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    • SallyUK
    • By SallyUK 6th Jun 17, 6:17 PM
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    Are There Any 2018 Brides Posting On Here?
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    • 6th Jun 17, 6:17 PM
    Are There Any 2018 Brides Posting On Here? 6th Jun 17 at 6:17 PM
    I just wondered if there are - it would be interesting to get some ideas and see what their plans are.

    Sal
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    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 6th Jun 17, 6:59 PM
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    • 6th Jun 17, 6:59 PM
    Yeah.
    June next year. Got the venue and registrar booked. May have found the dress. I think this year is going to fly by. Hopefully. I can't wait to get married.
    • SallyUK
    • By SallyUK 9th Jun 17, 10:47 AM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 10:47 AM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 10:47 AM
    Hello

    Where are you getting married?

    I visited two venues in Cheshire yesterday, but there were lots of hidden costs and neither of them really had the wow factor.

    We're off up to Scotland on 19th June, to check some out there.

    Sal
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    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 9th Jun 17, 7:12 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 7:12 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 7:12 PM
    We're getting married in a hotel ten minutes up the road from us in Suffolk.
    The manager at the hotel is brilliant and laid out all the costs at our first meeting.
    Good luck with your venue hunt.
    • SallyUK
    • By SallyUK 9th Jun 17, 8:35 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 8:35 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 8:35 PM
    Thank you, it's proving to be much more difficult than I thought it would be.
    • Tropically
    • By Tropically 12th Jun 17, 12:46 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 12:46 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 12:46 PM
    London, June 2018. Nothing booked yet, only recently engaged. I'm trying to avoid outsourcing my wedding costs to guests by having cash bar or having it in a difficult location. I recently got back from a wedding in Wales where I spent £400 getting there, staying there, gift, coming home, booze etc.
    Mortgage, as of 30 March - £309,991. Original MF - 2041
    • FutureGirl
    • By FutureGirl 12th Jun 17, 7:03 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 7:03 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 7:03 PM
    Kent, August 2018!

    Booked the venue, photographer, florist, cake maker, registrar, rings bought etc!

    It's all super exciting. As we're having everything in one place, and the venue provide wedding breakfast + DJ + evening BBQ buffet etc, there isn't too much left for us to do except keep saving and buy the wedding dress / groomsman suit.

    TBF we did book ours in 2015.
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    • zoesmummy_2006
    • By zoesmummy_2006 17th Jun 17, 11:41 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:41 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:41 AM
    June 30th 2018, got ceremony room & registrar booked, venue for evening booked, dj & food booked, dress picked & deposit paid. Invites bought, table decorations in mind and started collecting them. Seen suit for my lil man and bridesmaid dress for my daughter, oh & I know what flowers we're having too lol. My friend told me I'm too organised haha ��
    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 17th Jun 17, 8:24 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 8:24 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 8:24 PM
    Wow. I'm getting married the day before you and thought I was doing well but I've only got half as much done.
    Venue and registrar booked. Best man sorted, photographer sorted and wedding insurance done.
    • natashaandrew
    • By natashaandrew 21st Jun 17, 9:02 PM
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    wow you are all so organised, my partner wants to get married next uear bearing in mind only recently engaged like for two weeks and we wnat to do it abroad but researching it and some places are so complicated. not a thing sorted or organised apart from ive emailed a website called perfectweddingabroad. com and they will get back to me
    • SallyUK
    • By SallyUK 23rd Jun 17, 10:24 PM
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    Thanks for replies!

    I've finally found a venue! I visited it last Sunday and then went up to Scotland to view some there. (I'm from Ayrshire.) I did love a couple but it would have meant arranging transport to take the guests there (we're in West Yorkshire).

    So came back home, we both still loved the one that we seen last Sunday in Cheshire, so have booked that and checked with registrar to see if they're available. So, it's all booked for 30th June 2018!!

    Just need to find florist, entertainer, make-up artist, buy rings. I used to make wedding stationery for other people, so may as well make my own too!!

    If anyone has any recommendations for the above in Chester, it would be gratefully appreciated! Xxx
    • Lizzie_BH
    • By Lizzie_BH 26th Jun 17, 3:52 PM
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    May 2018, in Spain, and we just booked our venue last week! To anyone considering a wedding abroad – I strongly recommend choosing your location first, even just the country (anywhere you have a personal connection to? do you want the ceremony to be legal/religious, because this affects where you can go?), then spend some time on online research, and find a wedding planner on the ground. Our planner is surprisingly affordable, showed us around venues, recommended a caterer and will source florists, DJ, hair and make-up, etc.
    • angelof1983
    • By angelof1983 5th Jul 17, 11:05 PM
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    Recently engaged here (4 weeks ago). Planning a wedding in Sept/Oct next year (might be October as its £700 cheaper!). I find it insane how much it costs. My OH works away a lot so took my mum to view some venues and there is one that I can arrange pretty much everything through (would just need to sort outfits, registrar, flowers, cake and DJ) but the price... thats a lot of money but then its still half the price of some of venues that quickly got taken off the list!
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    • lily78
    • By lily78 12th Jul 17, 3:50 PM
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    Yes! I'm recently engaged (2 weeks!) and planning a wedding for October 2018. Nothing booked yet, still researching options.
    • SallyUK
    • By SallyUK 15th Jul 17, 7:56 AM
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    Thought I'd keep this thread updated:

    I've so far done:

    Booked Venue, Registrar, Live Band, Piper and chosen my dress!

    So far so good!

    Sal
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    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 15th Jul 17, 2:49 PM
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    I think I've chosen mine too. Going to try it on again in a couple of weeks.
    • Happyhousewife
    • By Happyhousewife 16th Jul 17, 3:13 AM
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    I'm also getting married next year but it will be the 2nd time for both of us so we just want something low key & private. We were thinking off doing it in the Caribbean just the 2 of us. I did the whole white wedding thing last time in 1997 so not bothered about the party aspect. After all it's really about our love for each other.
    • dellahowe
    • By dellahowe 16th Jul 17, 9:30 AM
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    Hiya! We get married September 2018 on a Monday! We've booked the register office in Manchester and are now looking for venues on a tight budget. We live in Cornwall so viewing is really hard!! We are from Manchester and both families still live there, hence a Manchester wedding. We've got 75 day time guests and about 150 evening guests and already have our DJ and band as they're family and will fit in wherever lol. Anybody any ideas?? Cheap but nice venues?!! Cheers!
    • DD265
    • By DD265 24th Jul 17, 1:49 PM
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    We're getting married at the end of March.

    Booked; venue (inc food & DJ), registrar, photographer, bought bride and bridesmaid dresses, hair appointment, cake and I'm slowly but surely filling the flat with decorations.

    Next on the list are the save the dates/invites. We have a design, just need to find somewhere to have it printed.
    MBNA: £4382.94/£6000 - 27% paid
    Savings: £1000.00
    • Jodzz
    • By Jodzz 25th Jul 17, 3:40 PM
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    We're getting married in September 2018 in North Wales (but from Yorkshire).

    Venue, registrar and photographer booked and that's it so far. Terrifying reading what all you have got booked already!

    Seriously struggling to find affordable caterers in North Wales, so if anyone has any tips...

    Also, haven't even thought about dresses/flowers etc yet! I am a Designer by trade so have made a start on my Save The Dates and Invites this week!
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