My husband, Tony, is of Hellenic origin, and although we've been together for six years, this was my first wedding as part of the family. (Our own, with an outdoor ceremony conducted by a Unitarian minister at a maple sugar shack, definitely didn't qualify as Greek.) But there have been lots of other events -- engagement parties and funerals, the dipping of babies in olive oil -- and they all have one thing in common, aside from the abundance of food: half an hour before we leave the house, my husband goes bonkers.
This one goes out to all the married-couples-to-be who are currently sweating the small stuff. With wedding season currently in full swing, it's easy to scope out others' choices for their celebration...
Do you need to please everyone? Automatically I think no, but when it's your closest friends or family making the request, some of whom may be contributing financially, it becomes much harder to say no. A lot of people don't take no for an answer.
Are destination weddings actually easier to plan? I've done some research, and it appears there really is no cut-and-dried answer; it depends on the location, your proximity to that location and your luck.