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    • bomboniere
      CommentAuthorbomboniere
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
     
    Hello ladies and any men on this forum. If you have a minute, I would like to know where you all look for ideas and suppliers when planning your wedding. Is it:

    Bridal sites (like this one)
    Wedding mags, if so which ones
    Bridal shows
    General internet search

    Thanks for your time
    Maria
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    • emz382
      CommentAuthoremz382Got married 30 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
     
    Hi, I look at all of these! Mostly the internet, but I do buy all the bridal magazines. Sorry not a lot of help there!
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    • WeeMintyMonkie
      CommentAuthorWeeMintyMonkieGetting married in 9 years
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
     
    I look online mostly.

    Havent been to a Wedding Exhibition yet but i really would be worried that i would spend all my money and buy everything!!

    Iv got a few mags but find them very confusing!

    and well obviously i use this site for helpful tips and ideas

    xxx
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    • Abbey
      CommentAuthorAbbeyGot married 29 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
     
    Hi, I looked at them all too. It pays to do your research and search for bargains. Funnily enough though i got my wedding theme from the music video of our favourite song that we are having our first dance to. I love seeing the real life weddings shown in some wedding mags, they give you lots of ideas. The ladies on forums/ websites such as UKBride are great for giving advice, bargain info and brain storming ideas. Bridal shops are another good source of information. Your wedding dress is pivotal to the whole day. For example I didn't know I would pick a slightly vintage looking dress so my ideas of the day changed slightly after I found the one!
    I don't think we are allowed to name magazines on here, as it may be seen as advertising so I haven't specified but there are some great ones out there and i do have a favourite one.





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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~xGetting married in 12 months
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2011 edited
     
    Honestly I have found this site and the ladies on it, as well as the book of face the most help.
    I have been to a few fairs but after the 3rd one they do tend to be the same surpliers doing the same things over and over, so not much help after that :-( Although the first one we went to we booked our car on the spot lol the very first thing we booked hehehe).
    As for mag's im not a big mag person and find them to be a waste of money most of the time. After all most of them have one or two things in them then a website at the bottom saying visit us for more details etc. So why not go to the internet direct do a search and save LOTS of money???
    Saying that though I have brought a few WIM (only because I was in them tho hehehehe)

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    It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
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    • MrsC.Wade2B
      CommentAuthorMrsC.Wade2BGetting married in 20 months
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
     
    I dont use this site as often as i used to but buy WIM every month that it comes out, i use google search quite often too x

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    feet ache, Laugh until your side hurts,
    Say I Love You to those you love
    For tomorrow may never come x
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    • xxhan87xx
      CommentAuthorxxhan87xxGot married 13 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
     
    i use this site lots and lots
    google
    ebay
    hate mags they anoy me
    dont expect ill go to any fairs now ive got venue, dress, cake sorted x

    26th August 2013 1pm
    The Las Vegas sign
    WE'RE GETTING MARRIED AT LAST
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    • kimmy
      CommentAuthorkimmyGot married 30 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
     
    I used Bridal Fayres and the internet I think the mags show over the top prices etc., no good for budget conscious brides!!!!
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    • Annette
      CommentAuthorAnnetteGot married 14 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
     
    I think "ooh I want something like...a white comb for my hair" so I search the bay of e and etsy shops for hair comb. And then I go through THOUSANDS of images, it takes time, but I've found soooo many cool things!!
    Seriously thinking about starting a blog about wedding finds, but I dont like how "messy" blogs get.
    I want to make a page where you can click "theme" and get a list of themes, pick one, and under it will be items that match.
    Or you could click "rings" or "combs" etc. Sadly I've found no site like that ANYwhere :/

    Breathe in, breathe out...


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    • Jane
      CommentAuthorJaneGot married 25 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
     
    mostly at wedding fyre's fb n just pottering about on-line :)

    yay soon 2 be Lady Jane Bradbury


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    • Kat
      CommentAuthorKatGot married 27 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
     
    Mostly online, through google or on here. I might google local florists and then pop into the shop for example. Also chatting to people. Often someone knows of a good photographer, florist, DJ, etc




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    • Mrsowen2b
      CommentAuthorMrsowen2bGot married 15 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
     
    mine is all of the above except wedding fairs as i havent been to one yet.

    i use this site and buy some mags i do have a fave two haha!
    ones monthly the others every other month
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    • Annette
      CommentAuthorAnnetteGot married 14 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
     
    I'm a genius! hahaha. I've started making "treasury lists" on Etsy. They are themed, and I will be adding more and more, so if anywone wants to see em just go on and search "curator:Keara Nova" :)

    Breathe in, breathe out...


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    • smooch
      CommentAuthorsmooch
      CommentTimeAug 18th 2011
     
    We think that the best wedding publication in the UK is wedding ideas magazine. It is small format but packed with ideas.

    Googling for stuff will produce millions of results but they are not always reliable so take care.

    Wedding shows in your local area are probably the best bet - you'll see everything you need in one place and at many of them you'll get special offers and even a free glass of champagne.

    We exhibit at about 50 shows a week during the peak seasons (September - October and January - April). We publish a list of local shows we're attending on our website every Monday. Just click the blue and white button on our home page to see if there's a show near you. The list usually includes shows from all parts of the country.