(Closed) 6 months out, May brides! How’s the planning?

posted 7 years ago in May 2012
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Pinterest is my addiction as well πŸ™‚

We’re cruising along. Ceremony and reception venues, caterer, ceremony musicians, reception DJ, officiant, photog and DOC are all booked. Colors are lavender, blush, and grey.

Bridesmaids dresses all ordered. My dress has been purchased and I’ve begun the alterations process. Shoes, bolero, hair accessories, veil and undergarmets bought.

Next up on our list are to finalize the guest list and order the invitations before the end of the year. We also met with 3 florists, have already eliminated one, and are waiting on the proposals for the other two. I’d like to confirm the florist by the end of the year as well.  I’m also beginning to look at restaurants for the rehearsal dinner.

We’re gotten a good deal done, but feels like we still have a ton to go!! πŸ™‚

 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

ooh, can I follow you on Pinterest? 

Here’s what I’m up to: I have the venue, the officiant, the rentals, the menu, the dress and the photographer. Colors are yellow, grey and blue. I don’t have a theme! 

In terms of DIYs, I’ve started making our flowers, finished the centerpieces, started my flower girl skirts.

My to-dos are: Finish writing our ceremony, work on my DIY projects and find all of the addresses for the invites! 

Everything is smooth sailing so far-  but it seems so far away! 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

ooh, can I follow you on Pinterest? 

Here’s what I’m up to: I have the venue, the officiant, the rentals, the menu, the dress and the photographer. Colors are yellow, grey and blue. I don’t have a theme! 

In terms of DIYs, I’ve started making our flowers, finished the centerpieces, started my flower girl skirts.

My to-dos are: Finish writing our ceremony, work on my DIY projects and find all of the addresses for the invites! 

Everything is smooth sailing so far-  but it seems so far away! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I know there is a lot to do but I am slowing down a bit.  Gotta keep up that steam!  Sorry for the lists.  I love lists.  And Excel spreadsheets. πŸ™‚

Booked: 

  • Venue
  • DJ
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • DOC
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dresses Ordered

DIY Started:

  • STDs(done)
  • Ribbon Wands(done)
  • Centerpieces(have bought all non-flower things)
  • Ring Bearer pillows(done)
  • Bridal Shower Thank You Cards(done)
  • Rehearsal Dinner Invites/Envelopes(done)
  • Rose petal aisle runner
  • Designed program, table numbers, rehearsal dinner decor/menu, kid’s table stuff

Before 2012:

  • Book cake baker
  • Book bridal party/guest shuttle
  • Order wedding dress, eeeeeekkkkk!!!
  • Order Groomsmen custom suits

After January 1, 2012:

  • Book ceremony site(They only book starting 1/1 of the year!)
  • Book rental chairs
  • Book pedi-cab
  • Order invitation suite
  • Freak out a little πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

Hii month twins! Can’t believe we’re already into the 6 months mark. Ahh. I have so much to do, it’s not even funny.

Completed:

-ceremony & venue location booked

-caterer booked

-photographer booked

-videographer booked

-officiant booked

-DJ booked

-month-of coordinator booked

-website completed

-hotel room block secured

-STDs sent

-wedding dress purchased

-MOH dress purchased

 

DIY to do:

-centerpieces

-guest book & guest book table / welcome table decor

-bridal accessories (sash & veil)

-party favors (home made jam or pottery)

-out of town guests’ welcome baskets

 

Misc to do:

-order Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses

-order custom groom’s tux / Groomsmen rentals

-traditional ceremony rentals

-wedding dress alterations

-invites / programs / menus

-book makeup artist

-create cocktail hour & reception playlists

-book string trio / quartet

-purchase wedding rings

-purchase thank-you gifts

-write vows

-determine processional / schedule of events for wedding day

-book rehearsal dinner location

-book welcome party location

-book (possible) afterparty location

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wow so many may 12 brides πŸ™‚ hi date twins! Well…

Theme-peacock πŸ™‚

Navy blue, eggplant purple and light green.

Done already-

Ceremony and reception site booked

Dj booked

Photographer booked

Caterer booked

Dress bought

Hair stylist booked

Cake ordered

Cake topper bought

Rings bought

Officiant booked

Chair covers bought

Bartender booked

Peacock feathers bought

Get done by the end of the year-

Book videographer (meet this weekend)

Buy vases (doing over thanksgiving)

Book florist (meeting soon)

Buy bm dresses (doing over thanksgiving)

Do by may-

Buy my shoes (already bought a pair but changed my mind)

Buy garter

Buy bm gifts

Get tux for groom and groomsmen

Buy gm gifts

Buy alcohol

Buy sons tux (he is ring bearer)

Buy ring pillow

Buy unity candle

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh and to do

Buy veil

Write vows

Get alterations

Loose weight! Lol

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We’re all kinda on the same page!

All vendors booked, except tree rental company.

Before 2012: start ceremony writing, finalize guestlist (and collect email addresses)

Once 2012 comes: rent tuxes, send out invites, finalize church music, make candy for favors, organize rehersal dinner πŸ™‚

I think I’m pretty organized but ask me again in 4 months πŸ˜›

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Done:

– Ceremony Location booked

– Ceremony chairs booked

– Reception Venue booked

– Officiate booked

– Wedding Coordinator booked

– Florist booked

– Cake baker booked

– DJ Booked

– Ceremony guitarist booked

– Guest transportation booked

– Horse Carriage booked

– Hotel booked

– Hotel blocks for guests booked

– STD’s sent

– Dress purchased

– Bridesmaid dresses purchased

– Photographer booked

– Wedding website created

– Rehearsal dinner booked

– Hair & Makeup booked

– Shoes and earrings purchased

 

So I have all of my vendors booked but we still need to figure out the details.

– Final flowers to be selected

– Groom & groomsmen suits

– DJ play/do not play list

– Write ceremony

– Invitations – we’re designing our own and are almost done. We need to send them to the printer to review

– Wedding party gifts

– Decor decisions/ purchases

– Finalize timeline

– Book flights

– Research and book honeymoon

– Menu for reception

– Cake flavors

– Hair and makeup trial

– Buy veil and maybe a bracelet

– Wedding insurance (requird by ceremony site)

– Tent rental (in case it rains)

– Select/ Purchase wedding rings

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

What I’ve done:

Ceremony/Reception booked

Officiant booked

Dress purchased

Photog booked

DJ booked

Florist booked

Cake booked

Trolley booked

Coordinator booked

Catering booked

Make up/Hair booked

Jewelry bought

Invitations booked

Calligraphy booked

Bibs made (fun!)

Vases bought

tea lights bought

bridesmaids dresses bought

 

This is what I have left to do:

-Groom/groomsmen apparel

-MOB dress

-Decide on Honeymoon

-Sew table runners

-Buy shoes

-Buy veil

-Buy garter

-Buy BMs presents

-Decide on Bridesmaid or Best Man beltshoes for dress

-MUST PLAY songs

-Write vows?  (we’re debating this)

-Find rehearsal dinner space (in progress)

-Buy booze

-Extraneous paper goods

 

A lot of this we have to wait on until February or so…so it seems like the holiday will be relaxing!  It is frustrating to have to wait- I want to get it all done NOW!

 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

wow im getting so excited πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have pretty much everything I can at this point done.  We have:

Venue booked

Officiant booked

Florist booked/discussed ideas

Hair/Makeup booked

Morning of wedding spa relaxation treatment booked

DJ booked

Dress bought

All accessories purchased

BM/FG gifts purchased

Day of schedule is complete unless we add a 2nd shooter

Bridesmaid or Best Man dress color and designer picked (they get to pick the style and still have to order)

Guest list is finalized

STD’s sent out

Honeymoon booked

 

To Do:

Get Future Brother-In-Law to finish invitation design (which he volunteered for)

Send out invites

Finish DIY lace lanterns for centerpieces

Sew the background cover for the faux-to booth

Food selection (will do tasting next weekend)

Get dress fitted closer to date

Hair/Makeup trial

Groomsmen gifts (need to prod Fiance on these)

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

OK, so looks like I’m the procrastinator, but I’m not surprised. I am extremely indecisive and pessimistic. So making big decisions is my downfall. so far, I have the venue (includes food & open bar), ordered dress & some accessories, STD- not mailed, have DIY invitations- not started, some favor/decorations DIY supplies, photographer (booked today), guest list- not finalized, Maid/Matron of Honor dress (no BM)-had from a cancelled wedding. OMG as I write this I am totally starting to freak a little. A lot of things I am doing after Jan. so my lil butt will be in overdrive come 2012. DJ I am hoping to get soon…Fiance & I can’t agree on one. Well, kudos to al the May brides who are on a roll! Colors are light blue, cream, and white.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@baletrina:  Oh  my gosh  – we are getting married same day.  Has anyone else asked you “Why on a Sunday?”      Was the 27th a special day for you or just because its a three day weekend?  

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