Post # 1
Are there ettiquette guidelines for time between dates for siblings? My daughter became engaged in December 2010 and a wedding date was set for July 2012. Her finance’s sister who is older got engaged in May 2011 and had set her wedding date only six weeks before my daughter and her brother. The weddings will be in different states.
Post # 3
sounds like the weddings are set. what difference does “etiquette” make now?
Post # 4
I don’t know that there are any guidelines, but it would seem to be common sense and a courtesy to those who will be invited to both to not choose a date close to one your sibling has already chosen.
But how close together is close? I’d think I’d have a problem with two out-of-town wedding for two siblings in the same year, so ideally I’d prefer a year or so between weddings. But at a minimum (and this is just my personal opinion), I’d say at least not that season. If there is already a wedding in July, then wait until maybe fall. But this is just my personal opinion. I don’t know of any generally accepted rule on the subject. Certainly if the weddings were low-key and no one had to travel, two weddings close together would matter less.
Of course, since the dates are both already set, it really doesn’t matter much now anyway.
Post # 5
I don’t think there are ‘etiquette’ guidelines for that particular instance, but there may be common sense ones. It may put a financial strain on the families involved having them so close together, but people seem to do what they want anymore.
Post # 6
There isn’t any etiquette but financial strain on the families if there are out of town guests in commom should be a consideration. Or in my case with two daughters in the family I would’ve waited a year because my parents footed most of the bill.
Post # 7
Six weeks seems like plenty of time inbetween to me. However, I knew these two brothers where one of them got married in Florida on Saturday and the other got married in North Carolina the next Wednesday! That sounds a little crazy to me, but I guess they were fine with it because they were in each others weddings.
Post # 8
Wait a second here….mom, is that you?
Haha, this sounds EXACTLY like my story. With the exact wedding date and all. 😛