With the whole wedding thing, we realize and completely understand why there are some people who can't make it. Some of my relatives have health issues preventing them from traveling or don't have the finances right now or even have to work on the particular weekend that our wedding is on. By no means do we feel like they don't want to be at our wedding though. I know it's very, very disappointing to my grandparents because they won't be able to come. My grandma tells me every time I talk to her, and I wish they were able to come. But they can't. It's not an easy decision, but that's how things work sometimes. You just do what you have to do.
For some people, it's not easy for them to afford to come to the wedding, but they want to find a way to make it work. We are so happy that those people are willing to do that and are so thankful that they want to be there on our special day. We greatly appreciate the sacrifices that they have to make, and one day I'm sure we will be faced with something similar.
I don't really want to say too much about who Tony was specifically talking about because I don't know if they read the blog and I don't want to offend. It wasn't meant to come off like, if you don't come to our wedding then forget you and we're better off. We really do not feel that way at all. It wasn't meant to be a general comment, more specific to a certain situation. Please don't take that the wrong way because we honestly completely understand why some people are not able to attend our wedding and for most it's not that they don't want to be there. I hope that helps explain where Tony was coming from and how I feel about this as well.