Post # 1
Feeling sad…Out of the 100 invites (easily 225 people) only 6 invites (14 people) have RSVP and booked-my family. There are a few other people who have been wavering back and forth, including my FIs parents and sister. I know it’s my fault for having a destination wedding rather than the backyard wedding we were initially planning.
I’ve been trying to see the brighter side, less people means I can add personal touches and the wedding will be more intimate.
But it’s frustrating when I think of all of my friends’ weddings and other events I’ve traveled to that are unwilling to make the same or at least a similar effort.
The whole thing just makes me feel sad and alone. I know my wedding will be a special day to me regardless but it feels like almost no one cares. If I knew no one cared, I would have just gone to the courthouse and ate dinner at home.
Edit: I know I have like 6 months left but most of the cruise is booked. My ILs are only going to go if they can get a ocean balcony and despite having sent invites I’m Feb13 when the cruise opened they still aren’t ready to book and not many ocean balconies are left.
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
I’m sorry! Don’t let it get you down, though. First of all, you have plenty of time. But the truth is, people might not be able to afford it.
I was overly optimistic about my wedding, and I’m starting to realize it’s VERY expensive to fly to Europe this year and some people just aren’t going to be able to do it.
It doesn’t mean they don’t care! And you will have a fantabulous time no matter what!
Post # 4
Well…I’m not sure if my post will be helpful, but I want to point some things out –
First, like you said, it’s a Destination Wedding. They’re expensive! Plus, at least at my FI’s work, you cannot schedule time off sooner than 6 months ahead of time, so maybe your guests don’t know if they first off, can get the time off, second, if they DO get their time off, will they want to spend it on your wedding as opposed to a vacation with their own family?
Second, it’s the holiday season. Money is tight enough for some people, and I’m sure booking a cruise is not on the priority list when they have presents to buy.
Third, around me, the ecomony sucks. FI got laid off this summer and was fortunate enough to get another job right away but most people aren’t that lucky. A Destination Wedding is a luxury few people can afford right now.
It’s not that “no one cares”, but my personal opinion is that you put a lot of pressure on your guests when you choose to have a Destination Wedding.