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    • LornaS74
      Posted: Mar 14th 2015
    hi im plannin to get married july/august next year this is al confusing any help would be appreciated xx
    • InDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 14th 2015
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    To get you started have a read of the brides checklist thread at the top of the forum plus the forum rules thread.

    Don't forget to introduce yourself on the newbies thread also at the top of the forum and add your date to the wedding calendar.

    If you unrestrict your profile then members can leave you links and company names as these are not allowed on the forum.

    Enjoy the site.

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    • VictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 14th 2015
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    Hi LornaS74! You will get a lot of help and support here. :)

    Sort yourself out a checklist first. I have an example of mine on my page if you want a look but my first bit of advice is set yourselves a budget and one that is realistic. Save to the point where you are not having to sacrifice treating yourself as you would normally. Keeping in mind your budget think about what you want for your special day. Do you want traditional? Themed? Religious? Humanist? Registrar wedding?. Get yourself a folder with lots of poly pockets. Visit wedding shows to get ideas, leaflets of suppliers etc (you will also get to taste ALOT of cake and maybe the odd freebies)

    Venue is the first thing to arrange. Make sure you are made aware of any hidden costs not mentioned on brochures/emails etc. Get everything in writing or email (set up a folder in your email to keep all correspondence), once you have booked the venue and secured your date you can then look at photographers which tend to get booked up quick. When looking at photographers make sure to check agreement for if you have to feed them if they are staying till the first dance, ask how they work, any lighting techniques, have they worked at your venue before? do they do complimentary engagement sessions? (sometimes they will even offer a Trash/Cherish the dress shoot)

    During the first part start also thinking about who you want in your bridal party. Again be realistic, having 6 bridesmaids and groomsmen might sound great but when it comes to outfit hire/purchase, bouquets, buttonaires, hair and makeup, accessories it will all add up so you may need to ask the bridal part if they can cover the cost a bit or reduce numbers (I originally had 5 now have 3 BMs)

    For me personally after that I sorted out my caterer. We met them at a wedding fair at our venue then had a tasting session at their home. We then booked our humanist celebrant (because we live in Scotland humanist ceremonies are legal and therefore we don't go to the local registrars as well)

    Things have pretty much fallen into place since then,

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