This isn't really supposed to be a negative thing. My fiancé and I were talking about the budget again and all our future plans. We suddenly realized that, and this was never a bad thing to us, but that with our budget how it was we wouldn't be able to get married when we are planning to. We don't want to rush but we don't want to keep getting disappointed when we save up and get something else we need. We talked for a while about it and suddenly became very excited because we realized that we have enough family/family friends that could help fill spots of venders and decided it would be super personal. We are in the process of asking our family and friends to help and so far most of them have said yes, or to ask them again when we start officially planning. We are super excited to be able to have a more personal wedding even if we were also excited about picking a venue and having a bigger wedding.
We are definitely the type of people who would pick family over extravagance any day.
I see where you're coming from. I was always extremely mindful about budget. I've friends who ended up not wanting a wedding because they wanted to have a nice honeymoon and that was more worth it to them. I've also friends who had extremely extravagant and expensive weddings and that was worth it to them. All goes for what's worth it to you.
Aw, that's wonderful! Looking back at how far we came in our engagement leading up to our wedding day there are a few things I would have done differently and going smaller would definitely have been one of those things. Haha! We both come from large families and it's getting so awkward for me now as we're getting out list ready to send out save the dates to reach out to relatives I barely even speak to just to get their addresses. <_< We went with a longer engagement of 2 years to save up to accomodate everyone and I definitely am grateful that we gave ourselves a lot of extra time to plan and save. Good luck to you!