We are having a DW for a few reasons.
1. Ever since I was a child I knew I would get married on the beach (In elementary school I wrote a story once about how I would get married in Jamaica, and now I'm actually getting married in Jamaica!)
2. My parents both have 12 siblings and both are youngest in the family. That means way to many aunts, uncles, cousins, ect!! (We figured it out, there is almost 220 family we would have to invite)
3. We didn't want to spend a small fortune on a wedding- our DW is much cheaper (we are paying most of it ourselves)
4. My brother had a failed engagement and I seen how much planning and what kind of expenses were involved with an at home wedding and I knew I didnt want that for myself!