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  1.  
    • NikitaR54
      CommentAuthorNikitaR54
      CommentTimeSep 25th 2015 edited
     
    Hi all brides to be!

    My wedding is booked for September 2018 I was just wondering when do you think it's time to officially start planning?

    I've booked the venue but when shall I start booking other stuff?

    Thanks! X
  2.  
    • Mrs M Wade
      CommentAuthorMrs M WadeGot married 14 months ago
      CommentTimeSep 26th 2015
     
    Hi and welcome. I'd start booking now Nikita. We booked 2 years in advance and a lot of places were already taking bookings and dates were taken.

    Good luck x

    Became Mrs Wade 06/08/2016


  3.  
    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairyGot married 5 years ago
      CommentTimeSep 26th 2015
     
    Hiya and welcome to the site, You can start planning straight away, I started planning when it was looking like 4 years before a wedding but ended up we brought it forward. You may find though that some venues/service providers may ask you to book closer to the time but no harm in asking and making sure you have what you want.

    Our wedding day - 6 October 2012


  4.  
    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossieGot married 16 months ago
      CommentTimeSep 26th 2015
     
    We booked our venue 2 years in advance and started planning everything else straight away and buying bits and bobs. I'd say now is a bit too early to actually do a lot of things, but definitely spend the time browsing the internet to find lots of inspiration and ideas. Like GF said you can also have a little look at which suppliers you'd like to use as well.

    The 2 years are absolutely flying by for us but "wedding" stuff takes up so much of your brain. I'm not sure I could live in wedding land for 3 years, it would drive me crazy! xx

    Happily married
    18th June 2016
    xx
  5.  
    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961Getting married in 7 months
      CommentTimeSep 26th 2015
     
    Yeah I would say it is never too early to start looking and planning what you like- there is soooo any options when it comes to weddings that it's nice to have time to digest it all and decide what you really want :-) this site has loads of inspiration xx




  6.  
    • NikitaR54
      CommentAuthorNikitaR54
      CommentTimeSep 26th 2015
     
    Hi all,

    Thanks for the info! So sooner the better with the big things but little things start doing nearer the time?

    We have already booked our venue, we had to due to it being my dream place, and also it gets booked up years in advance!

    I only asked as we are pretty much in 2016 in a few years and that will leave me with 2 years to try get everything sorted! Bearing in mind we have just purchased our first property so also trying to do that as well as plan a wedding! It's amazing how much stress a woman goes through isn't it?

    But thank you all for your kind comments xx
  7.  
    • NikitaR54
      CommentAuthorNikitaR54
      CommentTimeSep 26th 2015
     
    I meant we are in 2016 in a few weeks lol xx
  8.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGetting married in 2 months
      CommentTimeSep 28th 2015
     
    Hi congratulations on booking your dream venue and welcome to the site!! I booked my venue back in Feb for our wedding 31/12/17 so not far of 3 years in advance, since then I have gone on to book the registrar, a fun casino a photographer, fireworks and I'm currently talking to a lady who does chair covers and decorations etc. I have picked my bridesmaids, started making my invites and I have planned the STD's. I still have loads to do but as you can see I've started chipping away at the list. I say it's never too early to start planning, it gives you more time to find what you really want and a chance to keep an eye out for some great deals (fb wedding and selling pages are great for businesses who provide wedding services promoting some great offers) it also gives you a good length of time to save. Good luck with all your planning!!

    31/12/2017 A New Year, A New Life, A New Husband and Wife


  9.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 2 weeks ago
      CommentTimeSep 28th 2015
     
    Id start now. It gives you the time to plan without it taking over your life. chose one thing to do each month. photographer etc and then you can do it easily without thinking about wedding all day every day. That's what we did. Started properly looking and booking things in Jan 15 for Oct 17 so 2 and a half years

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  10.  
    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyCGot married 14 months ago
      CommentTimeSep 28th 2015
     
    Definitely not too early. I went to a wedding fayre recently and they said some brides were booking things for 2018! Can I ask what your dream venue is? I love having a nosey at venues.

    xx Lady Charlotte Chamberlain to be! xx
    xx Marrying my soul mate on 22nd July 2016 xx

  11.  
    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82Got married 14 months ago
      CommentTimeSep 29th 2015
     
    We booked our venue 22 months in advance..... It does give you more planning time and like a lot of the ladies, if you intend on doing a lot of DIY things, you have plenty of time

    Good luck and enjoy

    Marrying 'The One' on 30th July 2016
    I am now Mrs Emma Stokoe xx

  12.  
     
    Hi you lovely lot I'm getting married valentines day 2018 xxx

    Mrs Bolderson2be
    Met 31st July 2012
    Engaged 31st July 2013
    Becoming Mrs Bolderson 14th February 2018
  13.  
    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyCGot married 14 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 16th 2015
     


    xx Lady Charlotte Chamberlain to be! xx
    xx Marrying my soul mate on 22nd July 2016 xx

  14.  
    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairyGot married 5 years ago
      CommentTimeOct 16th 2015
     
    I have changed the category and title of this one to make it the official thread for brides of 2018.

    Our wedding day - 6 October 2012


  15.  
    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82Got married 14 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 16th 2015
     
    Just being nosey...... Happy planning 2018 brides



    Marrying 'The One' on 30th July 2016
    I am now Mrs Emma Stokoe xx

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    Fun thing of not having a wedding so soon is it gives u plenty of time to budget etc I have worked out we can put away a minimum of 50 pound away a month for ours. Put ideally going to try put 100 minimum away each month so if one month we can't afford as much as others it gives u a bit of leway on the saving x

    Mrs Bolderson2be
    Met 31st July 2012
    Engaged 31st July 2013
    Becoming Mrs Bolderson 14th February 2018
  17.  
    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyCGot married 14 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    I think I may have to renew our vows every year so I can constantly be wedding planning!

    xx Lady Charlotte Chamberlain to be! xx
    xx Marrying my soul mate on 22nd July 2016 xx

  18.  
    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamlandGot married 4 years ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    Goodness, can't believe we're now starting to get 2018 brides on here. That'll be 5 years married for me!

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

  19.  
    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyCGot married 14 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    I'll have been married for 2 years in 2018. That's a crazy thought!

    xx Lady Charlotte Chamberlain to be! xx
    xx Marrying my soul mate on 22nd July 2016 xx

  20.  
     
    Where's everyone getting married. I'm getting wed in Scotland x

    Mrs Bolderson2be
    Met 31st July 2012
    Engaged 31st July 2013
    Becoming Mrs Bolderson 14th February 2018
  21.  
     
    Can't wait xx roll on 2018

    Mrs Bolderson2be
    Met 31st July 2012
    Engaged 31st July 2013
    Becoming Mrs Bolderson 14th February 2018
  22.  
    • CommentAuthorKjs2016
      CommentTimeNov 3rd 2015
     
    Wow, I remember joining and thinking I had 2 years until my wedding and now its next year and whizzing round. I echo everything said above, it is never to early to big the bigger things especially if you have your heart set on something in particular. It amazed me how a lot of things were already booked that far ahead. Now I'm left with the smaller things to do and 8 months to achieve them in :-) Hope you enjoy the forum as much as I have, it's been really helpful along the way so far.
  23.  
    • DisneyxDreams
      CommentAuthorDisneyxDreamsGot married 13 months ago
      CommentTimeNov 19th 2015
     
    Yay I found a 2018 post! We are getting married December 2018 and can't wait! Planning has begun! Plan on doing a lot ourselves.
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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaPGot married 17 months ago
      CommentTimeNov 20th 2015
     
    We booked our venue 18 months in advance and now we have less than 6 months to go! It flies by so I would definitely start getting ideas together and looking for suppliers but maybe leave booking until about 2 years before x

    Got together on 14th March 2010
    Got engaged on 25th December 2013
    Became Mrs P on 14th May 2016 - best day ever!
  25.  
    • Shellbell
      CommentAuthorShellbellGetting married in 8 months
      CommentTimeApr 18th 2016
     
    Afternoon everyone. Hope you are all well. We have just recently got engaged we have both been married before but neither have had a day that we wanted. Due to wanting the added extras that we didn't have at our previous weddings we have set the date for 14/07/2018 that way we will be able to get what we want for our big day xx

    Met 2004 lost contact after a few years
    Met again 2013
    Engaged July 6th 2016
    Married July 14th 2018
  26.  
    • Rebecca90x
      CommentAuthorRebecca90xGetting married in 9 months
      CommentTimeApr 18th 2016
     
    Hi
    Our wedding is 11th august 2018. We've booked the venue and just tonight we've booked the photographer and video.
    These were the bigger things so now they're done we can relax for a bit.
    Registrar and flowers about 12 months before for us xx
  27.  
    • LaurenG592
      CommentAuthorLaurenG592Getting married in 2 months
      CommentTimeApr 20th 2016
     
    I'm getting married on 3Rd January 2018! Struggling to find a photographer for then however! X
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    Our wedding is February 2018 and so far we have the venue and my dress done! We know who we're going to for the rings and flowers as well.
    I'd say it's never too early really, things get booked up so fast and doing it early takes the stress out of planning it later :) one of my friends is getting married next June and they've barely planned anything, now she's getting herself in a state and stressing about its
    Xx

    Met February 2008
    Got engaged February 2016
    Become Mr & Mrs Bradshaw 11th February 2018 x
  29.  
    • LeanneC41
      CommentAuthorLeanneC41
      CommentTimeMay 10th 2016
     
    Hi there :)
    My wedding is in June 2018, we have booked venue, photographer, cake is sorted, lighting, our dance floor and I have already started making my table centrepieces.
    I am a wedding planner myself so I know first hand if you want the best, book them early!
    I've also sourced what dress I want for myself and my bridesmaids/flowergirls.
    The only thing I'm struggling with is hair/makeup artist.
    There is no right and wrong as to when to start, whenever you're ready!
    Enjoy xx
  30.  
    • LynseyH10
      CommentAuthorLynseyH10Getting married in 5 months
      CommentTimeMay 12th 2016
     
    Hi! I'm getting married on 24th March 2018. So far we have booked the venue, ordered our save the dates and bought a few decorations. I keep thinking I have ages but everyone keeps telling me it will fly by.
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    Yay I'm so glad to see a 2018 post :) I'm also a 2018 bride getting married the 26th May 2018, I can't wait!! We booked our Venue February this year and have already spoken to a florist and venue decorator just getting quotes and to possibly make a booking with them. we've also paid a deposit with the registrar and thats about it at the moment. We are trying to get the most important and most expensive bits out of the way first it's so exciting and I could easily get carried away booking stuff but there's plenty of time to do things! I actually looked into booking a musician for our wedding and was told I'm too organised and they don't usually take bookings this early in advance lol, il say just try your luck with a few places, most places now should take bookings there's no harm in being organised. I want the wedding planning processto be as stress free as possible and im sure you do too. The next thing on my list is to get a photographer booked by the end of the year and look into getting some wedding insurance, that's a must thing to do and Iv heard Debenhama are pretty good. Good luck in planning your wedding x
  32.  
    • StaceyC924
      CommentAuthorStaceyC924
      CommentTimeMay 21st 2016
     
    Oh my gosh! So many people here getting married in 2018 and i'm now thinking that i'm really far behind because I haven't started booking things yet! We got engaged 2 months ago and things have just been hectic since then! You're all so organised!
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    • LynseyH10
      CommentAuthorLynseyH10Getting married in 5 months
      CommentTimeMay 21st 2016
     
    Yay our save the dates have arrived!

    A little bit excited! Need to get the day guest addresses now.
  34.  
    • Shellbell
      CommentAuthorShellbellGetting married in 8 months
      CommentTimeMay 21st 2016
     
    We are going to pay our venue deposit on Friday, We have some of our flowers and ordered our save the dates we also know what our invites will look like, We have our videographer & Photographer booked as well. xx

    Met 2004 lost contact after a few years
    Met again 2013
    Engaged July 6th 2016
    Married July 14th 2018
  35.  
    • LynseyH10
      CommentAuthorLynseyH10Getting married in 5 months
      CommentTimeMay 22nd 2016
     
    We have emailed a few DJs to find out prices. We think we have a DJ that will cover music at the day reception and evening.
  36.  
    • LynseyH10
      CommentAuthorLynseyH10Getting married in 5 months
      CommentTimeMay 25th 2016
     
    Booked our DJ. Yay!
  37.  
    • Shellbell
      CommentAuthorShellbellGetting married in 8 months
      CommentTimeMay 25th 2016
     
    We booked our dj/singer today as well. xx

    Met 2004 lost contact after a few years
    Met again 2013
    Engaged July 6th 2016
    Married July 14th 2018
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    • LynseyH10
      CommentAuthorLynseyH10Getting married in 5 months
      CommentTimeMay 26th 2016
     
    I'm not sure what we need to look for next. I suppose the photographer?
  39.  
    • Shellbell
      CommentAuthorShellbellGetting married in 8 months
      CommentTimeMay 26th 2016
     
    Think the next thing we will look at will be cars xx

    Met 2004 lost contact after a few years
    Met again 2013
    Engaged July 6th 2016
    Married July 14th 2018
  40.  
    • MaxineP89
      CommentAuthorMaxineP89Getting married in 3 weeks
      CommentTimeMay 26th 2016
     
    I'm getting married in 2017, and I'm nowhere near as organised as some of you 2018 brides - guess I had better pull my finger out. Good luck to you all, and happy planning. x

    Looking forward to becoming the 3rd and last Mrs McLauchlan


  41.  
    • Shellbell
      CommentAuthorShellbellGetting married in 8 months
      CommentTimeMay 27th 2016
     
    Excited much today we paid the deposit to our venue. We also managed to get our photobooth & piper deposit paid. We had them provisionally booked and now they are confirmed. Woo Hoo xx

    Met 2004 lost contact after a few years
    Met again 2013
    Engaged July 6th 2016
    Married July 14th 2018
  42.  
    • LynseyH10
      CommentAuthorLynseyH10Getting married in 5 months
      CommentTimeMay 27th 2016
     
    Yay! I can not wait to see my venue again. We are planning on going for Sunday lunch in a few weeks.
  43.  
    • Shellbell
      CommentAuthorShellbellGetting married in 8 months
      CommentTimeMay 27th 2016
     
    I wanted to see 1 of the rooms today because I wasn't sure if we could fit a photobooth in but I was wrong its bigger than I remember lol xx

    Met 2004 lost contact after a few years
    Met again 2013
    Engaged July 6th 2016
    Married July 14th 2018
  44.  
    • LynseyH10
      CommentAuthorLynseyH10Getting married in 5 months
      CommentTimeMay 29th 2016
     
    I'm researching wedding dresses. My friend and I are going wedding dress shopping on the 11th June so would like a rough idea of what I want to look for. I love the tea length dresses and think they would suit me best.
  45.  
    • Shellbell
      CommentAuthorShellbellGetting married in 8 months
      CommentTimeMay 29th 2016
     
    I love the look of tea length dresses. I have no idea what I want. I don't do dresses I'm going to find it extremely difficult when I go dress shopping lol xx

    Met 2004 lost contact after a few years
    Met again 2013
    Engaged July 6th 2016
    Married July 14th 2018
  46.  
    • LynseyH10
      CommentAuthorLynseyH10Getting married in 5 months
      CommentTimeMay 30th 2016
     
    I wear a dress pretty much every day. I'm only 5ft 3 so maxi dresses have always swamped me. I wore a beautiful knee length dress to my graduation last year. It has a petticoat underneath which gives it fullness. I love it and have worn it a few times since.

    But I can say shopping for my wedding dress is making me nervous. I am fussy when I go shopping so I know I'm not going to think yes this is the one, I'm more likely to think no chance.
  47.  
    • Shellbell
      CommentAuthorShellbellGetting married in 8 months
      CommentTimeMay 30th 2016
     
    We got our led dancefloor and illuminated love letters booked today as well. Another thing ticked off the list. Sat a couple of days ago and made a spreadsheet for all our costings and surprised at what we were estimating things to be to actually what they are costing. Our estimates are way out and its less than expected we are paying lol xx

    Met 2004 lost contact after a few years
    Met again 2013
    Engaged July 6th 2016
    Married July 14th 2018
  48.  
    • LynseyH10
      CommentAuthorLynseyH10Getting married in 5 months
      CommentTimeMay 30th 2016
     
    We managed to get a fantastic deal on our wedding venue.
  49.  
    • Shellbell
      CommentAuthorShellbellGetting married in 8 months
      CommentTimeJun 1st 2016
     
    Another thing ticked off the list and that is our wedding cars. Got the most gorgeous looking blue beuford for me & my daughter and the boys are having a Chrysler limo. xx

    Met 2004 lost contact after a few years
    Met again 2013
    Engaged July 6th 2016
    Married July 14th 2018
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    • LynseyH10
      CommentAuthorLynseyH10Getting married in 5 months
      CommentTimeJun 1st 2016
     
    I haven't really thought about transport yet. There's a family friend who has vintage cars so I think I will ask there first, (or get my dad to mention it to the friend).
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