Dissappointed turnout at DW anyone?
So the whole idea of a DW was for us to have a small affair. Just our parents, siblings and close friends and our 3 little darlings. Of course we knew some people wouldnt be able to come. our closest friends have recently had their 4 th baby, h2b father is sadly now unable to fly and our other closest friends have split up after groom cancelled their wedding! And some simply cant afford to which i completely understand. 18 going to date and we're really happy and grateful to those who are making an effort in fact its been quite a pleasant surprise. The ones that are coming showed such an immediate interest that i have to say its made us re-evaluate who are important to us. Amongst those who are NOT coming is one of my brothers and my h2b sister!! Needless to say i feel a bit annoyed about it. His sister wont go cos she wont leave her boyfriend behind, she's 19 and he's had an invite too plus we were paying for her. My brother proclaims he has no money yet with 14 weeks til my wedding they're off to tenerife. We had a falling out last year, his wifes doing, we didnt speak for a while and they stopped me and my mum seeing the kids. We're ok now well so i thought until he made it quite clear he wouldnt be going. Thing is i feel like he's stabbed me in the back, my other brother got married 3 years ago in italy and he made the effort to go albeit on his own. Yet he cant come to mine, he says his MIL is paying for them to go to tenerife even so i feel he should stand up and say no or ask his MIL to pay for them to go to rhodes for his only sisters wedding!! Am i being unreasonable?
Has anyone else had the same problem and felt dissppointed with the turnout and wished they'd done it at home?