I hate destinations weddings. I end up spending a ton of money. I understand the couple has a dream of what their wedding will look like and I appreciate that. I just think it is slightly greedy and self centered to think I want, or can afford, these types of weddings! My sister had a beach wedding and it ended up costing my family of 4 a small fortune to go to this wedding (airfare, lodging, car rental etc). Plus when you factor in that I was the matron of honor I ended up spending more on her wedding then my own. Now my BIL and his soon to be wife want us to take our family of 4 to an all inclusive Mexico wedding. We priced the place and it is going to cost us at least $9,000 for the week. We just can't afford it. We want to be happy for them, but my goodness, that is expecting a lot from us!