Post # 16
What do you mean when you say a years notice means they had ‘no excuse’ to not attend? That they had a year to save and ‘ought’ to have done so?
Somehow l’m not entirely surprised at your last sentence …
OP sorry about your situation, very disappointing, but l think the London party will be great!
Post # 17
“we gave them a years notice of the date, so there was no excuse. We’re not really speaking to them anymore…
” — This says more about you than them. How awful. Sounds like you did them a favor.
Post # 18
I’ve been to a destination wedding where this happened and the family made a really cute video montage of all the people who couldn’t make it, then played it as part of the “Speeches” section while everyone was enjoying dessert. The bride hadn’t seen any of it so she was super emotional.
Could your parents or Maid of Honour arrange for all your extended family to make short clips with their well-wishes, their fav memory of the bride or groom, and advice for the newlyweds? Then mash it together with iMovie or something and play on a projector. Then they are still part of your day. While it’s happening, have an user or guest video your reactions while it’s playing, then you can show this to your family when you’re back in London.
Problem solved 🙂
Post # 19
My first wedding this happened, and now is likely with my second, too. But, it is important to me to have a wedding to include my fh family, I relocated to their turf, lol.