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

posted 11 years ago in May 2009
Post # 17
Member
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Another May 2 bride!

Our RSVPs are coming in, and we even had our first registry buy this afternoon! (apron and rolling pin!) My shower is this weekend! 

We still have to sit down with our photographer next week to sort out pictures & meet with our pastor to discuss the ceremony. The rest of it will be week-of stuff: making bouquets, etc. 

It’s coming so fast!! 

Post # 18
Member
4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oh my goodness…it is SOOO nice to know I am not the only one feeling overwhelmed!!

 I still have so much to do…hair/makeup, mail invitations, programs, table numbers, finalize songs with the DJ, favor labels, bridesmaids gifts, dress fittings,out of town bags…..the list goes on and on!!

Hopefully I can crack down and get it all finished!!! YAY for May brides!! 🙂

Post # 19
Member
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Programs, pick the layer cakes, final dress fitting (next week!), ceremony details, ceremony music, iPod playlist for reception, ties for groomsmen, DIY bouquets, Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts, Bridesmaid or Best Man jewelry, rehearsal dinner details………….

Less than two months! We CAN do it!

Post # 20
Member
27 posts
Newbee

Invites went out 2 weeks ago, except for a few I can’t find addresses for! The next project is to pick out ceremony music, so I can finally start on programs. However, I’m just not good with music and really don’t care that much about the preludes and stuff. I have several friends who are excellent singers, but I don’t feel that I can ask them until I have a song for them to sing!

 I just want to get married already!

Post # 21
Member
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Six weeks away and the list keeps growing each day, hour, minute!

Finalize menus for four days!!! (Destination wedding); Order veil from Etsy; Order Welcome bags; Order paper lanters; Finish up invites this week and MAIL!!!; make map for invitations NOW!!!; finalize hair and nails; order Thank You cards; come up with the best wedding present ever for my fiance; start acquiring some new clothes for the wedding week; and so many more things I cannot even think of right now! Argh! I am just so ready for the wedding to be here!

Post # 22
Member
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I third the wanting to be done part! I’m excited for everything to come together, but I’m tired of agonizing over which ribbon looks best and all the other dumb details and projects still on my to do list! 🙂

For those that have sent out invites, have you received back many RSVPs yet? I’m starting to get a little nervous that no one is going to send them back and then every single person we invited will show up! 

Post # 23
Member
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ugh, we have about 2 weeks left till our RSVP deadline, and we have heard back from maybe a quarter of the people.  I am just keeping close tabs on who has responded, and my mom will call everyone who hasn’t RSVP’ed the day after our deadline.  On the bright side, I only have 33 days left, and my to-do list is getting shorter and shorter!

Post # 24
Member
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

argghhh it’s overwhelming! i have to finish ceremony programs, table numbers, our guestbook, boutonnières, favors that need to be wrapped up… and we’re only 26 days left!

Post # 25
Member
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union

It is getting crazy! Invites are hopefully going out tomorrow, then I need to jump on escort cards, programs, signage in general, final florist proposal, guestbook, table numbers, favors, wedding bands, Mr. Taffy needs to do the ceremony music, reception music, make a cake stand…

Still don’t have a quote from the linen rental place…eep. 

Boudoir shots are this weekend, and I’m almost done with my veil! Fitting is tomorrow…whoo! 

Post # 26
Member
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

May 23! A lot to do! 

Having the invites done and mailed out is big. I did that two weekends ago. Big stress reliever.

What’s left: programs, favors, seating, music for ceremony and when band is not playing. Groom and groomsmen clothes and gifts, oot bags, advance cooking and freezing for the wedding weekend, hair trial, shoes and jewelry, photo list, menu

mostly done: ceremony, band first dance, wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, rings, flowers (ordered at least) DIY makeup lesson (now practicing)

and whatever I’ve forgotten!

 

Post # 27
Member
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

An update, our invites went out last week and the RSVP’s have started coming in. I forgot how much fun it was to get something in the mail that isnt a bill! The Future Mother-In-Law has not been very active in finding a rehersal dinner location so I have been searching options for her (check one thing off the list and add another right) Well i finally found a place that will take all of us on a Friday night. There are still quite a few things to do though!

Post # 28
Member
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

our wedding is may 8th and i feel like we have tons to do =/

we still have to plan the ceremony with our officiant, make the photography schedule/itinerary for the 3 days we’ll be in my home town for the wedding, plan music with the DJ.

i still havent found shoes or accessories. we also still need to finalize programs, name cards, and some other decorative details for the cocktail hour/reception.

just "finalized" flowers last night. phew!

Post # 29
Member
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Every Saturday I minus another week closer… 7 weeks left, but who’s counting!!  We sent the invites 2 weeks ago and I have gotten a few back – all yes’ so far…

3rd dress fitting = dress is finally all set but the dress maker has NOT started my jacket yet (I am a little freaked out about that)… Bridesmaid or Best Man / flower girls dresses all set but NONE are in yet.

OHH.. I did a little DYI project yesterday – our flower letters for the chapel doors.. how easy and a cute addition to the ceremony and reception.  And I almost completed the 2 flower kissing balls for the girls… I did say ALMOST.

TO DO – started ribbons and bows – UGH favors!! Need to do programs, affix petals to my 75ft runner, meeting with the DJ and photographer this week..

I feel like nothing is READY yet but I’m comfortable with the timelines, so far.

Post # 30
Member
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

This post makes me feel a little better – it is good to know that many of us are on the same page!

My wedding is May 30 and my invites went out last week.  Things left to do: dress fitting, print programs and other paper products for reception, meet with officiant one last time, dance lessons, buy wedding-day makeup!  If I have time, I’m sure there will be lots of little extras to take care of that I’ll be thinking of up until the big day (thanks to incessantly reading creative ideas on Weddingbee!). 

Post # 31
Member
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Mine is May 30, and all I have left to do is make the menues, find a tiara and make the favors!

The topic ‘May brides – what do you have left to do?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors