| Originally Posted by Dez921714 |
No! You're not a grinch, and I 100% know where you're coming from!! Before we decided to do a DW we were planning a wedding here (hall booked and everything). Our guest list was at 260 people and there was no way to cut it down (my mom has 12 siblings and I have over 40 first cousins). With having a DW we kept the invite list the same but are only expecting 30-50 guests instead of the 180-200 we were expecting had we gotten married here. (and it's SIGNIFICANLY cheaper to get married in Mexico than in NY or NJ!). Basically, the people we never see are not going to go to Mexcio, but they would come if we got married here.
I wonder if that's part of the reason we don't mind so much lol
Dez, that's EXACTLY why we decided destination wedding. Average wedding in Seattle is about 30k... the cheapest estimate I could get was 25, and that was really cutting corners in areas I didn't want to cut. He has such a HUGE family... and they are ALL local... we'd have 350 on the invite list and MOST of them would show up. People (ie, my dad) kept telling me to "cut the guest list" and I kept asking which one of his brother's he didnt want me to invite.