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    • NicoleFuray
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 19th 2014
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    Hi everyone! Had this account for a while but not really made use of it! The date we are looking at is in 4 years time so will be on this from here on out as we start all the planning. Could do with some advice though, where's best to start with the whole wedding planning? Considering we're going to be saving as we go!
    Hope you are all well and are either enjoying married life or enjoying the build up to becoming a wife!
    Lots of love, Nicole xx
    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 19th 2014
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    Welcome and congrats :) Check out on the main thread page a checklist for all brides to be on what is needed to be done :) x

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    • Flossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 20th 2014
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    Hi Nicole :)

    I would sit down and work out a rough budget at this point so you can see what kind of venue you can afford to have etc. and how many guests you will be able to cater for. We worked out how much money we could realistically save on a monthly basis and from there knew that the venue we were looking at was affordable.

    Go on P1int3r3st and look at lots of ideas - theme ideas, colour schemes, dresses.. anything! It's a great place to save all your ideas in one location and you will get a better idea of the kind of thing you want :)

    You've given yourself plenty of time to get everything sorted so my main advice would be not to rush into anything! We started planning 2 years before our date - so far we have booked the venue, registrar, photographer, DJ, harpist and we have our transport sorted. Those are the things we considered the biggest and most important (and also the most likely to book up quickly) so we were keen to get those things sorted. We are taking a break from wedding planning now and will probably start planning everything else in the New Year :)

    It's worth considering that most wedding insurance policies will only cover any deposits/payments made for 2 years prior to your wedding date and nothing before that (if you are thinking of taking out insurance that is).

    Happy planning!! x

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    • Elinor Claire
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      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 20th 2014
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    I would avoid committing to anything at this stage, as you could well change your mind. Do lots of research, and work out your budget. 18 months to 2 years in advance is far enough in advance to start booking things.

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