(Closed) JULY Bees “Wedding Survey”

posted 9 years ago in July 2011
Post # 76
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22 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hi girls! I’ve only recently joined and this is my first post πŸ™‚ Eek not long to go! (Just over 3 weeks for me!)

 

Wedding Date: July 2

Engagement Length: 1year 9 months

Colors: Eggplant

Theme: None

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

Ceremony (where, time): 4pm, Registry Office, Largs in Scotland

Reception (where, time): 6.30pm Sit down meal, then 9pm The Royal Oak

Dress Style: Irovy, A-line, strapless, crystal beading & sequins, eggplant detail on the chapel train

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

Honeymoon Location: Scottish Highlands for 1 week then Cyprus for 10 days

Flowers: White roses and purple Scottish thistles

First Dance Song: Sunshine on Leith by The Proclaimers

Centerpieces: None

Food/Menu: still deciding

Cake Flavour: Victorian Sponge (vanilla)

Favours: None

Shower (when/what): None (why are these not common in England, I want one!!)

Bachelorrete (when/what): Saturday 7th May. ‘Hen Night’ Limo, meal, bars in Liverpool

Post # 77
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785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wanna play!  Btw OP, we are date twins!!!

Wedding Date: July 30

Engagement Length: One year to our wedding date πŸ™‚

Colors: Guava and hunter green with accents of golden yellow and sage green

Theme: “Us” πŸ™‚

Wedding Party(#s): 2 Maids of honor, 2 bridesmaids, 1 best man, 3 groomsmen, 1 flower girl

Ceremony (where, time): 4pm at an arts center

Reception (where, time): Cocktail hour starts right after the ceremony in the same place and will last until 10.

Dress Style: White, all-over lace/beading; strapless, straight across neckline; A-line from David’s Bridal; Guava sash around my waist

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Both DIY

Honeymoon Location: Quebec City, Canada

Flowers: DIY silk flowers–mostly dahlias, daisies, and lilies

First Dance Song: “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen

Centerpieces: Silk guava dahlias in vases filled with river stones surrounded by candles and on top of a green accent cloth

Food/Menu: Meat option: beef stew; Vegetarian option: spicy marinara over noodles; mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, and rolls on the side; buffet style

Cake Flavour: Vanilla.  Yeah I’m boring.

Favours: Homemade mini family recipe booklets

DJ/Band/Ipod:  DJ

Shower (when/what): Happened in April; a casual luncheon at my MOH’s house.

Bachelorrete (when/what): Fun night in my hometown; crash at my MOH’s house; Harry Potter theme WOOHOO!  It will happen July 15th

Post # 78
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365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 29th

Engagement Length: 18 months

Colors: purple, grey, silver

Theme: just traditional

Wedding Party(#s): Girls – Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaid or Best Man x3, Flower Girl x4   Guys – Father of Bride, Best Man, Ushers x2

Ceremony (where, time): 2pm, Netherwood Hotel

Reception (where, time): 6:30pm, same hotel

Dress Style: Strapless, sweetheart, ivory, big skirt, LOTS of tulle

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

Honeymoon Location: A surprise – the Mr has booked it!

Flowers: ivory avalanche roses, ivory calla Lilies, and other purple flowers?

First Dance Song: undecided!

Centerpieces: fishbowls with ivory and purple flowers

Food/Menu: 3 course sit down meal, and evening BBQ

Cake Flavour: chocolate, lemon, coffee & rum

Favours: mini JD bottles for the guys, decorated choc initials for the ladies, sweets for kids

DJ/Band/Ipod: string quartet, then live band that also does DJ sets

Shower (when/what): none

Bachelorrete (when/what): this Saturday! Cocktail making and a night on the town

Post # 79
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365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@Oribel013690: 

OMG your first dance song choice is ah-mazing! The Mr loves queen… We couldn’t? Could we…?

Post # 80
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 30

Engagement Length: 12 Months

Colors: Plum purple, hydrangea green, white & some periwinkle.

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 bridesmaids, 1 junior bridesmaid and 1 flowergirl,1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4 Groomsmen, 1 junior groomsmen.

Ceremony (where, time): 3:00 in the afternoon, my church.

Reception (where, time): 4pm (cocktail hour right after the ceremony till we arrive)

Music: DJ

Dress Style: white a-line gown, cap sleeves, crystals around waist, long train.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): updo, and both done by a friend who owns a salon.

Honeymoon Location: Carnival cruise

Flowers: hydrangeas,peonies…romantic blooms.

First Dance Song: Just The Way You Are- Billy Joel

Centerpieces: hydrangeas and candles

Food/Menu: pasta bar

Cake Flavour: d. chocolate, vanilla and strawberry… every tier a different flavor.

Favours: Candy buffet.

Shower (when/what): Had two, one from my family and friends and one from FH family and friends. May and June.

Bachelorrete (when/what): Weekend w the girls in Cincinnati the weekend before the wedding.

Post # 81
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 30

 

Engagement Length: 12 Months

 

Colors: Plum purple, hydrangea green, white & some periwinkle.

 

Theme: none

 

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 bridesmaids, 1 junior bridesmaid and 1 flowergirl,1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4 Groomsmen, 1 junior groomsmen.

 

Ceremony (where, time): 3:00 in the afternoon, my church.

 

Reception (where, time): 4pm (cocktail hour right after the ceremony till we arrive)

 

Dress Style: white a-line gown, cap sleeves, crystals around waist, long train.

 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): updo, and both done by a friend who owns a salon.

 

Honeymoon Location: Carnival cruise

 

Flowers: hydrangeas,peonies…romantic blooms.

 

First Dance Song: Just The Way You Are- Billy Joel

 

Centerpieces: hydrangeas and candles

 

Food/Menu: pasta bar

 

Cake Flavour: d. chocolate, vanilla and strawberry… every tier a different flavor.

 

Favours: Candy buffet.

 

Shower (when/what): Had two, one from my family and friends and one from FH family and friends. May and June.

 

Bachelorrete (when/what): Weekend w the girls in Cincinnati the weekend before the wedding.

Post # 82
Member
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 16

Engagement Length: 19 Months

Colors: Aqua and Chocolate

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): 4 ushers/bridesmen/groomsdudes

Ceremony (where, time): 3pm, Methodist Church

Reception (where, time): 5:00, local inn’s carriage house

Dress Style: off-white DB, curvy fitted, lace and light beading, no poof

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DIY): Hair – semi-pro neighbor, Makeup – DIY

Honeymoon Location: minimoon to Baltimore

Flowers: left it up to the florist, but we’re not having a ton of flowers anyway

First Dance Song: So Close – Jon McLaughlin

Centerpieces: Coffee beans and candles

Food/Menu: chicken or roast beef, pasta, other buffet things

Cake Flavour: no cake!  5-6 different pie flavors instead

Favours: hand-mixed peach tea bags

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): June 11 at a restaurant

Bachelorette (when/what): none

Post # 83
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 2

ngagement Length: 11 months 1 day

Colors: Olive Green and Cream

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 BM, 3 Groomsmen,  and 3 Flower Girls

Ceremony (where, time): 2:30 pm Center City Philadelphia

Reception (where, time): 5:00 pm, South Philadelphia

Dress Style: Chiffon, empire waist

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

Honeymoon Location: Orlando, FL

Flowers:  hydrangeas, roses and callas

First Dance Song: Make You Feel My Love, Adele

Centerpieces: Edible Fruit Arrangements

Food/Menu: Buffet Style: Steak, Salmon, Chicken, Roast Pig, Veggies and Potatoes

Cake Flavour: Red Velvet, butter pound cake

Favours: Candy Buffet

Shower (when/what): May 7

Bachelorrete (when/what): Non, Bridesmaid or Best Man don’t get along πŸ™

Post # 84
Member
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 30
Engagement Length: 10 Months
Colors: Platinum, Pearl, and a touch of plum
Theme: Traditonal Elegance with a Modern Twist
Wedding Party(#s): 3 maids, 3 men, 4 honored guests, 5 ushers,1 FG 
Ceremony (where, time): 7pm, Catholic Church
Reception (where, time): 8:15pm, ballroom
Dress Style: Ivory, strapless, mermaid, beaded belt
Hair/Makeup (Pro/DIY): Pro for both
Honeymoon Location: we “Belize” in love πŸ™‚
Flowers: left in the florists creative hands
First Dance Song: still trying to figure that one out
Centerpieces: left in the florists creative hands
Food/Menu: tasting stations: chicken with andoullie stuffing, chicken parmesean, cajun trukey breast, sweet and mashed potato bars, crawfish etouffee, creamed spinach
Cake Flavor: white cream for wedding; cheesecake for groom
Favours: none; we’re making a donation and sending photobooth images in the thank you cards
DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ
Shower (when/what): Not having one.  My sisters are my maids and I didn’t want them to incur even more expenses.  I’ll be showered at the wedding!Bachelorette (when/what): none, but I’ll have a “dirty thirty” birthday celebration in Vegas a few months after the wedding

Post # 85
Member
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 9th

Engagement Length: 2 years!

Colors: Blue, Black, Silver and White

Theme: kinda summer-y/none πŸ™‚

Wedding Party(#s): 2 Maid/Matron of Honor, 7 Bridesmaid or Best Man,2  Bridesmaid or Best Man, 7 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 6:30 PM, FI’s brother’s house, Oconomowoc

Reception (where, time): 8:00, same place πŸ™‚

Dress Style: I am a 2 dress lady– my ceremony dress is white and a-line, with a slant piece that lays on top at an angle

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

Honeymoon Location: Roatan (Island off of Honduras)

Flowers: White lillies and blue carnations

First Dance Song: I’m Yours, Jason Mraz

Centerpieces: Homemade mead, chicago postcards (where he proposed), and quirky salt and pepper shakers

Food/Menu: Picnic style

Cake Flavour: We have cupcakes, so chocolate w/ raspberry filling, lemon with strawberry filling, coffee flavor, vanilla with cream flavoring

Favours: Skeleton key with a love fortune attached by ribbon

DJ/Band/Ipod: ipod

Shower (when/what): Sunday, June 5th, 1:00pm, hosted by one of my Maid of Honors, at our house– it was a honeymoon themed, and perfect!

Bachelorrete (when/what): June 25th– a golf-themed bar crawl, and then a
night out on the bars filled with dancing!

 

Post # 86
Member
18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 30

Engagement Length: 18 Months

Colors: Yellow & Gray

Theme: Rustic Summer/Mason Jar

Wedding Party(#s): MOH, 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man,  BM, 4 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 3:00pm, Church

Reception (where, time): 5:30pm Bear Estates (on the water!)

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero, Venecia; Dianmond White, Sweet Heart

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

Honeymoon Location: South Africa

Flowers: Football Mums/Hydrengas

First Dance Song: All We Ever Find – Tim McGraw

Centerpieces: Mason Jars with Yellow/White Football Mums

Food/Menu: Plated, Beef Tenderloin

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes – Chocolate/Vanilla

Favours: Homemade Jam

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): May 15th

Bachelorrete (when/what): End of March, 2011 (Toronto, and cottage country!)

Post # 87
Member
16 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 23

Engagement Length: 8 Months

Colors:  Chocolate Brown & Cream

Theme: none

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

Ceremony (where, time): 4:30, Beach Ceremony

Reception (where, time): 5:30, Camp Reception Hall on the beach

Dress Style: irovy, a-line strapless, sweetheart neck line, short

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

Honeymoon Location: Lake Michigan Cottage

Flowers: White Roses

First Dance Song: Not sure yet

Centerpieces: white on the tables hydrangas

Food/Menu: bbq Chicken and beef brisket

Cake Flavor: blueberry cake and strawberry, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes

Favors: homemade jam

Shower (when/what): I am grateful to have had 4.  not gunna list the dates

Bachelorrete (when/what): weekend before the wedding, family cottage

Post # 88
Member
5 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Date: July 30

Engagement Length: 7 months

Colors: Black and white

Theme: None

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

Ceremony (where, time): 3 pm, St. Thomas Aquinas

Reception (where, time): 5 pm Marriott Downtown

Dress Style: Essence of Australia, fit and flare, diamond white with a sweetheart neckline

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

Honeymoon Location: St. Lucia, but not until January

Flowers: Green Spider Mums and Calla lillies

First Dance Song: At Last – Etta James (sung by a bridesmaid)

Centerpieces: Hurricane vases with whites candles

Food/Menu: Seated meal: chicken marsala, porkchops and vegetable wellington

Cake Flavour: Square champagne cupcakes

Favours: None

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): June 25th, a brunch at my parents house with family and friends

Bachelorrete (when/what): July 9th, downtown bar hopping with friends

Post # 90
Member
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

 

Wedding Date: July 10 (civil ceremony abroad) and Sept 16 (reception at home) 2012

Engagement Length: 3 Months

Colors: pinks and purple shades

Theme: bells (reception)

Wedding Party(#s): 2civil witnesses and MOH only at reception

Ceremony (where, time): 2:20 pm Vienna, austria warhing standesampt (grooms side home)

Reception (where, time): 7:30 a local restaurant in design district Miami, fl (bride home)

Dress Style: irovy, beaded, long sleeves pencil skirt (designer unknown) – ceremony, grey silky halter with beading floor length goddess style -reception

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – pro, Makeup – pro both high bun for ceremony. Loose for reception. 

Honeymoon Location: $$$$?????$$$$$ my bed for now

Flowers: roses

First Dance Song: receptioN. let’s never stop falling in love by pink martini 

Centerpieces: dollar tree cylinders with roses. 

Food/Menu: ceremony – restaurant had cheeses and mini sandwiches. Reception had lamb and fish with veggies plus lots of dips and starters

Cake Flavour: ceremony- black cherry!!!! Reception- red velvet

Favours: none! Maybe printed hankies with lyrics from first dance

Shower (when/what): Saturday June 18

Bachelorrete (when/what): no. Combined with groom before civil. Partied in Vienna with all the boys πŸ˜‰

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