(Closed) How much time to give between family weddings?

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
8827 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Jme_C:  3 weeks is what she said.  if you want to get married first, by all means do. 

just make sure you are back from your honeymoon to attend her wedding.

Post # 4
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Based on many posts here I would hazard she would be upset if you booked your wedding before hers.  But, she doesn’t get dibs on the entire year so if you want to book before to keep it a summer wedding then you can do that.  She gave you a thumbs up on 3 weeks so I would stick to making sure your wedding is at least 3 weeks before hers.  I would say to pick June so that it’s well before hers and should smooth over the likelihood of her being upset with you setting your wedding date before hers.

Post # 5
6573 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

My cousin got married abotu 1.5 years ago, there hasn’t been another wedding until mine this past September.

I got married in September, my brother proposed to his fiance in December, and they’re getting married in October. So essentially they got engaged 3 months after our wedding, and will be getting married a year and a couple of weeks after.

Post # 6
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia


Congratulations on your engagement!! 🙂 Jasper is an excellent choice!

I agree! Summers are way too short in Edm — pretty surprised how warm of a May we’ve been having! I am actually in a similar position, except that we can’t have a date set until we’ve put a deposit on a venue in the Rockies. After Fiance and I got engaged at the end of March, my cousin and her Fiance got engaged a few weeks later. They immediately booked two receptions in my home country and in Bali. (Their parents are wealthy and are paying for everything) We already have a tentative date planned in mind before they went ahead and booked.
However, everyone’s okay with family members attending one/not the other since it’s bad Fengshui (I wasn’t even aware of this one) to have two weddings close to each other.


Post # 7
2122 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

I have a small concern that she might be upset if your wedding is before hers since you got engaged afterwards, but if she’s an understanding non-bridezilla she should appreciate that some people just have shorter engagements. Congrats on your engagement!!!


Post # 8
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If she said 3 weeks, I think its ok. We’re doing 2 months between my SO’s brother’s wedding and ours, but that’s mostly because its out of the country for us and we didn’t want to international travel right before or after our wedding!

I think as long as it isn’t going to be hard for the guests to get to both (are your guests mostly local?) that is way plenty. My cousins got married 4 weeks apart and it was no big deal at all.

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