Post # 1
My sis got engaged a week after I did – they are having their wedding oct. 2013 we are having ours 2014, still undecided. my finance and I live out of state from the rest of my family – so they will all have to travel, those who choose to come. plus my parents having to pay for 2 weddings close together….(both grooms families are helping though)
I really think I want to have a May-June wedding – is this too soon after my sisters? I dont want my family being annoyed by this b/c they will have to pay to travel for this….thoughts?
(FYI I really want to be accommodating, I know its our day but I care about my family)
Put yourself in my family who has to attend 2 family weddings in about 6 months…one they have to travel and stay in hotels for. (i want them to think of it as a vacation though, they’ll be coming from the midwest to FL)
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
@jennalea15: If it was my family I’d travel to both no matter how close they were in time. I’m note sure about other people’s opinions or about your parents’ finances though. Have you talked to your parents about how soon after they would be able to financially handle your wedding?
Post # 4
If their wedding is in October 2013, and yours is in May/June 2014, I think that’s plenty of time, and it’s really considerate of you to think of your guests.
Post # 5
I think 6months is plenty of time apart. They should be able to travel for both
Post # 6
As I understand it, they don’t need to travel for your sister’s wedding. In that case, there is no problem for the guests; they only need to travel once so it can be anytime.
The only issue then is your parents, and that’s hard to judge without knowing your parents, but if they’re like me (with kids’ weddings in the not-too-distant future), there are already some savings and the spacing doesn’t really matter. So I think 6 months is more than enough space, in fact even 2-3 would be fine.
Post # 7
@jennalea15: Your best bet is to simply ask your parents how much time they expect to need to “recover” from the first wedding.
And as far as other guests, that’s plenty of time.
Post # 8
Thanks you guys:) I appreciate your responses. I’ll be speaking to my parents & family overthe holidays. I know it’ll be fine – I just over think things 🙂 ill let you know my date after Christmas!!!