Ask the Editor: Conflicting dates?

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My fiancé and I are planning our wedding, and just found out that one of our friends picked a wedding date three weeks from ours. We share a lot of mutual friends. We were engaged first and have been planning this wedding for over a year. Should they offer to change their date? Kelly, Phoenix, AZ

Unfortunately, wedding dates are wrought with situations like these. While it would be inconvenient if your weddings were on the same weekend, three weeks is plenty of time between weddings, especially during the summer. No matter what wedding date you pick, some of your guests will not be able to attend because of another event, business trip, or financial obligation. Pick a date that works best for your family and very closest friends, and don’t be concerned with the rest.

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