I am so glad my friend recommended this forum to help me plan my destination wedding. There is so much information and it's great to hear many successes. It's a scary thing placing one of the biggest days ever in the hands of a stranger.
I have been mainly browsing the forums here and didn't plan on posting really, but I have stumbled upon a problem and could really use guidance.
Here's the thing, I know that my fianc©'s family can afford to attend our DW in Hawaii, but my sister's cannot. They are East Coaster's and flight costs are insane. Plus, they are both on a very tight budget. I am giving them about a years notice so they can prepare to save. I just feel bad because I know they could use that saved money for bills that they are already struggling with. Do I offer to pay half of the flight costs also since I am already offering to pay for 3 night hotel accommodations or do I just get over the fact that my side of the family will not be able to attend? Should I change destinations? I really want a tropical beach wedding. I chose Hawaii for the beauty, beaches, national parks, volcanoes, etc. I want to be able to do things and go site seeing during my honeymoon phase of the WD, you know? Are there other places that may not cost as much to fly to that can be just as beautiful as Hawaii? Seriously needing help/ suggestions.
Thanks in advance.
This is my second wedding and they had paid for travel and lodging in the past, but it wasn't for a WD. I just lived far from them.