So my FH and I are getting married in June. We live in the same province as my family and all of our friends. FH's family unfortunately lives on the other side of the country (about a 4 hour flight). We are having our wedding out in the mountains, it's a bit of a drive from the nearest airport, but there are accommodations in the area (although the closest is admittedly 30 minutes from the reception area). Anyway we are hosting properly; chairs, open bar, a meal, solid rain plan, no gap. However, my FH's immediate family are all complaining about how expensive it's going to be for them to come. I get the impression they would prefer we have a separate PPD out there (an idea we had discussed at one point but ultimately decided against for cost and practicality reasons) so they don't have to come here. Yes the hotel is a bit of a drive (the cheapest one is 40 minutes drive from the wedding site) but car rentals would be inevitable due to the location. It's also a lunch time wedding with the reception ending at 5 or 6 pm so most people won't be getting too intoxicated to drive at that time.
I guess I'm just doubting our choices now. The wedding is being held in a gorgeous location that is super special to FH and I. The highway to and from is very well maintained, it's a super popular tourist destination so there are plenty of amenities, it's not like a random bush party. My family and all of our friends are very excited. They all plan to camp (which we arranged to be free for our guests) but FH's family isn't interested in that.
Are we doing something wrong not having it somewhere more "convenient" (aka in the city, near the airport) or refusing to have what amounts to a PPD for his family??? Is it just a matter of not being able to please everyone?