You will be fine, I have to be ahead of the game due to work. I will be extremely busy from August-November, I work in politics, so I have to get everything done as soon as possible since I will lose a few months to work.
Our wedding party will be 3 bridesmaids, 3 groomsmen, 1 ring bearer and 1 flower girl. His son will be the ring bearer/junior groomsman (since he will be 9 at the time). The fire dancer looks so cool! I'm not sure that will be in the budget, but it's an awesome idea. Our ceremony is scheduled for 5 or %;30 or something like that, I know I'm paying extra to have it late in the day. I didn't want to do it early since it will be hot. Also, my guests with children will have enough time to do things and get the kids down for a nap and dressed in time for the wedding. We are not planning an AHR, but my FMIL is pushing for one. My fiancee told her that we will not be able to afford it after the wedding so if that's what she wants, she has to pay for it! She also has all of these grand ideas for wedding favors and random things that I am slowly pushing back on because I have made my mind up, and some of her ideas just aren't my personality. It's a juggling act for sure and she wasn't happy initially when we said DW. My own mother was a little upset with the DW idea initially as well, but when I broke it down in cost they all understood. That and the fact that I stated that "WE" were paying for our own wedding so if you don't like it then you don't have to come! If someone wants to pitch in with some money and help, then they get a say in how/what we do and I haven't received any money form anyone! My mom is throwing a big engagement party/cookout in her backyard for us in August. She has a huge yard and is paying for it herself so I'm going with the flow and allowing her to do pretty much everything that she wants.
This process really shows you people's true colors is all I can say!