I know just how you feel, this is my second marriage and I only really have my parents and two old family friends going from my side, the other 17 guests are all from my fi's side. Its hard, I was very young when I got married first time and sometimes it feels like just cos I made a mistake then I am have to pay for it now. I know money comes into it and not everyone can afford it but I think if you really wanted to be there you would. I feel paranoid that cos its my second wedding no one is bothering. I am lucky though because a lot of my fi's friends are now my friends and I get on really well with the girlfriends/wives so thats nice, just not the same as having your own friends there.
Hey ho its a risk you take doing a destination wedding!
Originally Posted by JBean
Yes, it's super frustrating. Most of Fi's family hasn't, and those that have are not coming. We think a lot of it has to do with the fact that it's his second wedding (rather than money issues) which sucks. Really makes me feel the "the second wife". Oh well! Lots of my family and friends will be there, and that means a lot!