Post # 1
Hi, all May brides!!!
May is coming up faster then most people thinks. What all do you girls have done so far? Are you DIY’ing anything?
I am DIY’ing a lot of stuff for my wedding.
So far, we have the dress, ceremony and reception site booked and working on the payments, hired someone to marry us, a dj and photographer hired, save the dates ready (just need to be stamped and mailed out), Bridesmaid or Best Man flipflops made, Groomsmen etched beer mugs.
Working on a card box, invites, centerpieces and favors.
The biggest thing we need and do not have is catering. we can’t seem to pick what we want! and there is a million other little things to be done.
Post # 3
Don’t remind me how fast it is coming! lol
- Sent Save-The-Date Cards
- Booked venue
- Booked marriage prep course (and reserved the church)
- Booked DJ
- Booked Photographer
- Booked Filmographer
- Booked DOC
- Ordered our truffles
- Ordered and started making our bonbonierres (sp?) which are some DIY test tubes of dry tea
- Designed invites
- Ordered 1/2 our linens
- Ordered 60% of the supplies for our centrepieces
- Ordered paper for our programs (and supplies)
- Ordered thank you cards
- Ordered our cake
- Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses ordered
- Groomsmen outfits ordered
- Dress is in!
- Ordered shoes and accessories
- Ordered personal Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts
- Ordered menu holders
- Booked decorator
- Ordered ice luge
- Booked entertainment
- Booked hair and makeup
- Booked limo
Left to do we have:
- Finish making DIY favors
- Finish making Card box
- Finish making invites (printing and cutting)
- Design programs, print and cut
- DIY bridesmaid bouquets and DIY boutonniers (painting the roses red)
- Book honeymoon
- Engagement shoot (might just skip it all together)
- DIY escort cards (on cute keys)
- DIY peg board for said escort cards
- DIY guestbook (really just need to order the flat stones for it)
- Print/cut menus (can’t do until the tasting)
- Order dance floor
- DIY photobooth props
- Write vows
- Write speeches
holy crap, and we only ONLY have like 6 months. ish
Post # 4
Wish I’m behind compared to you! We also have the bridesmaid dresses picked but only 2 or the 6 girls have ordered. I need to get my dress altered too. Going to college, working, and planing a wedding is very overwhelming! I can’t wait for may though!
Post # 5
yes, it sure is. this will be both of our second marriages, so Thank god the only stress i have to deal with is a honeymoon. Were saving for it now, but paying the full payment when we get our tax checks. Our ceremony is only 20 ppl and our restrurant reception is a month later (already paid for) so that takes a load of me.
Post # 6
Our guest list seems to just keep growing!
Post # 7
I was working on my card box today and my Fiance said “Don’t you think you’re starting too early?” After I gave him a dirty look, I proceeded to show him our May posts including your bulleted list @mayflowerbride13: Fiance then became very panicky and said “Print off that list! We have alot to do!” lol
Post # 8
Omgeezus. I just got officially engaged yesterday.
I need to hire mayflowerbride13.
Post # 9
It’ll be May before we know it.
Ceremony & reception booked
Photographer is booked (counsin, we need to have a meeting)
Uh… that is it. I’m doing stuff with my Mum during the week.
Post # 10
It still feels far away for me, but I’m sure it’ll be here in a flash, haha. And I suppose it’s good that it still feels far away because I still have so much left to do! I FINALLY ordered our save-the-dates today and we’ll be sending them out soon. I’ve also:
-booked our officiant and met for pre-marital counseling
-Made our DIY bouquets
-Booked caterer, venue, cupcakes, photographer, all big vendors
-Made most centerpieces
But I still havelots of little projects to do; I’m doing a lot of DIY.
Post # 11
Venue done- FI’s family farm.
Officiant done- my brother.
Photography done- friend and former boss offered to do it.
Food- decided. All DIY, sis-in-laws will help, as well as my mom.
Stationery for invites purchased.
My dress/veil waiting in my dad’s guest-room closet.
Just found awesome sandals that will match my dress!
On vacation with my mom right now, so will dig in more when we get back and settled in. Fiance has no preference regarding anything, so it’s all whatever I want. Need to pow-wow with Mom and Mother-In-Law and Maid/Matron of Honor and SIL’s.
You guys are all so far ahead of me, and working on some details I never even considered!
Best wishes, May-Bees!
Post # 12
I mailed my save the dates yesterday girls! 🙂
Post # 13
@MrsFullerToBe: I can agree with you about the guest list continuing to grow! We started at 100 guests and now we’ve invited 191!!! Something happened…lol.
I feel like we’re doing good so far! We’ve been engaged since Jan and I’ve spent a lot of May and August setting things in stone.
At the moment we’re working on a cake baker and finding a place for our rehearsal dinner
purchase weddings bands (already picked out!! <3)
have wedding parrty get measured for attire
finish addressing invitations
write our ceremony vows
decide if we want to go on our honeymoon straight away (we live in Australia on the beach so it’s pretty wonderful already)
Then the rest is more 2-3 weeks closer to May 4th
DRESS! and hemmed and bustle is doen 🙂
Ceremony and Reception Venue booked
Hair and make-up
Flower girl dress and basket
Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress
Everything that goes with the venue for the reception (all inclusive)
ordered a Mrs. Last Name hanger for my dress
Attire under my dress including my beautiful garter set
Personlized tote bags for Bridesmaid or Best Man
Ordered my fiance custom cuff links 🙂 for his gift
Booked my boudoir photo shoot
Roug draft of programs
I think that could be it but I’m sure there is more!!
Post # 14
ITS JUST AROUND THE CORNER:
1. Booked the venue.
2. Booked photographer, NEED videographer
3. Booked DJ
4. Bridesmaids dresses CHOSEN NOT ORDERED (tHIS month!)
5. MADE wedding party gifts
6. BOOKED CEREMONY SITE AND OFFICIANT
7. FINISHED DIY GARTERS
8. BOOKED CATERER AND FINALIZED MENU
9. FINISHED CARD BOX
10. Sent out Save-The-Date Cards
11. Invitations DONE NOT ASSEMBLED, (print them MYselF)
12. Blocked off rooms
13. STARTED DIY bridesmaid bouquets (COSARGES and BOUTS DONE)
WITH STILL TONS LEFT TO DO!!!!!!
Post # 15
If I look at everything that is done, it seems like not much is left. Oh boy, is that not the case!
Have to: have food tasting, have cake tasting, pay for cake, bridesmaids have to buy dresses (online, so no rush), groom and groomsmen have to handle their outfits, order bouts (online, silk), get another runner for the ceremony, buy foundation ceremony stuff (a la Mrs. Bunting), paint a bunch of sticks for centerpieces, buy jenga (guest book), order table overlays, choose a makeup and hairstylist, get flower girl and ring bearer accessories, get a garter, find a speaker for ipad (for ceremony). Details, just details. I also have to finish the invitations, which are diy, but I cannot until after the food tasting.
On top of all that, we areunder contract to buy a house! The closing is scheduled for November 16th, so here’s hoping all goes well.