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    • CathyT
      CommentAuthorCathyT
      Posted: May 30th 2014
     
    I'm a long time lurker of the forums and now I need the help of you lovely brides!

    I have just realised, with 5 weeks to go, that I've not paid the registrar fees?! None of the documents I have really give any clear guidance as to when payment is due but I thought it was 6-8 weeks...! I also thought that they would send us a letter to tell us payment was due but not received anything.

    Of course I will be ringing them first thing Monday but as they are closed over the weekend I just need a bit of reassurance... They wouldn't just release our booking would they?!

    I've been very calm and unstressed about the whole wedding up to now but panic mode is setting in... :-)
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 30th 2014
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    I know there was a post on here from someone else who suddenly realised like you that they had not paid there fee's but they called first thing on monday to organise it, Its due 6-8 weeks before normaly but it does not mean that they will give away your slot or what ever assoon as it has passed.

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    • StephanieK77
      CommentAuthorStephanieK77
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 31st 2014
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    Our payment is due 4 weeks before the wedding. They put a piece of paper in the back of our ceremony book that said how much is due and when.
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    • RachelE118
      CommentAuthorRachelE118
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 31st 2014
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    Don't panic I'm sure it'll be fine (says me who has worried about everything!!). Our registrar asked to see us about 6 weeks before the wedding when we paid the fees and sorted the ceremony details. Xx
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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 31st 2014
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    I think ours was due 6 weeks before, but we got a gentle reminder in the post about 4 weeks ago. Give them a quick ring first to check all is ok with your booking x
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 31st 2014
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    Ours is 3-4 weeks before the day. When we gave notice on THursday we got a 'choices' form which is about number of best men, bms, and how the whole ceremony will go, which vows weve chosen etc and our registrar said people just tend to bring that form and the final payment together a month before. I'm sure you'll be absolutely fine. x

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    • Showgirl
      CommentAuthorShowgirl
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 31st 2014
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    Ours is due 21 days before (so 3 weeks). I'd have thought that out of courtesy they'd call you to confirm before just releasing your booking, after-all you've already put a deposit down. I'm sure they're used to couples who for whatever reason have been late paying the full balance and will be more than helpfull when you call them. With such little time before the big day, the chances of someone taking your slot for a last minute wedding (without you specifically cancelling the registrar) are really small so I dont think you'll encounter any problems at all.
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    • VickiS63
      CommentAuthorVickiS63
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 31st 2014
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    My registrar has requested the fees 3months prior to the actual date, but I'm sure that lots of places have different rules & it will all be fine for you :)
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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 31st 2014
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    Ours is due 12weeks before and was told they don't send reminders,you just have to pay or it would get cancelled, I paid it three weeks ago so didn't forget in couple of weeks to do it x

    So same as vicky above

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 31st 2014
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    I think you will be okay, just call first thing Monday morning xx

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    • SJJ
      CommentAuthorSJJ
      Posted: May 31st 2014
     
    Do you have your paperwork they gave you during your notice? Mine says on there when it was due, and we got no reminder I just had to write it on the to do list...but I know other people who forgot to pay and they didn't release their booking. Surely as u have paid deposit and notice they wouldnt CANCEL it without contacting you. I'm sure it will be fine! xx
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    • CathyT
      CommentAuthorCathyT
      Posted: Jun 1st 2014
     
    Thanks ladies - I found the paperwork which says payment is due 8 weeks before, it doesn't say what will happen if we don't pay but I will give them a ring on Monday - hopefully as you all say it will be fine, thank you for the reassurance!
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    • RachelE118
      CommentAuthorRachelE118
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jun 2nd 2014
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    Hi cathy did you get it all sorted? Xx
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 2nd 2014
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    My local council now insist on taking full payment at the time of booking as they got too many people who didn't pay the full amount on time or cancelled without telling them etc.

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    • CathyT
      CommentAuthorCathyT
      Posted: Jun 2nd 2014
     
    Unfortunately I've not been able to sort it!! Rang up as soon as it opened this morning and got redirected to answer phone. Tried again a few times, then just chose a different number and tried them instead. They just put me straight back through to the answer machine! I left a message and then my fiancé tried, turns out that they are experiencing a massive back log and everyone is behind on their payments because of it! They said they wouldn't release our booking without letting us know.

    So just got to wait for them to return our call now... I'm guessing we can't just go into the office and pay?
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    • Blue
      CommentAuthorBlue
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jun 2nd 2014
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    we just walked into our office today with the vow pack and paid cash in full xx didn't have an appointment or anything

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 2nd 2014
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    I would go in a d get it sorted if i were you hun x

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jun 3rd 2014
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    Ours needed to be paid 3 weeks before the wedding, I just phoned up and paid it over the phone.

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 3rd 2014
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    Sounds like going in person might be a good idea.

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