Post # 1
One of my best friends who will also be one of my bridesmaids just got engaged and she will be getting married this year. I would be more then happy to attend but I just realised that I have tickets to the London Olympics at the same time.
Now Mr. Squarepants had to get these tickets through a lottery (not cheap) and they were bought last year before my best friend got engaged, my in-laws will be flying in to go as well. This leaves me in a quandary.
So now I have to chose, Olympics or Wedding. Do let me know your thoughts!
Post # 3
That’s hard. Can you give more info as to why you cannot attend both? Like maybe skip a day of the olympics to attend the wedding.
If the tickets are for the same day as the wedding, honestly I think you should go to the olympics casue A your SO spent a lot of money on it and it was in your agenda first.
If you are close friends as you say, then it seems like she would have known you were planning on attending the Olympics then…At least we talked to our “must have in attendance” friends to make sure they had nothing big already in their scheduals.
Post # 4
Do you know anyone else with tickets that you could trade with. Tough choice! I also think that there is travel to take into the equation, how hard and expensive would it be to travel during the Olympics?
Post # 5
I would go to the Olympics – this is a once in a lifetime experience (well, not necessarily but probably!) and getting tickets is bloody impossible. If your friend just got engaged, I would just tell her that you have pre-arranged plans to be out of town that weekend and whilst you would love to be present, it will not be possible for you to be there on that particular weekend.
Post # 6
@Atalanta: Oh, oops, I forgot to mention that my best friend’s wedding is in Malaysia so it’s a 13 hr flight away from the UK so I can’t attend both.
I am not really that excited about sports (except soccer) and I’m only excited about the Olympics because it’s *THE* Olympics. I did mention to my BFF that I was going but I didn’t give her any details because honestly, I was more excited about getting married and since she got engaged, our heads have been wrapped almost exclusively around planning our weddings.
I myself didn’t even realised there was a clash until about an hour ago… and now trying to figure out how to sort it out. Gah!
Post # 7
@Ree723: & @tksjewelry: Hmmm… good points. Something more to think about.
Post # 8
It really sucks, but in this case I say Olympics. This was a long standing plan that you have already invested in. If she just got engaged I doubt if her date is firm. It’s not like this some random vacation this is the OLYMPICS. I don’t see how she can be made or expect you to change your plans. If anything she should accomdate you. I know I would if really wanted my Boyfriend or Best Friend there.
Post # 9
I would go with the Olympics. Maybe the two of you can work something out where you can skype in or something. Sorry that sucks 🙁
Post # 10
I would go to the wedding, but then I’ve never really understood the appeal of the Olympics.
If nobody else would be disappointed, which one would you choose?
Post # 11
ugh. Yeah that sucks, and honestly I’d rather want to go t the wedding since I don’t care for sports either, but I can see your Fiance being very hurt if you go to the wedding, especially since the in-laws are flying in. So yeah I must stick with Olympics since it was a prior commitment and you should have made sure your friend was aware before she choose the date. If her date isn’t set in stone, maybe she can still move it.
Post # 12
I live in London, and I honestly can’t imagine anything worse than being in London for the Olympics. Travelling will be stressful/impossible. That said I’m bitter about not getting tickets. And I like weddings more that sport.
If you have opening ceremony/closing ceremony tickets of one of the finals I would consider going though. Patrick Woodroffe is an amazing Lighting Designer and it’s going to be spectacular.
Post # 13
My wedding is the first day of the olympics and if someone already has tickets, i’m ok with that! If it were my Boyfriend or Best Friend, I might be a little more hurt.
Post # 14
Wow that really sucks, but I think if you really want to go to the Olympics, you should go to that instead of the wedding.
Post # 15
I would feel bad, but I would go to the Olympics. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity! And you’ve had the plans for so long, hopefully your friend will understand.
I have a similar situation, but not as extreme. I found out that one of my good friends from college is getting married the weekend after us. I was kind of shocked it was so soon, because we got engaged more than 9 months before them, and I figured they would be having it later in the year. And we already have our honeymoon booked, so are not going to be able to attend their wedding. It sucks because she’s one of my few college friends who I keep in touch with and really REALLY want to go to their wedding, but what’s done is done. And I realize that they might not be able to come to ours either, since it’s a week before theirs and we are out of town. I’m hoping she will understand.
Post # 16
When it comes right down to it, the Olympics is just a bunch of strangers competing, while your best friend’s wedding is the most important day in the life of someone close to you.