(Closed) Anybody else have a brother/sister get married a couple months after you?

posted 10 years ago in Family
Post # 3
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I didn’t think June and August were that close together….are your issues that guests won’t come?

Post # 6
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Ash..I haven’t personally been in this situation but June and August are really close together in terms of weddings. Especially given the fact that it’s siblings getting married that close together. In terms of your FI’s wedding, you may find that a lot of your “declines” from his side of the guest list probably has to do with his mom being more excited about his brother’s wedding than his. If she is playing favorites in terms of which brother is having the “best” wedding then relatives and friends of the family, especially those travelling from out of town, will plan to attend the “best” wedding of the two.

It’s not right…but there’s not much you can do.

Post # 7
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

ouch. sorry to hear that. i haven’t been in that situation….. it’s babies invading on our wedding time… apparently 3 close family members/friends are all due within 2 days of our wedding and can’t attend. LOL.

Post # 9
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My Fiance twin brother is getting married july 25 and it hasnt posed any problems yet.

Post # 10
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

OMG that’s awful. I’m so sorry you are going through that. I would never not go to a wedding because I was planning on attending one two months before. People are ridiculous.

Post # 12
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re getting married three months after my FI’s brother.  Some overseas relatives are coming to the brother’s wedding and not ours.  That’s the only issue we’ve experienced.

Post # 13
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Do you think it may be because June is a busier month in general?

Post # 15
5790 posts
Bee Keeper

I think it’s probably the expense. We’re having 2 weddings in less than a year, and between family members being invited to 2 showers and batchelorette/bachelor parties, and both being out of town (hotels,travel,etc), plus wedding gifts, I understand its a lot of money in a short time. We also have had 2 babies, so had showers and gifts for those, as well as college graduations. Sometimes big events seem like they’re right on top of each other in families.

Sorry you’re on the receiving end. ๐Ÿ™ 

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