No, I’m not getting married any time soon, so you guys don’t have to start getting your tropical shirts and tanning oil ready.
Over in this wedding thread, a few posters mentioned that it’s incredibly tacky (or tack-ay, as it were) for people to have destination weddings where they aren’t prepared to foot the bill for all of the guests.
I’ve always thought that someday I’d like to have a smallish wedding somewhere tropical that would serve as a bit more of a fun, casual vacation for everyone, rather than some fancy wedding. I can’t imagine anything more fun than spending some time laid out somewhere beautiful with my husband, some of our closer family, and some of our close friends.
This is all entirely hypothetical, mind you, but I always just assumed we’d give everyone a year or so notice, see if we can arrange some group discounts through travel agents and such, and whoever wanted to come was more than welcome.
Apparently though, this is tacky at best and trolling for gifts at worst.
So what are your thoughts? Tacky? Inappropriate? What would be “right”- etiquette-wise?
(For what it’s worth, I’ve also always assumed we’d request no gifts, since the gift would be everyone joining us for a fun vacation).