When you picture your big day, a big part of what you see is probably the faces of loved ones around you. You imagine taking shots with the college crew, dancing with that surprisingly energetic grandpa, taking adorable photos with the flower girl and reminiscing about your single life over cake with some of your childhood friends. One thing you don’t imagine is that some of these key people won’t be able to make it. So when you get that “Cannot attend” or “Regretfully declines” RSVP, you could feel a huge letdown. You expect that from some of your removed cousins, or that unofficial aunt of yours who is really just a good friend of your mom’s. But from your college squad? Or from your favorite uncle? Unfortunately, maybe so. Here are reasons people can’t attend your wedding that they don’t really want to tell you.
You didn’t attend their’s
You didn’t take the time off or spend the money to attend their big day. You sent a rather small gift because, well, you weren’t going to get to enjoy an open bar and free dinner to make up for an expensive gift. If you didn’t put in the effort to attend someone’s wedding, and they didn’t agree with your reason for not doing so, they may not be at your big day.