(Closed) Attending a wedding the weekend before mine?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1835 posts
Buzzing bee

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
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@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
1759 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
7960 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
7550 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I agree with PPs, go and have a great time 🙂

Post # 9
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Go and enjoy. Life is too short to pass on an opportunity to celebrate the good stuff.

Post # 10
2478 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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 # 12
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Go and have fun. You sound organized and like you’re on the ball with everything.

Post # 13
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you want to go, GO!!!!

Post # 14
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@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
940 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@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!! 

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