(Closed) JULY Bees “Wedding Survey”

posted 10 years ago in July 2011
Post # 61
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date:  End of July (top secret just in case uninvited guests are reading this post 🙂

Engagement Length: 19 months

Colors: Shades of pink & Navy Blue

Theme: not sure yet… but modern vintage

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

Ceremony (where, time): 6 pm outdoor wedding

Reception (where, time): 7:00 pm formal reception 

Dress Style: Vera Wang Blush dress – sure to raise eyebrows

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (tbd depending on the weather)/ Make up, pro 

Honeymoon Location: tbd (somewhere in the caribbean)

Flowers: pink and cream garden roses, hydrangeas, carnations, peonies and stocks

First Dance Song: tbd

Centerpieces: 10 tall and 10 short milk glass centerpieces

Food/Menu: choice of chicken, salmon, and veggies

Cake Flavour:  6 tier amaretto cake

Favours: tbd

Shower (when/what): Sunday, June 26 private room at a local restaurant

Bachelorrete (when/what): not sure yet


Post # 62
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date:  July 30

Engagement Length: 17 months

Colors: Black and Ivory, with a couple touches of pink

Theme: None

Wedding Party(#s): Man of Honor (my brother), Best Man (his brother), 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 3 Groomsmen, 2 Ushers

Ceremony (where, time): 4 pm outdoor wedding on the lake

Reception (where, time): 5-6 cocktails, followed by dinner, at an Italian Restaurant right near our ceremony location

Dress Style: Ivory, one shoulder, belt with beaded buckle

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair, pro / Make up, pro 

Honeymoon Location: Mini moon road trip for 4-5 days, Somewhere in Europe sometime next year

Flowers: summer flowers in season…any with big blooms, including dahlias

First Dance Song: Beyond the Sea

Centerpieces: Flowers, wine bottle table numbers, framed menu and childhood photos

Food/Menu: Family style italian food

Cake Flavour:  Red Velvet and Marble

Favours: None or TBD

Shower (when/what): In June, at a family member’s house

Bachelorrete (when/what): In May, baseball game!

Post # 63
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date:  July 2

Engagement Length: 19 months

Colors: White, Antique Gold, Black, Light Pink, Deep Berry

Theme: N/A

Wedding Party(#s): 7 for each

Ceremony (where, time): 2pm, church

Reception (where, time): 6:00 pm, small country club 

Dress Style: Fitted ivory mermaid 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for both 

Honeymoon Location: minimoon in NoLa

Flowers: Lily of the valley for me, Bright dahlias, peonies, and lavendar for everyone else

First Dance Song: tbd

Centerpieces: Loose hand tied bouquets with fruit (cherries, peaches)

Food/Menu: Local (as much as possible) Fish or Steak

Cake Flavour:  Red velvet!

Favours: Donation

Shower (when/what): May 1, surprise!

Bachelorrete (when/what): No idea, it’s a surprise as well

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

Wedding Date: July 31, 2011

Engagement Length: 9 Months

Colors: Diferent shades of purple and pink

Theme: Well, it will sound girly but I want a fairytale-barbie wedding

Wedding Party(#s): 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4 Groomsmen, 2 Flower Girls and 4 boys

Ceremony (where, time): 3 PM, Traditional Church.

Reception (where, time): 5 PM, Convention Center.

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero. Chiffon A-line, satin with beading and a long train.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – professional. Makeup- professional

Honeymoon Location: A week in Disney!! I never been there in my life…so excited : ))

Flowers:  Bridal bouquet- all White Gardenias, Peonies, Calla Lillies and Roses. BMs- They will choose their flowers but pale pink.

Centerpieces: Undecided yet.  I’m going to decide next monday.

Cake Flavour: Red Velvet with cream cheese filling.

Favours: Candles

Music: Mr. Ipod

Shower (when/what): Is a surprise!!

Post # 65
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine was LAST July, but i want to post anyways!

Wedding Date: July 24

Engagement Length: 9 months

Colors: Ivory, brown, green and purple

Theme: Nature (neutral elegance)

Wedding Party(#s):  4 Bridesmaid or Best Man and 4 Groomsmen (one on each side is a Maid/Matron of Honor and BM)

Ceremony (where, time): 5:00 pm Chapel at UBC

Reception (where, time): 6:30 pm Theas Lounge, UBC

Dress Style: iMelissa Brooch (Maggie sottero)

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

Honeymoon Location: Europe (England and Greece for three weeks!)

Flowers: Ivory roses, freesias, purple wax flowers and greenery

First Dance Song: Forever – Ben Harper

Centerpieces: Tall centerpieces with rocks, curly witch hazel, ivory cherry blossoms with crystals hanging off.

Food/Menu: schicken and fish, buffet

Cake Flavour: Chocolate raspberry ganache and lemon cupcakes

Favours: Candy buffet

Shower (when/what): i dont remember!! :p

Bachelorrete (when/what): It was in May, Whistler!

Post # 66
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@MissShork: Strawberry Swing…my fave song of ALL TIME…we used it in my wedding video…makes me cry EVERYTIME!!!

Post # 67
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 16th

Engagement Length: 2 years

Colors: Pink & Mint Green

Theme: Sparkle ( diamond )

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 3 Groomsmen, Best Man, Flower Girl, Ring Bearer

Ceremony (where, time): 1pm, New River ( Outside )

Reception (where, time): 3pm, formal reception in hall

Dress Style: white, beaded, sweetheart

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

Honeymoon Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Flowers: Pink lilies, white Cala Lilies, Stargazers

First Dance Song: Don’t Know yet

Centerpieces: DIY – mixture of flower on vases with candles all around

Food/Menu: Simple Finger Foods

Cake Flavour: Marble

Favours: noneDJ/Band/Ipod: ipod

Shower (when/what): Saturday June 28th

Bachelorrete (when/what): not sure yet

Post # 68
16 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 9, 2011

Engagement Length: 15 Months

Colors: Marine Blue, Apple Green, Purple, Gold

Theme: Lovebirds

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

Ceremony (where, time): 2:00pm ,in a small church by the Chesapeake Bay

Reception (where, time): 6:00 pm in the ballroom of a hotel

Dress Style: Pronovias Lace Empire Waist

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: Paris

Flowers:  hydrangeas

First Dance Song: Unchained Melody, Righteous Brothers

Centerpieces: 5 and 7 inch vases with blue, green and purple hydrangeas

Food/Menu: Prime Rib, crab cakes, and a variety of vegetarian options

Cake Flavour: vanilla with oreo creme, carrot cake, chocolate/chocolate mousse and yellow with raspberry filling

Favours: birds nests with blue jordan almonds

DJ/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): next weekend!

Bachelorette: out and about in Philadelphia

Post # 69
2 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 22

Engagement Length: 10 1/2 Months

Colors: Red, Black and yellow

Theme: sunflowers

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 jr Bridesmaid or Best Man, BM, 2 Groomsmen, 1 jr Groomsmen, Flower girl and ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): 6PM Zoo

Reception (where, time): 6:30, Zoo

Dress Style: simple, irovy, racer back empire waist with beading (designer unknown)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Unsure…have an offer from a friend to do it for free that is a pro

Honeymoon Location: Mendocino, Ca first then in a few months Fiji and Australia

Flowers: Sunflowers, red carnations and green mums

First Dance Song: A mix of “You make me smile” and “sunshine smile”

Centerpieces: various clear glass vases with flowers and candles

Food/Menu: MEXICAN! :o)

Cake Flavour: Red velvet with chocolate truffel filling and cheese cake with a red fondant overlay

Favours: etched pint glasses

Shower (when/what): Sat April 30th, kitchen themed

Bachelorrete (when/what): pleasure party on the 1st night, 2nd night is a mystery! ;o) June 3rd-5th

Post # 70
24 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 16th

Engagement Length: 9 months!

Colors: Light pink, Watermelon pink, and Black.

Theme: none

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

Ceremony (where, time): 3 p.m outdoor, Parents Back-yard

Reception (where, time): 6:30 p.m outdoor tent

Dress Style: irovy, All lace, beading on top wher lace gathers and flows out, a line (designer unknown)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Professinal

Honeymoon Location: Honeymoon resort cabin in Canada

Flowers: Pink and white lilies.

First Dance Song: Don’t know yet

Centerpieces: Tall vases with lilies

Food/Menu: B.B.Q

Cake Flavour: Embrossa

Favours: Mints

Band/Ipod: ipod

Shower (when/what): Have had lots already, next one June 11th its a pampered chef.

Bachelorrete (when/what): June 18th-19 and I don’t know what we are doing.

Post # 71
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 30

Engagement Length: 14 months

Colors: White and pink and lots of polka dots

Theme: Not really a theme, but a vintage retro fun style

Wedding Party(#s): Maid of honor, two best men and a ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): 1pm in a garden

Reception (where, time): 4 pm in the house that belongs to the garden

Dress Style: Ivory, strapless, fit and flare style with lace underneath and a aline tulle layer on top (Dayton by Blue by Enzoani)

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

Honeymoon Location: Nice, Cannes, the french riviera, France.

Flowers: Not sure, but definitely something in light pinks.

First Dance Song: Eight days a week – Beatles

Centerpieces: Dont know

Food/Menu: Spanish tapas with lots of cava

Cake Flavour: Raspberry and chocolate

Favours: Haven’t decided

DJ/Band/Ipod: ipod

Bachelorrete (when/what): Saturday, June 19(or is it 18?)

Post # 72
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 30th

Engagement Length: 10 months(10 months too long!)

Colors: Kiwi Green and White

Theme: Nature

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, Best Man, Flower Girl, & RB

Ceremony (where, time): 3pm, historical home – outside

Reception (where, time): Immediately following ceremony – same place, but inside

Dress Style: white, blinged out, poofy, sweatheart – Davids Bridal

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – pro, Makeup – pro(sister doing it – she’s a MUA)

Honeymoon Location: San Deigo, CA!

Flowers: White Roses and Green Mums

Centerpieces:Similar to Bouquets

Food/Menu: Sandwich buffet(my favorite!)

Cake Flavour: Pink Champagne – with butter cream frosting

Favours: Candy Buffet

Shower (when/what): June 17th – hosted by co-workers

Bachelorrete (when/what): July 16th!!

Post # 73
10 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 9

Engagement Length: 10 Months

Colors: Dark Purple, pastel corals,  pinks, yellows

Theme: vintage/antique

Wedding Party(#s): 5 BMs, 4 GMs, 2 RB

Ceremony (where, time): Old Armstrong Chapel at 5:30

Reception (where, time): Cincinnati History Museum at Union Terminal (Cincinnati, OH) cocktails from 6:30-7:30, Dinner at 7:45

Dress Style: Aire Barcelona Bahamas. All organiza with tier layers

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for both!

Honeymoon Location: Santorini, Greece – My fiance spoiled me 🙂

Flowers: peonies, garden roses, snap dragons, garden type flowers

First Dance Song: From this Momemtn – Shania Twain

Centerpieces: White Table cloths with large burlap squares, antique hankies on top. Large Stagecoach Lanterns with real candles lit inside. small bud vases or small votive candles around.

Food/Menu: caesar salad, pesto and tomato chicken, top serlion, garlic mashed potatos, fresh cut green beans and rolls

Cake Flavour: 1st tier: Chocolate cake w/Cookies and Cream icing, 2nd tier: Neopolitan Cake (1/2 chocolate, 1/2 strawberry) w/vanilla icing, 3rd tier: Cookies and Cream cake w/chocolate icing!!!

Favours: Homemade ice cream kits in a mason jar

Shower (when/what): April 30

Bachelorrete (when/what): April 30, Pole Dancing Lessons followed by dinner and dancing!

Post # 74
2828 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Can’t believe I haven’t done this yet!


Wedding Date: July 23

Engagement Length: 46 Months ( or 3 years, 10 months)

Colors: green, blue, yellow/brown

like dis!

Theme: Vibe: rustic-campy-summery-somewhat whimsical family-do.

Wedding Party(#s): 3 groomsmen, 1 MOA (maid/made of awesome), maybe 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man (hasn’t decided yet due to impending research grants)

Ceremony (where, time): 1pm, on the shore/banks of the river mouth @ one of our fave lakes.

Reception (where, time): 1:45-2pm swet & savoury ‘tea’ immediately to follow (cocktail/dressy cas)

Dress Style: irovy, lace, a-line/mermaid, sweetheart & corset minimal beading -EoA

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

Honeymoon Location: undecided.

Flowers: Accents–asiatic & oriental lillies (homegrown) in yellow, orange, fuschia, pink white & red; filler & greenery tbd.

First Dance Song: no dancing @ reception.. Afterparty is a different story.

Centerpieces: Driftwood & wildflowers

Food/Menu: mini quiche bar, tea sandwiches, salads& nibbles + dessert buffet.

Cake Flavour: cupcakes, white & cranberry orange.

Favours: mini ice creams! (like the ones you would get at school with a wooden spoon!)

DJ/Band/Ipod: ipod baby!

Shower (when/what): probably not having one because no one loves me (jk!)

Bachelorrete (when/what): not sure yet — maybe go to a gay bar/club for a night of crrrrrrrazy dancing.

Post # 75
34 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@ValerieJene1022: Hey just wondering why “Syracuse” orange? 

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