(Closed) You chose to get married the weekend before our wedding? Seriously?

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wouldn’t his wedding be Thanksgiving weekend?  I would think that’s enough of a reason right there not to go.  Or is Fiance going to be the BM?

Post # 4
3778 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@FauxBoho:  I’m sure you’re going to get the typical “You only get one day!” responses from some Bees, but I’m on your side here. That’s annoying and a bit inconsiderate, if only for the fact that the friend knew you’d have to make 2 trips within a week.


Is there any way you can just take off work earlier than you intended and extend your stay in the state where the weddings are taking place so you don’t have to make 2 trips?

Post # 5
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Other people don’t plan their life around you,  perhaps it is the only time somewhere they dreamed about was open,  or a very important person to them could come or they just like that weekend. So you either decided to go and fly out twice in two weeks or decline and don’t go because you can’t afford to fly twice. Don’t take it personally. 

Post # 6
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

On the bright side, maybe it will be helpful for you guys to bring a bunch of things home for your wedding that first weekend.  Then, you don’t risk a chance of forgetting anything! 🙂

I hope your Fiance doesn’t say anything to his friend.  I know it sucks, but this is a happy time for his friend too, so he shouldn’t make him feel bad. 


Post # 8
527 posts
Busy bee

That’s Thanksgiving weekend.  Flights are going to be CRAZY expensive. 

I say, if anything, just send your Fiance.  I don’t think you have to go, since it is a holiday, and the weekend before your wedding. 

Post # 9
4519 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wouldn’t worry about it. By the weekend before your wedding, I bet you’ll be happy for the distraction. There won’t be much left to do for your wedding at that point, anyway.

In theory, yes, they could get married any weekend of the year, but having been through a wedding, I know that in reality you are juggling  2 families’ schedules, venue and vendor availability, seasonal preference, etc. I thought getting a date set was the hardest part of the whole planning process. So if that’s the weekend that works for them, so be it. Hopefully you guys can go, but if it’s too much, they should understand if you cant be there.

Post # 10
9197 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I totally get you.  You might get some of that “You only get one day blah blah blah” business, but it seems like they should at least try to take your wedding date into account.  (And who knows, maybe they did?  Maybe this is the only time that can work for a bunch of family, etc.)  Maybe have your Fiance politely say something, just to see if his buddy has even thought about it?

Post # 11
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

yikes. i would not be happy about that. honestly, i probably would not go –FI could go but I don’t think I would. that could start a little bit of drama but it is not your fault. keep that in mind. it’s okay to be 100% selfish. a week before, come on! maybe they will change their mind :/

Post # 12
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m sorry, this sucks.. but… you do only get 1 day. As long as he didn’t choose the SAME day as yours.

Post # 13
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think the guy isn’t thinking this through, why would he do that unless there was no other choice? especially if they are best friends. He probably just doesn’t realize the effects.

I am 17 days away from my wedding right now, and I can tell you there is no way I would be able to go to an out of town wedding the weekend before. Not even in the realm of possibility. We’d have to decline.

Do you guys have mutual friends who would potentially be invited to both weddings? That’s another issue to consider.

Post # 15
3195 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@FauxBoho:  i would say you aren’t being unreasonable. i would just tell him i’m sorry, but we can’t come, that’s too close to our wedding. he can have it whenever he wants, but you do not HAVE to go.

Post # 16
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I probably wouldn’t go. Or let my fiancé go alone.thats a lot to deal with a week before your wedding.

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