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I'M WORRIED NO ONE WILL COME TO MY DESTINATION WEDDING!

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for what it's worth, my wedding is in about 4.5 months, and i just booked my OWN room and flight this weekend. i think only 2 other people have booked. i definitely don't think youneed to be concerned that no one will come just because they haven't booked 7 months in advance!
 

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I was the exact same way with my wedding. We only had 15 others that came (that included my 3 little nephews) and even that was a struggle to get them to come! My family was not very supportive of our destination wedding and basically complained about it the whole time. I had one friend come and my husband didn't have any friends come! It sucked that no one would make the trip considering my husband has traveled several times for other people. My parents made us have a reception back home and a lot of people used that as an excuse to not come to Mexico (which I wasn't happy about!) In the end, I know that it was exactly what I wanted and I don't regret it at all. You will have a great time and a beautiful wedding whether you have 100 people there or just 2 people there! :)

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Originally Posted by karyc View Post

 

for what it's worth, my wedding is in about 4.5 months, and i just booked my OWN room and flight this weekend. i think only 2 other people have booked. i definitely don't think youneed to be concerned that no one will come just because they haven't booked 7 months in advance!

 

Yeah your right! I'm kind of a control freak and I kind of freaked out when people didn't book right when I did. I'm just hopeing for the best and whoever comes will be lucky to celebrate the day with us and be on vacation

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Originally Posted by kitkat863 View Post

 

I was the exact same way with my wedding. We only had 15 others that came (that included my 3 little nephews) and even that was a struggle to get them to come! My family was not very supportive of our destination wedding and basically complained about it the whole time. I had one friend come and my husband didn't have any friends come! It sucked that no one would make the trip considering my husband has traveled several times for other people. My parents made us have a reception back home and a lot of people used that as an excuse to not come to Mexico (which I wasn't happy about!) In the end, I know that it was exactly what I wanted and I don't regret it at all. You will have a great time and a beautiful wedding whether you have 100 people there or just 2 people there! :)

I agree! This is exactly why we are not having a reception back at home. I want to stress to people that we are only celebrating our marriage at our destination wedding. But as long as it's me and him everything will be fine

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Originally Posted by FireyNurse View Post

 

I bet people will book, they tend to drag their feet for whatever reason!  If you search around on here you will see other brides have also posted about being in the same situation with worrying about amounts of guests/no guests. The way me and my FI looked at it was WE will be there and WE matter the most! We are also not having an at home reception so this is the only time to celebrate with us, and after lots of thinking about it we were ok with it if not many people showed up. I say keep your chin up and people will eventually book, and in the mean time if you need to vent come on here and do it with us :o)

Agree w/ FireyNurs! As long as you and your immediate family who will be booking soon will be there, that's all that matters. Celebrate the two of you! msnparty.gif

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I agree with the sentiment to remember that this is a special celebration for the two of you.  If your loved ones are there to celebrate with you, great! It's icing on the cake.  We're also not doing an AHR, since neither of us lives near our hometowns and none of our friends live in either of those respective towns either, did not even come across our minds.

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Originally Posted by Jencakes21 View Post

 

Yeah your right! I'm kind of a control freak and I kind of freaked out when people didn't book right when I did. I'm just hopeing for the best and whoever comes will be lucky to celebrate the day with us and be on vacation

Yes! This is what I wanted but I had to please my parents and have a reception back home. That is the only thing I would change about my wedding! :)

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Originally Posted by kitkat863 View Post

 

Yes! This is what I wanted but I had to please my parents and have a reception back home. That is the only thing I would change about my wedding! :)

Funny, cause that was my compromise w/ my mother as well. To have a reception back home for folks who won't be able to make it out.

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Originally Posted by olive0y1 View Post

 

Funny, cause that was my compromise w/ my mother as well. To have a reception back home for folks who won't be able to make it out.

It's funny that it is your wedding but yet you have to make compromises! haha whoever said weddings were about the bride and groom were wrong! :)

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Our wedding is this January. We found a great group deal, and our guests' deposits were due end of July. Most people waited until the last minute to put down the money, and we still have a handful of people who are still on the fence about going for various reasons. Including ourselves, we have 19 right now. My travel agent is trying to help us out by holding onto a couple of spaces as long as she can.

Most of our guests are my fiance's mom's side of the family, plus his siblings and our parents and my bridesmaids. Besides my parents, none of my family are able to go, which is a bit of a bummer. But like others have said, the only important people are you and your fiance - everyone else is a bonus.

We're also planning a small AHR for early next summer.

 

Truly, don't panic about lack of deposits - it will work out! And don't worry if at times you feel like you're losing your mind or making the wrong decision. It's normal for every bride, and as long as you're doing what you truly want, then it will all work out and you'll have an amazing time :)

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