| Originally Posted by Mrs.B 2008 |
and maria - we have been telling people for a little over a month?
I say, give it another couple months. Things will die down quite a bit as people get used to the idea...
It's kind of like dealing with 4-year olds: If they think they're being told what to do, they're going to stomp their feet, cry and throw a hissy fit and tell you NO, you can't make them!!! If you use simple, fun, exciting words to convey what you're doing, they'll eventually come around and go along with it.
As the idea sinks in, the people who actually care and really *want* to be there (no matter what they think they can/can't do), will start looking into it as an option. The more they look, the more excited they'll become. Eventually, they'll get on board with the plan.
Some won't get on board, regardless of what you do--- and my idea for them is this: don't invite them. If they ask why, tell them it's because they bitched so much it sucked the fun out of it for you, and if that was their behavior before the wedding, then damned if you were going to deal with their behavior the day of!!!