Q: My brother is getting married in September. Should he have the right to say no one else can get married that same year? My fiancé and I want to get married in April, four months before my brother, and he is telling us it’s inappropriate. Please advise.
A: Some couples do like spacing out their wedding from others in their immediate family, but it is by no means necessary. It may be a good idea to keep you and your brother’s weddings at least a few months apart, both for financial and practical reasons, but there’s no need to get married in separate calendar years. I suggest talking it over with your brother and the rest of your family. Perhaps moving your wedding date back by a month or two will put the issue to rest, but there is no need to get married in an entirely different year.
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