We recently sent out our invitations and I just heard back from my dad's family (6 aunts/uncles, 8 cousins and grandparents. They all RSVP'd no. There is no tension or fighting between our families but they live about 5 state away (and money can SOMETIMES be tight for them, but not always). We sent them our save the dates (with the location included) 8 months before the wedding (so they would know in advance and to start saving if money was going to be an issue).
But now I feel completely hurt that they all said no. I understand that money can sometimes be a barrier for them, but still it hurts. My dad told me they will all be there in spirit and not to have it ruin my day. I guess I'm just venting.
Has this ever happened to any of you? How did you get over the hurt?