Destination weddings can be cheaper, or they can be vastly more expensive. Many all-inclusive resorts will throw in the cost of your wedding ceremony, or extras like free wedding cake when you have a certain number of guests staying there. Others will include your entire wedding meal. And, if you're going to a foreign country with a good exchange rate, you can find even more savings. On the other hand, many couples don't want the impersonal feel of an all-inclusive resort. At a regular hotel, it's unlikely you'll get many free extras. And airfare, as you know, is expensive. If any of your guests need you to help them with their travel costs, your budget will get spent quickly. Some couples even pay the travel costs of everyone involved.
I think you should have a destination wedding only if that's the kind of wedding you truly want to have. Read my advice on finding out Is a Destination Wedding Right For You?". And you'll probably also want to check out Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding.
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