My fiancé and I got engaged last summer and shortly after booked a venue for the summer of this year (13 months later). We immediately spread the word to all our friends and family. Months later, my cousin got engaged, and he and his fiancée set their date for the weekend after ours. I am trying not to let this bother me, as I have little to no control over their date selection, but it has hurt me a bit that they would pick a date the very following weekend, so close to ours, instead of any other weekend that summer (or fall). Is this unreasonable? At this point, nothing can be done but to focus on my own wedding and make the most of my day, but it’s hard when all my family and relatives keep talking about their wedding around me, and the comparisons have already started (not to mention everything happening at the same time — theirs and our save-the-dates, paper invitations, websites, hers and my showers, etc). I’ve waited so long for this moment in my life (dated my now fiancé for four years and counting), and it’s hard to feel like the excitement I would have experienced from everyone else is being re-directed a bit, I guess it feels to me like the proverbial “stealing the thunder”. I don’t want to be selfish or petty, so I’m trying not to say anything to anyone else (least of all my cousin and their family), but my parents know how I feel. Is it normally acceptable to plan your wedding so close to that of a relative? That’s all I’m wondering, I guess! I’m soliciting advice on whether my feelings are unjustified, or if it is indeed a bit rude on their part. Not that anything can or will be done to change anything at this point, regardless! Thanks!