(Closed) How are we doing May 2013 brides? 3 ish months to go!

posted 6 years ago in May 2013
Post # 3
17 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

We’re getting married the day before you guys. ๐Ÿ™‚


We need to…

~ Finalize wedding menu and linens, meeting next week.

~ Meet with a florist and pick out our flowers and centerpieces.

~ Finish buying candy for our candy buffet (these are our favors). I think we are waiting till the Easter candy goes on sale. Pastel colored wrappers. ๐Ÿ™‚

~ Order flower girl dresses.

~ Pick out ceremony music, first dance and other important dance music.

~ Make decorations for aisle.

~ Review ceremony details.

~ Dress alterations in March.

~ Get shoes.

~ Book hair/makeup.

~ Pick out invitations.

~ We wanted to do engagement photos at some point before we get married.

~ Pick out and order hair fascinator (already have a birdcage veil but I am switching it up after the ceremony).

~ Have my ring resized closer to the wedding.

~ Groom needs to figure out details about getting his tux.

~ Groom needs to get his wedding band.

~ We are currently working on booking our honeymoon.


I am probably forgetting some things. There are a lot of little things to do…

For the most part it has been fun. The hardest and most stressful part was choosing the venue and picking out the honeymoon spot.

Post # 4
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

@PurpleOstrich:  Date twin!

-we ordered invitations and they should arrive next week

-need to find and order Flower Girl dress

-men are informed of attire and need to get measurements

-wedding shoe shopping tomorrow!

-first dress fitting later this month

-need to nail down hair/makeup and schedule trial

-apply for passports

-online marriage license application

-we have our tentative budget back from venue but need to trim down a lot!

-need to find veil/undergarments

-figure out Bridal Party gifts

So much to do!

Post # 5
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Recent things completed:

– Fiance finalized invite suite design yesterday and sent them off to get plates made (we’re letter pressing them).

– Decided what guys are wearing and now they just need to get measured.

– Met with our florist/wedding designer and made some changes.

– Picked out attire for both flower girl and ring bearer.

To Do:

– Finalize rehearsal dinner location

– Pick out wedding bands

– Decide on a weekend to do wedding counseling with minister.

– Start dress alterations early next month.

– Meet with caterer to determine and finalize menu

and soooo much more!


Post # 6
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m too busy having a heart attack to be planning lol!

I’m currently working on invites, hair inspiration, final details for dress, floral, and ceremony decor. I’m planning on building an “alter” of candles and mirrors that is going to take a bit

Post # 7
16 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

getting married in may this year – small wedding at our house  (older – 2nd wedding)

done:  location – my house, officiant, band, tentative guest list, quotes for tents/chairs/clothes, hair (daughter will do), arbor – man painted for me

need:  dress (2), cake, food, fun deco if I want

man is in charge of fixing up yard, planting flowers, decorating arbor



Post # 8
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@bella128: This month is addressing invites and sending them out. It is such a task… I did 3 the first day I sat down and 5 the next day I sat down to write them. Besides that, I’m just trying to calm myself because I’m getting soooo excited!!

Can you believe?!! THREE MONTHS!!! ๐Ÿ˜€


Post # 10
1112 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve only been engaged for 2 months…so it is sneaking up on me! Ha! Kinda stressful.

We have…

Venue booked

Photographer booked

Dress bought

Guest list finished (FINALLY…haha)

Boutteneires picked out

Decor pretty much bought

Supplies for DIY bouquets decided upon




So much left to do ๐Ÿ™

Post # 11
15 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

So glad to see this thread! Made me feel better about my to-dos! (Even though my date is several weeks sooner than some of y’alls…)


Venue– Menu, Guest Rooms, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Reception, Rehearsal dinner, AND Farewell Brunch- MAJOR check.

Photographer- check

Florist- check (though we haven’t made any designs yet… assuming this one’s on her… fatal error?)

Bridesmaid Dress- check

Wedding Website- check! (which I’m super proud of- check it out! http://www.katherine-and-david.com)

Linens- check

Guest Favors- selected but not ordered



Groom’s suit! (he’s driving me crazy on this one)

Flower Girl/Ring Bearer outfits

Dress Alterations, Undergarments, Veil, Shoes, Hair/Makeup… ??? Ee gads. (actually, I have two dresses because i’m a nutcase… gotta pick one!)

Plan Ceremony readings and Music… write Vows??

Invitations and other Wedding Stationary

Plan and purchase items for Welcome Bags

Finalize Wedding Registry (I don’t know why this one is so hard for me!)

Select Wedding Rings!

Finalize Reception Music (Band or DJ?? Found a good one of each… can’t decide!)

Engagement Photos

Book Honeymoon

Marriage License!!


Helpful to write this stuff out… Thanks, ladies! Best of luck!!

Post # 12
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

To do February/March

Thursday – engagement photos!

Get last addresses from Nana 

Saturday – invitation addressing, wax sealing, assembling 

Find out postage for invites

Send invites

Make alterations appointment

Men’s clothing

Women’s shoes

Dress alterations

Finalize ceremony

Ask friends for play music for us

Pick Champagne

Book hotel blocks

Pick centerpieces

Order flowers to DIY

Buy garter before boudoir shoot

Buy veil

Buy bridal party gifts

Marriage license 

Post # 13
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have done everything I can.  Still need marriage license, some addresses, programs, escort cards…just things to be done in the last weeks.  We will be sending to invites in about five weeks.  Oh, and I will book my hair and makeup trial next month.  I feel pretty on-schedule!

Post # 14
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@bella128:  Sending out invites this week!  Have my photographer booked, caterer booked, venue close ot being paid off as well as reception!  Got our rings taken care of, need to look into honeymoon options we are wanting to go to mountains and just have a romantic getaway in the smokies or something.  Got our ceremony music ready!  Getting our wedding music together almost finished.  get my centerpieces decided!1 We are getting there!!!

Post # 15
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wow!  You ladies are amazing!  Best wishes to you all!

Done: venue, officiant, photographers, tent, dress, rings, honeymoon, menu, cake, centerpieces (just have to put together), family dog-tags for FI/step-son/me.


Need to do: print out/address/mail invites, firm up tables/chairs, music list, FI’s clothes, meet with marriage mentors- in 3 weeks, get license, dresses for flower girls, shop for and prep food.


That’s all I can think of.  I’ll be meeting with one of our photographers for lunch tomorrow and will ask her about a boudoir shoot and maybe even doing my hair and makeup, since she has mad skills!

Post # 16
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Courthouse wedding… I don’t know how you girls do the wedding planning thing! It is like a full-time job!

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