(Closed) My wedding is in 22 days and my sister just got engaged

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 31
6516 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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caroline.fitzgerald.334:  CONGRATS TO YOUR SISTER!!!!!!!

you sound like a brat “i can’t find it in me in me to be happy for her” <—wow really??? 

if my sister had gotten engaged i would actually be thrilled and it would be more of a reason to celebrate at my wedding, bc its another wedding to look forward to


Post # 32
9123 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I got engaged about two weeks before my sisters wedding too. I was a little worried about stealing any of her thunder, but she assured me that she was absolutely thrilled for us and the more celebration the better. Our friends and family oohed and ahhed and congratulated us for about 10 seconds each and then the focus was all on my sisters wedding, of course. You need to just chill out and be happy for her. Unless she has a long history of trying to steal the spotlight from you, you are totally over reacting.

Post # 33
7887 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

You are getting married, and your sister is recently engaged. Can’t you be happy for her like she hopefully was for you? It’s an exciting time! Thnk of all the wisdom you can pass down. I don’t think your wedding will be her engagement party unless you and your Fiance have the exact same guest list that she and her Fiance would have. They will be there at the wedding to celebrate you, not her. 

Post # 34
9541 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Go congratulate your sister! Immediately!!! Her enagagement has nothing to do with your wedding. There’s enough joy and excitement to go around. Don’t worry about it.

Post # 35
1982 posts
Buzzing bee

April fools?

Post # 36
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

My guess is its more of a sibling rivalry thing. Some sisters get older and become best friends. others compete with each other all throughout life. Probably if it has been anyone else who just got engaged, OP wouldnt be so upset. Your sister got engaged be happy for her (and by the way, you were still the first).

Post # 37
246 posts
Helper bee

Ah yes, april fools! Now the world makes sense again! I’m gonna go with that!

Post # 38
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

life doesn’t stop for others when you’re engaged and about to be married. contrary to popular belief, apparently.

Post # 39
1323 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

why is it such a big deal? 

Post # 40
9076 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I bet your sister is happy for you.

Post # 41
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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Post # 42
13943 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s not her engagement party, it’s your wedding.  You’ll be the one in the white dress.  Don’t worry, you’ll still be the center of attention.  So suck it up and be happy for your sister, like I’m sure she was for you when you got engaged.  

Post # 43
1703 posts
Bumble bee

People get engaged all the time – that is life.  If your sister has supported you throughout your engagement, you should support her. Be happy for her – after all, you’re about to have the most amazing day of your life in 22 days. The only person that can take that away from you is you.  So enjoy your time leading up to your wedding and don’t obsess about your sister getting engaged. Yes, that is a big deal for her, but I’m sure she realizes your wedding is a really big deal too.

Post # 44
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Winery

April Fool’s! Right … ?

Post # 45
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Nope, no real reasons why you should feel upset, but I guess controlling internal emotions can be hard. Focus on being happy for her, there’s 22 more days until your wedding.. That’s plenty of separation of the two events.

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