- 8 years ago
This might sound absolutely ridiculous (and please… talk me down if it is), but I am worried about when to announce my (upcoming) engagement to my family. SO told me a few weeks ago that he is planning on an April/May proposal (I am a total control freak, and this is the most info I can get out of him about this!!). He is a huge procrastinator so I would not be surprised if it came in late, late May. Here is what I’m worried about: My aunt, who is also one of my best friends, is getting married the first weekend in June… and I’m one of her BMs. We are all SO happy for her and I would not in any way want to steal her wedding thunder so to speak. I am almost tempted to ask my SO to wait until after her wedding to propose, or maybe we can just wait to announce it to my family until after my aunt’s wedding craziness has died down (although it might be hard for me to contain myself!). I know some women tend to get a little weird about this, you know stealing their wedding thunder and all. I would feel awful if a week before my aunt’s wedding I’m all “HEY EVERYONE I’M GETTING MARRIED TOO!” and then have all of our family members focused on that while we are trying to celebrate my aunt’s wedding. Am I over reacting? I keep saying I should talk to her about it, but I’ve been too nervous to even bring it up to her! I should also add that my aunt and I are really the only girls left to be married in my immediate family (no other sisters or aunts or female cousins on either side) so it would figure that this is all happening at the same time!!! I know it’s still months away, but I keep thinking about it… What do you think?