(Closed) May 4, 2013

posted 6 years ago in May 2013
Post # 3
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Amanda789:  I got engaged in Feb, so far I have the following done:

Church booked

Reception venue booked (which includes food, cake, bar, all that)

DJ booked

Save the Dates ordered

Pre-Cana scheduled (for October)

Wedding party selected

Rehearsal Dinner venue selected

Photographer booked

Florist booked

I am going dress shopping in 2 weeks when my mom comes to visit, and we’ll also select bridesmaid dresses and tuxes in the next couple of months.  I also need to book a limo.

Not sure where you live – but the most important thing you need to do first is book a venue for your ceremony/reception, when I looked in February quite a few were already booked for days in May 2013, but that could just be the area I live in. After you do that everything falls into place. Good luck!

Post # 4
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Congratulations! I’m a May 4 bride as well and also chose that date because we’ll both be starting grad school in late August/september and May won’t interfere at all with that and we’ll still have time to go on a honeymoon, write thank you cards, etc. before we start our new schools!

I’ve been engaged for about a month and I have my dress (my mom made it), venue booked, officiant booked, photographer booked & engagement pictures done, have started some DIY projects, and just put the deposit on my honeymoon. And I also made “will you be my bridesmaid” cards (with ring pops): my girls loved them! Still a lot to go though: I’m sure you’ll have plenty of time to get everything done! Once you get started it goes fast; at least it has for me!

Post # 5
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yay may weddings! I’ve been engaged since valentines day and we’re more or less done everything except the honeymoon! Im a bit of a keener…

Post # 6
37 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hello and Congrats, fellow May 4th-ers! πŸ˜€ Here’s what I got so far:

  • Set a date, obviously.
  • Picked bridesmaids/MOH, asked them, and together we picked a dress.
  • Decided on venue, theme and color scheme.
  • Booked the photographer.
  • Consulted with a designer to create my dress.
  • Decided on what kind of food we wanted, and whom to hire for catering
  • Decided on alcohol, and hired a friend to homebrew beer for us!
  • Bought a few myriad things… nothing to big, but useful things nonetheless!

I feel like I should have more done, but mostly this is brainstorming and figuring out what we can afford. I’m very lucky I have talented friends who can do awesome things for me, for lower rates — the dress, photos, and beer are the big ones we’re getting for much cheaper than we should. I’m super-excited for the ride ahead! <3

Post # 7
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

  • Booked Church
  • Booked reception hall
  • Booked photographer
  • booked videographer
  • booked limo (as it will be prom season)
  • ordered my dress
  • picked BMs
  • Last Bridesmaid or Best Man dress will be ordered in less than 2 weeks
  • picked out invitations
  • picked out and sent Save-The-Date Cards
  • picked out flowers (booking them in 2 days with florist)
  • picked out Jewelry for wedding
  • started thinking of ideas for BM & GM gifts
  • picked out favors (have not ordered them)
  • Ordered Cake
  • Designed, but have not finished making, centerpieces
  • Designed, but have not finished making, table numbers
  • bought a cakek topper
  • bought toasting glasses and a guest book
  • have my shoes and veil

wow.  it seems like so much but there is still so much left to do.  πŸ™‚

Post # 8
49 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013


I am getting married on the 4th of May next year also πŸ™‚ I got engaged in Feb and I have prett much everything organised I am a little OCD but it really didnt take me too long to get sorted I think it is totally possible for you guys to do it πŸ™‚

Post # 9
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

YAY for May 4th weddings! Here recently I’ve found so much stuff for our wedding I’m so excited to receive our findings. πŸ™‚

Thus far we have done:

Venue for Ceremony & Reception includes food and cocktail hour food & linesns etc.OfficiantChair CoversTransportationDJFloristPhotographerCoordinatorDress and first fitting I still have two more closer to the dayAll of my accesories wedding party picked outBM dresses picked out- when are y’all telling them to order? Flower girl dress & gorgeous basketDesigned InvitesGuest List finailizedSTD sent out πŸ™‚ Appointment at SalonRegistryHotels booked for guests and us
unity candle
toating flutes
programs designed
baskets for programs
engagement photos done and printed πŸ™‚

I feel like there could be more but currently we’re working on the mens attire, guest book and cake. Nearly 200 days away! πŸ™‚


Found my garter set, flower girl basket, personalized tote bags for bm, flower pin for my moh hair, bridal clutch, and personalized hanger for my dress. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
3 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

Congrats on the engagement. I just now read your post from a couple of months ago. It is lovely to know that May 4th is such an awesome day to get married!! I feel like I am in great company so yay us. You probably accomplished a lot of things on your list by now, but I wanted to share what I have done so far. I got engaged in April and I am kind of an anxious planner so this is what we have so far:

  • we completed our guest list..this was actually the first thing he and I did because it helped determine what size space we needed
  • contacted friends/family members to be in the wedding 4 each for a total of 10 members in the bridal party
  • ceremony and reception space (reception ballroom is all inclusive so decorations, nakpins, drinks, food, etc included)
  • completed food tasting (one of the best parts)
  • save the dates (we already sent them out since we have some out of town friends and family)
  • wedding invitation is picked out and worded just waiting on engagement picture to complete it
  • bridal hair and makeup for bride and bridemaids paid in full (my trials are scheduled for next year)
  • wedding cake designed and paid (another fun activity)
  • photographer (due to May being a popular month secure this as soon as you can)
  • DJ
  • photobooth
  • officiant and premarital classes scheduled for February
  • wedding dress & accessories (shoes & jewelry)
  • bridesmaids dress
  • i already got the bridal party gifts
  • we just decided where we are going to register and most likely will do so in December or January
  • I have the seating chart template and day of timeline planned (it is a rough draft I just wanted to play with some ideas….did I mentioned I am kind of an anxious planner?!?!?)
  • hotel room for getting ready the morning of and wedding night

We have a bit more stuff to do, like picking out our wedding bands, paying for the honeymoon even though we already know exactly where we are going & he needs to get a suit. We are also doing a lot of DIY items like flowers, homemade favors, banners, etc that we will be doing in late April early May.

Good luck with your planning. He and I wanted to plan and do as much as we could during the summer since we are both in school.


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