- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
So I am having a mild freak out! Our wedding date is August 7th and it is quasi-destination (about a 4.5-5 hr drive from “home”). And I say drive because nobody flies here, its way easier to just drive. My fiance and I wanted a really small intimate setting so we only sent invites (mailed out in May) to our immediate family and a couple very close friends who live in the town where we are getting married (our max count including bride and groom was 25). We told them to RSVP by July 1st. Now, my mom had to tell my extended family (who all live in the same place ~5hrs away from wedding location) that we were having a really really small wedding. Part of the reason we did that was for budget, but I am also on everyone’s good side as far as family goes and I didn’t want to pick and choose who to invite family-wise.
Now here is the problem, we are getting an alarming number of No’s from our friends who live there… there are still 7 weeks till our wedding, is it completely awful to send invites to some extended family with a different RSVP date? Are we too close to the wedding considering the 5 hrs of travel each direction? If not, what reason do we give them? That we decided to have more people come? I am so confused and worried that nobody will be at my wedding.
And for the record, no, I don’t have one of those crazy families who wouldn’t show up simply out of spite. So what does everyone think?
Also, neither of us can think of any other friends we left off the list… which is sad, I know.