For those whose wedding is May 2014…

posted 3 years ago in May 2014
Post # 3
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m in nursing school so I have no time to be overwhelmed lol. We have all major vendors booked except the cake baker and limo. So we need to do invites, 1 more marriage counseling session at church, rent tuxes, dress alterations, meet with the dj, make reservations for the rehearsal dinner, get bridal party gifts, hair trial run, make programs, set a day of timeline, pick our menu, and of course make all final payments. I’m sure there is much more I am forgetting lol


Post # 4
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@alevesque2000:  Date twin!

I booked venue (ceremony, reception) which includes food, tables, chairs… 

I booked photography too, a friend offered to do invites

I mostly have to work on decor and my dress, but I wont start until next year.

I’ll have simple stuff and have lots of friends and family willing to help so I am ok! 🙂

Post # 6
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@alevesque2000:  I still need a DJ & and Officiant.  Those are the big ones.  There are a lot of details that I have to deal with, I’m expecting a few good freakouts.

and pretty much everything else that the PP has mentioned….


Post # 7
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@alevesque2000:  omg that is my schedule! Graduate the 10 wedding the 16, honeymoon 17-24, come home and take boards! Lol

Post # 8
2082 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@alevesque2000:  I feel like the most important things are done. Not stressed at all yet, but maybe it will come as it gets closer. 

Things done:

1. Venue (ceremony and reception)

2. Food 

3. Cake (plus custom topper)

3. Photographer

4. Dresses (mine, BM’s, Mom amd FMIL)

5. Invitations and enclosure cards (designed them myself)

6. All reception decor and rentals

7. Ceremony music chosen

8. Sound system rental (no DJ…we are doing it iPod style)

9. Night of honeymoon suite booked

10. My band ordered

11. Hair (doing my own makeup)

Things left to do:

1. FI has to choose groomsmen and finalize his guest list

2. Suits (FI, groomsmen and Dad)

3. FI needs to find a wedding ring he likes

4. Choose flower girl dress

5. Confirm flowers

6. Confirm officiant

7. Choose bridal accessories

8. Purchase bridal party gifts


Post # 9
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have to take bridals, have dress altered, hair/makeup trial, book DJ, book florist, decide on centerpieces/bouquets, buy his wedding ring, book honeymoon, get favors and all bridal party/parent gifts, pre cana, buy shoes, book limo, invites, book videographer, decide on a menu and I’m sure there is something else I’m forgetting. 

I didn’t think I had a lot to do, but when I type it up, woah!

Post # 10
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a TON to do, but a lot of it is on hold because our wedding planner is on holiday, and also because we’re also planning our civil wedding ceremony in Australia in January. So that’s kind of taken priority over our actual wedding in May, which is in Bali. 

This is how we’re looking so far:

– Venue deposit paid

– Photographer deposit paid, flights booked

– Wedding planner deposit paid

– Waiting for quotes from two florists

– My wedding band (antique courtesy of future MIL)

– Invitations at final stage of proofing

– Attire for both of us

So we still need to figure out band/DJ/string quartet, bridal party attire, food tasting, makeup trials, find a local assistant/second shooter for our photographer, videographer, accomodation for guests and wedding party. I also need to start sorting out my personal to-dos like teeth whitening, getting my hair coloured, maybe facials etc. I’m sure there’s a bunch of stuff I’m forgetting right now!

Post # 11
1028 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@alevesque2000:  We are getting married in Rio de Janeiro and we still have so much to do.

Completed so far:

Booked the group flights

Rented the two penthouses for people to stay in

Contracted our wedding planners

Sent out the first newsletter to our guests

Ordered my dress and had my first alterations appointment

Order her suit

Selected the ceremony site

Ordered the cake topper 

Select makeup artist (she’s traveling with us! YAY!)

Still left to do: 

Select the reception location (we are very close though)

Select the menu

Create the playlist for the DJ

Select reception decor

Select the cupcake style and flavor

Order accessories

Order our shoes

Book the spa treatments for the penthouse

And probably a host of other things I cannot think of at the moment. Really stressful planning a wedding from so far and not being able to actually see/touch/taste/smell anything in person. *SIGH*

Post # 12
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@alevesque2000:  I feel overwhelmed!! I’m in a doctoral program so I’ve done NOTHING since August, which was just before classes started.  I have loads of DIY projects left.  I’m most concerned about my wedding invitations.  And the biggest part is how shall we pay for the rehearsal dinner and the reception balance due.  I haven’t even taken my engagement pix yet!  Just got the shirt for my ‘perfect outfit’ today.  I have this feeling that it’ll all come together.  I just don’t know when!  










finalization of invites, centerpieces 

Make up artist


Rehearsal dinner



Good luck!


Post # 13
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yay May weddings!


I feel like there is so much, but I know we have accomplished a lot, too.

We still need to do our Pre Cana next month, final flower meeting, cake tasting, alterations, finish bridal party gifts, rent tuxes, programs, seating chart, actually meet with the DJ, find someone for hair then do the trial, honeymoon plans, rehearsal, final payments, girls shoes, and more.

we have our venues, limo, DJ, invites ready to go, girls dresses ordered, my dress/shoes, most addresses ready to go, hmmm I know there is more!


I can’t believe how close we are getting! Good luck ladies! We can do it!

Post # 14
1383 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Time’s flying by!  We’ve accomplished a lot, but there’s still quite a few smaller details to finish:

left to do:

-engagement shoot (comes with photog package, using pic for a signature mat)

-Pick/buy bridal accessories

-bridesmaids order their dresses (already picked)

-hair trial

-dress alterations


-book rehearsal dinner space (chosen, need to finalize)

-finish DIY invitations

-DIY projects (table squares, table numbers, escort cards)

Post # 16
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@alevesque2000:  The major things are booked!

What’s Booked:







Hair/makeup artist


Hotel blocks


What’s Left:

Order invites

Settle guest list

Dress alterations

Fiance buys suit

Put together welcome bags

Little decor things

Pick music

Write vows and ceremony

Print menus

Finalize everything

Get marriaged

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