- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
Ever since I got engaged (6 months ago), I’ve been getting more and more stressed about our upcoming wedding. We wanted to get married right away as we’re in our early 30’s and would like to have children soon, but decided to wait 1 year as all our family lives on the other side of the country so we wanted to give them time to save up, etc. His family (mom, dad, sister) is very excited to come but my family has been giving me the run around and long story short, none of them will be coming. Of course they let me know this after we had already paid all our deposits for the venue, catering, photography, etc. As we both just moved here recently, we don’t have a lot of friends so even making the minimum of 15 guests is challenging. Plus our families have never met so it’s a tad embarrassing for none of mine to show up. To top it off, instead of losing weight, stress has contributed to me gaining 30 lbs so I’ve been putting off dress shopping as I refuse to accept this is how I will look on my wedding day. I barely sleep anymore due to worrying about deadlines like dress ordering and wondering why I’m doing it at all since none of my family will be there. I’ve always wanted a wedding but not like this. We could have spent all the money on an elopement/honeymoon. We have 5 more months until our wedding… Can anyone offer advice? I was told I need to order my wedding dress 6 months in advance…has anyone gotten theirs at the last minute? Anyone else dealing with no family showing up?