(Closed) How long after my cousin's engagement to announce my own?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Give it a month or so, if you feel the need to.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Maybe a couple of months but you could cue your family sooner 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would tell your family, but not announce it for a month or two. I would probably even tell the cousin and say that your excited but that you don’t want to steal their thunder. They might not even mind at all…mine didn’t!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think it’s a big deal. I don’t buy into the whole stealing thunder thing, I think tell them when you get engaged as a couple weeks will have gone by then.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@TwoCityBride:  This.

OP, don’t worry about stealing her thunder.  Families can be excited for more then one engagement at a time.

You aren’t actually engaged yet, so by the time you are, a week or two will have passed and that is more then sufficient.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I also want to add I have a tone of cousins in the late twenties earlty thirties age range and someone is always getting engaged, three of my cousins have are getting  married this summer. Another two are getting married next year when I do. So waiting around would mean waiting forever as someome is always getting engaged, married, having a baby.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Give it at least a week.  Darling Husband and I got engaged, and four days later, my cousin also got engaged, and announced it to me on facebook, by saying we could go dress shopping together.  It didn’t ruin the experience per se, but it did dampen the glow a bit.  I would have liked at least a week to bask in the glow of my new engagement. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

My friend and i got engaged the same day. She announced first, i told everyone a few days later.  I dont see any “stealing thunder” going on.  We will just have to make sure our weddings are not too close together. 

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