we had the same issue with 2 of my bridesmaids getting pregnant, I can't get mad but I am disappointed. My mom only wanted to come for wedding and leave and has been trying to talk us out of a destination every time I speak with her , makes me want to scream and tell her not to bother coming. I am expecting the worst when it comes to final payment time but I agree with your last paragraph it's about us and me walking towards him and as long as we have each other and our daughter that's all We need.
@SamanthaC I am getting my bridesmaid dresses off etsy as well almost the same style and my wedding colour is mint as well !! I am nervous ordering them online but they are perfect and affordable and the reviews are good so I am going to take the risk. Have you ordered them yet? I have lots of things off etsy I want just wish shipping wasn't so much money sometimes but saves shopping around and not finding anything !!
I can sympathize ladies, totally. We ended up being just the 2 of us for our wedding. and in the end the MOH and BM cancelled too, but only because everyone else did, and they thought they were going to end up spending more money. The way it worked out, we booked last minute and save almost $300 on the cost of the trip. Each! But it was tough. It almost split us up after almost 10 years together. Hubs was so ticked because everyone had been so enthusiastic in the beginning and they were all going. We changed our date to accommodate everyone else. In the end, it was just the 2 of us, almost on the original date that we wanted and 2 WC's as our witnesses. We had an AHR because we were upset about not having everyone in jamaica with us, but hubby wasn't onboard with that for quite a while. I had to work on him for him to agree. We are only a small group anyway because our kids are grown with kids and our parents are elderly. Family is scattered everywhere and getting on in years so we had 28 at our AHR, with a sitdown dinner. We had a DJ and everyone had a great time. It was a tough situation. I've said it before - we want everyone to be as happy for us as we are. But everyone has busy lives nowdays and with the economy, sometimes money is harder to save.
The important thing is that it's you and your FI in a beautiful place. Our resort I think took pity on us and we were treated like a king and queen. It was great.
Hang in there. It will all work out in the end. Happy planning!
Wow that's amazing that you both stuck with it. They say destination weddings are suppose to be less stress but I disagree I think more stress then a at home wedding.
Thanks for sharing