Alright ladies.... help a broken bride! Since I was a little girl, I always imagined getting married on the beach - I never considered destination wedding because I just couldn't imagine the cost; I knew people wouldn't be able to afford it, so I cut that thought from my head... Then the FH basically told me why the heck would I let other people determine what I wanted to do for MY wedding. Woke up, decided destination, picked GBP T, told people estimated cost, told them destination, etc. Now that I'm actually trying to confirm up on things with guests, providing people a more concrete cost (estimations from agents), providing hotel name etc, everyone is complaining about the cost. I'm basically being made to feel guilty for wanting to do my wedding this way because they aren't able to come. I'm sorry - but 16 months notice to come up with $1000? I have debt, mortgage, bills, insurance, school costs, etc. I am in the same boat as everyone else - why am I supposed to feel guilty about this!?!?! How did you ladies deal with the pressure? I'm about to throw in the towel and say I give up and put the whole thing on hold for a few years... (again not what I want... but I rather wait than deal with every planning process in tears because of the guilt).... Aren't weddings supposed to be a happy time??