Our ceremony and honeymoon were in Maui. I definitely recommend a destination wedding for anyone who wants to save money, have less hassles and avoid guest list horrors. Just close family members attended. Later, we had a small house reception for everyone else.
We paid for it ourselves, so we didn't have much money to work with. The wedding was at a botanical gardens, so we didn't have to pay for flowers other than the bouquet. I wore a simple dress, so I didn't have to pay tons of money for a wedding dress to wear once. A videographer recorded the ceremony so we'd have it to watch later and to show people who didn't attend.