The wedding is only a month away! He just now asked for the day off and was told that the company has a policy of not allowing anyone to take a day off during the holidays. He's worked there for 4 years and apparently wasn't aware of the policy and didn't think to ask about it before getting measured for his tux, FI & I ordered his gift, etc. (I'm more than a little annoyed...)
I realize having an uneven party isn't the end of the world, but I had everything planned for an even number. I'd like to ask another of FI's cousins to step in, but I don't know if that would be disrepectful to the first cousin who can't make it. I also don't know if a month will be enough time for the other cousin to get fitted for his tux and such.
Thanks for the advice & for letting me vent!