Advanced search thinking DP should be able to decide a date to get married without consulting his brother first

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IThinkIDo Fri 08-Mar-13 20:24:35

So, we are sat here having an 'OK, when shall we do it?'' conversation, to which he replied 'I would just need to see when x (DP's brother) is free this summer.' Eh? shouldn't it be the other way around? Don't you decide a date and then hope/assume important people can try hard to make it? confused Am supremely irritated by this. Off to get a glass of wine!

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 08-Mar-13 20:51:28

Perhaps he has always wanted his brother to be his best man?

ArbitraryUsername Fri 08-Mar-13 20:52:22

Would it have been better to choose a date and then discover than no one could make it? Is his brother going to be best man?

SauvignonBlanche Fri 08-Mar-13 20:53:53

It's short notice, seems reasonable to check.
The first thing I checked was there wasn't a 5 Nations rugby match on! grin

Adversecamber Fri 08-Mar-13 20:55:51

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ArbitraryUsername Fri 08-Mar-13 20:57:36

I'd've thought it was quite usual to check with immediate family before deciding on a date to get married. You don't want your mum having to turn down her invitation, generally.

apostropheuse Fri 08-Mar-13 21:01:55

If you were planning a weddng two years from now you would not be being unreasonable, but becuase it's only a few months away you are being unreasonable.

People will already have made plans for this summer.

apostropheuse Fri 08-Mar-13 21:02:19


MrsSparkles Fri 08-Mar-13 22:17:21

I think it's quite normal to check with people you really want to be there( I know I did). DH's brother didn't check with us (for wedding next year) and is now sulking because we can't make it, after saying he'd checked with "all the important people" - errr if we were that important you should have checked!

DialMforMummy Fri 08-Mar-13 22:56:41

I don't think you are that unreasonable. If you try to find a date when everybody who matters to you can make it, you'll never get there. IME people who want to be there make it. Having said that, it's a tad short notice.

simplesusan Fri 08-Mar-13 23:06:58

Ordinarily I would say just set a date. However, given that it is very short notice,I think your oh is being sensible.

Most people have things planned months in advance, holidays etc and can't always alter plans.
I know for certain that my dh cannot change his summer holidays now that they are booked.

lollilou Fri 08-Mar-13 23:18:11

If your date is not set in stone I think it's nice to be able to check with important family to make sure they can be there. Our best friends didn't go to a Festival so that they could make our wedding but if we had checked with them first I would have moved the date.

You could be putting them in a very awkward position if they had booked holidays, would you expect them to cancel? Or just accept that they couldn't come.

Cherriesarelovely Fri 08-Mar-13 23:40:03

Yabu but only because it is short notice, by that I mean that we have had our holidays booked for a month or so already. Congratulations!

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