Holy Batman these budgets make me not wanna have a destination wedding. I keep saying lets go to the court house and he wants a big wedding.
I said the exact same thing, and my FI said he wants a big wedding (or party, rather) too. We compromised and are having a DW- no flowers, hardly any deco, easy and relaxing, booze from Costco that my WC is getting, good food, and just a giant party. It doesn't have to get out of hand, as long as you just do what you want to do, and not what other people want you to do. So far we are staying w/i our 10k budget for 70 ppl....It's still a while away, but I think it's a pretty good start. I'm hoping less people will come, so it won't get so high!