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by epi on February 8, 2014

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Helen February 11, 2014 at 10:57 pm


My fiancé and I are planning a wedding 8 weeks before his sister’s wedding. Currently, both weddings are 8-9 months away, respectively. After reviewing the dates and the guest list, only 13 people will need to travel to both weddings. Out of the 13 people, four individuals work full time. Out of the four that work full time, only two might have financial difficulty traveling to both weddings. The groom’s parents are not contributing to our wedding, and I do not plan on holding a bridal shower or bachelorette party. Although his sister set her date first, we are limited by the dates available at our venue. In addition, the date we selected has personal significance to our relationship. Should we reconsider our wedding date because of its proximity to my future sister-in-law’s wedding date?


Elizabeth February 12, 2014 at 12:17 am

Your sister in law might be able to call dibs on a weekend, but two months difference is quite a bit of time, so you have nothing to worry about. It sounds like the guest list is sufficiently different, so very few people will overlap. You should go ahead with the date that has significance for you and works for your venue.


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