We have the first run of the guest list and we are pleasantly surprised with it. We went from the 400 + guests that made us stop our wedding planning last time, down to 223 (before Dan's work list). We now have a number and have capped it off at 250 maximum, 200 preferably. So we will now start looking into our budget, we will budget for 250, and hopefully round it down to 200.
I have already begun contact with our preferred officiant and am just waiting to hear back from them. I have also contacted 2 photographers, waiting on their quotes, and looking into who else to get quotes from. This is starting to look up for us. Maybe it was the key to it all along. If at first you don't succeed, threaten to run away lol. Just kidding. But I'm feeling good about everything and things seem to be progressing quite well. Starting to think about flowers, looking into invitation designs, figuring out attendants, dreaming of decor, my mind is going miles a minute!