Just need to vent, feel blue for a minute...
FI and I live in Arizona, grew up in Ohio (opposite sides of the state..met in Arizona). When we got engaged, we decided we wanted a small wedding in Arizona, with those who knew us best, so mostly friends (I've never met his extended family/vice versa..we don't travel to Ohio much).
So we picked a place, and a package for 50 people. We invited 52 (don't panic, I knew one person could not come, but still wanted to send her an official invite).
Now we're a month away, and the RSVP's are coming back, and we've gotten a lot of declines. I understand it, lives are busy, hard to get off work, etc. FI also invited some of his coworkers, but then they said they couldn't come unless their kids could come, but we were tight on space and stuck with our "no kids" policy, so they all declined. He also changed jobs in the middle of all this and I think they just didn't feel as big of a priority to come. So now we're at 35 people.
It just makes me a little bummed. There are people we maybe would have invited, but didn't because we did expect everyone to try their best to come. I'm not b-listing or anything so it is what it is. I just feel sad I think because I've spent a lot of time, and money planning this day, and now not many will be there. I *know* the point of the day is to get married, and I do focus on that, I just wanted to vent/whine..