My parents breathed a sigh of relief and pretty much started recommending places right off the bat (they are travelers and knew it was cheaper to do it this way). We have a small family and doubt anyone would come anyways so that part was easy.
FI has a large Italian family and everyone lives up north (we are in FL) so it was hard to explain what we were planning and why but they took it well. Of course his parents are planning a large formal reception for afterwards but if thats what they want to do thats fine. We are inviting everyone and whoever wants to come to Mexico is fine by us.
I also didn't want to deal with an at home wedding - too many people too much planning. I've seen the headaches and stress involved. No thanks!