We were initially planning on having a big wedding with hundreds of people. Then Covid hit, so we ended up having a very intimate civil ceremony in Paris with our families in October 2020 amid the lockdowns. A year later, for our wedding anniversary, we decided to throw a party in Dubai and planned it all in just a few weeks. We were under 100 people, and it was truly magical.
My advice would be to downsize and have your wedding as intimate as possible to allow you to spend time with all your guests. It would also be a good way of simplifying things. For the “big wedding”, I was being picky about all sorts of things, like the exact type of flowers I wanted on the table, even though they weren’t in season. I quickly realized that these were not the most important details.