Ask Amy: Entire family opts out of destination wedding

Columnist Amy Dickinson  (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

DEAR AMY: I am getting married soon. We chose a destination wedding.

I asked my family and friends in advance of inviting them, and the responses

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

ranged from “Yes!” to “maybe,” to “no.” I understand not everyone can afford the time or money to get away for a week’s vacation and destination wedding.

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When it came time to put deposits on the houses we rented for the week, my family ALL backed out. It really hurt my feelings. Every single person (outside of my parents and my sister) backed out. My fiancé’s family is overflowing with people who want to come. I truly can’t wait to become a part of that family, they are amazing!

We are also throwing a local reception. Many of the people who backed out of the destination wedding are now declining the local reception. These are people who told me that “they wouldn’t miss it for the world” and that they “will definitely be there!” All …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle


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