Bees with May 2015 Weddings–How far along are you with planning?

posted 3 years ago in May 2015
Post # 3
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825 posts
Busy bee

@lenabee:   I like your wedding date 😉

  • Venue Booked
  • Ceremony Site Booked
  • Caterer Booked
  • Photograher Booked
  • Videographer Booked
  • DJ Booked
  • Wedding Bands Received 
  • Color Scheme picked out (Navy, Lime, and White)
  • Registry Finished
  • Guest List Finalized
  • Wedding Website done
  • Engagement Party Invites Sent
  • Bridal Party Decided on but we’re waiting until April/May to ask

Coming up Before the end of May 2014: 

  • Booking Florist
  • Booking Hair/Makeup People
  • Designing Cake/Picking Baker
  • Deciding on Rehersal Dinner Site (future in-laws are coming up in March to look at venues)
  • Blocking Hotel Rooms

 

Post # 5
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1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We just booked another vendor tonight!

So far this is booked or finished:

-Photographer
-Catering
-Videographer
-Flowers
-Decor
-Ceremony venue
-Reception venue
-Photobooth
-Have my wedding dress

Still need to book our DJ (who is driving me insane with waiting for the contract, it’s been a month!), and a few other main things though.  I still need to ask another lady to be my bridesmiad too.

Post # 6
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5 posts
Newbee

I just got engaged yesterday. All I have done was name my bridal party, get a manicure, admire my ring and admire it some more :-).  It’s over a year away so I have time.. I’m completely overwhelmed just thinking of it.. Luckily I made my sister moh and she’s done it before so it won’t be bad.. 

Post # 7
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69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We have done a bit, so far we have

-Ceremony and reception site booked

– Celebrant booked

– Hair and makeup artist booked

– Photographer booked

– DJ booked

– Cake baker booked

– Guest list sorted

– Bridal party sorted

– Decorators booked

 

Still need to do flowers, everyone’s attire, decide on specific decor, guest favors and a couple of other little things. 

 

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2015

  • Venue Booked (includes ceremony and food)
  • Color Scheme picked out
  • Guest List Finalized
  • Rehearsal dinner venue selected
  • Bridal Party asked

I am in the process of booking the dj, officiant and photographer now.

May of 2014 and summer: 

  • Booking Florist
  • Booking our honeymoon
  • Designing Cake (Cake is included with our package but we have to go to the separate bakery)
  • Design invitations and save the dates
  • Dress shopping
  • registry
  • all that other stuff 🙂

 

Post # 9
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118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Jellyfish, Punta Cana DR

Below is a list of items we have booked and/or decided on so far:

  • Venue 
  • Caterer (menu selected)
  • decor
  • Cake
  • Photograher
  • Florist
  • Makeup artist and Hair Stylist
  • DJ 
  • Entertaiment
  • Color Scheme
  • Bridal party
  • Registry 
  • Guest List 
  • Hotel Rooms blocked
  • Wedding Website
  • Rehearsal dinner, welcome dinner and farewell lunch venues booked
  • STD ordered and received
  • Invitations selected (no ordered yet)
  • Engagment photo session booked
  • Bridal party “will you be my…….” gifts

“To-do” list

  • Videograher
  • Wedding day attire for myself, groom and bridal party
  • Favors & welcome bags
  • Bridal party wedding gifts
  • music list

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Wow, you guys make me feel behind!! I know there is plenty of time though…actually, I’m glad, because some of my friends think I’m doing too much too soon, but I say there’s nothing wrong with getting it done early!! This is what we have done…

-Reception venue booked
-Photographer booked
-Flowers bought (silk)
-Color scheme set, more or less
-Bridal party picked, only 2 asked so far, waiting for the others

We still need to get a caterer by this summer! I plan on dress shopping in August or September. We sort of have our DJ booked…we’re using FI’s BM’s equipment and having BM’s cousin as the DJ…eeeeeeek, I’m so excited for summer so I can start planning more!!

Post # 11
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265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We have nothing done. Lots of ideas, but nothing set in stone. It’s frustrating.

Post # 12
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110 posts
Blushing bee

Wow, you guys are speedy! FI and I just got engaged a week ago, so all I’ve been doing is researching wedding venues and admiring my ring. 🙂

We have nailed down a wedding budget and have identified three wedding venues that we’re going to see in three weeks (we are doing a destination wedding, so I have to wait for us to fly back to the wedding location). Hopefully we’ll have a venue AND a date picked out after that trip! 

 

Post # 13
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I feel like I am soo behind now and when we got engaged (almost a year ago) I was so ahead lol. 

-Booked our reception venue (includes food, alcohol, cake, centerpieces)

-Booked our ceremony venue

-Picked color scheme (Lavendar, Turquoise, Black and White)

-Started desigining our STD’s and Invitations

-Created website

-Decided on bridal party but haven’t asked yet (mostly family members- siblings, daughters, , nephew, and neice)

-Decided on bouquet type (paper flowers & brooches)

-About to sign and make a deposit for our photographer

 

I am trying to manage wedding plans and a fundraising event! 

 

 

Post # 13
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292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Y’all are on top of this! We’ve officially booked our venue, chosen/asked our bridal party and readers, had both readings picked out, have our colors and theme. Now comes the fun stuff like centerpieces and cakes!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

lenabee:  Omg i am sooooo happy there are May 2015 brides out there!!! You guys are so organised its amazing!!! To be honest with you i have been engaed almost a year and everyone kept saying “you have loadddds of time so dont rush” has anyone else had that???!!! Its so annoying!!

i went dress shopping for the first time yesterday and the woman was like you have ages you should come back in november when we have new styles! What if i want older styles! Seriously it was my first time and it really was not a nice experience!! But i may have found my dress now so i wont have to go through that anymore! i am sorting out catering in the next two months! That will definatly be fun 🙂 xx

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

MrsB2015:  I get that response – you have sooo much time! Um no not really. We are already in March!! I need to start my dress shopping – I would rather get my dream dress then have to settle with a dress. I am taking my time and enjoying my planning. THe sooner I get stuff done, the less I have to stress over closer to the date.

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