Post # 1
My Fiance and I have been together for 6 years and announced our Engagement in April 2010. We decided on a long engagement to allow time for my family to save to attend as they all live overseas so set our date for 31 March 2012. In June of this year (2011) my sister announced her Engagment and has set the date for 3 March 2012 – 3 weeks before my Wedding. I am devastated and don’t know what to do. How do I deal with the sense of hurt and betrayal I have? How do I diplomatically deal with family and other guests who are invited to both but choose to only attend her Wedding?
Post # 3
Well first thing, I am so sorry she did that. Did she tell you why she chose a date so close to yours?
Obviously you announced a date over a year before she did. Your family will take that into consideration I bet. I don’t think everyone will flock to her wedding before yours and I would talk to some family members you normally confide in and ask them about the situation. Talk about your feelings and they will make you feel better. For those that choose one wedding over the other, don’t hold it against them. They are the ones missing out not you.
Your day will be amazing and beautiful and nothing can change that.