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    • LaurenK103
      CommentAuthorLaurenK103
      CommentTimeOct 23rd 2017 edited
     
    Hi Everyone,

    We have picked a date for our wedding which falls on our 10 year anniversary.

    We have picked our venue and very happy with the price but the food is what we are finding most expensive.

    Do you think it is too early to start planning?

    I am constantly worrying that we aren't going to be able to afford everything and can't shift the feeling! Did anyone else have concerns?

    xx

    Boyfriend - 7th February 2010
    Fiancé - 31st January 2015
    Husband - 7th February 2020
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairyGot married 5 years ago
      CommentTimeOct 23rd 2017
     
    Hiya Lauren, welcome to the site, I hope you have fun here and happy planning. You'll certainly find lots of useful tips.

    As for planning, nope, you can look at places, some may not take bookings yet but at least when you can you'll know what and where you want.

    Our wedding day - 6 October 2012


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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairyGot married 5 years ago
      CommentTimeOct 23rd 2017
     
    Nope as in not too early is what I meant.

    Our wedding day - 6 October 2012


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    • LaurenK103
      CommentAuthorLaurenK103
      CommentTimeOct 24th 2017
     
    Thank you. We are planning an early 2020 (February) wedding so just over 2 years away.

    The venue we like is taking bookings and will give us the venue at 2019 price as they haven't released 2020s yet which is a bonus. They want half of the venue cost as a deposit though which I am reluctant to pay.

    Boyfriend - 7th February 2010
    Fiancé - 31st January 2015
    Husband - 7th February 2020
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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 2 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 26th 2017
     
    I booked our church and venue Jan 2015 for our wedding 3 weeks ago. So 2 yrs, 10 months in advance. All you can do is ask and see what they will do for you xx

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
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    • Rhi
      CommentAuthorRhiGetting married in 28 months
      CommentTimeNov 1st 2017
     
    I'm feeling the same as you right now, Venue cost OK, but food is costing us more than the venue.

    It's crazy

    We are May 2020, but haven't paid deposit just yet, making sure we can afford it first

    Just crazy as although the venue price is 2017 prices, the food will go up as they cant stay the same due to food costs...

    GAH. So hard!

    Boyfriend - 16th May 2010
    Fiance - 20th August 2017
    Husband - 16th May 2020
    Can't wait to marry my best friend.
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    • Rhi
      CommentAuthorRhiGetting married in 28 months
      CommentTimeNov 1st 2017
     
    Also; I'm marrying on my 10 year anniversary as well :)

    Boyfriend - 16th May 2010
    Fiance - 20th August 2017
    Husband - 16th May 2020
    Can't wait to marry my best friend.
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    Rhi - have you looked at paying a deposit now for the food? When we were looking at a venue we were told we could pay 10% now and the food price would stay the same.

    We did however look at a different venue last night and booked it. They had such an amazing package on which included:

    For up to 80 day guests
    Fully licensed Gazebo & Water Terrace for Ceremony
    Candle Lit ceremony area with cosy blankets
    A choice of vintage fish and chip van served outside or a traditional hog roast served on the terrace for a more relaxed feel
    Red and white or rose wine served with meal- a choice of 2
    Champagne and canapé reception
    Champagne for toasts
    Toastmaster supplied from Toastmasters Kent
    Up to 3 tier Wedding cake
    Cake stand & knife
    A choice of Vintage bridal cars
    Table Centre Pieces- design to be selected
    DJ Disco
    Evening Bacon Butties and Chip Cones for 150 guests
    Fully dressed Venue Hire including table linen, cutlery & crockery.
    Personal wedding reception planner
    White chair covers with sash colour of your choice and table runners to match
    Kids vintage drinks dispense station
    A Sweetie Table
    Post box
    Full set up of event to Bride & Groom’s brief

    The price was so reasonable and worked out the same price as just the venue and food where we were originally looking. Obviously it helps that we want a winter wedding.

    So glad I am not the only one looking so far ahead and love the idea of a 10 year anniversary wedding :)

    I hope you get somewhere booked soon xx

    Boyfriend - 7th February 2010
    Fiancé - 31st January 2015
    Husband - 7th February 2020
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    P.s. I had to copy your signature idea - love it!

    Boyfriend - 7th February 2010
    Fiancé - 31st January 2015
    Husband - 7th February 2020
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairyGot married 5 years ago
      CommentTimeNov 3rd 2017
     
    I hope you don't mind but will make this the official 2020 thread so anyone who joins can chat in here if they are getting married in that year.

    Our wedding day - 6 October 2012


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    • PenguinJ
      CommentAuthorPenguinJGetting married in 30 months
      CommentTimeNov 5th 2017
     
    We are 2020 too. July.
    We are looking at booking the venue next August which gives us 2 years to book and save. X

    So lucky to be marrying my soulmate on 18/07/20


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    • LisaC205
      CommentAuthorLisaC205Getting married in 32 months
      CommentTimeNov 6th 2017
     
    Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum. My partner proposed in august this year and we have already set a date and booked our venue.
    We are getting married August 2020. Decided on colour scheme and style of cake.
    Still lots to sort but loads of time to save x
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    Glad I'm not the only one who is that prepared Lisa! I have booked our venue, chosen our colours, have lots of ideas for the cake design and everything else I have an idea on x

    Boyfriend - 7th February 2010
    Fiancé - 31st January 2015
    Husband - 7th February 2020
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    • Rhi
      CommentAuthorRhiGetting married in 28 months
      CommentTimeNov 7th 2017
     
    Lauren, that package sounds so good! So glad you found somewhere amazing.

    I'm not too sure about deposit for food but i'm going to their open day (which i'm hoping will be the time to put down our deposit and save our date - eeek!) in a couple of weeks, so will ask then, thank you! :)

    & yeah me too, I love the symmetry as well - 2020 and only one date to remember haha, they have no excuses now!

    I have a full pinterest board of ideas but havent done anything yet - we brought our first home in feb, so savings are shot at minute - working on getting some money behind us first.

    I did however try on 2 dressed at Wed2B just as we were near the shop, i LOVED it, but wont do it again until lost some weight - but actually i didnt even feel bad in the dress, was amazing.

    Boyfriend - 16th May 2010
    Fiance - 20th August 2017
    Husband - 16th May 2020
    Can't wait to marry my best friend.
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    • LisaC205
      CommentAuthorLisaC205Getting married in 32 months
      CommentTimeNov 7th 2017
     
    Rhi. .. I've seen loads in Wed2b as well. Great prices for the dresses. Can't wait to try on
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    • Rhi
      CommentAuthorRhiGetting married in 28 months
      CommentTimeNov 15th 2017
     
    Whats your proposal stories?

    I got engaged 20th August this year, at 7AM in the morning! haha

    I must say first, he isnt romantic atall, so this is a shocker :)

    I had predicted it was coming, i had already waited 7 years for a ring, but he showed me a text message a colleague of his won a balloon ride and couldnt go so asked if we wanted to go. (He knew this was on my bucket list)
    Then in the car one day he mentioned it was just us in the balloon with the pilot
    I was thinking (as weather dependant) if it doesnt happen why couldnt they (the original text) reschedule
    So, i got my nails done haha and prayed for good weather.

    Was due to go up at 6am,and we slept through our alarm, my grandad called me at 5:20 wishing us a nice time so safe to say we slung on clohes and was out the door within 10 minutes, and i sped haha luckily before 6am, there was no traffic.

    Anyway we went up and after a while he admitted he booked the balloon ride and got down on one knee.

    On the way back to the car, my mum, stepdad and our friends were there to greet us, and us and our friends went for a posh breakfast.

    Was the best morning ever (& i hate mornings haha)

    Boyfriend - 16th May 2010
    Fiance - 20th August 2017
    Husband - 16th May 2020
    Can't wait to marry my best friend.
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    • Rhi
      CommentAuthorRhiGetting married in 28 months
      CommentTimeNov 22nd 2017
     
    So, i booked my venue EEEEK

    Boyfriend - 16th May 2010
    Fiance - 20th August 2017
    Husband - 16th May 2020
    Can't wait to marry my best friend.
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    • LaurenK103
      CommentAuthorLaurenK103
      CommentTimeNov 24th 2017
     
    Amazing proposal Rhi! So jealous.

    My fiancé wasn't at all romantic which doesn't surprise me but he did an amazing job picking a ring for me :)

    Lovely that you have booked your venue! How exciting xx

    Boyfriend - 7th February 2010
    Fiancé - 31st January 2015
    Husband - 7th February 2020
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    • PenguinJ
      CommentAuthorPenguinJGetting married in 30 months
      CommentTimeDec 1st 2017
     
    We are getting married 18th July 2020. Nothing officially booked yet but I'm pencilled in with photographer, cake lady, dj, venue decorator, florist, hair and make up.
    We are booking everything from July next year once we have saved money x

    So lucky to be marrying my soulmate on 18/07/20


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    • Rhi
      CommentAuthorRhiGetting married in 28 months
      CommentTimeDec 6th 2017
     
    Congrulations 'PenguinJ' !

    You're defo more organised than me, just wanted to get venue out the way.

    I have no idea about the rest haha

    Where abouts do you live?

    I'm Bristol, but getting married about 30 mins away! :)

    Boyfriend - 16th May 2010
    Fiance - 20th August 2017
    Husband - 16th May 2020
    Can't wait to marry my best friend.
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamlandGot married 4 years ago
      CommentTimeDec 7th 2017
     
    Awww Rhi what a lovely proposal!

    Married the love of my life on Saturday 11th May 2013 xxx
    Had our dream perfect honeymoon in Hawaii!

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    • Rhi
      CommentAuthorRhiGetting married in 28 months
      CommentTimeDec 8th 2017
     
    Thanks! :)

    He loves telling the story to people ;) so smug of himself haha

    Boyfriend - 16th May 2010
    Fiance - 20th August 2017
    Husband - 16th May 2020
    Can't wait to marry my best friend.
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamlandGot married 4 years ago
      CommentTimeDec 8th 2017
     
    Lol. I'm sure he'll be proud of it forever. It's so sweet.

    Married the love of my life on Saturday 11th May 2013 xxx
    Had our dream perfect honeymoon in Hawaii!

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