I'm planning a very small and simple wedding on a modest budget!
I like this quote from a bride who also had a $1,000 wedding: Too many people get caught up in the "stuff" of a wedding and forget that it's about the relationship and commitment. Having spent under $1000, we're just as married as a couple that spent $30,000.
And here is her $1,000 wedding: http://offbeatbride.com/2008/07/wedding-under-1000-dollar
We're using this wedding as the inspiration to plan our wedding. We will have to strip away a lot of "wedding things" but I think that we can still have a special day even with a modest budget.