(Closed) Wedding one week before yours- Attend?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Would you attend someone else's wedding that was one week before yours?
    Yes : (42 votes)
    89 %
    No : (5 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I wouldn’t be able to go, it’s a cultural thing (Chinese)  If someone also has a big event (ie wedding or soon to give birth) within 1 month of your wedding, they don’t attend yours and you don’t attend theirs. 

    But if not for that, I love attending weddings and wouldn’t feel competative or anything.

    Post # 4
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    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    we have a wedding to go to the weekend after we get back from ours 9we’re also missing ne being on our honeymoon).  It’s completely different so I know there won’t be a competition there (she’s the daughter of a close friend).   

    Post # 5
    Member
    96 posts
    Worker bee

      I think you should totally go. It might actually make you more excited about your wedding!

    Post # 6
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    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I am IN a wedding the week before ours! On top of that, we live in NYC, their wedding is in Virginia, ours is in upstate NY. Luckily we’re in the middle, but whatever way you break it down, we’re traveling at least 4.5 to each wedding.

    It is two mutual very close of Fiance and mine. We had our date picked, then they came back and picked the date before ours. Both of ours fell on the specifi date due to it being the only available date in 2009. consequently, they are in ours as well. It will be a bit hectic and stressful, but might take some of your stress off your hands for a night. go for it 🙂

    Post # 7
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    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Weddings aren’t competitions.  This wedding will be a chance to celebrate with these friends, so go and do so.

    Post # 9
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    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2007

    I would go! My best friend’s wedding was 2 weeks before mine and my old roommate’s wedding was 3 weeks after mine. So, we had a lot going on in those 2 months! It was great, and all of our weddings were completely different from each other, so we weren’t competitive at all. Just very happy for each other. I think it would be fun for you. A little bit of time to hopefully relax before yours!

    Post # 11
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    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I would totally go!  The only reason I would NOT go is if I were swamped with my own wedding and needed more time to prepare for it.  Everyone’s wedding will be different and it’s not a competition, and since you were invited, that shows they want you to be there to celebrate with them!  I’d be sad if someone wouldn’t attend mine just because they have their own wedding the following week. 

    Post # 12
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    2470 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    the only reason not to go would be because of legit time constraints, money issues or the like. I don’t know if its fair to say JUST because it is the week before. if I CAN go, I will.

    Post # 13
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    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    Personally, it wouldn’t bother me at all, but I’m not a competitive person really.  I actually think it would make me more excited for my wedding to be at a wedding close before.  As you’re watching everything happen (the bride walking down the aisle, First Dance, etc), you can be thinking about how excited you are for your big day!

    Post # 14
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    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i totally agree that you should go.  i think it will just get you even more excited for your own wedding.  When I went to  my friends wedding in May it was a blast because i knew in my head that the next outdoor wedding I’d be going to would be my own… that will probably change because we already have 8 other weddings next year before ours, but i love going to other weddings because it just gets me even more excited for my own.

    Post # 15
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    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    If it wasn’t far from our house, I’d go. I don’t know if I’d stay for the duration since I know I’d be stressed out a week before the wedding, but I’d definitley stay for the ceremony and dinner.

    Post # 16
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    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’d go. Sounds like a good time and a break from your own last-minute details. If it involved travel, I might reconisder.

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