I never quite understand some people - just because your husband doesn't want to go doesn't mean you don't have too, they are adults and they can handle themselves for a week. (I have a friend who declined because her husband had to work - he told her to go and have fun, but she felt bad). On top of the fact you are willing to pay for her, wow!! If she wouldn't even jump on a free trip I am not sure if it worth your hassle (and potential of a life of hell!!).
If you feel extra bad for your fiance, which I am sure you do - we all would - you could give it one last effort. Maybe pull her aside and say 'hey, fiance is super upset because he has no family coming and his best friend just backed out. It would mean the world to him for you to come, and we are still willing to pay your way'.
I wouldn't hound her or beg though, but your situation sucks. I feel for you.
we had some no's that stung, but I guess I should prepare myself for the ones who did pay the deposit but still back out before final payment is due.
Edited by calgarybride2015, 30 July 2014 - 04:58 AM.