Post # 17
Don’t feel bad, goosegg. All I know for sure is the date, the dress, and the reception site… oh, and who I want standing at the end of the aisle. 😉
We didn’t get engaged until August so we’re trying to condense the typical 12-18 mo. engagement to do lists into 9. So overwhelming!
Post # 19
Aw CheshireCat you’ll get it all done! And espressogirl, I kind of know how you feel… we only had 11 months, but took a couple of weeks or so to pick a date! So from then on, it felt really rushed as we’re in Charleston and everything books up so early!!
Any other updates, May 15th brides?!? I finally found my dress and ordered my Save-The-Date Cards to be sent out at the beginning of next month…
Post # 20
Hello all May 15th brides!
I am also getting married on May 15 2010 in Toronto, Ontario.
Dont you all love our date…. Its the 5th month of the 15th day of the 10th year (all multiples of 5, can you tell im a teacher at heart?)
I just ordered my dress, picked up my bm dresses. We’ve been engaged for a while so we booked our reception and ceremony site(outside wedding) first. Florist is done too. Photographer chosen. I hired an invitation designer to do our stds and invites, so the stds should be digitally done soon then we just have to print!
I think I have to get a move on hiring the person to do cake. My FH is doing all the honeymoon stuff(thank god! im pooped from all the wedding stuff)
When is everyone getting your FH’s tux and the groomsmen suits/tux? I know nothing about suits?? Do you have to order them far in advance??
Looks like all of us 05/15/10 brides are ahead of the game!
Post # 21
I’m also a May 15th bride!!!! The date is too perfect for words! My engagement ring even has 15 diamonds 🙂 I guess that is our new lucky number!
I have almost all the planning done and now just need to pay for it all eeekk!! I still need my veil, to make 50 more invites (our #s went up), unity candle, and programs. And probably a lot of last minutes things too!
Post # 22
Hi all. I was almost a May 15 bride. I’m May 22 now. My fiance’s birthday is May 15 so that made our decision easier. We wanted him to have his own special day and to drag out the celebration a little bit more. I love seeing what everyone else has done so far-sometimes it makes me fell really good about our progress and sometimes I feel really behind.
Post # 23
Oh gosh I feel behind. you guys all have A LOT more done than I do. Here’s where I’m at.
Gathered a lot of ideas on almost everything.
pretty much decided where the ceremony is going to be.
still deciding on a reception cite
Got the photographer
Got some work done on the gues list.
Decided most of the wedding stuff will be DIY from invitations(family will be helping with that) to the cake(a dear friend from college that was a pastry student will be helping with that)
Narrowed down honeymoon locations.
Got an officiant
Got the bugget mostly worked out
So basicly it is just stuff in my head lol. Life is a wee bit full for the both of us. I’m finishing an externship, graduating, moving, and trying to find a job with in the next month. He is well ingrossed in his final year of college. and we aren’t even in the same town.
Can you tell we’re both procrastinators lol
Post # 24
5.15.10 Yippee! We are getting married just over the South Dakota border from MN. We are also getting married outdoors (hoping we won’t have to spend an arm and a leg on a tent, but who knows!). So far I have my dress, jewelry and shoes, all of the bridesmaid dresses and jewelry, the tuxes picked out and the guys registered at the tux shop, I have the venue, dj, photographer, minister, grooms supper location, block of hotel rooms booked, invitations being designed and hoping to have them printed just after Christmas… um I think maybe that’s it? lol Oh wait, we have just about all our decor (I keep finding things!) and I have my bridesmaid gifts. We are not having a caterer, we have friends of the family that are serving Italian for our 125-150 guests. Yeah budget! 🙂 I have 2 boys and my fiance has no children so it will be a “family” wedding. We are incorporating the “Family Medallion” ceremony into our cermony to include my boys (4 and 7). Colors… what are everyone’s colors? Ours are brown and green.
Post # 25
I’m one more bride to add to the date!
I got engaged in the beginning of May of this year and wanted to get married in April but also wanted to get married outside and those two things don’t really go together! lol
Anyways I have pretty much everything under way. Everything has just kinda fallen into place which has made it seem a little scary. Makes me feel like I’m not doing something right!
We booked our venue ( which includes our DJ, catering, ceremony and reception ) Have a family friend that is a photographer and she is also doing my flowers ( she’s really good at both). I found a dress online I was in love with which of course was on clearance ( made an appointment to go try it on that weekend and bought it after only trying on three dresses and that being the last one) and while waiting for my appointment I had my two bridesmaids with me and we were browsing and found their dresses kinda by accident! Best part of it is that their dresses have pockets! they are just exstatic about it!! Shoes are flipflops ( grooms not too much taller than myself and I am a total flipflop girl ). Decided to be different on the cake; we decided to do cheesecakes with raspberry hearts on the top of them.
Invitations are a DIY. Already did save the date magnets (couldn’t have turned out anymore perfect). Sent those at 9 months till and then not sending formal invites until 8 weeks before. Already have our rehersal dinner location booked as well the night before.
I have lots of little odds and ends to do but ALL the major stuff it done and a major relief. My brother and my best friend both got engaged in September one day apart and I am watching what they are going through just trying to find places and the run arounds they are getting and I am glad that everything for me has been SOOOO easy.
As far as colors I am going with formal black and white. Red as an accent color and for the flowers ( red roses and black magic roses ). We are getting married at a private ranch that is TOTALLY green and lots of beautiful lighting and flowers around so black and white is very fitting for us!
What have everyone picked for their first dance song? I think we are going to do “History in the Making” by Darius Rucker but if not it is going to “Whatever it is” by Zac Brown Band!!!
Post # 26
Wow! Everybody has gotten so much done! Im a May 15th bride too and I have only booked our officiant and the caterer. We are having a small luau styled wedding at our home for 50 people in Southern California. I really need to get going on this don’t I?
Post # 27
Me! Nothing’s planned though, I have my dress at least. We’re just going to Vegas, but I really have to crack down on what exactly we’ll be doing once we get there. 🙂
Post # 28
Hey girls! Yeah for 5-15-2010!
I am getting married on the beach in Virginia Beach, Va. Our reception is at the Lesner Inn on the Chesapeake Bay.
We decided to be way laid back with our wedding. We rented several cottages along the oceanfront for bridesmaids, groomsmen and family. Our ceremony is right out front on the beach of our (BM) cottage. Growing up on the beach I always wanted to walk out my door and get married! it came true!
We have booked: ceremony location, reception venue, photgrapher, band, florist, transportation, invitations, hair stylist, cake, rehersal dinner food/cake, and DRESS. I got my dream Maggie dress!
Congrats to all you ladies! Cant wait to read more!
Post # 29
One more to the list
wow! all of you are pretty much set, I just got engaged two weeks ago, and we knew we wanted to get married sometime in the spring, and may 15th it was, but I didnt actually start planning until it was official.
this is what we have done:
have ceremony hall
booked the reception
got my dress 🙂 and thats it!
I have ideas, but nothing set in stone, we had a photographer in mind, but she’s not returning my calls 🙁 so now I have to keep looking for more… have an interview with a dj, and ideas on favors. I know I’m really behind after reading all of your posts. HELP!!!
Post # 30
OMG…al of u are almost done! I’m getting solemnized on 15 May 2010 too and having my dinner the same nite and another reception the weekend after. So far,this is what I’ve got:
– Bridal hse (outfits & makeup);
– Venue; and
– Bridesmaids and MOH’s packages
Am going to settle our caterer, decorations & invites by this month/year. Wedding cake & wedding favours are KIV.
Qn: What are u all giving as favours?
Post # 31
This is my date! We have our photographer, venue, catering, dress, favor (idea), centerpiece idea, bridesmaids dresses, & most of the supplies. Need to do the tasting for dinner and cake, groom and groomsmen clothing, dj, and flowers! Fiance is in charge of DJ, I need to decide if I’m going to make or buy flowers. Excited!