My mom dropped the news on me that my step-brother, his wife, and my niece and god daughter will probably not come to my wedding. This cut me a bit since I sent out a STD way early in advance since most of my relatives are out of state. His wife was extremely excited for my wedding and so was he. Their excuse is that both their daughters spring break doesn't start until the week after and they don't want to take them out of school, which is understandable, but I would love if just my brother and his wife could try to make it.
They're important to me and I made the effort and spent money to travel to their state for my nieces' communions while I was still in college and on that broke college student status. I don't think it's about money for them since they take ~3 trips a year with the girls, last year being a Paris trip, and most recently a Colorado trip, and they apparently could take the girls out of school then. Plus, my mom offered to have them stay at their home, so no hotel costs.
Majority of my family is in the Europe with a few here in the US, and most are probably not going to show up, from what I hear. It looks like it's just going to be my FH's family at my wedding and only 10 from mine.
I was really upset when my mom told me since I value my family and make the effort to be close to them but the feeling doesn't seem to be mutual. How would you deal? Forgive them? Tell them that I'm really upset and disappointed? I'm not sure what to say... but it's been hurting me.