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    You could stay in Brunel that night. Although if you live in London already then I guess it's a little silly to pay for a night just to be closer...

    As for orientation: I'm taking my suit. I thought about taking two but I think that might be overkill. A suit could be a bit too formal for smart casual but I'd rather be too smart than too casual.

    Not long now... I should probably join the facebook group...

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    Wouldn't a room cost quite a bit? Yeh I don't think it would be worth paying for a room just for one night just so I could go out for a meal. Despite how awesome that meal would have been.
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    I think it's about £30 for an extra night. But it comes with breakfast!

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    Hmmmmm
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    I'm starting to feel pretty excited now, joined that facebook group so I can meet up with some of you lovely people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherrycake View Post
    I'm starting to feel pretty excited now, joined that facebook group so I can meet up with some of you lovely people.
    Yea, I just got upgraded about 2 days ago after giving up hope somewhat - I know that feeling.

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    Orientation: Shirt and Tie gents. Take a suit jacket and wear it when you walk in and register, and after that just take it off and carry it. You don't need 2 suits for the length of time you'll be there.
    Seeing as this is almost part of your job you should dress up a bit, even if they say "smart casual".
    You might even be able to lose the tie on the second day, but play it by ear.
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    Ladies at orientation wore anything from full dress suit (skirt looks better) to smart blouses and pencil skirts.

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    Yup, dress as smart as you can (without being uncomfortable).

    Don't be the douche who turns up in jeans.
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    I agree with the folks above- aim for the 'smart' side of smart-casual!!

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    London, never really been and hear lots of horror stories.
    Then all this stuff I hear about people getting kicked off the programme for messing off there.

    I'm not worried worried, its just in the back of my mind.
    London's not that horror-ish, it's full of southern fairies!! Surely the North is far more scary

    Just don't fall asleep during the orientation, and don't turn up to the wrong orientation. People who did that are the only two I can think of that were sacked that I noticed!! You should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melty View Post
    I agree with the folks above- aim for the 'smart' side of smart-casual!!



    London's not that horror-ish, it's full of southern fairies!! Surely the North is far more scary

    Just don't fall asleep during the orientation, and don't turn up to the wrong orientation. People who did that are the only two I can think of that were sacked that I noticed!! You should be fine.

    what do you mean "turn up to the wrong orientation"???? How is this possible?????

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    You might turn up at the Moustache Wearer's Convention.

    We're there the same weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyaillya View Post
    what do you mean "turn up to the wrong orientation"???? How is this possible?????
    London used to have 2 orientations depending on which group you were in. Two years ago there was a girl who came to the wrong orientation (she was a week late...Oops)

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    Going to guess if you follow the crowd of lost looking, smartly dressed weeaboos you might find the orientation easy enough.

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    I'll leave a trail of tears of a felled weeaboo for you.

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    So, I'm heading to London tomorrow and this is my list of must bring things:

    • Passport
    • Visa form
    • Suit and shoes (the last time I went to a wedding, I brought a kilt but no shoes. It was awkward)
    • Invite to evening reception thing


    Anything I'm missing? And who's all going to the Sunday dinner thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by okinomiyaki View Post
    So, I'm heading to London tomorrow and this is my list of must bring things:

    • Passport
    • Visa form
    • Suit and shoes (the last time I went to a wedding, I brought a kilt but no shoes. It was awkward)
    • Invite to evening reception thing


    Anything I'm missing? And who's all going to the Sunday dinner thing?
    I HOPE to be going to the Sunday doobly doo.

    Casual clothes for evenin' wear and your moustache wax and comb.

    Paper and pen for important note taking and what not.

    Money for lunch nosh.

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    Thanks for the reminder on the paper and pen, forgot that I should take notes...

    I hope you can make it on Sunday. But there's always Monday and Tuesday. And Tokyo karaoke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by okinomiyaki View Post
    [*]Suit and shoes (the last time I went to a wedding, I brought a kilt but no shoes. It was awkward)
    Been there, done that. A suit with sandles is rather noticeable.

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    Snazzy lady sandals would be ok-ish. Man sandals... probably not. Even less so if they're snazzy.

    Contingency shirt is a good idea too. Just in case.

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