(Closed) JULY Bees “Wedding Survey”

posted 11 years ago in July 2011
Post # 46
3 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 15

Engagement Length: 12 months to the day. We got engaged on July 15 last year!

Colors: Black, Apple Green, Ivory, and perhaps a little Dove Grey

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): 1Bridesmaid or Best Man, 2 Groomsmen on my side (my two brothers), 3 Groomsmen on his side

Ceremony (where, time): 5 pm. Beautiful gardens in the OBX

Reception (where, time): 6:30pm, reception house

Dress Style: sweetheart neckline, empire waist, pockets, gorgeous!

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

Honeymoon Location: Charleston, SC

Flowers: white hydrangeas, very light pink roses

First Dance Song: not sure yet

Centerpieces: no idea

Food/Menu: hasn’t been confirmed yet

Cake Flavour: no cake, we’re having churros!

Favours: salt water taffy

Shower (when/what): April 4, it was so fun!

Bachelorrete (when/what): May 5, can’t wait to hang out with my girls.

Post # 47
2214 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 10

Engagement Length: 15 Months

Colors: Teal, black, and royal purple (eggplant)

Theme: Theatre (live theatre, no the movie kind)

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man 3 Bridesmaids and 3 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 4pm at the Bass Performance Hall

Reception (where, time): 5:30, Van Cliburn Recital Hall in the Bass Hall

Dress Style: Alfred Angelo ivory, a-line with a HUGE train and lots of beading and lacework. Ah, I love my dress.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Both Pro but make-up will be done by a family friend who is a pro so not sure if that counts.

Honeymoon Location: Cozumel Mexico!

Flowers: Blue Orchids and calla lillies are the main flowers.

First Dance Song: Good question….

Centerpieces: Uhm, I’ll get back to you on that one

Food/Menu: AMAZING and too complicated to post here.

Cake Flavour: vanilla, and strawberry lemonade

Favours: none

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Saturday, April 30th!

Bachelorrete (when/what): not sure yet

Post # 48
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 1st

Engagement Length: 13 Months

Colors: Lemon Yellow and Slate Gray

Theme: bright, summery, low-key

Wedding Party(#s): MOH, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, BM, 2 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Outside (lakeside) ceremony on golf course @ 7:00 pm

Reception (where, time): Same location inside/outside balcony @ 7:30 pm

Dress Style: white, sweetheart neckline, strapless, A-line, very simple

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

Honeymoon Location: San Diego!! 

Flowers: Yellow & white calla lilies

First Dance Song: TBD

Centerpieces: Hurricane vases with submerged calla lilies and slate gray rocks. Slightly different centerpieces for the dinner and cocktail tables.

Food/Menu: lots of greatness! Yummy passed hors d’ oeurves, shrimp cocktail, salad, pasta, veggies, honey roasted salmon, beef, rolls and buttter.

Cake Flavour: Assortment at our cake bar (I’m not a big cake person). Carrot cake, chocolate, cheesecake, and a berry cake.

Favors: Mini versions of our favorite candle. Fresh Lemon from Bath & Body Works…yum!

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod

Shower (when/what): Work Shower: Tuesday, May 10th, Friends & Family Shower, TBD

Bachelorrete (when/what): 2nd weekend in June. 🙂

Post # 49
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 30

Engagement Length: 19 months

Colors: Teal & Black

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man, BM, 5 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 4:30p, golf course

Reception (where, time): 5:30, same place

Dress Style: ivory, A-line, beaded bodice by Essence of Australia

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): pro

Honeymoon Location: cruise to the Bahamas

Flowers: still deciding

First Dance Song: Better Together – Jack Johnson

Centerpieces: glass cylinder vases with ribbon and crystal accents

Food/Menu: chicken & steak

Cake Flavour: our cake tasting is on Wed 🙂

Favours:i think i’m going with a candy bar

noneDJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Sat. 5/21, “cupcakes & champagne” theme

Bachelorrete (when/what): not sure yet

Post # 50
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 3

Engagement Length: 18 months

Colors: Blue & Yellow

Theme: Classic Elegance

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 Jr. Bridesmaid or Best Man, BM, 1 Groomsmen, 1 Jr. Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 4:30, Willowdale Estate, Topsfield, MA

Reception (where, time): Immediately following, same location

Dress Style: strapless, slight sweetheart, champaign with ivory lace overlay by Casablanca

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

Honeymoon Location: None – at least not yet Cry

Flowers: Anything and all things yellow and blue with touches of light orange with raunuculus, peonies and hydranga

First Dance Song: When I’m 64 – The Beatles

Centerpieces: Low floral arrangements

Food/Menu: choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian

Cake Flavour: 4 layers all different flavors – strawberry, raspberry, lemon, banana and a red velvet grooms cake

Favours: donation to the NMSS with orange MS braclets given to all

DJ/Band/Ipod: band

Shower (when/what): Saturday, May 21 thrown by my mom and bridesmaids, afternoon tea

Bachelorette (when/what): Saturday, June 18 – other than that, I have no idea!

Post # 51
40 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 16

Engagement Length: 17 Months

Colors: Yellow & Blue

Theme: rustic mountains

Wedding Party(#s): MOH, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man, BM, 3 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 2pm, outdoors by lake

Reception (where, time): 3:30 pm outdoors under tent

Dress Style: ivory, sweetheart neckline, a-line, Venus 

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

Honeymoon Location: Negril Couples Resort, Jamaica

Flowers: yellow roses, yellow freesia, yellow ranculus, yellow gerber daisies, blue irises, blue delphium

First Dance Song: You’re the Only One, The Black Keys

Centerpieces: mason jars w/ yellow flowers

Food/Menu: tri-tip steak, chicken, garlic bread, calico beans, salad

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes – chai tea, double chocolate, triple citrus

Favours: none

DJ/Band/Ipod: ipod

Shower (when/what): not sure yet

Bachelorrete (when/what): not sure yet

Post # 52
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 31

Engagement Length: 11 months

Colors: pool blue and wisteria purple

Theme: Seashells/sealife I love shells plus he proposed on the beach with the ring under a shell.

Wedding Party(#s): 2 maids of honors and 4 bridesmaids

Ceremony (where, time): 11:30 am outside at the venue by a gazebo on the Bay

Reception (where, time): 12:00 pm at the venue in the reception room overlooking the bay

Dress Style: irovy a-line strapless with some beading on the stomach and ruching on top corset back

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair -pro make-up -pro

Honeymoon Location: Not decided yet planning a cruise to Asia in 2012 and going to Las Vegas in October as a mini moon

Flowers:  purple , blue, and ivory going to the florist this week

First Dance Song: not chosen yet

Centerpieces: flowers in tall vases with seashells

Food/Menu: 4 course meal tons of food sit down meal 1 hour cocktail hour with tons of food as well stations and everything/open bar from noon to 5;00

Cake Flavour: chocolate fudge and cookies and cream with white chocolate seashells on the cake

Favours:  something seashell themed

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): July 17th 2 weeks before the wedding a nice brunch at a restaurant

Bachelorrete (when/what): not sure yet probably at the end of June at the Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel Island

Post # 53
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 21 (Thursday)

Engagement Length: 19 months

Colors: navy, ivory, and a little bit of peach

Theme: *

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, 5 BMs, 1Flower Girl

Ceremony (where, time): 5pm – Catholic Church

Reception (where, time): 6:30 – Smithville Inn

Dress Style: Ivory, all lace and beading (and heavy!)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair -pro / make-up -DIY

Honeymoon Location: Cape May in December when my Future Sister-In-Law gets married

Flowers:  Ivory and Peach roses, Blue hydrangea, peach and white carnations

First Dance Song: Heaven can wait – Meatloaf (yeah I know, but I had to let him pick SOMETHING)

Centerpieces: Pillars in hurrican vases on a mirror base surrounded with 4 votives and home dried rose petals.

Food/Menu: Steak, chicken and fish dishes, tons of hor’s devoures, open bar entire time.

Cake Flavour: Grooms Cake is chocolate with chocolate icing and regular cake is marble with vanilla icing. Nothing fancy at all.

Favours:  *

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Not having

Bachelorrete (when/what): not having

Post # 54
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Phew!  July is quickly approaching!

Wedding Date: July 16

Engagement Length: 16 Months

Colors: Hot pink and Syracuse orange

Theme: vintage

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

Ceremony (where, time): 3:30pm outdoors, at the summit of a ski mountain (and the lift will take us there!!)

Reception (where, time): about 430 or so.  Same place just at the base of the mountain, outside

Dress Style: ivory, corset back, well fitted through the hips

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

Honeymoon Location: Alaskan Cruise

Flowers: Gerbera Daisies

First Dance Song: ooo kind of a secret…the book of love/peter gabriel

Centerpieces: a cluster of various milk glass vases/bowls

Food/Menu: buffet-lassagna (meat and veggitarian that we’re cooking up prior to), chicken marsala, roast beef, various sides

Cake Flavour: just plain ol vanilla

Favours: Homemade pasta sauce.  I mean who doesn’t love pasta??

Shower (when/what): Saturday, May 30 (this weekend!!) I wanted to do it a little earlier so I can enjoy it without being stressed super close to the wedding

Bachelorrete (when/what): no idea

Happy planning!!

Post # 55
9 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

yay July brides! Less that 3 months to go! eeee!

Wedding Date: July 16

Engagement Length: 18 Months

Colors: Coral, Ivory, Light Green & Chocolate Brown

Theme: A little vintage, a little rustic, a little whimsy

Wedding Party(#s): 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 3 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 4p, Reception venue

Reception (where, time): 4:30, traditional cocktail hr & sit-down dinner at a old manor house in the Hudson Valley, NY

Dress Style: Jim Hjelm 8957 (strapless a-line with beading & lace on the side; will be adding additional lace & beadind, as well as having skirt reshaped into more of a mermaid/trumpet)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): both = pro

Honeymoon Location: Spain

Flowers: Gerberas, Dahlias, Zinnias, and other assorted filler (stock, wax flowers, etc)

First Dance Song: For Sentimental Reasons, Nat King Cole

Centerpieces: Above flowers in assorted rustic/vintage containers; wine bottles that serve as table #s/candle holders; hand embellished votives

Food/Menu: ethnic/eclectic hors d’oeuvres for cocktail hr; Beef/fish/pasta entrees

Cake Flavour: would like to do two different flavors: white cake w/Bailey’s filling; and another tbd

Favours: none

DJ/Band/Ipod: Band for most of reception; DJ for last 30-45mins

Shower (when/what): unknown – letting the maids handle it

Bachelorrete (when/what): unknown – letting the maids handle it

Post # 56
25 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 30

Engagement Length: 14Months

Colors: Hot Pink and black with some silver

Theme: umm, we have birds as a running theme but not a focus

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man, BM, 3 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 3pm, at the prettiest park in town

Reception (where, time): 4:30, formal reception in hall

Dress Style: diamond white maggie sottero ‘alicia’

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): desperately trying to find some one with reasonable prices, if not DIY

Honeymoon Location: not sure yet

Flowers: Fingers crossed for Dahlias, if they are not in bloom then roses, calla’s, carnation, spider mums all in various saheds of pink and white

First Dance Song: It must be tru love by Toots and the Maytals

Centerpieces: flowers mentioned above in a nice dispaly

Food/Menu: Bufffet:chicken, salmon, salads etc

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes in chocolate and vanilla

Favours: we are bringing some kick ass chocolate with us from Swizterland that you can’t get in canada as favours

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): not really sure what a shower is….

Bachelorrete (when/what): TBC

Post # 57
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 23

Engagement Length: 16 months

Colors: Greens & Pinks (think apple and raspberry)

Theme: Rustic Elegance

Wedding Party(#s): 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4 Groomsmen, 2 ring bearers

Ceremony (where, time): 1pm, Catholic Church

Reception (where, time): 4:00, barn

Dress Style: Casablanca 1944

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – My Step Aunt is doing our hair but she is a pro, Makeup – pro (my gift to the girls as well)

Honeymoon Location: Negril, Jamaica

Flowers: Pink dahlias, peonies, ranunculus and green hydrangas

First Dance Song: TBD

Centerpieces:Vintage blue mason jars with pink dahlias and lemon leaves

Food/Menu: BBQ- chicken, pulled pork, salmon, mac ‘n’ cheese, potato salad, cornbread muffins and garden salad

Cake Flavour: White Velvet with Lemon Curd and fresh raspberries, Red Velvet and White with Caramel filling and buttercream. A small 3 layer cake with a sweets table and groom’s cake.

Favours: noneDJ/Band/Ipod:  DJ

Shower (when/what): May 15th, June 4th and June 18th – lots of family located in 2 states

Bachelorrete (when/what): June 18th after my shower, Maid/Matron of Honor and BMs haven’t shared the plans but I know they include cocktails and dancing

Post # 58
1696 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Wedding Date: July 16, 2011

Engagement Length: 6 months

Colors: Fucshia & Chocolate Brown

Theme: None

Wedding Party(#s): 2 Maid/Matron of Honor, 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 BestM, 6 Groomsmen (no kids.. sorry)

Ceremony (where, time): 6:30pm, Farm (outside)

Reception (where, time): 7pm, Farm (inside)

Dress Style: Diamond White, can’t tell the rest…

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – pro, 2 days before; Make-up – undecided

Honeymoon Location: Sandals Jamaica

Flowers: Probably stargazer lilies, not sure

First Dance Song: Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

Centerpieces: Brown lanterns, floating candles/fuchsia rocks or water pearls

Food/Menu: Undecided, leaving it up to my Future Mother-In-Law who is catering

Cake Flavour: 1-Key Lime, 2-Spiced, 3-Red Velvet (or Oreo), 3-Key Lime

Favours: Undecided

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Two that I know of, a few weeks before the wedding

Bachelorrete (when/what): No clue?

Post # 59
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 23

Engagement Length: 17 months

Colors: Fuchsia and Lemon Yellow

Theme: Our island in the sun (all things us)

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 5 Bridesmaids, 1 Best man, 6 Groomsman, 2 flower girls, 1 ring bearer

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

Reception (where, time): 5 pm, private country club

Dress Style: diamond white, strapless, sweetheart neckline, rouched bodice, beading around bust area, ball gown style, lace peaks out under dress, hand made flowers. designer: maggie sottero

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

Honeymoon Location: 2 weeks in Maui

Flowers: Peonies for my bouquet, Garden roses, gardenias, among others

First Dance Song: undecided

Centerpieces: tall vases (24″ x 3.5″) filled with lemons then large bouquet of stargazer lillies among other things sprouting out of the top, accompanied by votives

Food/Menu: food stations

Cake Flavor: still deciding

Favors: homemade cookie buffet

Shower (when/what): Sunday, May 15, hosted by my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor

Bachelorette (when/what): Saturday, July 9, manis/pedis during the day, dinner then drinks/dancing at night, staying in a hotel together

Post # 60
47 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 1st

Engagement Length: 6 Months

Colors: blush, pink, aqua, blue

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): none, just 2 flower girls

Ceremony (where, time): 6 P.M. gazebo outside venue

Reception (where, time): 6:30, formal reception in venue

Dress Style: cream, sweethear neckline, ruched bodice, with plain satin skirt

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair & Makeup – Pro

Honeymoon Location: Aruba, next year when the weather is cold!

Flowers: Pink flowers, haven’t decided, probably roses

First Dance Song: haven’t decided yet

Centerpieces: blue mason jars & milk glass, with white/cream candles and pink flowers, paper flower medallions with table # in center

Food/Menu: Carving station: prime rib, turkey, garden salad, rolls, pasta station: shrimp, chicken, veggies in sauces, asian stir fry station, mediterranean diplay

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes: 1. choclate w/ vanilla creme center “Hostess w/ the mostess; lemon rasperry, vanilla w/ vanilla creme, and maybe a couple of other flavors

Favors: none, candy buffet instead

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): none, i have specifically requested that i do not want a shower!

Bachelorette (when/what): not sure yet

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