My daughter and I put together a small wedding with 70 guest in two months and just under two thousand dollars, last weekend. Two points I took away from the event.
One never plan parties too far in advance.
And two I will never go back to a landline.
Texting ideas, pictures and alleviating last minute panic via my cell phone was the glue that held it all together. But the fact that we only had a couple of months, kept us from purchasing expensive useless decorations. (Stuff that often goes into the trash once the big party is over anyway.)
The short notice kept everyone focused on the goal and heightened just the right amount of adrenaline to get the decorating job done. But most importantly groom didn’t have time for cold feet!