The idea that we wanted a simple, easy to plan wedding in paradise sort of gets lost in the shuffle of all these beautiful ideas. I read through some of the things here and I'm all gung ho to do some of them. But we'll be lucky if we have 6 people with us so for me, I look at them but they just aren't practical. It's the same with the wedding packages at a resort. Why would I pay for a light up dance floor for 6 people? I absolutely LOVE the idea, but again, it's just not practical. And it isn't our wedding. We're already married. I really would rather have a more intimate set up. Paying for one of the wedding packages and being boxed into a 1 hour semi private in a resort restaurant again just doesn't do it for me for a group of about 6. We would look really silly. So I've just remade some of the plans.
Think about what is really important to you and how many people you're going to have. Plus, who those people actually are. Are they people that will expect things to be over the top, or are they people that you know will be just as happy with simple things. Look at your priorities and where you know you really do need to spend money, and where you know you really don't need to. Make a pros and cons list if you have to, or a wants and needs list. It might help you put things in perspective and really work with the budget that you've set for yourself.