My fiancé and I have decided to have a destination wedding but I'm struggling with a location. I've been to Mexico a few times for vacation so I'd like to go somewhere in the Caribbean. Nothing against Mexico, but I just envision it being a party place rather than somewhere peaceful and picturesque, but its maybe more affordable for guests? The Caribbean is absolutely beautiful and I went on a cruise for a friends wedding and loved those beaches. But they're more expensive for guests?
We are planning on April 2015. If you've been married or were a guest in either locations, please provide any insight for me. I want to avoid a typical wedding, but I don't want to go somewhere that family won't make it. I don't want my fiancé to get married without his brothers around because we are asking too much from them financially.
I also need a family-friendly locations because kids will be there (and we have a son that will be going).