My wedding is two weeks away and about two weeks ago my dad told me that he would not be contributing the money he agreed to over two years ago, when my fiancée and I got engaged. It came as a shock and left us with almost $8,000 in contracts we have to fulfill in two weeks.
Through borrowing and scraping and credit cards there will be enough money but it gave me a concrete example of what I have been trying to vocalize for a while now. No one cares!
No one offered to throw us an engagement party, bridal party or anything. Almost 50% of our guest list declined, and if they even RSVPed it was accompanied with comments saying that it was "inconvenient", "too far(2 hr plane ride for the farthest guest)" or my personal favorite, "we're going to Las Vegas instead because that will be more fun." I haven't gotten to do any fun "bride" things and even planned my own bachelorette party. My sister got engaged 3 weeks ago and is already in the midst of celebrations and I feel that part of why my dad did not fulfill his promise was because of her upcoming wedding. In a nutshell, I am hurt, broke, jealous and exhausted.
I have not enjoyed this engagement at all. Is it normal to just want to get the wedding over with? Does anyone have words of wisdom or any advice on how to get my family to pretend for just a few days that this is important to them or how I handle them after the wedding?