My husband wanted a destination wedding from the very beginning, but he had to twist my rubber arm a bit. I've always wanted a beach wedding, I am from Nova Scotia and always dreamed of getting married at the family cottage. All of my family is in NS, but all of his is here in Calgary and AB. If we got married in NS or AB, one side of the family and friends are travelling, spending money on flights, hotels, meals, rental cars, etc etc etc. the costs would add up. A destination/all inclusive would be way cheaper for everyone.
-The wedding would be much cheaper, it cost us peanuts to get married at a resort!
-Everyone gets a vacation, and it's a reunion too! When was the last time we were all together for a whole week? That never happens now that we have grown up and moved away, have jobs, kids, etc.
-It was a chance for our families to come together and meet and get to know each other, since they are across the country
-I still got my beach wedding, it may not have been the family cottage, but it was a beach, ocean, sand, sun, I couldn't have asked for anything more.
-Have I mentioned it cost us a fraction of what an at home wedding would have cost? $$$ was the biggest factor for my hubby.
After we talked to our parents and they were on board, we jumped in and did it! And it was the best decision EVER. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat