Post # 1
My sister would ideally like to get married on June 7, 2014. I would ideally like to get married on May 25, 2014 (our anniversary). She got engaged first- she has been engaged since January 2011. She postponed/changed her wedding date several times and refused to get married in the year 2013 because she was afraid it would be bad luck (I think it’s childish but she is my sister and I love her).
The problem is that I am not sure how close is too close for two sisters to get married? I realize a bride “only gets a day, NOT a month, NOT a year.” However, our family is primarily Out of Town. And by Out of Town I mean they live out of state and will have to sit on a plane for at least 5 hours and drive a couple more hours once they get to the airport. Seeing as though plane tickets are very expensive, we want to make sure there is a big enough gap between our weddings so that family members will be able to afford to attend both weddings. I don’t want to put our family in a position where they feel like they have to choose one sister over the other because they can only afford one plane ticket. Has anyone else encountered this?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
is there any way you can move yours up to june 7, 2013??
Post # 4
If they are going to be flying not just driving I would think to have them at least 6 months apart. 4 months is pushing it. Plane tickets are expensive these days!
Post # 5
Speaking as someone who has had to attend multiple Out of Town weddings within a summer, it was financially draining. I think it is not only a money strain, but most jobs aren’t going to let you ask off twice in three months for a wedding. I think six months is enough time, but y’all will have to sort it out so you’re both happy. You may just have to choose date vs. guests.
ETA: I was flying/driving/bussing from Chicago to MS/TN
Post # 6
Have it the same day and share all the costs lol
Post # 7
Can’t you have your wedding in 2013 then? Maybe fall 2013? You’d still have plenty of time.
My two cousins who were siblings were married in the same year and unfortunately I had to pick one wedding to attend. It’s not just financial- getting time off of work is hard too!
Post # 8
In the case of relatives who have a lot of Out of Town guest overlap, I think 4-6 weeks in between is the minimum reasonable length of time.
Post # 9
It would be cool to combine them and save everyone a trip…..you guys THAT close?
Post # 10
I would put a year between them, but that’s just me. We chose to make our wedding date a year after FIs brothers wedding because we have a lot of Out of Town family that don’t have a lot of money and definitely need that year to save up. I think it depends on your guests work (time off) an financial situations.
Post # 11
Personally, I think may 25th to June 7th is too close, personally I wouldn’t like to get married that close to my sister…and if I had to fly to get to the weddings they def need to be further apart or risk some relatives not being there
Post # 12
May 25th to June 7th isn’t even 2 weeks! That is WAY to close, and would be unfair to make your family choose like that. Honestly I think 6 months to a year between them would be best if you have a lot of Out of Town family.
Post # 13
Can’t you make it on the same weekend? lol It would really save a lot of hassle on your Out of Town guests!!
Post # 14
If you weren’t having a lot of Out of Town guests, I’d say it’s fine and do them whenever the heck you want. But the Out of Town guest problem complicates things for sure. Can you do May 25 next year instead?
Post # 15
If I were in your shoes I’d actually suggest to my sister that we have our weddings on the same weekend, personally we are not close enough to share a day but it would be pretty cool to have a whole weekend of weddingness