Well, we're finally going to do it! My fiance and I have been together for almost exactly 6 years now, and we've known since about month 2 of our relationship that we wanted to be together forever, and somehow he still managed to surprise me with a proposal and a ring! I thought "we" had "decided" not to do the whole formal ring/one knee thing, since I never wear jewelry anyway and I'm not one of those girls who always dreamed of a wedding and we want to be frugal, but I guess all that was just a ruse to surprise me! And I'm glad he did! :kissy: So now I guess I need some advice. We'd like to do this pretty soon, if possible--sometime in April or mid to late May. Because of work schedules, that will be the best time for us to be able to take time off for a honeymoon. We'd also like to do it someplace natural and pretty, like a local farm/B&B, botanical garden, etc. We don't really have a suitable home to use, so that's out. Other things we're not so picky about, like having the "perfect" dress, decorations, food, etc. And of course, we're looking for ways to be frugal. We'll probably invite about 100 people (large families, sigh...), but hopefully shouldn't expect more than about 70 or so. So, do you guys have any suggestions for putting together a somewhat frugal, simple but elegant wedding in just a few months?!? I feel a little overwhelmed! Happy, but overwhelmed!