Yes, it would “mean a lot” (which is self- important at best) to the bride and her family but I think everyone would’ve been okay in the end without your presence — without any of our presence at any of these wedding and wedding associated affairs.
I think “paying for other people’s life choices” is such a sad, stingy thing to say.

This. Especially if you’re secretly resenting it the whole time. Tip: your resentment is NOT THAT SECRET. If you’re just gonna be a pill about it, don’t come.

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