I need help! My fh and I cannot decide where to get married. We live in NC, not too close to any family. His parents are in NC but 2 hours away, mine are in CT. Other family varies all over the country from east to west coast. Our friends range from CT to WV to CA to local in NC. We considered a costal carolina or FL wedding, but just for a venue, food, set up, and tableware estimates are coming out to >$20k. We've considered Italy since we found all inclusive venues ranging from $6K to 14k USD, but feel bad asking guests to travel for this. We're 25 and our closest friends are still getting their footings in the corporate world and its a large expense to ask of them. Any ideas on where we can get married that won't break the bank? Should we hire a planner who is familiar with costal carolina and might have ideas on how to come down on estimates?