We've now had close to 35 of the 85 people we invited decline to attend the wedding, 3 of which were after the deadline. Our wedding is slightly destination (a ferry ride away and overnight stay required), but we're slightly taken aback by how many people have said no.
It includes the understandable reasons like money, time off work, etc. but there are quite a few that initially were so excited to come and ended up saying no when it came down to it. Is anyone else having this issue? I know it's a weird time in the world, but even though we over-invited, we're quite surprised at how small the wedding is going to be.