This is too important to bury in the comments. So here we go:
YOUR WEDDING IS NOT AN IMPOSITION.
Did you get that? It’s not an imposition on *anyone.* And let me tell you why. It’s not because your guests will have fun at your wedding (though, duh, they will), it’s because your guests are grown-ass people. They are GROWN UPS. If your wedding is too expensive, or too far away, or just too much of a bother? They won’t come. If you’re lucky, they’ll be very kind when they tell you about it. If you’re not lucky? Then you didn’t want them there anyway (try to remember that mid-sob, it was hard for me.)
But the people that come to your wedding? Well, let me quote the wise Marisa-Andrea, “This is what I have learned: The people who love you and care about you will not feel like your wedding is a burden or an imposition. They will be thrilled that out of all of the people you could have invited, you want THEM. The (editors note: FEW) people who do feel burdened — eh. You are always going to have someone who isn’t satisfied.*”
And if they are not grown ups? If they are quite small? Well. I trust you are serving cake and punch and giving them room to run around? If so, they’ll remember your wedding fondly for the rest of their lives, and they’ll hope one day their wedding will be just like it.
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