(Closed) Family not attending my wedding :(

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
3306 posts
Sugar bee

🙁 I am sorry they aren’t coming.

Post # 5
13889 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m sorry to hear this.  I’m sure there are other reasons (financial, travel, work, etc) that cropped up, and it’s absolutly not that you aren’t important to them.  Just try to enjoy your wedding and celebrating with the guests who did make it!

Post # 6
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Totally feel you frustration. My moms family was a complete no show even though she has 6 living siblings with plenty of cousins. I was pretty annoyed that nobody made the trip. Mine was also out of town for everyone. Most of my moms family didn’t rsvp or send a Congrats card. It happens I wouldn’t say you aren’t important to them but more so they have different priorities. Just remember your day will still be amazing. You are marrying your love. Enjoy the day and the experience dont get too wrapped up in the negative.

Post # 7
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

This situation sucks, and I’m sorry that it’s got you down. It’s especially hard when you know you’ve gone out of your way to make their special days a priority and they won’t extend the same courtesy. Hopefully next time an invitation arrives you remember this and decide to commit the money and time you would have spent attending on something for you, like a trip for you and DH. 

Post # 8
2780 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That sucks, but the economy is still bad, maybe they just don’t have the resources at the moment.

Post # 9
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I can sympathize. We live in Georgia and my entire family is in Michigan. We just sent out invitations a few days ago but I already know that most of them will not be able to make it. It’s just too darn expensive to travel these days. It bums me out a little bit but I do understand. Just try to stay positive and be happy that you’ll still be surrounded by people you love.

Post # 10
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry


Have you thought about doing a casual reception in Florida later on? I know it sucks when people can’t make it- even with an offer of a place to stay, flights can be too cost prohibited- one of my girlfriends in New Orleans couldn’t afford the flight/travel costs for our wedding. She could have charged it, but I didn’t want anyone going into debt to attend our wedding.

And unfortunately, there are other people who just don’t prioritize weddings. My uncle in Florida  came up to Maryland in May, and was up sometime late July for a family reunion (about a week after our wedding), but couldn’t afford to drive up for our wedding. (He could have stayed with my Dad or uncle in between the wedding and reunion, but oh well-his loss.) One of my local uncles didn’t attend/bother to return his rsvp.

Just try to focus on the fact that you *will* be surrounded by lots of love that day. 

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