Post # 1
I moved to a different state about 5 years ago. I don’t have any family in the area. I have some friends here, but I only have 2 that I would consider myself really close with. Most of my best friends live 18 hours away. Closest family is more than 8 hours.
I don’t get this way all the time (mostly during the holidays), but during wedding planning I just feel really lonely. I don’t have a bridal party, and I’m ok with that. I just hear stories about how a bride’s friends helped with stuff and get sad. I know my friends would help if they were here. It makes me miss them alot, I just kind of want a hug. I’m pathetic today lol
Post # 3
@serendipity9.8: This sounds like me! Fiance and I are not related to anyone in this entire Mountain Standard Time Zone!
And since it’s a college town, all the friends I have made have moved to other states while I’ve stayed here 12 years. In fact when we were planning our wedding, only 1 family we invited was from the town we lived in, the rest had to fly in. I also didn’t have a Bridal Party or showers or bach parties. Nothing.
Here’s a virtual hug for you ((((HUG))))
Post # 4
@sienna76: Thanks! I live in a college town too. I met a lot of people from the Navy too, but the base closed and millitary gets relocated all the time. I know how you feel about family having to travel. A lot of them can’t come to the wedding because of travel expense :/
A girl at work is throwing me a bridal shower, but the guest list isn’t going to be big because most people aren’t here. It’s hard to have everyone elsewhere! Thank you for the internet hug!
Post # 5
I had a lot of guilt about asking my family to travel to me. FI’s family was just going to RV it here (12 hour drive), but my family would have to fly. However, so many road blocks – broken legs, newborn babies, job losses, dying father – I had major guilt!
We cancelled it due to a family illness and I think we’ll just elope now on a nice trip. Easier for everyone and no guilt. They are happier now that they don’t have to worry about a wedding.