(Closed) Sisters getting married in the same year? Your thoughts?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Sisters getting married in the same year?
    I think it is weird/rude/distasteful. : (16 votes)
    9 %
    I see nothing wrong with it/ it is great/exciting. : (126 votes)
    75 %
    I don't have an opinion either way. : (27 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I don’t see anything wrong with it.

    Post # 4
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    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I wouldn’t like it at all unless one of you were getting married in January and the other in December to give enough time to focus on each girl.  JMO.

    Post # 5
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    967 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    my sister and I are getting married within 3 months of each other….my sister will have been engaged almost 4 years by her wedding date, me within 1.5 years…..

    I did not want to wait for my wedding, nor rush it, because she chose to have a long engagement.

    Post # 7
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    864 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    It’s ok if there is enough time inbetween for important family to be at both weddings like one in March and one in October but I really wouldn’t try to make people pay travel expenses closer than that and that might already be pushing it.

    Post # 8
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    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I don’t think this has to be a problem, but it can be, especially if the parents are helping to pay and if a lot of family has to travel. My husband’s brother decided recently to get married this November. We were married in March. His parents were a bit unprepared to fund another rehearsal dinner (let alone an entire wedding as may be the case with sisters) so soon and many family members will not be able to travel again so soon. So, there are risks, but these don’t have to cause problems. It will depend on the situation.

    Post # 9
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    676 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t see a problem with it at all, maybe not the same month but who cares if it is the same year. My sister and I are getting married 9 months apart, not in the same calendar year but still less than a year apart and none of our family or friends seem to have an issue with it.

    Post # 10
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    2616 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i voted it was wrong…. especially if the both sisters expect their mom and dad to pay for it… since average wedding is like 20-30k and u do that times 2 and then everyone on the brides side has to do double gifts for the showers,engagement party,travel expenses and wedding gifts.

     

    the only way i dont think it is wrong is if its january and december distance between the events. the bride and groom are paying for the wedding themselves and or EVERYONE on guestlist is LOCAL.

    Post # 11
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    864 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I wonder if the say yes to the dress folks think something is wrong because it is a big day for the bride and if there are two in one year, someone is stealing the thunder from the other? I can get why they would say that and how some people would be really peeved if thier sister got married so close to them.

    Post # 12
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    967 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    see, Fiance and I are paying entirely for our own wedding and did not expect anything from any parents….

    My sister I think are expecting more from parents though…..

    *shrug* should I have waited to get married?  maybe.  SHould I have to move my schedule around her because she chose to have a long engagment?  NO

    Post # 13
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    7736 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I feel strongly that you don’t put your life on hold for someone else. I also don’t believe in living together before marriage, so delaying marriage has a major impact on your life. I would only place the restriction that they’re more than a couple of weeks apart so the first girl has time for her honeymoon.

    It might be a tiny bit inconvenient for guests, but the couple’s life comes first; and any guest who really needs to get there, will.

    Post # 14
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    731 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    My sister wants to get married 6 months after me.

    My family is Vietnamese and there is this weird superstition that there shouldn’t be two weddings in the same family within a year, or else “bad luck” will befall. They’re trying to get one of us to postpone.

    I think superstitions are horsecrap, but for financial reasons, I can see why it might be difficult to have two within the same year.

    Post # 15
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    1547 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    only if it’s enough time between both weddings, i’d say 5-6 months at least

    Post # 16
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    588 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My fiance and I are getting married July 27. 2013 and his brother is getting married June 22, 2013.

    I don’t know what my opinion is.  I was really upset when they choose to get married before us and so close to our wedding.  They got engaged about 5 months after us and now next summer will be as hectic as it can possibly be.  My fiance is in his brothers wedding.  What makes things harder is both our wedding and his are in IL and we live in MA.  It will be an EXPENSIVE summer and very BUSY.

    I don’t think it’s wrong but its not something I prefer…

     

    EDIT: I understand the original question was for sisters but I feel this related.

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