(Closed) Engaged The Same Time As Your Sister?

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 16
Hostess
3995 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Two of my cousins and I got engaged within a three month window and we have a huge family that will have to travel for all three. Thankfully, one cousin wanted a very quick engagement and is getting married this fall, Fiance and I are getting married next fall, and my other cousin is having a long engagement and getting married in 2017, after she finishes grad school. It’s so far working out well for us and has been fun to talk weddings 🙂

Post # 17
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356 posts
Helper bee

My sister and I were never engaged at the same time (thank God!) but two of my brothers were and their fiancees were constantly jealous of the other and trying to find ways to get in the spotlight more and forcing my parents and siblings to choose between them. It was insane.  I couldn’t understand how they couldn’t just share the spotlight.  Even now, they don’t get along and they have been married to my brothers for years now.  Family gatherings are always filled with drama. 

I got married about five years ago and another one of my brothers was getting remarried after me so we were engaged at the same time, but we joked about it constantly and fully supported each other. We’ve never been jealous of each other and his fiancee and I got along very well and were just really happy for each other.  I kept saying to him, “I’m FINALLY going to beat you to the altar!”  LOL.

Post # 18
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207 posts
Helper bee

My sister and I are both engaged. I am getting married June 2016 and she is getting married September 2016, I am her maid/matron (we aren’t sure what to call me at this point, matron by the time she gets married) of honor.

Luckily I’ve been married before so this wedding for me is going to be small, and lucky for my parents, funded by me and Fiance.

We’ve both been real polite. We’ve been helping each other plan and she even checked to see if I had set a date before she decided hers. I’ve been engaged longer so before I got engaged I asked her and her now Fiance if they had any plans because i didn’t want to steal their thunder, especially becasue I have already done this before.

It is unny becasue beore my first wedding she had been dating her ex-boyfirend for a while and our family kept teasing my parents that we were going to get married the same year….they got that right, but it took 8 years and with different men

Post # 19
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2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

My younger sister had a long engagement whilst she finished grad school. I think it was two years during that time I met Darling Husband and we got engaged. We had our weddings a little over a year apart, she went first. It was fantastic to have her, she really helped me. I used her DJ and baker, we planned essentially together, I threw her shower she threw mine etc.. I totally recommend it!!!

Post # 20
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893 posts
Busy bee

My brother got engaged a month before us. We are getting married soon (30 days!) and they are getting married at NYE. We intentionally picked our date in a different season than theirs (our weddings are 5 months apart). I’m pretty sure this upset my brother’s fiancé (but she has an extremely strained relationship with everyone in my family anyway so who knows). I would think it would be fine for most people. I am not planning my life decisions around someone else and would not expect them to plan theirs around me. I’m happy if my brother is happy. I’m sad his fiancé is so difficult but I don’t think it has anything to do with the timing of our engagements/weddings.

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