I am a middle child. My older sister and my younger sister remind me of this and the accompanying syndrome frequently. The three of us are extremely close and rarely go without speaking to one another on any given day. But as close as we are, we are also very different. We have our own styles and preferences, dreams and aspirations. // Amazing as it seems, my two sisters and I have all married in the past year. Although close in time, each wedding was truly unique, reflecting our individual differences and the naturally occurring idiosyncrasies of three distinct seasons: summer, autumn and winter. As certain as the arrival of spring, we ultimately agreed that the most important thing about our own wedding was that it successfully reflected us and our partners, as traditional or untraditional as they may have been. // Over the course of preparing for three big days, we have gathered a lot of information between us. We also learnt a lot from our hands-on experience - some things worked really well, others, near disasters! With the remarkable amount of information that we now have, but with each of us now married, we thought that we should put all of this together for other brides to be. // As well as suggested timelines and helpful hints for all things wedding, we have included a planning document that we have built, tried and tested. Adopt it as your own, adding to it and refining it as you please. Various readings, examples of vows, examples of ring exchanges and tips for if you are considering changing your name are also included.