(Closed) November Wedding Survey!

posted 9 years ago in November 2013
Post # 3
2 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: November 16, 2013

Engagement Length:  Four years and four months (plus some days)

Colors: Brown and blue with silver and white and gold accents

Theme: No real theme, just stuff we like 🙂  some elements of 1920s 

Wedding Party(#s): Eesh… Three to five of each, haven’t fully decided

Ceremony (where, time): Wabasha Street Caverns in St. Paul, starting around 5

Reception (where, time): Same place

Dress Style: Ball gown

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair DIY, makeup probably professional

Honeymoon Location: Disney World!!!

Flowers: Paper and handmade!

Processional Song: “I Want You to Want Me” by Cheap Trick (studio version, not live)

First Dance Song: “You Make My Dreams” by Hall and Oates

Centerpieces:  Haven’t gotten quite that far!

Food/Menu: Italian buffet

Cake Flavour: Gold frosting, marble cake

Favours: Still working on that one too

DJ/Band/Ipod: Jukebox with preloaded tunes

Photography/Videography: Photo at least, gonna do a photo booth and/or disposable cameras

Bachelorette (when/what):  Really not sure just yet

DIY?: Nothing as far as I’m concerned Laughing

Post # 4
37 posts
  • Wedding: December 2013

Wedding Date: November 9, 2013  @kalixti: ME TOO!

Engagement Length:  25 months

Colors: Tangerine, Dark Purple and Fushia 

Theme: Modern minimal with stripes. 

Wedding Party(#s): 1 x Maid/Matron of Honor and 2 x Bridesmaid or Best Man (FI is having same amount of GM)

Ceremony (where, time): a BEAUTIFUL club/bar/restaurant called ‘Cloudland’ that have a wonderful rooftop space. ceremony will be approx 4pm

Reception (where, time): Same place

Dress Style: J Crew Lucinda – simple ballgown which i am styling up with a sequinned blouse for the reception and around about 20 layers of peals.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Makeup – Pro, my cousin is a makeup artist and has offered to do it for free. Hair – Pro, my hairdresser is a very very very old friend (we’ve known each other around 15 years) and it is her wedding present.

Honeymoon Location: We’re going on a mini-moon to Melbourne immediately after the wedding, and a 6-week US trip when my HUSBAND’S work schedule calms down a bit (Dec, Feb and March are all EXTREMELY busy at the theatre he works at)

Flowers: Real, lots of bright colours. ATM I am thinking I will have an all white bouquet tied with a blue velvet piece of material (my deceased fathers robe belt) and my girls will have bright bouqets, all in a single (different) colour.

Processional Song: Go Bang by SBTRKT

First Dance Song: Fallen by Mariachi el Bronx

Centerpieces: lots of bright colours. I’m DIY-ing some of the table elements, and other than that i want to keep it pretty minimal.

Food/Menu: we’re having our reception at a ‘mega club’ who have a fine dining restaurant who also have a couple of bars and function spaces. 

Cake Flavour: TBC. I am kind of obsessed with rocky road, so i want rocky road cupcakes and a chocolate mud cutting cake.

Favours: TBC – i’m thinking jellybeans.

DJ/Band/Ipod: I want to a live musican at the ceremony, and a DJ for the reception

Photography/Videography: Photography – a beautiful MODERN photographer http://paperfoxstudio.com/ 

Bachelorette (when/what):  Not sure yet – one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man is travelling back to Australia from the UK, but my girls are ‘very social’ so i’m sure they will plan something AMAZING!

DIY?: I am DIY’ing my table runners, napkins, invites, programs/escort cards/menu cards and table numbers. 




Post # 5
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I don’t have most of the things on the survey figured out yet (which makes me worry that I’m really behind!) but I just wanted to say another 11/09/13 bride here!

Post # 6
25 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MistySoda:  me either!! Just got engaged in early December but didn’t want to wait too long to get married. I think we will be fine!!

Post # 7
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: November 12, 2013 (11-12-13!)

Engagement Length:  10 months (exactly to the day)

Colors: sunset colors-purple, lavender, blue, pink, peach

Theme: vintage romantic star-themed. “Like the moon and the stars in the sky, you and I were made to shine together.”

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Matron of Honor(my sister), 1 Maid of Honor (my cousin), 1 Best Man (my FI’s dad), one groomsman (my FI’s stepdad)

Ceremony (where, time): The Fairmont Orchid Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii, ceremony on sand near water

Reception (where, time): Same place, reception on sand in coconut tree grove near water

Dress Style: A-line or ball gown (haven’t looked yet!)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro because I am not used to the climate and humidity

Honeymoon Location: Kauai for 1 week right after wedding, trip to New Zealand next year

Flowers: Real, blue hydrangeas are a must!!!!

Processional Song:unknown (haven’t decided)

First Dance Song: Rule the World- Take That

Centerpieces: mercury glass with blue hydrangeas, pink and purple orchids, peach garden roses and lavender allium

Food/Menu: Cocktail hour- Sushi and coconut shrimp, blue pina coladas, signature drink. Plated dinner- choice of salad, choice of filet mignon with Kauai prawns or fresh crab crusted local catch

Cake Flavour: Lilikoi-poppyseed with whipped coconut filling and coconut flavored buttercream, also chocolate with chocolate mousse filling and chocolate buttercream 

Favours: Small bottles of the sand and shells from the beach where we are getting married and coasters with the recipe for our signature drink

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod. And an Emcee

Photography/Videography:Yes to both

Bachelorette (when/what):  At the Fairmont Orchid world famous spa without walls

DIY?:  My sis is the wedding planner. She has a business in Hawaii so she and I will be making some of the decorations. My mother will be hand-painting my invitations and I will be doing the calligraphy. 

Post # 8
199 posts
Blushing bee

Wedding Date: November 2, 2013

Engagement Length:  29 months

Colors: wine, olive green, almond, coffee, and mocha

Theme: Wine

Wedding Party(#s): none

Ceremony (where, time): 11:45am on the steps of a Plantation in N.Florida

Reception (where, time): Brunch after the ceremony, in an elevated room next to the main house

Dress Style: a-line

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DIY

Honeymoon Location: a week at Walt Disney World

Flowers: faux and DIY–handmade paper, fabric, beaded, etc.

Processional Song:Canon in D as preformed by Trans Siberian Orchestra

First Dance Song: n/a we’re not dancey people

Centerpieces: Wine bottles, paper flower topiaries, washi-tape vines 

Food/Menu: Plated brunch will be a butternut squash soup, followed by quiche and salad, then country-fried steak and biscuits. 

Cake Flavour: Still deciding–going to be a variety of smaller cakes and cupcakes, maybe cookies too

Favours: Wine jelly.

DJ/Band/Ipod: iPod

Photography/Videography:Photography yes, video–only if there’s room in the budget

Bachelorette (when/what): My friend-ficiant is already planning a wine bar hop for sometime in early fall 🙂

DIY?: Whatever I can. Have finished my cardigan (knit & beaded trim), working on the beaded trim for my dress (neckline) and belt; almost finished refinishing an antique school desk that will hold our programs; weaving our handfasting cord, Fiance is building the box to store the cord before and after the ceremony; all paper goods; all “florals” and other decor; favors;


Post # 9
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: November 10, 2013

Engagement Length:  10.5 months

Colors: turqouise and cherry red

Theme: ummm….

Wedding Party(#s): 4 each

Ceremony (where, time): San Mateo Marriott

Reception (where, time): Same place

Dress Style: Dolly Couture Beverlywood… most likely 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Haven’t decided yet…

Honeymoon Location: Haven’t decided yet

Flowers: Gerber daisies, cremons, with lots of red and turqoise

Processional Song: Haven’t decided yet

First Dance Song: Haven’t decided yet

Centerpieces: Half dozen red and turqoise flowers in tinted vases on round mirrors with votives

Food/Menu: Kosher meat meal. Too Catering or 12Tribes.

Cake Flavour: Haven’t decided yet.

Favours: Homemade apricot pineapple jam

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ interviews underway

Photography/Videography:Vivian Chen is our photographer; no videographer

Bachelorette (when/what):  Hoping for low key evening with my friends

DIY?: I’m making my invitations/RSVPs, programs, escort cards, menus, table numbers, sweetheart table chair lables, bouquets/bouts/centerpieces, kissing balls, and Lord only knows what else.

Post # 10
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Wedding Date: November 2, 2013

Engagement Length:  23 months (to the day)

Colors: turquoise and lime green

Theme: casual beach BBQ

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Matron of Honor, 2 bridesmaids; 1 Best Man, 2 groomsmen (1 groomsman will also be the officiant)

Ceremony (where, time): Private Beach House, St. Augustine Beach, FL, at 5pm

Reception (where, time): Same place at 6pm

Dress Style: Alfred Angelo 2171 – strapless chiffon (having replica made by dressilyme.com)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair absolutely, I am terrible at doing hair.  Makeup I can probably DIY and do a good job, I just need to practice smokey eyes a bit more.

Honeymoon Location: London, Paris, and Amsterdam for two weeks.

Flowers: Real for bouquets.  May use fake hydrangea for the centerpieces so they can be made ahead of time.

Processional Song: haven’t decided yet

First Dance Song: FH requests it be a Weezer song, specifically “If you’re wondering..”

Centerpieces: Simple and casual.  Turquoise table cloths with lime green runners.  White planters with white hydrangeas and greenery surrounded by tealights with an orange sugar starfish and a sprinkling of white seashells.

Food/Menu: We are doing a BBQ buffet with pulled pork, brisket, and chicken, maybe ribs.

Cake Flavour: Three round cakes: red velvet, raspberry vanilla, and latte dream

Favours: We are ordering personalized shot glasses for our partying guests to use later in the evening.  We may order something else but I am hesitant to buy something that will instantly become trash and I am not a fan of food favors.

DJ/Band/Ipod: Spotify

Photography/Videography:Photography only; not a fan of the video

Bachelorette (when/what):  No bachelorette.  I am an adult and I find it silly to go out and act like a fool in front of other people just because you are getting married.  No thanks.  Might have a nice evening out with a few friends but no bachelorette sashes or Woo’s!

DIY?: Anything that requires DIY will receive heavy scrutiny regarding whether we actually need it and whether it fits into our rather tight budget.  I am DIYing the centerpieces but I also did that for my first wedding and everyone was impressed because they were simple and classic (glass vases filled with real black magic roses and red berries, surrounded by tealights and rose petals.)  I am not very good at DIY so I avoid DIY as much as possible.

Post # 11
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: November 22, 2013

Engagement Length:  9 months

Colors: blue, white, and silver 

Theme: Mystical/Fantasy

Wedding Party(#s): 5 bridesmaids, 2 junior bridesmaids, 3 flower girls, 2 ringbearers, 5 groomsmen.

Ceremony (where, time): Palmdale Estates, Fremont, CA @ 4:00 PM

Reception (where, time): Same location at 5:15

Dress Style: White One Trieste tulle ballgown

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI):  Pro by Minia Makeup

Honeymoon Location:  Carnival cruise

Flowers: I’m thinking baby’s breath and dahlias.

Processional Song: Final Fantasy VI–Kids run through the city corner (piano version)

First Dance Song:  Olly Murs-Dance with me tonight or Bryan Adams-Heaven

Centerpieces:  Spray painted silver wine bottles filled with manzanita branches with paper cranes attached to or hanging from branches, surrounded by floating candles with led lights.

Food/Menu: Choice of steak, chicken, and salmon with side of veggies and mashed potatoes.

Cake Flavour: Mostly likely red velvet.

Favours: We will be having a photobooth and dessert bar instead of favors.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Photography/Videography: Ryan Llora Photography

Bachelorette (when/what):  San Francisco

DIY?:  Bridesmaid dresses, centerpieces, bouquets, escort cards, invitations, menus, table numbers, ceremony programs, etc.

Post # 12
7 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: November 16, 2013

Engagement Length:  8 months & 3 days

Colors: Fall colors; champagne, gold, and a touch of peacock color!!

Theme: Fall; think pumpkins and candy apples

Wedding Party(#s): 7 girls, 7 guys

Ceremony (where, time): Lobster Shanty in Pt. Pleasant, NJ 6PM

Reception (where, time): Same place

Dress Style: Paloma Blanca 4358 in Champagne

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Not sure yet…

Honeymoon Location: Riviera Maya!!!

Flowers: Fall flowers with big branches for the centerpieces with tealights hanging off of them.

Processional Song:Canon

First Dance Song: Perth by Bon Iver (most likely)

Centerpieces: Big branches with flowers at the top of the vase, tealights hanging off of them.

Food/Menu: Not sure yet.

Cake Flavour: Not sure yet but I want it to have spun sugar on it.

Favours: Candy Apples

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Photography/Videography:Yes to both

Bachelorette (when/what):  No clue. Maybe a spa day and winery tour?

DIY?: I am putting together my table numbers…carved pumpkins!!!

Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/november-wedding-survey#ixzz2PWEhDF00

Post # 13
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: November 23, 2013

Engagement Length:  Almost 18 months

Colors: Blush & Champagne

Theme: No real theme.  Just want a romantic and classic feel.

Wedding Party(#s):  Maid of honor, 1 bridesmaid.  Best man, 2 groomsmen (1 my soon to be step-son)

Ceremony (where, time): Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ.  5pm

Reception (where, time): Same

Dress Style: Lace-over-charmeuse fit-and-flare (Galina Signature Style SWG400)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: Not sure yet – Virgin Islands/Hawaii

Flowers: Blush/ivory w/ roses and succulents

Processional Song: Not sure

First Dance Song: Not sure

Centerpieces: Something traditional and classic

Food/Menu: Plated, probably beef and chicken with a 10pm “snack”

Cake Flavour: Haven’t decided yet – chocolate mousse filling & raspberry preferred

Favours: Fairy food/honeycomb candy – DIY

DJ/Band/Ipod: Band and 2 or 3 piece strings for ceremony

Photography/Videography:Yes to both

Bachelorette (when/what):  Dual bachelor/bachelorette in Vegas!

DIY?: Table names and favors

Post # 14
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: November 30, 2013

Engagement Length: 1 year, 13 days.

Colors: Turquoise/teal, purple and grey.

Theme: stuff we like. Modern-ish I guess.

Wedding Party(#s): Since we’re both women, we’re calling our “bridal parties” our “best people”. I have two of my siblings and my best friend, and my fiancée has her brother and her best friend.

Ceremony (where, time): A park area surrounded by pine trees at 4.30pm

Reception (where, time): a nearby function centre at 6pm

Dress Style: Dolly Couture’s Avila Bay in champagne, with three quarter lace sleeves.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro but I haven’t organised it yet.

Honeymoon Location: Still in planning, but I think we’ll stay in Aus and head north to the Gold Coast. My fiancée loves the beach and we’re both suckers for amusement parks.

Flowers: Probably minimal, just a bouquet for me and a small arrangement on each table. Probably those purple and blue orchids that seem to be super popular at the moment. I really don’t want any white flowers.

Processional Song: Somebody Loved, performed by my fiancée’s brother and best friend.

First Dance Song: Not sure if we’re doing a first dance, but if we do we’ll probably go with Shelter by Ray LaMontagne.

Centerpieces: probably a strand of orchids submerged in water in cylindrical glass vases. My fiancée wants to do a Manzanita on each table but I don’t know how that will look. We’ve also seen some pretty cool stuff on Pinterest with brightly painted sticks.

Food/Menu: Menu hasn’t been finalised yet, but it’s included with our reception venue and the choices sound amazing. We decide on two choices for each of the three courses and then the two choices are served alternating around each table.

Cake Flavour: TBD. I’m coeliac so I don’t know if we’ll choose a gluten-free cake or just get me a little symbolic cupcake.

Favours: purple and teal personalised M&Ms in little round tins, secured with ribbon and a personalised sticker with our initials and wedding date.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ, included with the reception venue.

Photography/Videography: just photography. We have videographers in the family so one of them will set up a video camera during the ceremony and reception and my fiancée can edit it together herself later.

Bachelorette (when/what): Not sure if I’ll be doing anything like that. We’ll probably just have separate get-togethers with our friends. My best friend alluded to a wine and cheese party for me (since I

DIY?: My fiancée is a graphic designer and works for a printing company so we’re doing the invites and table numbers ourselves.

You guys all sound much more organised than me!

Post # 15
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Wedding Date: November 10, 2013

Engagement Length:  11 months

Colors: Green, Brown, Beige

Theme: Rustic Chic, NOT WESTERN…or Mason Jar inspired 🙂

Wedding Party(#s): 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Thurman’s Mansion, Driftwood, Texas, 4:30pm

Reception (where, time): Same place

Dress Style: Galina 3032

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Both, My mom is doing my hair and my sister is doing make-up but both are licensed cosmotologists:)

Honeymoon Location: We are headed for South Africa! yay Rugby and Safari’s!

Flowers: Ruffage, Baby’s Breath, raw cotton bolls and lots of texture!

Processional Song:VSQ- Tim McGraw’s “My Best Friend”

First Dance Song: “Yours and Mine”-Kyle Park

Centerpieces: Lit Shiner Pint Bottles, engagement photo, and tea lights. 

Food/Menu: Salt Lick Barbeque…YUM!

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes: Triple Chocolate, Lime Margarita, Traditional Almond Cake, Pecan Pie, Reeses, Lemon Raspberry Tart

Favours: None, we opted out of this:)

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ and well worth it! Texas Pro DJ is fantastic!!!!

Photography/Videography:Yes and Yes…found my videographer via craigslist and he is awesome!

Bachelorette (when/what):  A week before and who knows considering all my bff’s are planning it:).

DIY?: Only my centerpieces are truly done by myself.

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