I'm having a bit of a sad day, ladies. I knew we would probably get a good deal of No responses from guests because FI's family is from Minnesota, but I am taking it a lot harder than I thought. It is looking like we are going to be way under the numbers we predicted, which is going to mean we still have to pay for 175 guests even if we only have 135 (and we invited 225!). I hate that the economy is preventing a lot of people from being able to come. I'm sad that some people that we DID expect to come are now not. I'm especially annoyed at some friends for whom the economy is not an issue. One former roommate of mine seems to be choosing another roomie's wedding over ours a few weeks later and therefore might not be able to take our wedding weekend off from work. I think I'd be more understanding if this same person had not also skipped the bachelorette party to attend her law school's "prom". I think the hardest part is that FI's sister got married just a few months ago in Minnesota and so many people attended her wedding, even people who didn't live in MN and had to travel, but now those people are not traveling for ours. I know no one thinks the wedding is as important as the bride, and I try to remember how much it sucks out there right now, but it is still disappointing.