(Closed) Do you get jealous of newly engaged couples?

posted 11 years ago in Married Life
Post # 17
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409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I miss my wedding! It was only 2 months ago so Im not jealous yet. WinkMy husband and I are wedding photographers so we see alot of newly engaged couples. I am happy for them and think of my wedding and how magical and amazing it was. I guess I just miss it and do not get jealous yet. But in the future I can see that happening. I am happy to be married to the man of my dreams.

-first post (new bee here!)

Post # 18
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5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t necessarily call it jealous, but I would love to be in their shoes to be able to throw another awesome party again!

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

No, not jealous at all.  I would rather throw parties for my closest friends instead of for people I have to invite, family I’m not close with, etc.  The last week before my wedding was hell and left a bad taste in my mouth for planning a wedding.  Plus, I turn 30 next December and am already planning a get away with my besties! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 20
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hi Blondiebee!

I haven’t had any friends get engaged since we got married so nothing to be jealous of yet.  I think that I will be glad that I’m not the one planning and that we are already married when it happens!

Post # 21
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141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I saw a couple looking at engagement rings the other day-which is exaclty what I was doing a year ago-and I definitely know what you mean! 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Nope. I’m not a fan of being in the spotlight & I loved that a bunch of my friends all got engaged around the same time I did. It’s like our own little support group… kind of like you ladies – but in person. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I definitely get a little jealous when I learn one of our friends or a family member is newly engaged. Mostly, I’m happy and excited for them, of course. But yeah, I think it’s totally natural to feel a little jealous.

I think, for me, I get jealous because it’s just an exciting time. I know that I have a little regret about not enjoying the days leading up to our wedding a little more, especially the rehearsal dinner and morning of the wedding. It just went by so fast, and I don’t feel like I was able to really cherish the moments with friends and family as much as i should have. So I often think about the newly engaged getting to enjoy that, and I wish I could go back and do that part over again.

BUT, then I try to think about how stressful the whole planning process was, and how I often just wanted to give up and elope. Then the jealousy subsides ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee

honestly, I’m not really jealous, but I guess that could change!  I’m just glad to get my “fix” via WB, and I’m glad to be MARRIED!

I love love LOVED planning the wedding, but it was pretty stressful, too, and I’m so excited about the next steps in our lives!

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

oh, and I’d ALSO love for a friend to get engaged and ask for my help, but who knows if anyone would…I was one of the last to marry…

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Um.. I think one of my BM’s is experiencing this with me ๐Ÿ™

I was just in her wedding in August and she’s basically disappeared off the map since then. I’ve sent her tons of emails, called, etc. and the only response I’ve gotten is an email admitting she is jealous that I’m planning a wedding and just got a new job (she is unemployed).

I really hope she remains a Bridesmaid or Best Man, especially after everything i’ve done for her!

Post # 27
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Blushing bee

I am newly engaged, so are you jealous? Lol. Actually for me it was the other way around. I was always jealous of those that would get married before I ever even was able to get engaged.

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes……but just a little bit. There’s just so much excitement around it! For me, it’s hardest when newly engaged people are getting married before me. I have wedding proximity envy.

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just got to say that reading this thread really made me stop and think, wow, this is a really cool time! Especially for my mom and I – we are doing so much planning together and its really brought us close. And Pengy is right, all the parties bring together your loved ones in a way that you probably won’t experience again. For example, all my family is going to be together for my engagement party in two weeks! I have been super stressing out about it and hoping to just get through it because I don’t like being the center of attention, but you ladies really reminded me to ENJOY these moments! So thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ daniellebelle: I’m glad you’re stopping to smell the roses! I HATED wedding planning, but I am still in awe of the love I felt throughout the whole process from my friends and family. That is the only thing I miss about it, and I do get a little bit jealous of others who are getting that attention now. All I can say is just really enjoy it because real life does return at some point.

I figure once I get pregnant, it’ll probably be a similar situation, so I guess I have that to look forward to!

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