Not everyone in your wedding party can afford your big destination wedding.
You should spell out what all upcoming expenses will be with your potential bridesmaids as early as possible. It’s really nice to if you sit each possible bridesmaid down – maybe with a cup of coffee – and go over all expenses they would be responsible for. Traditionally, the bride and groom pay for the weddings party’s accommodations at a destination wedding, while the bridesmaids take care of their own dresses and traveling costs. If the price tag prohibits a very close friend from being a bridesmaid, you can always say “I’d love to cover your expenses and make this a gift to you for being my bridesmaid.