2 family wedding at the same time

by Mike Albin
(Southaven, Ms. USA)

Both of my nieces are getting married on the same day same city 30 minutes apart in different venues. My wife’s niece is marrying at 6:00 and my niece is marring @ 6:30. What is the proper way to handle this?

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Wedding Conflict
by: Ms P Etiquette

Hi Mike,

This is a difficult question. There is no "official etiquette" answer to this. The decision comes down to what you and your wife thinks is the best thing to do to show your support. Split up and each attend the separate weddings will allow you, as a family, cover both weddings. The alternative is to attend one as a couple and explain to the other why you cannot attend. You and your wife must decide what to do, as there are really no "guidelines".

Good luck with this decision!

Ms Practical Etiquette

2 Weddings and 2 Receptions
by: Pimmsy

Obviously, you need to attend both. However, if one requires a religious service, that is the one you spend the most amount of time and least amount of time at the reception.

If both require a religious service, make a cameo and exit quietly shortly after it begins. Join in at the end of the other niece's wedding; religious ceremony, part way through the end. Stay for the beginning of the reception and then leave to head to the first niece's wedding reception.

If neither niece has a religious service, do the above, just omit the religious angles.

Cheers and Best Wishes!

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