There are various motiviations for a destination wedding. Some think of a DW as a problem-solver. If getting married at home, they would be obliged to invite half the town. They can't afford that, so they have a DW (formerly known as "an elopement") then spend much less money.
If your motivation is to get out of town and get married, great.
On the other hand, there are couples who expect their nearest and dearest to come up with hundreds or thousands of dollars to travel for their wedding. That is simply not possible for many people, and the couple needs to understand that attendance at a DW might be limited to parents, siblings and very close (and rich) friends.
As Miss Manners says, "Your wedding is not my vacation".
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