So this isn't your typical RSVP vent... we still have 2 more days and plenty of time until the wedding and have received a LARGE majority of RSVP's... However... with that being said... We only have about 50% yes's... I have basically been crying all morning. SO out of 220 invites, only about 110-120 people are coming. I just feel awful and guilty. We put so much thought into this date b/c we avoided fall like the plague (football season, don't ask), summer- hotter than hell, winter-christmas, new years etc...
FI has a HUGE family with the majority of his cousins are our age meaning: moving, finishing school, buying homes, starting new jobs, broke... so we understand why a lot can't come... he also has cousins HIGHLY involved in college athletic administration and we found out (4 months into wedding planning) that our wedding is the night of the final 4... ANNND most of his family is in Michigan and the Carolina's and mine is in PA and Va.
Not to mention my side of the family absolutely sucks. My dad's parents aren't even coming b/c they don't travel for anything or anyone (and basically that's all I'm saying about that b/c they are my grandparents and bashing them would feel awful). Most of my parents closest friends aren't coming either (currently I don't have one single cousin on my side, attending my wedding).
I feel guilty anytime I start to get mad thinking about people who can't come. But i can't help it. I'm a "family first" type of person, I'd drop anything for anyone in my family. But I know that Florida is expensive, and flights are outrageous, even our hotel room block is good for this time of year, but expensive for people who live in the midwest and don't understand why things cost so much here....
Now I'm just blaming myself, should I have picked a different place, time of year... anything? I know the MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES WILL BE THERE, but I just can't help but think... we will we be missing all those cousins and family friends who won't? ugh.
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