(Closed) What if no one in my family comes?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

No one contacted us after we sent StDs either, so I don’t think it’s strange. People usually act once they get the invitations, I think. Also, with internet travel booking being what it is, people are far less dependent on the couple for travel info than they used to be.

Post # 4
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

When it came to my recent wedding my family was the same way me and hubby talked about it and I talked to my sister but that was it not a peep from any of my family until it got much closer then about a month out my mom confirmed she was making my cake and some family helped set things up but that was it I knew they were coming so that helped wait and see once your invites are out. Also this was my first marriage but my second go around so to speak why me and my ex were never married we lived together for almost four years and had two kids so it was almost the same we were engaged but he was afraid to remarry. So I can relate to an extent. Relax and enjoy planning your wedding.

Post # 5
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@jrblack:  I got married, had no wedding the first time around (no kids involved, but a much needed surgery for my ex).  I too felt like it was now time to do a wedding with my second marriage.  Plus my family often “forgot” that I was married that first time (which was for 5 years, my ex did not fly back with me often).  I thought if they saw me get married the second time, they’d remember better!  Silly logic, I know.


I had no family show up.  Let me back up, they all told me in advance that they could not/would not be travelling.  They did not disapprove of my new husband, they just don’t travel and weddings aren’t a priority to them.  So them not being able to come to an immedate family wedding was kind of pointless.  We changed our plans completely (although Plan B turned out to be more awesome anyway I think).


Now if I had more guests, then it would not look so odd having 50% of the guest list gone (if said missing people were my family) and the love from friends would hopefully offset the hurt that my family was not there.


Have you talked to your family at all?  Do you get a vibe they are coming or not?  I’d get it from their mouths before you start assuming things and envisioning scenarios in your head!

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