(Closed) JULY Bees “Wedding Survey”

posted 7 years ago in July 2011
Post # 3
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m July 2012 but I’ll join!

Wedding Date: July 14, 2012
Engagement Length: Whew! 18 Months
Colors: Peacock feather colors
Theme: none
Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man, BM, 6 Groomsmen
Ceremony (where, time): the Towers by the beach
Reception (where, time): after the ceremony, straight on to reception time
Dress Style: don’t know! still looking but I’m loving ivory vintage a-lines!
Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – DIY?, Makeup – DYI
Honeymoon Location: Italy (maybe)
Flowers: blue/white hydrangeas? dahlias? I’m looking πŸ™‚

First Dance Song: You’re my Favorite Thing – Silverchair
Centerpieces: candles/submerged flowers
Food/Menu: still deciding
Cake Flavour: mmm..delicious! (still deciding, but maybe cupcakes!)
Favours: ?
DJ/Band/Ipod: ?
Shower (when/what):not sure yet
Bachelorrete (when/what): not sure yet

Post # 4
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

ooops! It wasn’t until after I posted that I realized it was for in July 2011! Embarassed

Congratulations to all!

Post # 6
973 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 30

Engagement Length: 14 months

Colors: Chocolate Brown, Clover Green & Pink

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): 2 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4Bridesmaid or Best Man, 2 BM, 4 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 3:30pm Rapp-Owen Granary (New Harmony In)

Reception (where, time): After ceremony- Same Location

Dress Style: irovy, strapless, A-Line with Bow at waist & pockets (DB)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): PRO

Honeymoon Location: Jamaica

Flowers: Greenery with Stargazer Lillies

First Dance Song: Id Find You- Chris Cagle

Centerpieces: Antique Jars, Oil Lamps, & Mason Jars with candles

Food/Menu: Chicken Breast & Baked Ham

Cake Flavour: Mocha Chocolate

Favours: DJ (my uncle)

Shower (when/what): This Saturday 4.23

Bachellorette (when/what): Doubt Im having one…. I cant justify them… Its just a reason to go get trashed and I just dont do that unless my girls just wanna do dinner & wine maybe

Post # 7
1506 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 09th
Engagement Length: 18 Months

Colors: yellows, oranges, greens, silver

Theme: Summer Citrus
Wedding Party(#s): 3 BMs, 4Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 3pm, Greek Orthodox Church

Reception (where, time): 5:30, The Carriage House of a Botanical Garden

Dress Style: La Sposa “Fabiola”. It’s A line, beaded, w/ lace detail and a sheer chest and back.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Both Pro
Honeymoon Location:
Lisbon and Algarve, Portugal.
Flowers: White hydrangeas, yellow billy balls, succulents, salmon alstromeria, yellow freesia.
First Dance Song: Offering, The Avett Brothers
Centerpieces: lemons, yellow/orange snapdragons, white hydrangea, curly willow
Food/Menu: Stuffed Chicken with Figs, Shallots, and Cevre or Bistro Tenderloin w/ a red wine sauce or Garlic Tortelloni with a spicy vodka sauce.
Cake Flavour: lemon/raspberry, green tea with heath, and chocolate cannoli. We’re also having a dessert spread.

Favours: donation to a charity and a traditional Cypriot cookie.
DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ
Shower (when/what): May 22 in my hometown and June 04th in my FIs hometown.
Bachelorette (when/what): Weekend in Cape Cod. June 10th.
Drinking, beaching, and relaxing.

Post # 8
1506 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

weird formatting….

Post # 9
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 9, 2011

Engagement Length: 10 Months

Colors: Fuchsia and Tangerine Orange

Theme: No theme really but going for a bright, fun, semi-tropical look

Wedding Party(#s): 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4 Groomsmen, 2 Flower Girls and 1 Ring Bearer

Ceremony (where, time): 4 PM, outdoors on the lawn. Our venue is an inn on a golf course.

Reception (where, time): 5 PM, on the deck of the inn.

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero. Chiffon A-line with a fitted corset top and a lot of pearl and rhinestone beading.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – professional who’s a friend. Makeup- professional who’s a friend. Both free πŸ™‚

Honeymoon Location: 8 nights in Oahu, Hawaii

Flowers:  Bridal bouquet- all fuchsia Roses, Stargazer Lilies and fuchsia Gerbera Daisies. BMs- all orange Roses, Tiger Lilies and orange Gerbera Daisies.

First Dance Song: Undecided.

Centerpieces: 5 or 6 inch square glass vases with a mix of fuchsia and orange Roses, Lilies and Gerbera Daisies. Scattered Rose petals around the centerpiece in a mix of fuchsia and orange.

Food/Menu: Undecided. Chicken for sure though.

Cake Flavour: 3 tiers. Bottom- vanilla with strawberry mousse, whipped cream and tripleberry composite filling. Middle- orange cake with orange curd, lemon mousse and whipped cream filling. Top- Red Velvet cake with vanilla cream cheese and Raspberry mousse filling.

Favours: None

DJ/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Saturday, May 14 at a historic house downtown. Future Mother-In-Law is hosting. No theme.

Bachelorette: Same night as shower. My BMs are planning a fun casual night out on the town. Dinner at a nice restaurant followed by drinks and dancing at some local clubs then crashing at a hotel.

Post # 10
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: 7.9.11

Engagement Length: 16 Months

Colors: Colbalt blue and canary yellow

Theme: rustic elegance

Wedding Party(#s): MOH, Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 flower girl and 1 ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): 2 pm, Catholic Church

Reception (where, time): 5 pm, Rehabbed dairy farm that is now a country club

Dress Style: ivory lace with deep V in back and front. 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – pro, Makeup – DYI

Honeymoon Location: not sure yet

Flowers: billy balls, daisies, wildflowers 

First Dance Song: not sure yet. Anyone have suggestions?!

Centerpieces: wildflowers in mason jars with candles sitting on vintage hankies

Food/Menu: buffet with pork, chicken, strawberry salad, rolls, etc

Cake Flavor: White cake with buttercream frosting. We are also having blueberry pie. 

Favors: honey from my grandparent’s farm

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Saturday, May 28th, Afternoon hosted by mom and sister (MOH), typical shower

Bachelorrete (when/what): Sunday, May 29th, WIne tasting then spending night in a hotel and going out

Post # 11
14656 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011


Wedding Date: July 10

Engagement Length: 14 Months

Colors: Red/Pink/Lavender

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): 3 BM/3Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 430pm, Garden of Country Club

Reception (where, time): 6pm Country club

Dress Style: irovy, beaded, a-line Jasmine

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro/Pro… I cant do either for the life of me

Honeymoon Location: St John

Flowers: Roses, gebera, lilies…  I think

First Dance Song: Must be doing something right – billy currington

Centerpieces: Local market, fresh cut arrangement of roses & liles

Food/Menu: Prime Rib or Chicken

Cake Flavour: No cake yet…still working on it

Favours: none, I think

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): not sure yet

Bachelorrete (when/what): not sure yet

Post # 12
1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: July 15

Engagement Length: 2 years! (July 25,2009)

Colors: shades of blue!

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor & 6 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 jr bm, Bridesmaid or Best Man, 6 Groomsmen, 1 ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): 5 pm, lakeside!

Reception (where, time): 7, same location, club house – cocktail hr 6-7

Dress Style: irovy, beaded and lace (Maggie Sottero – Grace)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – pro, Makeup – pro

Honeymoon Location: Disney World!

Flowers: assorted hydrangeas and orchids

First Dance Song: Lady Antebellum – When You Got a Good THing

Centerpieces: water and floating candles, with submerged hydrangea blooms

Food/Menu: chicken florentine & baked stuffed haddock

Cake Flavour: red velvet & cream cheese frosting for 2 layers, and lemon with raspberry filling for other 2

Favours: candy buffet

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Sunday, April 3, hosted by my aunt πŸ™‚

Bachelorette (when/what): June 24 or 25th at Foxwoods!

Post # 13
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011



Wedding Date: July 9

Engagement Length: 11 Months

Colors: Purple, White

Theme: None/Barn wedding, so decor to “match”

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor & 4 BM’s, Best man and 4 GM’s

Ceremony (where, time): 4:30pm, local farm

Reception (where, time): 6:30, same venue, in their pretty barn!

Dress Style: Ivory, Mori Lee 4602

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair & Makeup -local stylist

Honeymoon Location: N/A -not in budget

Flowers: No idea, purple and white ones!

First Dance Song: Lost Together -Blue Rodeo

Centerpieces: Barnboard running down length of rectangular table with mason jars (flowers in them), votive candles and these cotton ball string things (DIY!) on top the barn board

Food/Menu: Roast Beef, Prime Rib, Chicken. Local veggies, roasted potatoes

Cake Flavour: Non-traditional, small carrot cake to cut, dessert bar with pies, tarts, smaller baked goods

Favours: Scratch ticket + Candy Buffet

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ!

Shower (when/what): Friday May 13th, Garden gifts. Saturday May 28th, Jack & Jill shower, Sunday May 29th, not sure of theme!

Bachelorrete (when/what): Wednesday July 6th, dinner with BM’s and then to MOH’s Dad’s mansion (current vacant as it’s for sale, but is staged to sell) to have a hottub/pool girls night!

Post # 14
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 30

Engagement Length: 11 Months

Colors: Eggplant, champagne, and various fuschia/purples

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): 4 girls, 5 guys

Ceremony (where, time): 3pm, outdoor gardens

Reception (where, time): Immediately after the ceremony at the same location

Dress Style: ivory with taupe-ish accents, slim A-line (Maggie Sottero Geneva)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Both pro

Honeymoon Location: Kauai, Hawaii!

Flowers: Picasso calla lilies, dark purple callas, and orchids in centerpieces

First Dance Song: Not sure yet…

Centerpieces: Some will be tall cylinder vases with two submerged calla lilies topped off by a floating candle with three votives around the outside.  Others will be shallow vases with submerged orchids wrapped around the edge of the vase with a few floating candles on top

Food/Menu: Buffet: salad, pasta/potato, beef, fish, veggies, rolls

Cake Flavour: one tier will be chocolate with fudge filling, two tiers will be white cake with raspberry cream filling, and then the top will be yellow cake with chocolate filling

Favours: homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): June 11, hosted by my bridemaids but taking place at my parents house

Bachelorrete (when/what): not sure yet

Post # 15
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 16, 2011

Engagement Length: 21 months (holy crap!)

Colors: Red, Silver, Black, White

Theme: Country in the City/Country Chic

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man, BM, 4 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 6pm, Garden @ UW

Reception (where, time): 7ish at a cute little cafe

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero’s Jenna

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – pro, Makeup – Bridesmaid or Best Man who happens to manage Sephora =)

Honeymoon Location: Jamaica but not till 2012

Flowers: Red Gerbera Daisies, Stargazer Lilies

First Dance Song: Undecided, something Brad Paisley most likely

Centerpieces: Floating Candles, Floating Daisies w/out stems

Food/Menu: It’s complicated to list…

Cake Flavour: Undecided

Favours: Used horseshoes with a note describing why it’s good luck to hang one above the door of your home

Shower (when/what): None that I know of

Bachelorrete (when/what): A weekend in June, in Las Vegas

Post # 16
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Only 2.5 more months!


Wedding Date: July 9

Engagement Length: 16 Months

Colors: Yellow, Navy, Ivory, a tiny bit of silver

Theme: none/Nature?

Wedding Party(#s): maid of honor, man of honor, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man, Best Man, 4 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 6pm, in the mountains of North GA, outside

Reception (where, time): right after ceremony, same location

Dress Style: irovy, J Crew Taryn gown, strapless, flowy, silk chiffon

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Both – DIY

Honeymoon Location: Cruise to Grand Caymon and Cozumel, Mexico

Flowers: Pink roses for me (sorority flower), natural wild flowers (white, yellow) for BMs

First Dance Song: I wanna grow old with you – Adam Sandler from the Wedding Singer

Centerpieces: Two family pictures (one from me, one from FI) and candles

Food/Menu: Ritzy chicken, summer squash, brocolli casserole, risotto

Cake Flavour: Vanilla cake with strawberry filling

Favours: None/livestrong bracelets (we’re donating money in lieu of favors and they send you bracelets for your guests πŸ™‚ )

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Not having one

Bachelorrete (when/what): Memorial Day Weekend in Panama City πŸ™‚

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