(Closed) Close friends getting engaged at the same time?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 17
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@mscuppycake:  My best friend told my boyfriend “You better not propose to her and thereby steal my wedding planner!” because I’m all over helping her plan every aspect of her wedding 😛 

I think the only person who is likely to get engaged the same time I do is my cousin. We’re not SUPER close, but we would have like 30 guests overlap so when wedding dates are decided we’ll have to discuss. Personally, I think it would be fun to have someone else to obsess with. 

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@mscuppycake:  My brother is most likely getting engaged this month and will be getting married a few months after us. I couldn’t be happier to have his soon to be fiance to plan with! I already have wedding on the brain all the time so it will be awesome to have someone to talk wedding with all the time. Also, my brother and his Girlfriend have been so supportive of my Fiance and I throughout our wedding planning that I can’t wait to return the favor.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I don’t imagine anyone I know in real life will be getting engaged/married at the same time as me however there is a lovely lady (she knows who she is!) on here and it looks like we’ll getting married months apart at the moment though engaged probably at different times. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My half sister and I are getting married 2 months apart.  She got engaged 9 months before me and is getting married 2 months before me.  I love it. 

Two of my friends I grew up with got engaged around the same time. 

Actually, the guys they were dating were cousins.  These girls had been best friends since they were in 1st grade.  A’s bf told B’s bf he was going to propose on feb 14th so even though B’s bf had it in his mind to propose on feb 12 he waited to give them their own time. B’s bf eventually proposed two weeks later.  B had her wedding 3 months before A.  They actually ended up sharing several decor pieces to save money.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@mscuppycake:  one of my best friends got engaged 6 months before me and another one of my very good friends got engaged about a month after me! I am super excited for the both of them. Their weddings will be this August and NYE (mine isn’t until April) so I can help with theirs and they can help with mine.  If all the weddings were around the SAME time, it might be a little difficult!

Post # 22
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Busy bee

I am literally the last one standing amongst all my college and school friends! But I do have a really close friend outside of the circle and was hoping we’d be engaged together cos I think everyone else is over the whole wedding fever! I have had 3 older sisters who have gotten married over the last 5 years. Anyway my friend had the talk with her bf last week and he’s said an engagement is a couple of years off, I’m hoping to be engaged by the end of the year and it kinda makes me sad that I won’t have anyone to be excited with! Me and my friend had window shooped engagement rings. I know she really wants all that and is older so I know if/ when I get engaged I’ll feel bad going on about all the details to her. I hope her bf is putting her off and we’re wedding planning at the same time!  Although the rate my guy is going I could be waiting a couple of years myself!

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I have one other friend planning a weddding dor around the same time. I think it is good because it mean I have someone there who relates to me and can help give ideas.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Kinda sorta, but not really. SO’s sister is getting married this month. She had a more common relationship length – 2 years or so before engagement. We’ve had 7 years. Ever since she got engaged about 3 months ago ( short engagement ), she’s been telling me “Don’t lose hope!”, “It sucks that my brother is taking forever to marry you,” etc etc etc. All without me ever bringing it up to her once in the years I have known her!

It doesn’t really matter. I haven’t been jealous over her wedding at all ( honored, actually, because she chose me for Maid/Matron of Honor ), and I’m not sure she really means anything by it, but I wish I could say, ” Yeah, well, guess what – your brother is in the process of purchasing my ring right now. ” I know; I know. Immature.

Tongue Out

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My best friend was engaged about a year before me.  However, she had not decided on a date yet.  When I got engaged last May, Fiance and I decided quickly what day we wanted to marry on.  It was easy, our 10 year dating anniversary.  A few months after I picked my date, my BFF decided she wanted to get married on October 25, 2013.  We were both excited, started wedding planning/talk together (I’m her MOH), and shared wedding planning woes.  

When I sent out my STDs, she suddenly told me that she and her Fiance might not be able to attend my wedding because it’s on a Friday and the date being so close to her own, she may not be able to get the time off for it since she is already getting time off from work for her wedding and honeymoon.  

I’ve kept my cool and haven’t said much other than, ‘Just do what you can.’  But deep down, I’m hurt.  

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yep. It was fun, because my other friends weren’t as interested in wedding stuff as the ones getting married.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

DH’s little cousin (24 yo so not little but she’s the youngest on that side) got engaged in November 2012 and we got engaged in December 2012. We got married in April 2013 and they are getting married in July 2013. We weren’t trying to beat them or steal thunder, we just wanted to get married (already!).

No issues so far. Our weddings were/will be very different.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I got engaged, then 3 of my cousins got engaged, and they have all gotten married before me! My engagement is 21 months, and my cousins are all older than me, so I was definitely expecting it. It was really fun knowing all of the wedding lingo together, and my cousin was even kind enough to let me hire her harpist for my wedding. My family has also been really great, giving everyone their own space for their wedding (I’m not hearing about anyone comparing them, just everyone being happy for everyone!).

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@miss_leafheart:  aww, that’s a really tough situation, and I’m so sorry it’s your best friend. A good friend of mine is getting married a couple of weeks before mine, and we’re both having to travel for our own weddings, plus we’d have to travel for each others. We’re not going to be able to attend each other’s weddings, which is disappointing, since we’re doing some wedding planning together. It’s probably easier when it’s mutual, though.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I got engaged 8 months after my cousin and am getting married 7 months after her (likely, if we can get a venue!!).  We live in different states though, it doesn’t feel like anyone is stealing eachother’s thunder.  It will be kind of fun because at her wedding, the extended family who haven’t already can meet my Fiance before our wedding!!

Most of my friends from college aren’t married yet, I’m like the 2nd one… none of them look like they are getting engaged anytime soon.  My friends in California, where I currently live, are mostly married – guess as a couple you just tend to make a lot of couple friends…

Our good friends did end up getting married 3 days before we got engaged!  It was a really intimate wedding with just their families, so they are having a reception this summer.  It’s actually pretty fun to discuss reception ideas with her!

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My best friend got engaged about 6 months before me. It was great because they’d only been together about a year and a half and i’d been with my bf for about 5 years at that point so i think it prompted him to get on with it and propose. her wedding was last December and ours isn’t until October this year so there’s been a pretty big gap between them but I was heavily involved in the planning of hers so learnt a lot along the way. interestingly she hasn’t been very involved with mine, but maybe she needs a break from weddings after hers!

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