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    • PaulaE95
      CommentAuthorPaulaE95
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 1st 2013
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    Hi all

    I thought it was now time to tell you a bit about myself and my planning so far:

    To cut a very long story short I had been unlucky in love and never thought I would get married. I had been a carer for my mum (she passed away 10 years ago) and since then have been caring for my dad (he was disabled but also passed away earlier this year). I decided to try mu luck on the internet and hey presto found my prince 3 years ago (after a few conning frogs!!!!). My OH asked my dads permission to marry me at the beginning of the year knowing that it was important to us both and it was obvious that dad was seriously ill. I have now thrown myself into the wedding planning (I suppose to shut out the grief) and so far have completed the following:

    Venue, food and drinks package
    Church
    Photographer
    Car
    Table decorations and all flowers
    Videographer
    Have drafted the guest list, order of service, additional information sheet
    decided on invitations but too early to buy them yet
    Bridesmaid dress bought
    honeymoon chosen
    rings picked but again too early to order
    Suits picked but again too early to order

    Still to do:
    a few additional decorations i.e. lanterns, post box, wishing tree etc
    bridesmaid shoes and handbag
    hen do
    cake
    thank you gifts
    My Bridal outfit

    It doesn't look like a lot on paper!! How am I doing ladies? anything obvious I have missed?

    Will keep you updated and must put some pics on my profile x
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    • LauraY27
      CommentAuthorLauraY27
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 1st 2013
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    First of all, sorry for the loss of your parents. And secondly, wow you are mega organised!! We've only just started looking at things!! I think you may have it all covered. Maybe DJ, entertainment (if your having any) :) xx
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    • PaulaE95
      CommentAuthorPaulaE95
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 1st 2013
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    Oh yeah forgot the DJ - thats sorted! Have also got the table plan to do a lot nearer the time lol but not having place names as assume people can work it out themselves as long as they know what table they are on lol. Thank you also for your kind words trouble is I now have time to think and thats when the tears flow! I am having a photo of them both on a table with my wishing tree and a lantern with the candle from the church x
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    • FernP61
      CommentAuthorFernP61
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Aug 1st 2013
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    sounds lovely paulaE95 like you both my parents have passed my dad some years ago we were never in touch they split up when i was 2 and he didnt make much effort to contact me, my mum had a short illness with pancreatic cancer was diagnosed in august 11 and died sept 11 was very quick but im glad she didnt suffer for too long x
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    • PaulaE95
      CommentAuthorPaulaE95
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 1st 2013
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    FernP61 my mum and dads final illnesses were very quick too. Mum had endometrial cancer and died 5 weeks after diagnosis, dad had oesophagul cancer and died 2 weeks after diagnoses. Its almost too quick to get your head around everything. Like you though I am glad they didn't suffer for too long. x
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    • PaulaE95
      CommentAuthorPaulaE95
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 3rd 2013
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    Yippee now got my silver lanterns for the tables where the BBQ is being served x
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    • StaceyP91
      CommentAuthorStaceyP91
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Aug 3rd 2013
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    So sorry to hear about your parents passing :(
    Wow you are very organised :) best way to be as then you can split into little bits till the big day :) may help you to not over stress :)


    Xxxx

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 3rd 2013
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    Im sorry that you have lost your parents but its nice that your oh managed to ask your dads permission!

    I did the same thing when my gran recently died, threw myself into planning, searching and trying on dresses!

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    • PaulaE95
      CommentAuthorPaulaE95
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2013
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    I just realised how long it is since I last gave an update. Work has been mad with the new intake of students but I have also been busy with house repairs and wedding planning phew!

    Here is a bit of an update:

    dress, veil, tiara now chosen and ordered
    Wedding shoes bought although I think I may get a second pair as the first may be too high for all day and evening (any excuse!)
    Invitations and post box ordered just need to decide on final wording
    DJ completely organised - asking guests to tell us 1 favourite song each to then make up part of the playlist
    Bridesmaid handbag sorted after a bit of negotiation
    Cake organised (Sister in law 2B is making it)
    decided on favours (donation to Cancer Research)

    Still left to sort:
    grooms outfit etc
    present for H2B
    thank you presents
    chalk boards
    Thank you sign
    bridesmaid shoes

    There are of course the other bits that we can't do yet like finalise the order of service, give notice, book honeymoon, write invitations and finalise guest list but we have got plenty of time. Can't wait for January then we can say we are getting married next year!!!
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    • beximo86
      CommentAuthorbeximo86
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2013
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    Firstly, I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your parents. Big hugs.

    Secondly - wow!Very organised - love the donation idea as wedding favours; might steal that for my own! x
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    • MichelleNearlymrsD
      CommentAuthorMichelleNearlymrsD
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2013
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    So sorry about your parents, your super organised with 18 months to go. I've got 4 weeks left and my to do last is probably not much shorter then up yours lol

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    • sarah
      CommentAuthorsarah
      Got married 12 months ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2013
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    You're so organized, great work! xx




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    • PaulaE95
      CommentAuthorPaulaE95
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 1st 2014
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    Wow it has been 6 months since my last update and the time has flown. we have now got much more details sorted and have organised the following:

    Venue, church and cars booked and deposit paid
    bridal outfit ordered and arrived (!) can't wait to see it again - first fitting is December so will have to go before then!
    Grooms suit ordered but measurements not until next March as he is losing weight. Made dates to take all the groomsmen in.
    Invites ordered
    Guest book, post box ordered
    Bridesmaid outfit bought and being stored
    order of service drafted - have to wait for new vicar to be in place in September (when also we can give notice)
    FSIL is making the cake but the cake topper has been purchased
    DJ and Singer booked
    Ice cream tricycle booked to follow the BBQ we are having
    H2B wedding ring bought
    flowers and venue dressing organised and half paid for
    Photographer booked and deposit paid
    friend is going to video
    Decorations bought for outside area and display tables
    Thank you gifts organised

    Still to do:

    Hair and Make up
    final decision on guest list and send invites
    table plan
    print order of service
    finalise measurements of all suits
    my wedding ring
    book honeymoon
    final decision on first dance
    Order Cancer Research pins as favours

    Phew - at least the to do list is getting shorter!!! Off on holiday next weekend so 2 weeks to relax. I know it seems that I am way ahead but we are also moving presmises at work in the next couple of months so I know its all going to be busy. Have I missed anything off?? x
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    • VickiD69
      CommentAuthorVickiD69
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 1st 2014
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    Dont forget that you need to give the registrar notice which takes 16 days. And then also getting the license and then certificate and book them to be present at the ceremony for the signing at the end.
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    • CommentAuthorMrsManiatt
      Posted: May 1st 2014
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    Glad to see your organised! and hope you are coping well without your parents now some time has passed. I love your favours! So memorable and true to you! xxx
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    • PaulaE95
      CommentAuthorPaulaE95
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 6th 2014
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    Can't believe I forgot that on the list Vicki - We are giving notice in September x
 
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