(Closed) May brides – what do you have left to do?

posted 9 years ago in May 2009
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My wedding May 2nd, and we JUST changed reception and ceremony venues, like two weeks ago. We still have to make programs (me), choose the cake flavors (me and FI), we mailed invites yesterday, and we need to get our ceremony music picked. I’m not to worried. Whatever happens, happens!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m feeling super overwhelmed right now.  Mine is May 15, and I’m still working on the invitations.  Hopefully, they’ll go out this week at some point.  I also need to do the programs and menu cards, finalize the centerpieces, pick ceremony music, and tie up all the other millions of loose ends.  Oh, and I’m in law school, so I have papers and exams coming up too!  🙁

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oy!  I don’t even want to think about how much is left to do!  5/9/09 – all the "big" stuff (ie. vendors, honeymoon, etc.) is done, now on to the escort cards/favors, seating chart, programs, and my first dress fitting is tonight!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I still have tons to do…

I still have to pick out the ceremony music, along with all of our intro, first dances and cake cutting songs, My invitations are about to come in & they are going straight to the calligrapher, so I hope to get them out by next Tuesday. I still have all of the "little" things left to do- like out of town bags, welcome letter to our guests, programs, table numbers, guest table cards, favors, gifts, hair/makeup…

The list goes on and on… I think I’m giving myself a panic attack right now!  

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Mine is the 30th and I feel like I have nothing done. It’s funny cause I started planning last May and figured I’d have it all completed within a couple months. Now I am ready to flip out. I mean I do have and had all the important thing done, vendors and such, but believe it or not we are still have not meet with our officiant. Oh boy! Oh well I suppose everything will turn out just fine no matter what!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Don’t worry it will all come together in the end. My date is May 30th and we are printing the invitations this week so they will go out next week. I still need to do alot of the little things like the aisle runner, and programs, and put together favors. Most of the DIY stuff still needs to be done. @ Lnickle i feel your pain with being overwhelmed I am working two jobs and trying to plan this wedding. Keep your head up, and just remember that in the end as long as you get married thats all that matters.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m a May bride!  Like all of you, we have all the big things planned and are now concentrating on the details: programs, ceremony music, reception music, day of itnineraries, escort cards, etc…  We sent out our invites this weekend, and now we’re just waiting for the RSVP’s to come roliing in! 

@chickasjf – You’re so right.  I think that’s good advice on how to keep my head above water!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

yay for May bride updates!! 1st is invitations out at the end of the month, tuxes, rings, music lists, videographer-we still can’t decide if we want to get one. Ceremony programs and choosing what we want to say to each other, table numbers, escort cards. Dress alterations need to start and favors, bm gifts eek. There is a lot, it is kind of stressful but it is under control if we don’t get derailed!! 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Yikes, I feel really behind!  I still have:

Invitiations, hair/makeup (my hairdresser canceled on me), florist (*cringe* I know, I should have this already), programs, place cards, favors, rings, other misc. DIY stuff, create menu with the caterer/final tasting, pick all music, final meetings with DJ/photographer/caterer/priest, limos (if we’re having one… still haven’t decided), book rehearsal dinner venue

Is anyone else making tissue paper pomanders (a la Vintage Glam)?  I feel like I live and breathe tissue paper!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have the big stuff out of the way, but there are alot of "little" things left:

invitations (going in mail tomorrow); song selections; programs; menu cards; favors; rings; out of town bags; attendant gifts; groomsmen tuxes; guest book; escort cards; seating chart; table numbers.

Ironmaiden:  my first dress fitting is tonight also! 

Post # 14
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217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

The RSVP cards started trickling in today.  It’s exciting!!

Anyone wanna make my pomanders for me??

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Right now it feels like I have EVERYTHING left to do! I have a 2-page-long list that I’ve barely started to tackle. Ack. Invites are almost done tho, they should be in the mail by next week. That’s a huge relief, since it’s the thing that HAS to be done the soonest. But seriously. I have to get on some of this stuff! Glad to know I’m not the only one!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m making tissue pomanders too! But I’m also having a semi-destination wedding (wine country, ca — fiance’s family is from there) so I’m going to have to cram a lot of the DIY stuff once we’re there the week before. Pretty scary stuff.

Wedding is May 31st and still have to do the following (mostly details):

transportation, rehearsal food stuff (doing it at a park but need to figure out where to get food), all the music stuff (got a dj but no idea what songs will be playing except for 1st dance song), diy-ing flowers – so coming up with some kind of plan and finding online wholesalers/flower mart, finalizing menu and rental details, figuring out ceremony details,  place cards, programs, table numbers, hair/make-up, etc etc.

 So lots more to do.. sigh. I hate it but I love it too.  

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