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    I am getting married July 2018, we have the venue, photographer, stationary booked, rings have been ordered, but wondered when we can start buying the other things, like the glass jars for the sweet table, I would like to get the older bridesmaids dressing gowns, hangers for the dresses that are dated ect when would people start buying these things?
    Thank you
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    • Shellbell
      CommentAuthorShellbell
      Got married 31 months ago
      Posted: May 16th 2016
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    We get married July 2018 and we have started getting little things in just now. We wont be getting dresses until next year though purely because I don't want to buy them and they don't fit. We have our flowers, h2bs kilt pin we are buying bits and pieces each month when we get paid. xx

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: May 16th 2016
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    I would start buying now as it means you chip off the cost as you go along so don't feel it so much.

    The only thing I would be wary of is clothes as sizes may change between now and the wedding.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 16th 2016
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    I'd also start buying bits and bobs now. We booked our wedding 2 years in advance and starting chipping away at things straight away - it's spread the cost for us and also the stress!! Most things have been done for months and months now so we can enjoy the run up to our wedding instead of feeling really stressed and overwhelmed at the things that need doing.

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    Thank you all, I won't be getting the actual dresses/ groom wear till a lot closer, it's just the little things, I was thinking that it would make it easier on costs if got bits here and there, so it's nice seeing that others are saying about starting now.
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    • LauraH813
      CommentAuthorLauraH813
      Posted: May 16th 2016
     
    I too have already brought lots of the little things ahead of our wedding November 2017. I have cardboard boxes filled with thank you gifts, decor, vases and bridesmaid accessories. Last week I made a special trip to a shop to buy some tealight holders that are perfect for our theme. The lady in the shop looked at me like I was mad when I told her how far away the wedding was but I couldn't care less. It's helping make the costs less painful and means next year in the run up to the wedding I won't have to sweat the small stuff.
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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 16th 2016
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    I started buying bits the second we had a date :-)

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    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: May 16th 2016
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    yeh i agree with above, start buying it all now if you have place to store it (i wouldnt get any dresses/suits yet though as people can change sizes in 2 years x

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    • MrsMaherToBe
      CommentAuthorMrsMaherToBe
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 17th 2016
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    I would get it while you see it, there's been a couple things I lv see and wish I bought them as you can't find them anymore, but it's so much better not rushing around nearer the time X

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    • SusanM34
      CommentAuthorSusanM34
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 17th 2016
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    As long as you have the storage space then get it when you see it! Especially if it's something you really want because it might not be available next year or the year after. And like the other ladies have said, you won't notice the cost so much! Good luck :)

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    • DanielleS0709
      CommentAuthorDanielleS0709
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 17th 2016
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    ASAP as I left all the little things to the last then I had so much to get!

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    • LynseyH10
      CommentAuthorLynseyH10
      Got married 35 months ago
      Posted: May 17th 2016
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    I'm getting married 24th March 2018 and we have started buying little bits and pieces. The stop shelf of my towel cupboard now has the wedding box with some decorations we have bought. I bought a beautiful old leather book of poetry which we plan on using for our reading.

    We are trying to make decisions and get something each month. Or at least that's the plan!
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    • Shellbell
      CommentAuthorShellbell
      Got married 31 months ago
      Posted: May 18th 2016
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    I was getting a good deal on my save the dates so ordered them last night and will be using the same company for my invites but will order them next month xx

    Met 2004 lost contact after a few years
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    Engaged July 6th 2016
    Married July 14th 2018
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    Thank you all, think will start getting things in July onwards there has been a few things I seen that I have liked that I a, worried won't be around in Year or 2 so think will start getting them in July onwards, as we have a date booked so I know dates won't change
 
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