I am new to the group and this is my first post but I wanted to talk to some other brides that have experience planning or have even attended a destination wedding. My fiance and I are doing a destination because it will be more cost effective for us and because her parents cannot be in the same room with each other. I have done the giant wedding (300 ppl+) with my ex and so this time a small low key idea is what we are going for. We want to focus on each other and make sure it is about us and not some crazy aunt that we haven't seen in 15 years that shouldn't have eaten the shell fish but did it anyways.
Who here is doing a destination with 20 people or less? Is anyone else going to Mexico and more specifically Excellence Riviera Cancun? I am not having a bridal party and she is not having anyone stand with her either but I still would like to get gifts for the people that are going out of their way to be there. What is the proper etiquette for after the reception. I want to have LOTS of alone time with my new wife but I worry about our friends and family not being entertained or having a good time. I know its not up to me but I am a worrier none the less.