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    • DisneyxDreams
      CommentAuthorDisneyxDreams
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 19th 2015
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    Hi Ladies, I am Steph :)

    Congrats to you all!

    I am recently engaged, and we are so excited.

    We are getting married in December 2018 and we already know what we want, have sized things up on sites and seen lots i already want to buy.

    Am i being to quick on the draw should i just step back and leave it a while?.. or is it never too soon to start planning the big day?
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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 19th 2015
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    Hi Steph

    Welcome to UK bride, I always say it's never to early to start but I'd be wary of booking to much to far in advance, just incase I changed my mind we started planning our wedding and at that time was 20 months to go, it's going by fast and I'm super organised but id hate to have nothing left to do xx

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 19th 2015
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    I'd definitely say allow yourselves plenty of time for the planning and the saving as it eases the stress considerably, but I do have to say I think 3 years is a long time to be wedding planning. We booked ours 2 years in advance and got all the 'big' things out the way as soon as we could, but I think I would have gone nuts by now had it been any longer - it's amazing how much planning a wedding consumes you! I think you're right to think about ideas now but like Sarah said, I would be wary of booking or deciding on too much to early, as 3 years is a long time and you may change your mind about certain things.

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    • DisneyxDreams
      CommentAuthorDisneyxDreams
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 19th 2015
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    This is my worry, I don't want to book anywhere just yet, but things like favours, flowers, the colour scheme we already know. Have seen some gorgeous flower girl dresses for £5 on ebay, the girls will be of the ages that i can order at now, and if they dont fit we can adjust, and if all else fails its £10 gone. Same with the flowers as we want fake not real, not much a flower person, have seen what i want and im worried that if i dont buy now, the offer may be gone come to the time of ordering in the correct time period.

    I am super organised a little too OCDish.

    I am more than 100% things won't change as i have always wanted a winter wedding with red and ivory. The only things i could change my mind on I won't be doing anytime soon
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Nov 19th 2015
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    Hiya and welcome to the site, please take some time to read the rules and check th checklist out which can be found at the top of the forum and if you have your date set, pop that in the calendar.

    Happy planning, hope you find lots of helpful tips here

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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 20th 2015
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    Hi Steph I am also Steph,
    I dont think it's a good idea to book so far in advance just in case you change your mind!! I did, twice!!
    But get together a scarp book and that way you can bounce around ideas without commiting! :-)

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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 20th 2015
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    We got engaged in June this year and only started planning our big day in August and we get married in June 2016!! I'd be looking at venues now and maybe book that, but the finer detail I would leave to much later. You may change your mind re colour schemes over the next 3 years, along with other things, but if you have a venue and specific date in mind, I can't see any harm in booking so far in advance!

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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 22nd 2015
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    No harm in starting to plan now but I she the years your tastes might change. I've been engaged since March 2010 and finally booked a date in July this year for June next year. We were dead certain on a red colour theme ever since getting engaged but as we are planning we have set a theme of seaside and red doesn't fit any more so had to re think everything!!

    I wish we had a little more time to plan as there is only seven months to go and so much to do. But just nr aware of your tastes changing!!
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    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 22nd 2015
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    Hi Steph, I am another Steph.
    If you think about if you are getting married in 3 years, which is plenty of time for planning etc however time does fly and if you are using the time to save for it my advice is to set up a d/d straight away.
    In regards to buying things, the smaller things such as centrepieces, table decs, invites, can wait until nearer the time as they are pretty much down to personal taste which can change.
    I think one of the sticky threads has a timeline that you can print out. Obviously it's not set in stone but is a good guideline.
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    • DisneyxDreams
      CommentAuthorDisneyxDreams
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 23rd 2015
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    Hi Ladies!

    Thanks for all of your helpful advice :) Don't plan on doing anything in a rush. Things like colour scheme and theme have had my heart set on since i was 15 so 10 years, and my partner loves the idea, we are going for a Christmas Disney with a hint of 50s Theme, so lots of reds silvers and ivory :) Plan on doing it or most of it ourselves so i guess its good that i have plenty of time to be able to sit down and make 150 invites, table cards & favours! Don't plan on booking anything major in at all, we are starting to look at venues, but with a budget makes it harder.
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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Nov 23rd 2015
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    Sounds like you have it all planned steph :-) congrats and welcome to the site xx

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    • CommentAuthorKjs2016
      Posted: Nov 27th 2015
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    Hi, welcome to the site.

    We got engaged in Jan 14 and have had booked our venue by Mar 14 - Wedding in July 16. I think as has been said above, it isn't a bad idea to book things like the venue (if you have your heart set on somewhere & it is popular) and other bigger things. I created a scrap book and have all the ideas I really like, to be honest I haven't really changed my mind about much..... yet!
    I think it was also said above though that I wouldn't want to be left with nothing to do, I am so enjoying the planning and excitement as different ideas finally come together.
    Spread it out as best you can and if as you say you plan to do invites etc yourself in my book you can never start too early, especially if they are quite detailed, often it is hard work finding all of the items you need / want to be able to make them.
    It's a really friendly group here so I'm sure you'll like it. Good luck.
 
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