No family coming to my wedding

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
132 posts
Blushing bee

@Irish2014:  *Hugs* This must be very difficult, and you are being so understanding with yoru family in spite of planning for the last 9 months. I can imagine it would be expensive to pay for them to come out for the wedding, and it might be hard to choose one person to fly out if that would be in your budget?

I know its no consolation, but maybe you and your partner can go visit them after the wedding? It isn’t the same, i know.

*lots of virtual hugs your way!*

Post # 4
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I am so sorry and my heart hurts reading this story.  I have been to several family weddings where the parents or one side of the family did not attend the wedding – and it broke my heart.  In the end, you are forming a new family with your partner.  Focusing on building a new life with the one you love is what matters and try to not think too much about the things that you cannot change.  Focus on the positives and only joy and happiness will follow:)

Post # 5
2428 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m sorry, that’s really hard. Can you FaceTime or Skype with them during the ceremony so they can still see you get married? I saw a picture of that once and thought it was the sweetest. I contemplated doing that for my extended family back in Thailand, but we are getting married in a pretty remote area with shoddy reception. That might make up for it, just a teensy tiny bit?

Post # 6
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I would consider cutting something if it allowed you to pay for them to fly out… but I know that could be quite expensive. Maybe you have enough time to save?

It’s really hard to be away from your own family, but try to keep in mind that you are gaining a family as well. It sounds like you have a good relationship with them, which is amazing (as I’m sure you know from reading some of the threads around here!).

Big hugs. 

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