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    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 14th 2015 edited
     
    Hope the Mods don't mind but I've noticed there are a lot of ladies already planning for their big day in 2017. So I thought I'd start a thread for us all to share how far we've gotten with planning, what we need to do and any helpful tips and advice.


    So I'm Becky, getting married to Mark on 31.12.17. I've now booked the venue and registrar and officially set the date. I've decided to leave all the clothing aspects for another 12-18 months but I have a good idea of what I'd like. For now I'm in the process of (slowly) making my invites and once those are done I'll move on to decorations and then all my other DIY ideas (there is lots of them). As we're having a NYE wedding were going with that as the theme and Black Silver and Red as our colours.


    I look forward to chatting with all you other 2017 Brides and joining you on the path to your big day!!

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


  2.  
    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaLGot married 4 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 14th 2015
     
    Finally! \o/

    Well, I'm Camila, getting married on 16.02.17 (we are still working on the date because I will be at Uni at the time). We haven't booked anything because I am Brazilian and don't live in England, so I'm doing most of the things by distance. However, I'm in England for the next couple of weeks and we are having a look on venues and trying to talk to the Vicar. We've decided for colours, centerpieces, invites (I'm making them myself)... we are going sloooowly lol
  3.  
    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamlandGot married 4 years ago
      CommentTimeMar 14th 2015
     
    I have changed the title to make this the official 2017 thread.

    ALL 2017 BRIDES AND GROOMS PLEASE POST ON HERE ONLY. DO NOT OPEN UP NEW 2017 THREADS (such as ones for specific months) AS THEY WILL BE CLOSED.

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

  4.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 14th 2015
     
    Thank you IDL!!
    Hi Camilia, Where abouts in the UK are you looking to have your wedding?

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


  5.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 6 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 14th 2015
     
    We have booked the Church for 17/10/2017
    We've decided the venue pretty much but I'm worried about booking because of the insurance not covering the deposit 2 years before

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  6.  
    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaLGot married 4 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 14th 2015
     
    We're getting married in Lincoln. :D
  7.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 16th 2015
     
    Emily how much is the deposit? You could ask them as it's so far in advance if you could pay a little less (something you could afford to lose if worse comes to worse). Our venue wanted 20% as a deposit but I asked if we could pay 10% as we are booking so early and they were fine with that. I haven't even looked into wedding insurance yet don't even know where to begin lol.
    I've never been to Lincoln Camila (i'm a Corninsh girl and true to form I haven't wondered too far from home) is that where your h2b is from? Have you found a few venues you like the look of?

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


  8.  
    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaLGot married 4 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 16th 2015
     
    He grew up and lives here. I've found only two places we could afford and we've seen them last week. I don't like one of them, they don't have a bar or a dance floor, or easy parking. So, we are probably going for the hotel I liked, but we're still looking for other options, but I doubt we can find something better.
  9.  
    • Leebee88
      CommentAuthorLeebee88
      CommentTimeMar 16th 2015
     
    Im glad im not the only one planning far ahead! Me and kriss are getting married 18/08/17, our venue, registrars and pretty much most of the deposits are paid, we're just struggling to get our mums(mine mainly) on side ad my fiance is a wrestler and he wants to get married in the wrestling ring, the registrar's have okayd this, but a few people who we'd like there have said they won't be attending due to this! Im so frustrated!
  10.  
    • CordeliaC
      CommentAuthorCordeliaCGot married 8 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 16th 2015
     
    Hi all!

    I'm Cordelia. We are getting married on the 29th July 2017. We have tonight met with the vicar to the church in which we wish to marry and booked it! So excited. Put deposit down on the cars we want and i am finalising the venue this week, fingers crossed!
    I am so excited..! xx
  11.  
    • Anon
      CommentAuthorAnonGot married 13 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 16th 2015 edited
     
    Hi all, so nice to find other brides planning this far ahead.

    We're getting married May 4th 2017, just shy of ten years together. We've found our venue in Edinburgh (date is held, just gotta submit the paperwork) and will be looking to get the bridesmaids dresses and mine at the start of next year.. Since the reception venue (outdoor ceremony. patio and garden attached to the venue) has quite dark carpets and drapes, we're going with whites and pastels to bring the garden colours indoors.
    We've been engaged and bouncing around ideas since 2012 so we've got a good image of what we want for the day.

    Met 2004. Together 2007. Engaged 2012. Tying the knot 2017.


  12.  
    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaLGot married 4 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 17th 2015
     
    I don't think I will book the venue this month :( I will have to wait, hopefully, until September, when I'm back to England :(
  13.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 17th 2015
     
    hi great to see some more brides to be planning well a head! LeeBee your wrestling wedding is such a unique idea I've never heard of anyone getting married in the ring before, can't to hear how that all comes together for you! Camila the great thing about starting planning so early is there is no rush I know its probably frustrating but you still have plenty of time.
    I can't wait to go dress shopping, I keep telling myself there's no point going yet to leave it at least another 12 months, but I can't help searching on line and I'm just itching to start trying them all on!

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


  14.  
    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaLGot married 4 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 17th 2015
     
    hahaaha I've started went dress shopping in Brazil, cause my mum and most of the bm's won't be here to go with me. So, we're going there to have some fun.
    I've basically decided for my dress, but I want to try it on as soon as possible! \o/
  15.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 17th 2015
     
    See I'm worried that if I go now and fall in love with a dress I will either buy it and spend the next 3 years worrying about my weight or not buy it because it's too soon and then won't be able to get hold of it closer to the wedding and won't find another one that lives up to it!!

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


  16.  
    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaLGot married 4 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 17th 2015
     
    I totally understand you, I'm in this situation about the bm's dresses...
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    • Myranny
      CommentAuthorMyrannyGot married 18 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 17th 2015
     
    Mrs D2B if it worries you, I was engaged a long time ago (4/5 years now, only for a couple of months before we realised it wasn't going to work) and I had my eye on a dress that was already a couple of seasons old like maybe a year at that point and you can still find it online now, just only second-hand but it's like £900 cheaper for that fact. So depending on what type of dress it is (like Maggie Sottero, Stella York or whatever) you might find that you can get it in 18 months time. Maybe even from one of the big bridal outlets in London and Birmingham, for a lot less, because they stock the old season/end of season stuff? xx
  18.  
    • Leebee88
      CommentAuthorLeebee88
      CommentTimeMar 19th 2015
     
    Thanks mrs d2b! The other halfs organising it all so we'll see! I've just got the bridesmaids and the "little bits" like the cake,flowers, registrars ect hes got the venue and ring, ive found my perfect dress so im leaving him with it! I wouldve been just as happy going to the registry office, but he won't allow it! I found my dress a few months ago, its a ronald joyce dress,and the shop owner has kindly agreed to do a payment plan, as it was a little over my original budget and they're going to order it closer to the time for me! With my bridesmaids i found infinity dresses on etsy , they are amazing, and my bridesmaids love them because it's the same dress but you can wear it 20 different ways!
  19.  
    • KatyD78
      CommentAuthorKatyD78
      CommentTimeMar 19th 2015
     
    Hello! I'm getting married 25th February 2017, have only put the deposit down on the venue and only booked the registrar today, really want to send save the date cards out but I feel it's too early :(
  20.  
    • Leebee88
      CommentAuthorLeebee88
      CommentTimeMar 19th 2015
     
    We'll be sending out our save the dates December katy! Some of our family and my partner have to book their holidays a year in advance with the companies they work for, so if you aim for December/January everyone will still have plenty of time to book the time off!
  21.  
    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaLGot married 4 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 26th 2015
     
    We've changed the wedding date! We went to see the hotel and the Vicar. Since the hotel doesn't apply different prices for weekdays or weekends, we've booked the church for the 18th of February 2017 instead of the 16th :)
    So, yep, church booked! \o/ Though the Vicar was clear that we'll go through a process because I'm from a different country :(
  22.  
    • AmyL152
      CommentAuthorAmyL152
      CommentTimeMar 26th 2015
     
    Hi I'm getting married June 7th 2017 in cyprus in the process of doing save the date invites but is it too soon to send them out? Want people to have enough time to look at flight prices. Glad to see other 2017 brides :)
  23.  
     
    Hi ladies, we are looking to get married in 2017 but not sure when. Thus far not booked anything but we are looking round a potential venue tomorrow. Eek excited!
  24.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 9th 2015
     
    bump for Katie

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


  25.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 6 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 9th 2015
     
    Just readin this through and I have already bought ,y dress for oct 2017.
    I'm fairly stable weight wise but it's still a little big for me and even with heels 4 inches too long so will need alterations anyway.
    I didn't go out shopping to buy. Went to scout out an outlet shop to see if they were any good (was told this one could be hit and miss) and fell in love. As it was outlet I had to buy there and then

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  26.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 9th 2015
     
    If you've found one you love and you know that you'll have no issues altering it if needs be that's great news that's another biggy crossed off your list!!
    How did your venue viewing go Catherine?
    Amy I don't think it would hurt to send out STD's now (don't forget to let guests know where they need to fly to even if you don't want to tell them where the hotel is). Have you checked to see if you can get prices for 2017 flights yet?
    I've got a few more bits crossed off my list, I've potentially stumbled upon a fireworks display (courtesy of my dad) and it should be a fraction of the price I have been quoted by others. And I am currently waiting on a contract from a fun casino to read over before I sign on the dotted line pay the deposit and get that booked. Invites are underway too (getting the pocket folds and inserts put together and will print the invites closer to the time and stick them on to the invites) Once those are done I will probs start on some of the other stationary. Can't do my STD's yet tho as I have an idea but won't be able to sort it out until this xmas at the earliest, but there is no rush as I won't be sending them out until Dec 2016!

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


  27.  
    • CommentAuthorHannahB299
      CommentTimeMay 14th 2015
     
    Hey, October 2017 here!

    haven't set an exact date - waiting to find a venue we can afford to check their availability then jobs a good'un!

    Already looking at bridesmaids dresses, dec's and what I can get away with diy'ing. Thinking of carving pumpkins with hearts as decorations and having sparklers. Just wish I could find a venue to imagine it all in.

    H x
  28.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 14th 2015
     
    Hi Hannah, congratulations!
    Nice to meet another lady who is panning way in advanced! Have you started looking at venues yet?
    I love your pumpkin idea that really unique!

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


  29.  
    • CommentAuthorHannahB299
      CommentTimeMay 14th 2015 edited
     
    Thanks MrsD2B :)

    I've now got 3 venues lined up that I want to view, so hoping one of those will be what we are after otherwise we are back to square one :(

    You sounds super organised! Love the nye and fireworks idea x

    H x
  30.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 6 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 14th 2015
     
    How have you picked them? Have you already drawn up your guest list?
    To start with we made the mistake of booking an apt with a venue and then when the quote came through was more than we were expecting because they have a minimum numbers. If we would have done our proper guest list first and then looked at venue numbers then we would have found our venue a lot sooner.

    For us the guestlist came side by side with the budget so we knew how many guests we could afford and really helped narrow down venues 

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  31.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 14th 2015
     
    That's great that you have some viewings lined up fingers crossed for you.
    I don't feel so organised :( I've started getting bit sorted so that I can apply this September to got back to uni next September which means for 9 10 months of the 18 months running up to the wedding I will have no time do do any sort of planning, so the more I get done now the better!!

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


  32.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 6 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 14th 2015
     
    what have you got left tio do?

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  33.  
    • CommentAuthorHannahB299
      CommentTimeMay 14th 2015
     
    Emily we wrote up our guest list so we had rough numbers then I looked for venues online in my local area that would cater for the numbers.

    Looks like we may have to cull a few for the day as it stands because of the cost, although we're now toying with the idea of having a week day wedding. Then we're more likely to afford where/what we want without having to compromise...... One of the places I'm looking at is half price during the week!

    I work shifts anyway as does some of my family so weekends make no difference with taking time off. We figured that since it's over 2 years away it gives people enough time to book leave from work etc. also during half term so my nieces and nephews can come.

    What are you doing at uni Mrs d2b? When I was there I was only in 3 days a week so maybe you'll still have lots of time?

    H x
  34.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 14th 2015
     
    Everything ahaha, still looking for a band/singer, need to confirm that my friend would be happy to dj, got to finish my invites, start the STD's and other stationary. Need to make my table decorations, table plan and cake stand. Confirm and pay deposit for cake and photographer (both friends of mine tho so may not need to pay a deposit). I also want to sort out childcare for the evening (thinking once lo starts nursery I'll wait to who she bonds with, who i like, and then ask to see if they would be willing to work for me on NYE. Sort out all wedding attire, flowers, hair (although I think I have another friend doing that just need to confirm with her) make-up, gifts for bridal party and groomsmen, sort out favours (still not sure as to what to do). Need to give notice 10-12 months previous to the wedding, I'm hoping the registrar's will write and remind me of this as I will be super busy by that point. And at some point I'll need to go do a menu tasting and decide on food. I've probs forgotten loads as well :( Really want to have all that sorted by August next year so that I can focus 100% on my work with no distractions, and then once that's done with any luck I'll be straight into a job and again won't have much time for anything wedding related

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


  35.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 6 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 14th 2015
     
    Hannah, sounds like your on track then. its just if you like it. :) when have you booked in?
    I'm surprised its that much of a difference. where we were looking there wasn't much of a difference at all.. if any,.

    I'm sure you will have some time to do some of the smaller bits. have you designed your STDs and other stationary?
    I'm working full time at the moment and am finding it ok with the planning. just get a bit tired as don't have much of a break some days when home from work. the most difficult thing I'm finding is getting apts. but that's more because my OH works Saturday everyweek so getting us both together is a nightmare.

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  36.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 14th 2015
     
    I also found there was a big difference between weekday and weekend prices, you could also cut costs by having a later ceremony and then cutting out canapes and if you want the wedding breakfast all together and just having an evening buffet.
    I'll be doing my PGCE (I want to teach early years) so a full time course plus work experience and looking after my lo who will be 3 then and keeping our family home from collapsing around my ears I really won't have any spare time I'm going to have to give up my job in order to make sure I'm not under too much pressure will be the first time since I was 15 I'll be "unemployed" :(
    I've decided what I'm going to do for the STD's and the stationary but haven't started on those yet. I'm going to wait until winter this year before starting the STD's as I want a photo of me and h2b under the mistletoe with lo stood in front with a sign saying "Mummy and Daddy are saying "I do" 31.12.17" (or something along those lines) which I will then have printed as an xmas card to send out xmas 2016.

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


  37.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 6 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 14th 2015
     
    Ok, didn't factor in the LO.. sorry

    that sounds wonderful!!
    I have designed mine on the computer but not started making yet. makes such a difference as feel organised with it before starting

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  38.  
    • CommentAuthorHannahB299
      CommentTimeMay 14th 2015
     
    I've not booked the apts yet, same as you Emily, I work shifts so we're not often free at the same time as the available apts.

    Hoping to have them sorted over the next couple of months.

    Good idea with the pic for std, I'm thinking of doing the same. We got engaged on holiday and I got a pic of a heart in the sand on the beach with our initials inside. Was going to photoshop the date in underneath and use that. Your going to be a busy bunny! Do you get school holidays tho?

    H x
  39.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 15th 2015
     
    That sound like a great photo perfect for your STD's!
    haha Emily lo is a full time job in herself I don't know how I manage to juggle work and her as it is let alone throwing in a PGCE. It's an intense course (basically 3 years work squeezed into one) with 16 weeks work experience included so my holidays will be spend doing assignments! If I get a job straight away (fingers crossed) I'll have the summer holiday but most of that will be spent lesson planning sorting out my classroom and getting ready to start in September.

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


  40.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 6 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 15th 2015
     
    I didn't know there was such a. Course if I'm honest.. Sounds busy just with that!

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  41.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 6 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 15th 2015
     
    That pic sounds fab :)

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  42.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 15th 2015
     
    It's a post graduate degree (I already have 1 degree) so the theory is we already have the basics needed to do the course therefore they can squeeze in everything we need to know about teaching into one year, it will basically be a really intense version of a B'Ed which is a 3 year course into teaching

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


  43.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 6 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 15th 2015
     
    Blimy. are you going to be giving up work for that? couldn't imagine working full time and doing that at the same time. I just about managed a HNC part time!

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  44.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 15th 2015
     
    I'll have to I won't have time to do it all the thought of having no income for a year terrifies me but h2b should be able to support us and it should be worth it in the end

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


  45.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 6 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 15th 2015
     
    So that extra cash if he goes self employed will be a massive bonus for you both then. now understand why you are so organised with booking everything :)

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  46.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 15th 2015
     
    yes it will!! Defo need to be organized early on, I'm also a bit of a control freak but shhh lol

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


  47.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 6 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 15th 2015
     
    haha love it!
    mine is simply that my stress levels wouldn't be able to rush it and need to take it slow and steady so that I don't have a meltdown on the day

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  48.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 15th 2015
     
    That's sensible. To be fair before i started planning i thought it would be easy id have it sorted in a couole of months..... oh how wrong i was

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


  49.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 6 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 15th 2015
     
    Especially when you look at don't tell the bride and they do it in 3 weeks!
    Although that is full time.

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  50.  
    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 15th 2015
     
    Apparently they're looking for corrnish brides atm, the thought of letting h2b plan our wedding tho fills me with dread lol

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


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