Destination Weddings.....am I the only living fossil on this board who can't get his arms around this concept? Yes, for a second marriage. Yes, for a couple with extended family members across the fruited plain. But for a couple with 90% of family and friends within a 50 mile radius? WTF!!! Is this concept more in vogue because of our adoration of celebrity? Is it the MTV generation? Is it because of being selfish? Does a couple figure this is the best return on the investment? I am invited to the wedding of a family member in Jamaica, I can afford to attend, but why should I do so? I will have to take time from work, it would be too expensive for my kids to attend, and my spouse will need to draw valuable vacation time. I don't care for the emotional extortion waged upon me and having vacation plans made for me. Wouldn't it be easier to have the wedding locally so more could attend one of the most important events in one's life? This couple plans on having a local reception a few weeks afterwards. Having a destination wedding, IMHO, is just another example being selfish.