I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE IT LADIES!!!! NONE, ABSOLUTELY NONE OF MY SO'S FAMILY IS ATTENDING OUR WEDDING!!!! NONE!!! I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!
We told our families our destination wedding plans last October!! For our January 2015 wedding in Mexico!!! We knew that our some of our family members were going to have to save up! His brother agreed to be his BM and which I should mention is his ONLY groomsmen! Then just sent us a FB message telling us he wouldn't be able to attend--even tho he saved up for a cruise that he is going on next month!!! Not even a phone call!! His younger sister really can't afford the cost, which we totally understand, but we offered to pay for 50% of the 1300 and she just said she didn't want to even try to save up the additional money!! If my older brother was getting married, I'd be sure to figure out how to save 700 bucks to attend! And most depressing -- his dad!! His dad, just said so nonchalantly that he'd have to decline because he didn't have any desire to leave the US! WHAT!!!??? (HIs mother is a different story, she just can't go because of health reasons and it's not worth the risk... But we are having a videographer and I'm designing a sign that says "We Love you Mom" that we will have the photographer and videographer get shots of.... SO that doesn't upet me...) and his parents are divorced, so the dad isn't staying to care for the mom-- just an FYI.
SO, I don't mean to sound like a giant jerk, but it's really depressing!!! I hate that he won't have any family to share our special day with... It puts a damper on father/daughter and mother/son dances... We'll miss out on pics... I'll feel terrible taking special pics with my mom and dad and then him not having any!! It makes me so sad to think about!!
And I realize that low attendance is a risk you run with a destination wedding and we're ok with that... But you just expect your parents and close family to be able to come if they can afford it....
AM I terrible for feeling this way??!!! I just feel so horrible for my SO!!!