(Closed) sibling ettiquette for wedding dates

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

sounds like the weddings are set.  what difference does “etiquette” make now?

Post # 4
1553 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

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
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
395 posts
Helper bee

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
2157 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wait a second here….mom, is that you?

Haha, this sounds EXACTLY like my story.  With the exact wedding date and all. 😛

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