(Closed) Declined RSVPs , few friends and no family around make for a sad bride

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It doesn’t mean they don’t love you!  We had a good bit of declines.  And some were very disappointing.  Everyone has a reason. 

And on top of that–there will probably be some people who RSVP ‘yes’ and STILL don’t show up.. that happened to us.

Don’t worry about it!  You will be so busy that day and having the time of your life!  You won’t even realize that there are people missing.  You won’t have time or energy to be sad about it!  It will all work out 🙂


be thankful for 100 people who love youSmile

Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am sorry.

I am sure you will have a wonderful wedding anyway 🙂

Post # 5
1483 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, your brother declining is a little strange, but like you said, traveling for a wedding is not going to be feasible for everyone and you can’t take it personally. Do your friends that you thought would come have other reasons besides money for declining? 100 people still sounds like a good sized group- I’m sure you’ll still have a great day!

Post # 6
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

From someone who had less than half her family there for her wedding day. 
Deep breaths. Calm down. Now, remember that they love you and that they are going to be thinking about you on your wedding day. Remember that in the future you are going to be able to see them again and all they’re going to want to talk about is your wedding and hearing all the details and seeing all the photos. You’re going to have a fabulous wedding and it’s going to go by so fast you’ll wonder how on earth you ever thought you’d do everything you wanted to at the end of the night. You’ll look fabulous and you’re going to have a great day. 

Post # 7
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

This happened to us too – several of my closest friends won’t be coming, which made me really sad. We invited 105 hoping for 80, and it was looking like we were only going to get about 60-65. Then some people took back some “No” RSVPs after the deadline and a couple people added in dates that didn’t have +1s….(whole other irritating frustrating story), so we are up to about 72. THe great part is, two of our dearest friends that we thought definitely wouldn’t be able to come actually DID tell us they could come, just under the wire. I know it’s tough, but trust me, you’ll still have a blast – there will be enough people there to interact with that you won’t notice the absences as much!

Post # 8
1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve noticed when I comes to wedding stuff, people tend to not want to spend the money. They will gladly spend the money on themselves but as far as they’re concerned they aren’t getting anything out of it so why spend the money… don’t take it personally. The people who are there to support you are way more important than the others.

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