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She's stolen my wedding...

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daftpink Sat 27-Jan-18 18:07:16

I feel really angry with my BF right now and can't decide if I'm being unreasonable or not...

I am getting married in June - we're having a 'wedding weekend' and have hired a lovely large house & guest cottages with an indoor swimming pool, games room etc from the Friday to Monday for our 25 guests.

We have organised a meal on the Friday night, a BBQ Party for the Saturday after the registry office and then a chilled out pool party on the Sunday.

My BF also has her wedding planned for September - a more formal church affair with sit down dinner etc.

Only now, BF has announced that the wedding plans have changed as she is 8 weeks pregnant....and that she has just booked the same house and is planning to invite close family and friends to join them for a relaxing weekend away to celebrate their wedding - 5 weeks before my wedding!

Our friendship group is the same, so other than family, we will have the same guests.

Basically, now her wedding will be almost the same as mine, but as hers is first, I'm the one that will look like I copied her!

Aibu to be absolutely livid that she's done this to me?

MyBrilliantDisguise Sat 27-Jan-18 18:08:31

That is a really awful thing to do. Cheeky cow!

Phosphorus Sat 27-Jan-18 18:09:45

I assume you've already invited your guests, so they'll know you were first.

It doesn't really matter, treat her wedding as a trial run/problem solving exercise. grin

myrtleWilson Sat 27-Jan-18 18:10:25

Am sure some may say you have no copyright on a wedding plan - however, I do think this is really bad form of your bf (assuming she knows details of yours) Has she acknowledged in any way that she's stealing your thunder?

Schlimbesserung Sat 27-Jan-18 18:10:33

Does it really matter? It's hardly likely to be exactly the same anyway and surely the important thing is your marriage?

DillyDilly Sat 27-Jan-18 18:11:09

Very poor form of her and I’d be sure to tell her your feelings.

helenoftroyville Sat 27-Jan-18 18:11:35

That is a really horrible thing to do.

TrinitySquirrel Sat 27-Jan-18 18:11:57

Tell her she's a cheeky twat. Outright. And then ring up the house and cancel her booking grin

44PumpLane Sat 27-Jan-18 18:12:22

YANBU that's a really shitty thing to do.

Is she so devoid of her own imagination she couldn't think of something else to do, or even some other similar venue.

I got engaged after, but married before, one of my oldest friends and when looking for venues she suggested I look at her venue. Even though we have no crossover friends I told her absolutely not, we would be married within weeks of each other and it was her venue for her to feel special in- It's such bad form!

DextroDependant Sat 27-Jan-18 18:12:38

That's pretty bad! Least you have your invites out already so people will know you were first.

Lifeisabeach09 Sat 27-Jan-18 18:12:43

Wow...friends like that, who needs enemies?!
Cheeky bitch!

Try not to stay too pissed off, you sent your invites first (I assume). It's a close-knit wedding so folks will (should) know the truth.

hidinginthenightgarden Sat 27-Jan-18 18:12:54

It is rather bizarre that she would do this but I agree that people will know she copied because you sent your invites out way before - and if you haven't then do it right now!!

Elementtree Sat 27-Jan-18 18:13:11

Yes YABU. It's a wedding not a unique showcase of venue and catering. Everyone will have a lovely time at your wedding and you'll be just as married at the end of the day as if your friend got hitched at a different place.

Newbieuser1880 Sat 27-Jan-18 18:13:26

I would not be happy either. It just wouldn’t sit well at all.

I would let her know how you feel and check those plans are defiantly concrete.

DextroDependant Sat 27-Jan-18 18:14:13

My sister married in the same venue as me but that was years apart. This is totally different.

specialsubject Sat 27-Jan-18 18:14:21

Bit odd but why is it an issue?

Copying is a playground concept.

ShastaTrinity Sat 27-Jan-18 18:14:33

YANBU to be livid, what a stupid cow. That would be the end of it as far as I am concerned.

You should attend still. The only consolation is that you can take note of all the things that will go wrong and improve for yours.

It sounds early to send invitations, if you haven't yet, I would make sure to take her off the guests list.

Funnyface1 Sat 27-Jan-18 18:14:53

Tell her how you feel.

GreenTulips Sat 27-Jan-18 18:15:17

Are weddings a full weekend now?

I'd be annoyed but you can have different experiences regardless

Tableauz Sat 27-Jan-18 18:15:45

I'd be re-evaluating my friendship and whether I even wanted her and her dp to be part of my 25 wedding guests. People will know she's peed you off and work out pretty quickly why.

Passmethecakeplease Sat 27-Jan-18 18:16:13

Whilst I'd try to see it as flattery I'd be upset too.

ShastaTrinity Sat 27-Jan-18 18:16:45

I don't understand the comments about no one having a copyright. Of course not, but there are so many venues all over the country, why on earth would you chose the same than a close friend.

Same village church: perfectly normal
same village hall: possibly
completely random rented house or destination: very poor taste

Uterusuterusgarlic Sat 27-Jan-18 18:17:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Agyne Sat 27-Jan-18 18:19:11

Nope, I wouldn't go. And I'd tell her why not in very clear English.

ShastaTrinity Sat 27-Jan-18 18:19:42

Are weddings a full weekend now?
They always have been if you have family and friends travelling from a distance. It is pretty standard to have a (very casual) diner the night before, and invite people again at least for lunch after the wedding. Guests are never obliged to attend, but some are grateful for food and hospitality after their trip.

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