Post # 1
My younger brother legally got married on my birthday (not wedding).
I didn’t think of it being an issue whatsoever at first but my SO mentioned that they “stole” my special day.
I’m not sure.
Would you be offended?
Post # 3
No not at all. It would just mean we both shared a special date =)
Post # 4
Also, if I happen to decide to have a wedding on a date where someone (siblings or close friends got married) due to schedule and weather conflicts, would that be bad?
What’s your general stance on wedding date?
Post # 5
It’s not offensive & maybe would help them recall your birthday too 🙂 And the year is different between the two dates.
Since there are only 365 days in a year, it would be very difficult to find a date that wasn’t already someone’s “something”… between holidays/anniversaries/work schedules/weather, etc. That said, if you’re planning something that’s far enough in the future, it would be nice to not overlap certain things. One thing that I think is nice is to get married on the anniversary of grandparents.
Post # 6
The way I see it, there are only 52 weekends in a year, so odds are – especially if you have a big family – the date you choose is going to be significant somehow to someone. I think it would be very churlish of someone to get upset because you’re getting married on their birthday or anniversary. Maybe unless it was a really big milestone birthday or anniversary – ok, maybe. But personally, I wouldn’t take someone’s wedding as someone stealing my day. It’s a birthday. I’m pretty sure I’ll have another one next year. I think your SO is being a bit nutty about this one.
(Tongue-in-cheek PS – The September 11th attacks happened on my birthday. Now, THOSE are some a**holes who stole my special day.)
Post # 7
i hear you OP, my SIL gave birth to her first son on my birthday – who does something like that, how rude!
note: tongue was firmly in cheek when i hit the submit button
Post # 8
Should you be offended? Not at all.
I really don’t think it’s that big of a deal, and like a pp mentioned, it’s a special day you both share (for different reasons) and maybe it will help you to remember the date. 🙂
Post # 9
Thanks everyone for comments!
I was just curious as I see many stories where girls are upset that friends’ wedding date is one week after theirs or resembles too much or something like that.
Post # 10
No way. Our wedding date fell on the day after my best friend’s birthday, so as Maid/Matron of Honor, she spent her birthday this year at my rehearsal dinner.
I apologized about the timing and made sure that she knew that I hadn’t forgotten about her. And that’s all it took. 🙂
Post # 13
No, not at all. Congratulations to your brother.
Post # 14
My first wedding was on my husbands mothers birthday. His idea- he never forgot either
Post # 15
No way. My friend is getting married on my birthday. I don’t mind at all.
Post # 16
Not at all! My friend’s wedding is the day after my birthday, and the only negative I see is that it will make it harder for her to attend a birthday dinner or something (in future years, obviously this one is out!), but it’s not that big of a deal.