I really need some help from you ladies! After visiting a few local venues FI and I are finding it really hard to stay in our 10K budget area and we are paying for everything ourselves. The majority is food and drinks spent on GUESTS when this is OUR day! I initially wanted a destination wedding but then we thought it might be selfish to those family members who are unable to come (money, health, elderly, etc) but now we are heavily considering it! I think we would rather trade in having a party for 100 people for memories of a tropical wedding 20 years from now. We want to honeymoon in Hawaii so we would just do it all there. I'm just not sure how it will be received by family members. Has anyone else battled with this decision? Anyone out there having a destination wedding? How did you weigh your options? Are you finding it much cheaper? Please help me with my pro and con list TIA
I won't have to go look at ANOTHER venue (been to 4 and i'm burnt out)
Save more money
Can move our wedding date up (currently September)
My 81 year old grandmother won't be able to attend and we are really close
ps I'm also posting on the destination board but I really love the advice from my Columbus Knotties!