Post # 1
My group of long term girlfriends have quite remarkably all gotten engaged in the last 6 months – its been hilarious!
There are now 5 of us planning our weddings with quite overlapping guest lists, and being in Australia all pretty keen to do so this summer season, between December – June…
Only one friend had booked her date for the 9th March, and I was next to book mine in for the 5th April. I was keen to wait until a bit later in April to have a bit more distance from the March one but my FI’s best friend could only fly in Canada at that time, and as its after my friends I thought she’d would be OK with it (and she said she is when I asked her).
Since then another wedding is booked for December and another in late April. The one in late April I thought was a bit of a strange time being so close after 2 in succession, but wasn’t too fussed as it’s not my wedding and that brides choice…
We’ve all talked about how funny and coincidental it is, but there’s been no real dramas and everyone is pretty excited! Some of our interstate friends have said they’ll have to choose only 2 of the 4 to travel to, but again as I’m lucky enough to be the one they said they’d travel for I’m feeling happy!
But now the last bride-to-be, and one of my BM’s (and the other wedding the interstate friends will travel for) has said her wedding might be on the 15th Feb, pushing my wedding to the 3rd in 2 months, and I’m a bit worried – are my guests going to have wedding fatigue?? I might have wedding fatigue! As i’m a BM at both weddings! Should I postpone mine? Though I think the Canadian flights may already have been booked for ours! Am I being over the top? Should I tell her??
Post # 3
@forrestbride: I once had friends have 4 weddings on 4 successive weekends during Aussie “wedding season”. 3 weddings in 2 months is nothing. I wouldn’t worry about it.
Generally the relatives are the most important guests, and they won’t be going to your friends’ weddings. As for the interstate friends: there can’t be that many of them. If a couple of people have to miss your wedding, then so be it. You can’t postpone your wedding by a year just because of that.
Keep your date, especially since you have an important international guest who’s relying on it.
Post # 4
We were invited to 4 weddings in 5 weeks this year, and we made it to all but one, which was the same weekend as another wedding FI was a groomsman in! Don’t worry–people know weddings are special and will try to make it if they possibly can!
Post # 5
As a fellow Aussie I would hate to get married during Dec-Feb. That sounds horrid! Although, perhaps your in Melbourne or somewhere they isn’t quite as hot as good old Queensland.
Post # 6
I’d just be happy for my friends. I was the first to get engaged and everyone was so excited to have their first friend married. However, since then a bunch of friends have gotten engaged and will beat me to the alter! I’m really happy for them and am looking forward to their weddings- and they are looking forward to mine. We are all having very different weddings, so they shouldn’t take away from each others. The people who are closest to you will try to make it and there will always be people who can’t make it no matter when you schedule your wedding to be!
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church
My brother, my sister, and I all got married within 6 weeks of eachother and we didn’t have any problems at all. Keep your date and try to avoid any drama:)