Post # 1
I need advice from previous and current brides-to-be. My fiance and I have been invited to his friend’s wedding which happens to be the weekend before ours, out of state (we would be flying). Now, I’m planning my own wedding (no coordinator) but we have things pretty under control – we’re 7 weeks out. Fiance wants me to go to the wedding, and I’d like to also, however I’m not sure if it would be the smartest idea… will I be too preoccupied, losing a weekend I could be spending packing for the honeymoon, etc… Some people say it would be good for me to get away and have some fun and be distracted because at that point – what else can really be done. If it’s not done by then, it’s not going to get done!! But other people say I should stay back and relax… Also, my bachelorette party is the first weekend in May, so I would only have the second weekend to really hammer things out and make sure al is settled. Any thoughts? I’m so conflicted.
Post # 3
I think you should go for it! If you’ve got things pretty much under control, why not take the wedding as an opportunity to relax and let your hair down and have some fun to knock out your own pre-wedding jitters?
Post # 4
@BrideInDC: If you feel like you have things pretty much set – then I would go. It’d be nice to have a change of scenery before the big day. 🙂
Post # 5
We went to a wedding the week before ours, and had no problems, at all. We didn’t fly, but there was a 12-hour round-trip car ride involved. Like you mentioned in your post, it was great to get a way, and not worry about the details of ‘our’ wedding. If you think you need the extra time to hammer out details for your wedding, however, that’s really up to you… only you can judge.
Post # 6
I didn’t really have anything to do the weekend before my wedding….so I pretty much just laid around on the couch. I think you should go!
Post # 7
i think it’s a good idea to have a little break from the wedding planning. you can enjoy a night out with your hubby and friends.
Post # 8
I agree with PPs, go and have a great time 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Go and enjoy. Life is too short to pass on an opportunity to celebrate the good stuff.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center
Go and enjoy yourself. remind yourself about the commitment you are going to make by watching another couple take the plunge
Post # 11
Thank you all for your advice!! I think you’ve convinced me to go and let my hair down a bit before all of the craziness starts that next weekend. And @sapphire-dreamer, you’re right, it’s a good reminder of the commitment I’ll be taking just one week later. I like that perspective 🙂
Post # 12
Go and have fun. You sound organized and like you’re on the ball with everything.
Post # 13
If you want to go, GO!!!!
Post # 14
@BrideInDC: I would go. I was going crazy the week before my wedding. A little getaway would have been lovely (and much needed!).
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
Do it! I personally love celebrating love, and the more the merrier! We have 3 weddings total this summer, and they happen to land each of the 3 weekends before ours. 2 out of town, one in. I’m stressing a little, but I think it just pushes you to not get all wrapped up in your own stuff and get everything finished earlier than later! If something is important, it will get done. But memories trump tiny details that hardly anyone will notice, I think!
Post # 16
@BrideInDC: I have a very similar issue, although the wedding is two weeks before mine, not one. I’m up in the air about going. After reading all of these posts, I think I’m swaying more towards “I’m going!” Thanks for posting this!! So helpful!!