Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
I found this weekend my sister’s friend got engaged. She’s been dating her Boyfriend or Best Friend (now FI) for a couple years longer than I dated Mr Frenchie.She even once told me she was sure she’d get engaged before me, so I’m sure seeing me get engaged and married first caused a little jealousy on her part. Anyway when I found out this weekend I found myself getting a little jealous – weird huh?
Married ladies – have you found yourself getting jealous of newly engaged ladies?
Post # 3
I have! I think its just I miss that feeling of looking forward to my wedding and having all the great stuff to plan. I wouldnt trade being married for anything but I liked being engaged too 🙂
Post # 4
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not yet. I loved being engaged, and I loved planning, and I loved my wedding, but I am still SO GLAD it’s over. Maybe in a few more months.
Post # 5
I’m glad you said this…because yes.
Our very good freinds just got engaged. I am not really jelous…I do feel happy for them. But yes…there is a little part of me that is jelous. I miss planning a wedding and being the bride…but just when I start to think that…I remeber how HARD it was to plan a wedding and be the bride. The grass is always greener. Don’t think I would acutally want to go back
But I am glad you said this….I think a lot of us feel like that…but don’t think it’s ok to admit it
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
SpragueBride – Definitely wouldn’t want to go back, but yeah a little bit miss the planning and all the attention. Yep, that’s right I said it – I miss being the center of attention
Post # 7
Actually I feel glad that I am already married and happy that I don’t need to do all the planning, etc before the wedding 🙂
Post # 8
I’m not on the other side of the whole marriage thing yet, so I truly don’t know how it feels. That being said, I can’t imagine once I’m there that I’d miss it! It would be like graduating from college and being jealous of the incoming freshmen. I mean sure, they have a lot of exciting and fun times ahead, but after all that hard work and all the growing and changing you did, aren’t you proud to look at all you’ve accomplished and continue to move ahead?
Post # 9
I can’t say that I have, and I didn’t even know that was a thing that people felt! Honestly I am SO ANXIOUS for someone around me to get engaged so I can offer to help with wedding planning and.. go to their wedding!! (In case you can’t tell I am super obsessed with weddings since my own haha)
One thing I do feel is RELIEVED to be married. This time last year I was not even engaged and had no friggin clue when he was going to propose or what our futures held. Now I am married and very confident about the future.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
I get jealous but not of the engagement really… just to know that they’re embarking on an exciting journey and get to plan a huge party! Come to think about it, being engaged is exhausting, but it’s still fun to really connect with your closest friends and family because of all the parties and GTGs surrounding the wedding. That’s what I get jealous of! Plus you can tell them about all the mistakes you made, and the ones you wished you didn’t make but know you can help them avoid… and I wished I had someone like that to tell me what not to do or what to avoid… I’d be jealous of that.
Post # 11
HA so funny I just posted this on Engagement Envy!
I hate to say it but yes I do get jealous mainly because we dated for four years, much longer than any of our friends. We got engaged in September, less than a week later my sister got engaged and so did several of our friends, including one of our close friends who is also getting married on an island. Everyone is also getting married before us. I AM happy for everyone but it just seems like “our thunder” was taken away!
Post # 12
I do…I LOVED planning my wedding and I would do it all over again if I could! Plus that time during your engagement is so exciting – all your friends and family gathering around you with parties and celebrations – it’s such a warm time that I have wonderful memories of!
Post # 13
I’m thrilled and empathize for all they are going through. 😀 It was fun…I loved it and now I’m happy to vicariously get excited with them along the way. It’s better, without the real stress.
Post # 14
I’m not necessarily jealous, but it would be fun to go back and relive some of that process. I actually had a conversation about it this morning with one of our friends who was a groomsman in our wedding. I think he’s going to be proposing soon! 🙂
Post # 15
Ha ha! NOPE! I can see how that could happen but it doesn’t for me at all. I’m really enjoying being the been-there-done-that person and I’m REALLY looking forward to the company since I was the first of my close friends to get engaged or married.
Post # 16
I don’t feel jealous of newly engaged couples. I felt such a sense of relief after my wedding was over. It was worth all the work. but you’d have to pay me to go through all that planning again!
I greatly enjoyed having all my free time back after the wedding.
When I talk to other couples that are in the planning stages, I actually feel bad for them! Well, that sounds bad. I’m happy that they are getting married, I just remember all the work and stress and wouldn’t wish it on anyone!