Amen, Dan

What is it about weddings that make otherwise intelligent, reasonable people (especially women) complete idiots? If your fiancé is demanding a destination wedding and their last name isn’t Gates, Buffet, or Bloomberg, get out now.

2. Do not have a destination wedding. Expecting your friends and relatives to show up at your wedding with a gift? Thats reasonable. Expecting your friends and relatives to burn through their vacation time and spend thousands of dollars they dont have in order to show up at your wedding on a beach in Hawaii or in a castle in Spain with a gift is the height of assholery. If you cant afford to fly your friends and family to Hawaii or to that castle in Spain, and you cant afford to put them up, you cant afford a destination wedding.

via Savage Love by Dan Savage – Seattle Columns – Savage Love – Dan Savage – The Stranger, Seattles Only Newspaper.