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    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 20th Mar 18, 4:00 PM
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    I'm Getting Married in 2020 - Wedding Day Journey
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    • 20th Mar 18, 4:00 PM
    I'm Getting Married in 2020 - Wedding Day Journey 20th Mar 18 at 4:00 PM
    I have booked my wedding for November 2020 and just wondered if there were any other Brides to be on here who would like to Join my diary.

    My plan is to keep it updated with things that i have booked, created etc..
    It would be a great place to share tips and any different things we have seen.

    If anything, it'll be great for me to write everything down and pretend i'm not talking to myself even if nobody joins in.
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    • apricity
    • By apricity 31st Jul 18, 2:18 PM
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    thank you for your warm welcome.

    It's with deepest regret that I won't be saving for our wedding anymore.
    I lost my job & will be using the savings as emergency fund.

    Its been a very poopy day So now I'm having a cup of tea,
    redoing my CV and job hunting !
    Getting married 21.09.19
    Emergency Savings - 15.55 / 1,000 XMAS '19 Savings - 0.00 / 365 Holiday savings - 6.00(SA) 00 (PB)
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 1st Aug 18, 2:03 PM
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    Hi 2020 brides

    I have finally got a date I have booked with the registry office and the rugby club today

    24th May 2019 I'm so excited and also a bit as it is about 10 months away!

    We need to get cracking!
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ 247.31/365
    Got married 24/05/19
    Car Fund 600/5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest 8,037.35 now 0
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    • apricity
    • By apricity 1st Aug 18, 10:12 PM
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    Woop woop!
    That's my birthday, kdalwayskint!

    I wish things were differnt,
    I wanted to get married next september but probably will have to push it back now.

    My fiance says we can still have it though... I just want to cry.

    but I'm super happy for you, kdalwayskint!
    Take your time though and ensure you have a break now and then
    Getting married 21.09.19
    Emergency Savings - 15.55 / 1,000 XMAS '19 Savings - 0.00 / 365 Holiday savings - 6.00(SA) 00 (PB)
    • candjsmum
    • By candjsmum 6th Aug 18, 2:52 PM
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    Just thought I would do a quick update on my daughters wedding, yes I'm a mum of the bride to be!!
    Gorgeous venue all booked for August 2020 so a way to go yet but it is a very popular place and they wanted a specific date so we told them to get it booked and good old dad stumped up the deposit. They have a meeting with the photographer they have chosen in a few weeks and have now paid a small deposit to hold the date for the cake lady. Mum in law is paying for the photographer and the cake which will be a huge help to them.
    I think that will then be it for a while. It's still 2 years away but I know how time creeps up on you when you least expect it!!
    • apricity
    • By apricity 7th Aug 18, 7:22 PM
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    hey everyone,
    The wedding is back on as I got a new job.
    Had an interview this morning at 9:30am
    Then by 3pm I had a call to offer me the job.

    I also put 100.00 in my wedding fund.
    I only have 100 to put away and then I have the total for all the registry office & reception hire (95 Deposit & 380 for rest of it)

    My mum KEEPS asking me why I want to get married & why a rush
    She wants me to put it off as long as possible but i don't

    We've been engaged almost a year on September 1st and it'll be 2 years next year (we plan on getting married in September 2019)

    I also started putting the bridesmaid bags together - the first actual wedding thing I've done.
    Still a few thing to get for them though
    Getting married 21.09.19
    Emergency Savings - 15.55 / 1,000 XMAS '19 Savings - 0.00 / 365 Holiday savings - 6.00(SA) 00 (PB)
    • s1n25
    • By s1n25 6th Sep 18, 3:46 PM
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    Starting my 2020 wedding journey this month!! Viewing venues with the hope to book one by the end of September.

    Congrats on the new job apricity! Yay the weddings back on!
    Debt Free Diary..."Start of a new chapter"
    Nov: Unsecured Debt : 2,900.. Bring your lunch to work 1/18..NSD challenge 5/20

    • apricity
    • By apricity 14th Sep 18, 10:14 AM
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    s1n25, Thank you for that I'm super happy that I got the job,
    It's such a lovely place to work in and I get 1 day off a week
    Right now my days off are Fridays

    I purchased a new wedding dress .... a white one!
    I'm hoping it would fit, I didn't originally want a white wedding dress but I saw it and fell in love.
    It was last one in my size, last one online and only 40

    nothing else has been sorted yet,
    We need to choose a photographer.
    & give notice but can't do that until after 20th of september
    Getting married 21.09.19
    Emergency Savings - 15.55 / 1,000 XMAS '19 Savings - 0.00 / 365 Holiday savings - 6.00(SA) 00 (PB)
    • ninjaworrier
    • By ninjaworrier 25th Sep 18, 3:54 PM
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    Hi all, I hope you don't mind me coming in and joining the party!

    I'm getting married 30th July 2020. We have booked to have our wedding at sea on a P and O cruise.

    I have no idea where to start, and I am determined to save and be thrifty with my wedding.

    Look forward to talking to all of you in the future.

    Congratulations everyone!
    • JenB123
    • By JenB123 4th Dec 18, 12:43 PM
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    Just read this thread - you're all well ahead of me! Haha. We got engaged a month ago and are looking at April/May 2020 but I'm struggling with venues as our guest list is quite large (120 in the day and about 180 in the evening) and we ideally need to bring in our own caterers/alcohol with minimum costs involved.

    It is exciting though - we're hopefully having a proper look at some various venue types over the next couple of weekends.

    Is anyone else based Buckinghamshire/Northamptonshire/Bedfordshire? <3
    • Nicola83
    • By Nicola83 10th Feb 19, 8:57 PM
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    Congratulations on the new job Apricity ��
    Our planning has come on immensely this last couple of months, I've ordered my dress, we've sorted suits, flowers have all been picked and ordered, venue decoration has also been sorted, even booked the honeymoon!
    The only big things we have left to buy are our wedding rings and bridesmaid and flower girl dresses which we'll do nearer the time seeing as we still have over a year left.
    Started making our own invitations too, including the envelopes!
    Its ridiculous how expensive invitations and pocket envelopes are, when you can buy some card yourself and make them yourself.
    • Sandro
    • By Sandro 13th Feb 19, 8:09 PM
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    Congratulations, wishing you two the best!
    • elburnzo
    • By elburnzo 12th Mar 19, 12:51 PM
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    Oh can i join in? I've just booked our venue at the weekend and paid the deposit. We're getting married in August 2020.
    Left a message with the celebrant and ive contacted a photographer friend.
    • dixxie10
    • By dixxie10 3rd Jul 19, 9:27 AM
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    Hi !!!!

    im a 2020 bride ... august 8th 2020 in ibiza !! super excited super nervous keep having nightmares that everyone is waiting for me and im not ready !!

    once i have my dress i think ill be ok !!

    including the holiday though and the wedding its around 20k which is a lot but im only planning on doing it once !! haha

    • Alexiale
    • By Alexiale 9th Sep 19, 6:50 AM
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    Wedding in 2020
    Hey, i am also getting married on Oct, 2020. Date is not fixed but we have chosen the month because my parents also weds in this month. It will be destination wedding. I have hired a wedding planner for this who is They are giving us all information about different wedding venues and themes. Now we have to just choose a destination for our wedding. I also want to know your wedding plans. May be it can also help us.
    Last edited by Alexiale; 23-09-2019 at 7:42 AM.
    • Hairandheels23
    • By Hairandheels23 11th Sep 19, 1:02 PM
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    November 2020 Bride too

    My fiance and I have been engaged for over 12 years and have provisionally booked our wedding for November 2020 just awaiting for the registrar to get back to us with their availability....

    Exciting times 😍😍😍😍
    • bopsybunny
    • By bopsybunny 14th Oct 19, 2:59 PM
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    Hello! Can I join? Our wedding is booked for Sat 15th August 2020.

    We have the venue and registrar booked, and I found my dress (it is a sample so heavily discounted but still 1000!!!).

    Saving up to pay as we go along, hopefully should have enough to cover the whole wedding by the time it happens. We have both taken out 0% interest credit cards to pay for things (for the protection of credit cards, and to spread the cost).

    As we go along, everything seems to cost *slightly* more than we budgeted for, and I keep on thinking of things I hadn't considered when we first costed it up (like hairdressing/make-up, favours, etc.). I imagine our total cost is gonna be about 25% higher than we anticipated, which might mean us borrowing some money.
    Deposit savings Aug 17: 3.5k. Dec 18: 22.1k Wedding savings Jan 19: 1.4k. Sept 19: 7.5k
    Goal: Own house by Christmas 2018 Pay for wedding by August 2020
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