first, darnit! 🙂
Anybody else seeing others choosing “your month”?