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    • SydnieH
      CommentAuthorSydnieH
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 3rd 2014
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    Hi, I'm not really all that new in that I signed up to UKBride a good while ago but just never gotten around to using it. We now have only a few months until we get married and im freaking out that I've missed something! Did anyone find they got closer to the wedding and realised they had forgotten something important?! The stress is unbelievable!
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 3rd 2014
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    I've got a bit longer to go than you so can't really comment on that yet, but have you read checklists and things like that? I've found making lists is really helpful.

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 3rd 2014
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    I made lists as well. There are loads of wedding planning lists out there. If you get a bridal magazine you can often find them, or you can buy wedding planners. The only thing with those is that I sometimes find they're too specific and make assumptions. There is a thread on here somewhere with a check list as well.

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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Nov 3rd 2014
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    I had spreadsheets, and would make lists. I would even email myself on my phone if I was out & about and thought of something
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 3rd 2014
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    Spreadsheets and lists are definitely the way forward. The checklist pinned at the top of the threads is useful too :)

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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Nov 3rd 2014
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    I made a spreadsheet type list with things that needed to be done, and the dates they needed to be done by, and ticked them off as I went along. Things we left to the last minute/kind of forgot about due to various things going on/couldn't physically do any sooner were:

    Choosing the readings and vows and actually sending the form to the registry office

    Selecting the music throughout the day; this was much harder, and took much longer, than we imagined, plus we had 4 different sections/musicians and so 4 sets of people to contact with our preferences

    Finalising the seating plan and emailing it to the venue

    Collating our guests' menu choices and emailing them to the venue (I did this table by table and colour coded various things eg dietary requirements, and it took time)

    Finishing the stationery ie the seating/table plan, the individual name/menu cards, and the table names

    Ordering umbrellas (left that until 3 days before; luckily got them in time and boy did we need them, it chucked it down!)

    Writing the thank you cards for the parents and bridal party; only a small thing, but it still took time to write a total of 12 cards with personal messages. Likewise wrapping the gifts


    We were unfortunate in that our photographer cancelled on us with 4.5 months to go, which was a huge headache and took a couple of weeks and many hours of searching and phone calls to find a replacement. Then our baker cancelled on us two weeks before (totally not her fault; she'd been diagnosed with cancer) so that was another set back at a really bad time, which led to other things slipping.

    My advice is to aim to get as much as possible completed for 6-8 weeks before the big day, so that you enough time for those things, like the table plan, which cannot be finalised until nearer the time, and you also have a 'cushion' in case some things take longer than anticipated.
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 3rd 2014
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    I have made a spreadsheet (as well as loads of lists!!!) My spreadsheet has everything I need to do, a cell to input any deposits paid, a cell for amount left to pay, a cell for total cost, a cell to tick off once fully paid and a cell for any notes - i.e. I haven't paid for my flowers yet but I have found some lovely ones so made a note of where I saw them and the cost of them x

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    • Becky1608
      CommentAuthorBecky1608
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 3rd 2014
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    Spreadsheets are amazing! I don't know what I would have done without mine!!!! Xxx

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    • JEm1905
      CommentAuthorJEm1905
      Got married 26 months ago
      Posted: Nov 3rd 2014
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    Check the lists, even the night before my CP I was still stressing out about shoes not fitting and people not coming at correct times etc.. Weddings are stressful think of the end project and you will be fine x

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Nov 3rd 2014
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    Check your lists, I'm sure everything is fine. I stressed about a few little things but everything always falls into place.

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 3rd 2014
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    We made lots of lists in the run up to keep everything on track and ticked things off as we went along.

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    • SydnieH
      CommentAuthorSydnieH
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 5th 2014
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    Thanks for the replies ladies, I'm on making a spreadsheet now lol. I have a planner but it's quite particular and I think all weddings are different and as much as were being as traditional as possible it's still the tiny little things that I don't want to forget I had totally forgotten about thank you cards etc, already planning on what to get our parents as thank you's but forgotten about cards. I get my dress measured etc in January so I'm on a diet now so I can fit in it and haven't even thought about shoes etc. Will I need my shoes and stuff for my dress being measured, I'd presume so but not 100%
 
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