Just wondering what common pitfalls occur in the run-up/at the last minute and how a civvy girlfriend (have car, can make 16 more trips to Salisbury and back for things which have been forgotten) can be useful (rather than get in the way) in the couple of days before the event.
It should be fun. I am bringing three single girlfriends, two of whom are keen to get as debauched as possible.
With surplus single girlfriends didn't you realise that there are loads of balls in Andover etc. Spread your net and I'm sure you'll get loads of invites. Salisbury is excellent positioning for embarking on a Summer Ball spree.