Has anyone gotten even more declines than expected? We’re getting married in August and we cut down our invite number from close to 200 down to 130 moved everything outside and said that we would be requiring masks, spacing out tables, providing hand sanitizer, etc.
We expected to still have a large decline rate, thinking we’d still hopefully have 70-75 people still come, especially since I’ve seen so many people on here saying their acceptance rate was higher than expected.
As of right now, with most of our RSVPs turned in, we have 38 people coming. I’m heartbroken. I understand if people don’t feel comfortable coming, but most people haven’t reached out to us about precautions or said that COVID was the reason for the decline. Actually, the ones that bothered to say anything have given other reasons (other obligations, money, can’t get off work) etc., which are also valid, but I’m just heartbroken. The majority of people haven’t even reached out to us to say anything, they’ve just talked to our parents or others about why they aren’t coming. I’m especially sad for my fiancé who only has one extended family member coming, because it seems that it might not be because of corona that they aren’t coming, they just don’t want to spend the time/money for him, and that hurts even more. We even are having a virtual option and told people to reach out to us for the link (because we hadn’t figured out the best way to do it when we sent out invites) and nobody has. I can’t be mad at people for doing what’s best for them, but it still hurts that it feels like nobody cares enough to even say they’re sorry for not coming or want to attend virtually. I’m just so defeated right now I don’t know how to feel. Has anyone else still going through with their wedding gone through something similar? Am I being over sensitive?