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Planning a wedding in 11 months

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CherryLips1980 Wed 31-Dec-14 20:15:51

...On the cheap, with a DD who will be 2 days off her second birthday (if we get the date we want) and a DC who will (if everything goes well) be 6 months old.

Have I, or will I, completely lose the plot?

noblegiraffe Wed 31-Dec-14 20:19:15

You can buy loads of wedding stuff cheaply off eBay shops.

Whether it's doable depends on how big a do you want. I planned my wedding in 3 months!

CherryLips1980 Wed 31-Dec-14 20:19:26

(Also....Help! I have been married before, DP hasn't. I have had the big church 'thing' and naice reception etc. I had minimal input into my wedding [shame] as my mother rode roughshod over everything and chose it all, including my dress. So I actually don't know where to start. confused )

CherryLips1980 Wed 31-Dec-14 20:21:54

I want a small do! DP, depending on the day of the week either wants the whole shebang or to elope [helpful].

The one thing we're as set as we can be on is the date - it's as near as we can to our 10 year anniversary (not overly chuffed with proximity to DDs birthday, but :-/ ).

CMOTDibbler Wed 31-Dec-14 20:31:19

Its straightforward really. You and DP decide on what sort of wedding you want, and how much money can be spent on it, plus who you both want there.
Then find somewhere to get married, and somewhere to celebrate. Book those.

Everything from there on in is pretty much window dressing and can be done as you wish.

My philosophy is to spend the money on the things that people really care about (food, drink to be brutal) and that will last (rings, photos), and decide what you want to do about the rest.

SparklyReindeerShit Wed 31-Dec-14 20:33:58

Oh you'll be fine. I've got 8 months, 2k, a toddler and newborn in tow and about 5 stone to lose while I'm at it! grin

SofaSpud Tue 06-Jan-15 16:23:31

6 weeks me!

Roxy1212 Thu 08-Jan-15 13:54:23

We had an amazing wedding in early July 2014 and we started planning late August 2013 and had more than enough time, especially if you're looking to do it cheap! "The best" suppliers can book up years in advance, but they're not the people I'd have been picking anyway due to the cost - We handmade the bunting, invites, orders of service, table decs, place names, place name holders, cake stand, table runners, flower girl wands and the food in that time for 120 people :D don't panic, just take it step by step and it'll be amazing

Trooperslane Thu 08-Jan-15 13:58:07

I did it in 14 weeks.

I'm not one to worry about my lipstick matching the flowers though!

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