(Closed) December 2012 Brides Plans

posted 6 years ago in December 2012
Post # 3
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Great idea!


Name: Roux

Wedding Date: December 2, 2012 (Sunday)

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: May 3 2010, at Melbourne Zoo, 2 years 7 month engagement!

Colors: Blush pink, ivory, sage green, grey, neutrals, touches of gold.

Theme: No real theme, lace and peonies if I had to pick one. 

 Wedding Party (#’s): 4 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen, 3 flower girls aged 9, 5 and 2.5.

Ceremony (Where and Time): Mount Dandenong, 4.30pm

Reception Location: Same as reception 

Dress Style: Ivory satin with sweetheart neckline, lace overlay and train, having capped sleeves made from lace and added to dress.

Hair/Makeup: Curly low-do, with cathedral veil for photos and ceremony, swapping to a large rhinestone hairpiece for reception. Make up will be very natural and muted.

Honeymoon Location: Thailand, July 2013

Flowers: Peonies, Roses, fluffy neutral coloured mix of flowers in centerpieces

First Dance Song: Goodnight Moon By Go Radio

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Standard chicken/beef alternating menu, Dessert buffet included in catering through the venue. Considering adding a ‘make your own Sundae bar’. We are providing beer and wine, soft drink and punch is provided in catering package. Considering maybe having a signature cocktail, but otherwise no spirits at the wedding. 

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): DJ provided with venue package. 

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: Cake being made by family friend, she made my parents wedding cake 25 years ago! Will probably be fruit cake and chocolate mud, 2 tiers, but double height if that makes sense, ivory fondant with lace piping and fresh peonies. 

Favors: We are probably going to hire/DIY a photo booth.

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: I know nothing about these!! My girls are being very secretive. 


Post # 4
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Worker bee

Name: Sarah

Wedding Date: December 17, 2012 (Monday)

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: October 10,2010, at an Italian Restaurant in our hometown.  2 years and 2 month engagement.

Colors: Dark red, hunter green and gold.

Theme: Christmas/Disney. 

Wedding Party (#’s): 0

Ceremony (Where and Time): Walt Disney Wedding Pavilion, Walt Disney World, Florida

Reception Location: Walt Disney’s Contemporary Hotel, California Grill, Napa Room 

Dress Style: Ivory, sweatheart neckline, a-line, very simple, beaded sash

Hair/Makeup: Not sure yet.  I might do a low messy hairstyle or half up half down.  I want to look bright and fresh on my wedding day… kind of like an Estee Lauder model Wink

Honeymoon Location: Walt Disney World, December 18-December 25

Flowers: I forget the exact flowers in my bouquet but it is a mixture of red flowers with some green mixed in.  My centerpieces will be evergreen wreaths with hollyberry and pinecones.  In the center of the wreaths we’ll have a hurricane glass with an ivory candle inside.

First Dance Song: Wanted by Hunter Hayes (not sure about this yet)

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Our food will be serived family style to our 40 guests.  Cocktail hour will be passed flat breads.  The first course will be similar to a ceasar salad.  Second course will be ravioli. Third, sorbett.  Fourth Chicken with gnocci and a vegetable.  Fifth filet migon with mashed potato and a vegetable.  Dessert will be the wedding cake.  We will be having open bar all night.

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): We will be having an IPod setup.  We will also be having two caracticture artists, Mickey and Minnie Mouse and (hopefully) fireworks.

Cake Flavor(s)/Style:  Simple three tiered cake.  The first and third layers are chocolate cake with raspberry filling and chocolate shavings. The second layer is marble cake with bailey’s filling. 

Favors: We are going to use the caracticture pictures as favors.  We will have decorated mailing tubes for the guests to take their pictures with them.

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: I probably won’t have a bachlorette party because I don’t have a wedding party or any friend invited to the wedding.  We are stricly inviting immediate family.  However, I think my mom is planning a bridal shower for me, which is really nice of her to do. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012


Wedding Date: Sunday, December 30, 2012

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: March 22, 2012 (9 month engagement) At the park that we first met at in front of family/friends

Colors: Shades of white and ivory, browns and golds–splash of Dr.Pepper Red

Theme: Colorado Mountain Lodge

 Wedding Party (#’s): 2 Maid/Matron of Honor (maid and matron), 4 Bridesmaids, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 5 Groomsman -2 ring bearers (my little brothers)

Ceremony (Where and Time):Colorado Springs, Colorado @ 4:30pm

Reception Location: Same as ceremony

Dress Style: Allure, drop waist, sweetheart neckline, corset back, ruffle train

Hair/Makeup: low chiffon bun to the side/undecided on makeup–I’m thinking fairly natural with a “winter glow” but I do want a nice dark/dramatic eye.

Honeymoon Location: Undecided–February 2013

Flowers: Roses, stock, hydrangea, currly willow, lisianthus, amaranthus

First Dance Song: A Thousand Years–Christian Perrie (yes it’s from Twilight =/, but it’s so perfect for us–and he actually likes it! which has been hard to do! lol)

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Hors de oeuvres: assortment of seasonal fruits, cheeses and crackers/passed beef carpaccio.  Dinner: Either mixed green salad or spinach salad (not sure which one), Chicken Provencal, Prime Rib Carving Station, Roasted New Potatoes, Steamed Mixed Vegatables, possibly a pasta option or Lobster Bisque.  Drinks: Coffee, Iced Tea, Water and Full Open Bar. Maybe hot chocolate bar?

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): DJ 

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: 3 tier double stacked round cake and a grooms cake. Flavors: Cookies and Cream with Whipped Chocolate Ganache filling, Almond with Whipped Cream fliing, Italian Cream with Strawberry Mousse filling and carrot with cheese cream icing.

Favors: we’re renting a vintage popcorn cart with a variety of toppings for guests to use.  The bag that they put the popcorn in will double as their menu card which will be clothes pinned to the napkin tied with twine….phew…that’s detailed. haha 

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Bachlorette party will be the week of the wedding (no final plans have been made) and the Bridal Shower is November 4th in my hometown (Breakfast at Tiffany’s Themed!)

Post # 7
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Name: Jen

Wedding Date: 12/21/12 (Friday)

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: Sept 19, 2011.  He planned a surprise vacation for us.  We live in NJ and got engaged on the first night of our vacation in Niagara Falls.. I didn’t have any idea and I wore a blindfold for the entire 9 hour drive.

Colors: Teal, white and silver

Theme: Roaring twenties and winter glamour

 Wedding Party (#’s): 1 matron of honor (sister) 4 bridesmaids, jr. bridesmaid (13 yo cousin) flower baby (my 18 month old Niece) 5 groomsmen.

Ceremony (Where and Time): At our venue in the old Mrs. America headquarters in Atlantic City NJ.  5 p.m.  Sheraton Atlantic City Hotel.

Reception Location: Same as reception, Sheraton Hotel in the Boulevards Cafe.

Dress Style: Have two (had dress regret so bought another) still can’t decide on which to wear.  Allure 8920 in all ivory or Cymbeline sample gown that was brand new don’t know the name (illusion lace bodice, drop waist, corset back.  material is a silk taffeta with some pretty lace and tulle on the skirt. )  May change into a sue wong flapper style dress for the dancing part of the reception (got it for $50) because I get really hot when I dance.

Hair/Makeup: Definitely doing either a full updo, something flapper-ish or, most up with a low ponytail on the side.  Wearing a juliet cap style veil.  Makeup, I want it to look fresh, wintery but also retro.  Dramatic eye but most of all flawless. 

Honeymoon Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Flowers: Me, none have a brooch bouquet. White roses, freesoa,ranunculus, teal hydrangea, with silver leaves and feathers.

First Dance Song: Hawaiian version of Always Better When We’re Together

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Station style (may end up looking like a buffet though due to space)  cocktail hour:  cheese table, veggie station, slider bar and 5 passed Hors D’oeuvres, open bar.  Dinner:  caesar and house salad station, potato bar, beef carving station, pasta station (2 choices prepared) sushi and sashimi station (this is gave in bc fiance wanted it.)  open bar and signature cocktail

DJ/Band/ DJ for ceremony and reception.  ipod for cocktail hour

Cake Flavor(s)/Style  : included in our package but luckily it’s from my fav baker in my area!  Doing 4 tier cake, round layers, seperate layers of vanilla and chocolate with buttercream icing. 2 layers will just be white buttercream icing, 2 layers will be all silver sparkely glitter (purchased special sugar flakes that don’t taste weird)  feather cake topper in teal and white.

Favors: photobooth will print copy for guests to keep and candy buffet so they can make to-go treat bags.

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: I think my bridal shower is 10/27 and I’m not sure when the bachelorette party will be.  Hope to have one at least.

Post # 6
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Name: Shalynn

Wedding Date: December 1, 2012 

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: Techically August 15, 2011 – ring was in our home since jan 2011- he proposed after a very bad night

Colors: Claret, ivory and blacks

Theme: Victorian Xmas

 Wedding Party (#’s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 Bridesmaids, 3 Jr bridesmaids, 1 Flower girl- 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4 Groomsman -2 page boys, 1 ring bearer

Ceremony (Where and Time):Victorian Chapel @ Double Tree  5:00 pm

Reception Location: Statesmen Hall @ Double tree

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero – Victoriana in light ivory

Hair/Makeup: airbrush makeup- hair 2 styles for ceremony low bun with curls to wear with my cathedral veil and headpeice- then for ceremony half up half down with a rhinestone/crystal headband

Honeymoon Location: vegas

Flowers:  Silk Roses, babys breath, Evergreens, Pine Cones , Crystals

First Dance Song: undecided- thinking about Ill be by Edwin Mccain ( Fiance met him once) 

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not):  Hors- we picked several 2 hot 1 cold and a crudite display Potato Soup, Ceasar Salad, LAnd & Sea ( steak & shrimp) with fingerlings potatoes and steamed veggies- 2 siggy drinks- beer & wine bar 

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): DJ- Scratch Djs

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: 3 Layers – ivory one of a kind design with brooches and feathers- bottom layer ( choc w/crushed candy cane frosting) middle layer ( pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting) top layer (french vanilla with french vanilla)

will also have a satellite cake – choc with rasp filling, and a surprise grooms cake- mango & mango 

Favors: xmas tree seedlings, pics with an actual santa claus, jingle bells- hot cocoa & hot cider bar ( with candies)

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Bachlorette is most likely nov 11- since its my bday and i wont have weekends off til nov- not sure when bridal shower is

Post # 8
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012


Wedding Date: December 13, 2012 

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length:  On our deck. We were playing skipbo and I asked him if he wanted to be my husband! It was really romantic.

Colors: champagne and wine! I just love saying that!

Wedding Party (#’s): 2 witnesses (each of our best friends will be our witnesses)

Ceremony (Where and Time): Courthouse

Dress Style: Champagne colored short lace dress. Very vintage. We picked it out together.

Hair/Makeup: Doing it myself.

Honeymoon Location: Cabin in the woods! 

Flowers:  Making a bouquet out of brooches


Post # 9
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012


I love the idea of a victorian christmas! I am sure it will be gorgeous!


Post # 10
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  • Wedding: December 2012

Name: Trisha

Wedding Date: December 1, 2012

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: Sept 17th, 2010 at our house

Colors: white & silver

Theme: Winter Wonderland

 Wedding Party (#’s): Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4 bridesmaids, 4 groomsman, 2 ushers, flower girl

Ceremony (Where and Time): Etudes de Ballet in Naples, FL @ 5pm

Reception Location: same as ceremony

Dress Style: Davids Bridal halter gown

Hair/Makeup: Salon Tease

Honeymoon Location: Bahamas

Flowers: roses, crystals, & lots of snowflakes (not a flower I know)

First Dance Song: Time After Time by Javier Colon

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Buffet with Indian vegetarian on one side, & traditional (chicken, steak, potatoes) on the other

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): DJ & lights by ZBop Unlimited

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: I want to do a “fake cake” and serve sheet cake to guests, but my fiance won’t have it… so probably some sort of snowflake cake

Favors: snowflake picture frame ornaments doubling as escort cards hanging on trees outside reception area.

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: No idea… not sure I’m getting one (no one in bridal party is local)

Post # 11
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Name: Scarlett

Wedding Date: December 1, 2012 (Saturday)

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: August 24, 2012 (yay!) At my parent’s house, on the wharf. Perfect! 

Colors: Celadon Green, Baby Pink, Ivory

Theme: Umm… Pretty? Haha. Not really having a theme.

 Wedding Party (#’s): As of right now, 4 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen, 4 little boys (they aren’t exactly ring bearers, just his little brothers), and 1 flower girl. But I’m reconsidering my decision not to have one of my friends as a Bridesmaid or Best Man, so then it would be 5 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen.

Ceremony (Where and Time): Kingdom Hall at 3pm

Reception Location: My parent’s backyard.

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero – Tracey (in Ivory)

Hair/Makeup: Undecided

Honeymoon Location: Wears Valley, TN

Flowers: White roses for me. Pink roses for the girls, with pink spray roses mixed in. My Maid/Matron of Honor will have some little green flowers I can’t remember the name of instead of spray roses.

First Dance Song: Crazy Girl by Eli Young Band πŸ™‚ 

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): I’m not exactly sure. My parent’s are handling the caterer and I don’t know if they decided to have a buffet or plated dinner. I guess the bar will be open. I think my dad will probably make some drinks.

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): So far we’re planning on doing the iPod thing.

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: 3 layers, oval (although I’m considering changing it to hexagon). Light green with ivory lace detailing and a pink fondant bow around the center, fresh flowers on top. White cake with caramel pecan filling on the bottom layer, bavarian creme in the center, and caramel pecan again on top (cuz that’s our to keep and it’s the best!). Grooms cake is going to be 3 small cakes, one small round one representing Saints football, one small round one representing hunting, and one slightly bigger rectangle representing an aquarium. I think one’s carrot cake, one’s chocolate, and I don’t remember what the 3rd one is.

Favors: I have absolutely no idea.

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: I think my bachlorette/lingerie party is going to be the beginning of November. Bridal shower I have no idea, probably will be a surprise! 

Post # 12
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Name: Jenna

Wedding Date: December 15, 2012

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: December 31, 2010 on the riverfront in Savannah, GA

Colors: Wine, Blush, Greys/Silvers

Theme: Romantic and Elegant

 Wedding Party (#’s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 bridesmaids, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4 groomsmen, 2 ring bearers, and 1 flower girl

Ceremony (Where and Time): Crane Cottage Garden, Jekyll Island, Georgia in the afternoon

Reception Location: Crane Cottage Courtyard

Dress Style: Enzoani Davenport in Magnolia

Hair/Makeup: Not completely decided, but thinking half up/half down. Fresh natural make-up with a slightly more dramatic eye.

Honeymoon Location: Caribbean

Flowers: Orchids, Hydrangeas, and Garden Roses in creams and pale pinks with Seeded Eucalyptus and Dusty Miller

First Dance Song: not completley decided, but maybe Fleetwood Mac’s Songbird

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Plated with 3 choices (filet mignon, snapper with crab and shrimp, or pork vidalia). Open bar. Hot chocolate/coffee bar at the end of the night.

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): Band with DJ for breaks – “Spike at the Beach”

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: 3 Layers – silver and white; carrot, raspberry cointreau, and chocolate truffle

Favors: Welcome bags, including passes to the GA Sea Turtle Center

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Bachelorette is the first weekend in November in VEGAS! Bridal shower was this past weekend (August 26) and it was beeeeeautiful!

Post # 13
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Name: Annabelle

Wedding Date: December 1, 2012 (Saturday)

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: January 7, 2012 after dinner at a French restaurant (Lake Park Bistro) in Milwaukee, WI; a little under 11 month engagement

Colors: Violet, black, ivory and hints of red roses throughout

Theme: No particular theme, but adding bicycles + mustaches throughout our stationary products (invites, menu cards, thank you’s)

Wedding Party (#’s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 Bridesmaids, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4 Groomsman; 1 Jr. Bridesmaid, 1 Jr. Groomsmen and 2 ring bearers

Ceremony (Where and Time): Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN

Reception Location: FIVE Event Center, Minneapolis, MN

Dress Style: Allure Exclusive Style 2501

Hair/Makeup: Long, wavy curls, probably half up/dramatic eyes, soft pale pink lips

Honeymoon Location: El Dorado Casitas Royale, Mexico

Flowers: Roses and other various flowers

First Dance Song: “Meet Me in the City,” The Black Keys 

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Plated dinner w/3 options, Late night pizza, Hot Chocloate Bar; Hosted/Cash Bar 

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): DJ and iPod (cocktail hour only)–COMPLETE Entertainment DJ Services

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: (5) flavors of cupcakes: Chocolate Salted Caramel, Vanilla Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter Bliss, Red Velvet, Pucker Up (lemon + strawberry combo); (3) flavors of macarons: Salted Caramel, Lemon + Strawberry; Top Tier Cake: Red Velvet

Favors: Whisks…my Fiance is a chef

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Bachlorette is November 9, 2012 in Chicago. 1st Bridal Shower October 13th.

Post # 14
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  • Wedding: December 2012

Name: Lauren

Wedding Date: December 22, 2012 (Saturday)

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: July 21, 2012. We had been talking about it a lot and decided to just go pick a ring together and make it official. 5 months.

Colors: Ice blue, silver, white

Theme: No particular theme, just winter-y.

Wedding Party (#’s): 4 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen, 3 flower girls

Ceremony (Where and Time): at an event venue downtown, 11 am

Reception Location: same as ceremony, immediately following

Dress Style: Pronovias Adorno

Hair/Makeup: Not sure yet


Honeymoon Location: don’t know that we will have an official honeymoon.

Flowers: haven’t figured out flowers yet

First Dance Song: We’re not doing the whole first dance thing 

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): we will have a catered buffet

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): Most likely just some music playing. We want it to be a laid back type of thing. it’s early in the day and more of a eat and socialize reception.

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: Butter flavor cake with the design from our invitation.

Favors: not sure yet

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Don’t know yet but there’s been mention of a condo at the beach.

Post # 15
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Name: Tricia

Wedding Date: December 1, 2012 (Saturday)

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: July 13th, while on holidays at the family cabin. He took my across the lake in a seadoo, took me out for breakfast and then while sitting talking by the lake popped the question πŸ™‚

Colors: Dark purple, light purple, and white

Theme: Classic, Elegant, Traditional

 Wedding Party (#’s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 Bridesmaids, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4 Groomsman – 2 flowergirls, 1 ring bearer

Ceremony (Where and Time): Vanouver at 1:30pm

Reception Location: Top of a mountain – Vancouver at 5:30pm

Hair/Makeup: Mostly down

Honeymoon Location: Fiance has planned it and is surprising me. I dont find out until the morning we leave when checking in to the flight.

Flowers: Lilac roses, orchids, kermit mums.

First Dance Song: Ave Maria – Beyonce

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Buffett – tons of food and seafood, and yes to open bar

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): DJ and lights

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: 4 Layers – chocolate cake, white cake with flowers, ribbon around bottoms

Favors: boxes with hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Bachlorette I have no idea about – I think its supposed to be a surprise, no one is telling me anything. Bridal shower – one was this weekend and was so amazing, my other one for my FI’s side (out of town) is in October.

Post # 16
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Ohhh, I want to join too. πŸ™‚

Name: Kathryn

Wedding Date: December 28, 2012 (Friday)

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: December 10, 2011, Marriott at Dana Point. We were celebrating my birthday. πŸ™‚ 

Colors: Gray, red and white

Theme: Formal and Fun

 Wedding Party (#’s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor and 1 Best Man, 4 Bridesmaids and 4 Groomsmen, 1 Jr Bridesmaid or Best Man, 3 FGs and 3 bearers

Ceremony (Where and Time): Santuario De San Jose Cathedral, 9:00am

Reception Location: Decagon (decagon shaped event hall)

Hair/Makeup: During the ceremony, updo. For the reception, half up half down with loose waves

Honeymoon Location: Still planning with a target to go for Europe πŸ™‚

Flowers: Deep red Ecuadorian roses

First Dance Song: TBD

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Buffett – seafood, pasta, beef, chicken, roasted pig, and  cocktails

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): Band

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: Pineapple flavored πŸ™‚ white with gray trimmings and red sugar roses

Favors: wedding bells that can hold photos

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: I had one bridal shower in the US – we had a Hummer limo take us winetasting around the Temecula area πŸ™‚ . Bridal shower here in the Philippines – I don’t know yet πŸ™‚

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