- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 2014
So I’m taking a ride on the WHAMbulance and I need to whine for a minute.
So RSVPs are trickling in (more than half are still to come and the window closes tomorrow. Won’t start panicking about that until a week after the date so they have time to make it to me). I didn’t ever send out official save the dates because we had a pretty short engagement (6 months) but let any friends who are coming from far away know the date pretty much as soon as we knew.
Two of my best friends from college (a married couple) now live in Alabama for seminary and when I told them, they were really excited and told me they would do their best to be there. I was really really hopeful they would make it up for the wedding and they seemed optimistic. Lo and behold, however, the RSVP card came back No.
I am very saddened by this. I understand why they can’t come (very far, very expensive, and not exactly easy for someone in his last year of seminary) but I’m still really upset, especially since I found out via the card, not from them. I was really looking forward to seeing them and spending time with them. M, the wife, was my college roommate for junior and senior years. Her husband, T, and I studied abroad at Oxford together and when my Mom was diagnosed with cancer, he drove three hours each way just to take me to lunch and make sure I was okay. Though we haven’t seen each other in two years, these are still people I really care about.
I’m thinking of sending them a nice card, just to tell them I miss them and wish they could come to the wedding but I completely understand why they can’t come. I’m not mad at them and while I’m bummed, I do get it and I’m sure I will have an amazing wedding day without them there.
So yeah… done whining for now. Time to get out of the WHAMbulance.