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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 28th 2014
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    Hi guys!

    We've booked! We went to our venue to pay our £400 deposit last night and paid the £200 deposit for registrar today. When we went last night to the castle the wedding co-ordinator said we can go back on 5th April to view the tables all set up the night before the next wedding they are holding!

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    It's starting to get a bit more real now, and I'm anxiously awaiting our save the dates to come!

    The next thing on the list is either paying the 25% at a year before the wedding in April, but hopefully we will find some money to book the photographer we like!

    x

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 28th 2014
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    Your venue looks stunning hun, bet you can't wait to go and see it set up for another wedding :)




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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 28th 2014
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    Thank you, we absolutely love it. We had decided to get married there before we even got engaged! I love telling people I'm getting married in a castle, it's so different and I don't know anyone who hasn't used the same venue in our town x

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 28th 2014
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    That's absolutely stunning!! Where is it? You are going to have such a wonderful day there and think of the photo's :) xx

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    Honeymooned on the Isles of Scilly :)

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 28th 2014
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    Walworth Castle in Darlington. I can't wait! Hopefully it doesn't rain as we have full use of the grounds, and there are even stocks outside and a children's playground! xx

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Sounds ideal! Distractions for the kids and stocks for any annoying guests ;) you've got a bargain there! xx

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    Married my wife on 15.08.15
    Honeymooned on the Isles of Scilly :)

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    • TheFutureMrsK
      CommentAuthorTheFutureMrsK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 28th 2014
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    The castle looks beautiful :) you'll be a princess for the day xx

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 28th 2014
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    I can't wait to start dress shopping, then I'll certainly feel like one! xx

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 25th 2014
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    Well thought I'd do an update...

    Just to clarify, I will be the new Mrs Swan...

    We have:

    Venue - £400 deposit paid and paying first installment of £1000 on the 5th
    Photographer - £333 deposit paid by MIL
    Pocketfold invites built, just need decorating later (got them early so we have plenty of time to do when we're off in small doses)
    Save the dates - about half have been given out, rest need dishing out
    Transport is OHs bosses car - she's getting her husband to take OH and his 2 best men, I'm staying at venue - paid £20 for car ribbon and thats it!
    Cake being made by boss too ^
    Have my jewellery
    Have ivory place cards with a swan
    Mr & Mrs Swan cake topper inside the body of a swan
    1/3 of favours ordered - mini personalised love hearts, with a swan on!
    We have a sample sash for the chairs for colour matching
    & OH has an appointment on Saturday to book suits and pay deposit

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 25th 2014
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    Most importantly I have my dress!

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 1st 2014
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    So we've had a few deliveries in the last week!

    I've got these now
    My headband
    My headband


    Part of our favours
    Part of our favours


    Jewellery
    Jewellery


    And I've ordered these last night for our favour boxes :)
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    Adam has also now booked his suits, but he won't tell me what they're like as he wants his own little surprise! I hope they aren't tailcoats!

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Apr 1st 2014
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    eeeek! How exciting! The castle is stunning and your dress is gorgeous :D
    Looks like your plannings going well wedding twin! x
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 1st 2014
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    Thank you :D I can't wait to try my dress on again in a week! I'm taking it to a local bridal store so she can see what alterations need doing closer to the time as its from a lovely outlet. I have a hoop for it too and makes it feel that bit more special :)

    I think the next big thing we need is flowers now. The little things are coming together nicely, I live on the Bay! X

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • AH86
      CommentAuthorAH86
      Posted: Apr 1st 2014
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    Wow you are so well organised already. We're getting married on the 10th April next year and I haven't even been dress shopping yet, venue and church booked still need:

    Flowers
    Men's outfits
    My outfit
    Page boy and flower girl outfit
    Favours
    Table plan
    Invites
    Accessories
    Videographer
    Band

    !!!

    Your venue looks amazing as does your dress! :)

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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Apr 1st 2014
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    I need to find someone to do my dress alterations cos that was from an outlet too but need to get the right height shoes first! x
    We've been thinking about booking to go see a florist this month just because they're most likely to have the same flowers they'll have the same time next year for our wedding! Also the jewellery shop that rhymes with "hamuels" has a wedding event on in april where they're offering discount on wedding rings so we've booked an appointment for that too! x
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 1st 2014
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    A few weeks ago I was worrying that I was behind but I wouldn't worry, it really does all just come together! I didnteven plan to go dress shopping so early, it was a last minute decision trying to find places that didn't require appointments the night before haha.

    I need shoes too but i think I'll struggle with that because I'm tall enough already so want a mid heel. Me and OH are the same height so I'll be taller than him on the day and any other time I wear heels!

    I'd really like blue flowers in my bouquet even if ts just a little splash of colour all all blue, as our colour s a turquoise shade. O either of you loaded know any flowers rough.y that colour in season during April?

    I didn't know about that jewellers event, might have to have a look at that too xx

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • KatieA72
      CommentAuthorKatieA72
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 1st 2014
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    Hey

    I'm also a wedding twin! I done lots already and yesterday we booked our honeymoon which is so exciting.

    In a year's time our wedding will only be 3 days away...
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 1st 2014
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    I know on Friday it's a year!!

    Honeymoon is something we aren't thinking about at the minute. We know we want to go to the Caribbean somewhere, but as OH works in a school we are going to have a mini moon just after the wedding and have a nice city break somewhere and have our proper honeymoon in the summer holidays.

    We cant afford to start paying for a nice honeymoon just yet. It's my own fault really, he said to get married in summer but I couldn't wait that long so said we could have a mini moon first ha! X

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Apr 1st 2014
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    Ahhh a year on Friday! Oh my giddy aunts!
    yeah the jewellers event will be good so excited to try on some shaped rings!
    I don't even think we'll be able to afford to go on a honeymoon!
    A lot of the flowers they will add food colourant to the water to make it the colour you want hun!
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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      Posted: Apr 2nd 2014
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    You can just go away for a few days somewhere, lots of people don't have honeymoons now or don't make a big deal of it anyway! Oh I didn't know that about the flowers haha! Xx

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    • LauraY27
      CommentAuthorLauraY27
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Apr 2nd 2014
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    Oohhh where did you get your hair band from? I've been looking everywhere for one like this! Xx
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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      Posted: Apr 2nd 2014
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    The bay! It was less than £3?! It took a few weeks to be delivered though. I'll see if I can find the link xx

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Apr 2nd 2014
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    Yeah we'll probably go away later in the year! Yeah my mum had to tell me about the flowers I was like "oh - its that simple?!"
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Apr 2nd 2014
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    That dress is absolutely stunning. I'm having blue for my theme, and although I think there are lots of blue flowers around in August, I've got artificial bouquets for myself and the bridesmaids, so that they can be kept afterwards. Might be worth considering.

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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      Posted: Apr 2nd 2014
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    Laura i posted the link on your wall.

    Yeah well I think we'll have a look at lowers soon and make our mind up from there :)

    Thanks Elinor, I love my dress :D

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 4th 2014
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    It's now officially one year to the day! I'm so excited I feel the need to tell everyone haha! X

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 17th 2014
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    Well I booked my bridesmaids dresses last week and they are lovely!
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    Its the one on the right but it looks so much better when you see it on! It will be in 'turkish blue' which matches our turquoisey theme :) Can't wait to see them properly in September.

    I've also been thinking about this for my hair as I think it would match them nicely and I'm mad for anything with a bow on!
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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • GhilaL
      CommentAuthorGhilaL
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 18th 2014
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    I love the hair bow!! V pretty I have a year and 6 days which means a week today we can book registrar!! Well excited
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Apr 18th 2014
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    April I love the hair bow! Will look lovely!!
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 19th 2014
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    I love it! There are lots of similar ones but they look a bit 'square' and fixed where as this one seems a bit more loose if you know what I mean? I'm excited for my hair trial now

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 24th 2014
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    So I've got my two lists of what I have and need and I feel like we're on task with a lot of it :) the main thing is just saving to pay off the big things

    We have:

    Venue - includes food and DJ
    Paid deposit on registrar
    Bought my dress
    Paid 50% on bridesmaids
    Paid 50% on suits
    Deposit on photographer
    Favours and boxes
    Invitations (most save the dates sent out)
    Have my jewellery
    Know who and what I want for hair and makeup just needs booking
    Cake topper
    Using OHs bosses car - new white BMW, very 'weddingy' lol (bought a ribbon for car)
    ^^ also making our cake
    Place cards
    Disposable cameras
    Personalised Mrs & Mrs sign for top table
    Rough table plan

    To do:

    Flowers
    Book entertainment (probably within next 2 weeks)
    Shoes, veil and tiara
    Lingerie
    Book room for night before
    Book decorations (sashes, centrepieces)
    Legal fees - give notice etc
    Rings
    Honeymoon
    Choose music
    Menu tasting
    Bridal party gifts
    Guest book

    I think that's everything?

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 1st 2014
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    I've just ordered my shoessss! I LOVE them, they are very 'me' tying in the bows!

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    I've got my Mr & Mrs sign too but I haven't got a picture of that on laptop just yet x

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: May 2nd 2014
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    those shoes are gorgeous!! Verrrrrr jealous :D
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
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    I didn't know that you could have 'THE' shoes like having THE dress! Ahhhh!

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • lexie
      CommentAuthorlexie
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 2nd 2014
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    I love those shoes! Where did you get them?
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Thanks :D they are from dre$$f!rst.c0m

    It's 11 months to the day!

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 15th 2014
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    We booked what were having from our venue dressers yesterday so waiting on an email with finalised quote.

    Roughly 60 sashes (chair covers included in venue), 8 ostrich feather centre pieces with tall vases, mirrored plates and scatter crystals, and our top table and cake table swag.

    The guest book we want is out of sock until mid June :/

    We got this a couple of weeks ago :)
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    I've got some Groom socks and boxers too that say Property of Mrs Swan and our date :)

    We're picking our flowers on Saturday and hopefully giving notice in half term :)

    I feel like I'm running out of things to do lol

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 15th 2014
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    I like your table sign April, do you kind me asking where you got it from? Xx
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 15th 2014
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    Its from the bay, they do different coloured hearts too :) was only about £10 :) xx

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
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    Bargain! I'll have a look, thanks hon xx
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 15th 2014
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    Ive posted the link on your wall :) xx

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
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    Thankyou :-) xx
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 20th 2014
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    We have an appointment to give notice next Thursday morning :)

    We also got a quote for flowers at the weekend:

    Shower bridal bouquet
    2 BM posies
    3 groomsmen corsages
    4 buttonholes

    £191.50

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • SLC86
      CommentAuthorSLC86
      Posted: May 21st 2014
     
    I'm a 4/4/2015 bride too!! Only got the venue, register office booked so far! Venue has inhouse caterers and DJ so need to meet them. Tried a few dresses on but so far haven't seen the one! I want a knee length one with lace sleeves so finding it hard to find one in my budget! Xx
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 21st 2014
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    Oh lovely, great date to choose ;) once you start with the next couple of things you'll find it all falls together! Xx

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 27th 2014
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    We went to metro centre today and have paid the deposits on our rings! I love them, can't wait to wear them. I also got my underwear from B0uX avenu and the bm's jewelly, matching necklace and earrings for £25 each plus £5 for gift wrapping lol.

    I'll have to upload pictures from my phone as iPad won't let me! X

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 28th 2014
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    Can't find a picture of the set together -
    Silver earrings for BMs
    Silver earrings for BMs

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    My ring! Was £299 in the shop!
    My ring! Was £299 in the shop!


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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 28th 2014
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    I love that ring, it's really pretty.

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 28th 2014
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    I didn't want to take it off haha. I tried a few different styles but definitely wanted a shaped one and it fits really well with my engagement ring. I tried one with the diamonds at the top but it didn't look right with my ring, so decided on that one with the diamonds at the bottom, then there's not too much going on and the diamonds are spread out nicely. :)

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 29th 2014
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    Well I picked my wedding ring up today, a day earlier than expected delivery date - very impressed considering we only ordered them on Tuesday! Adam's is due in the shop 5th June :) Paid remaining balance for mine - £199 (£299 altogether)

    We had our appointment to give notice today, paid another £70 out.

    We also set up a joint account too! Next step after the wedding is mortgage - feeling very grown up!

    Im currently in the process of updating my wedding book and putting it all on my laptop instead of relying on my little book ha.

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


 
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