do you think it's really that strange? First of all, let me say this has nothing to do with objecting to the wedding or anything. She lives 4 states away from me. I am beyond broke right now-would have to buy a plane ticket, dress, pay to board my dog, etc. I would have to take at least 1 day off work during our standardized testing (which I know would be frowned upon). And I really don't fly well-I get really bad motion sickness, even with perscription meds for it. My sister doesn't seem to mind-we've never been super-close. I think she was actually a little relieved she could then make her best friend maid of honor (she would have felt obligated to make it me otherwise). My mother and friends are giving me a hard time about it. Is it really that unusual when you live farther away from each other?