So I was on a different wedding forum and someone posted their annoyances about being a guest at a destination wedding. I understood why she was complaining that it cost her a lot of money to attend her friends wedding, but someone chimed in saying that couple's who have destination weddings are completely selfish. A few people agreed with her. Do you think people who are invited to destination weddings think the same way? They don't HAVE to go if they can't or they don't want to, so how is that selfish? My fiance and I are having a destination wedding in Cabo and have been worried about how much money our guests are going to spend. We chose Cabo because it was the least expensive as far as traveling costs for everyone. We’re letting our guests stay wherever they want and we gave them lists of cheaper hotels. We chose an affordable hotel and are only spending about $600 each for our week long stay, which includes airfare, but its not including food. We’re also paying for their transportation from the airport to downtown Cabo. We don’t expect every guest we invited to come and we don’t expect everyone to do all the activities we want to do. I don’t want this wedding to be all about us. My fiance and I have been invited to several destination weddings and we politely declined. I don’t want any of our guests to feel like they have to go. For family that can’t afford it, we are paying for their trip, and we are insisting that our guests not give us any gifts.
I don't want our guests to grumble when they get our invitation in the mail. I never thought people would think that we're selfish for having a destination wedding. What do you guys think? I don't want to upset our guests, but at the same time, they don't have to go. Were you ever invited to a destination wedding and was completely annoyed by it?