Post # 1
I’ve been planning a proposal for this Saturday since May. This weekend we got the news that my cousin proposed. So happy for them! But I can’t help but think that we’ll “steal their thunder” by doing it a week later.
We have a family get together later in July so don’t want them to think we are taking away from their moment, but I also am so excited to finally propose.
should I move my proposal to later in the summer or fall?
Post # 2
I’d just do it. It might be fun for everyone to congratulate both couples! And I don’t think anyone will think you copied, given that people usually plan proposals for a while.
Post # 3
I have 2 cousins that are getting married 4 weeks apart and were engaged fairly close together as well. No one in my family said anything besides positive things about both of them.
Post # 4
Do not hold up your life because your cousin is living their life.
Also, your soon to be fiancé should not have to wait because her boyfriend’s cousin got engaged.
Anyone who thinks you got engaged to copy your cousin is truly disturbed.
Life events happen to more than one person at once. This is the only one that people are worried about doing too close to someone else. No one is worried about graduating, getting a job, getting pregnant, curing a disease, getting a drivers license at the same time as someone else. Getting married isn’t unique and people should expect others to do it too.
Post # 5
Nope. You get one day. Go ahead with your plans.
Post # 6
do it on Saturday.
My husband’s cousin got engaged three days before us. If (then) boy friend had decided to wait I would have been gutted. Especially after all the planning he went to for the proposal.
Congrats on your upcoming engagement.
Post # 7
Propose on Saturday as you planned and we look forward to hearing about how it went on Sunday!
Post # 9
Definitely propose as you had planned. Congratulations!
Post # 10
Definitely maintain your plans. And, if anyone makes an issue of the timing, be honest. Tell them that you’d been planning this proposal for months, had the date chosen and were concerned when you realized that your proposal would so quickly follow theirs. However, it wouldn’t have been fair to make your now-fiance wait just because someone in your family also became engaged during a similar timeframe. Suggest that perhaps you all could go out together for an evening to celebrate both of your exciting news!