(Closed) November Wedding Survey!

posted 7 years ago in November 2013
Post # 17
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wedding Date: November 30, 2013

Engagement Length:  11 months

Colors: Blush, Duck Egg Blue and Ivory

Theme: Modern Beach Boho

Wedding Party(#s):  4 Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen + my little baby girl as Flower Girl πŸ™‚

Ceremony (where, time): Spoon Bay- Forresters Beach NSW Australia, 4:30

Reception (where, time): A Cocktail Lounge in Terrigal from 6pm

Dress Style: TBA- Jasmine’s Bridal

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Both Pro. Even though I am a trained MUA myself and one of my bridesmaids a hairdresser, I would rather u all be able to relax on the day. I have 2 amazing artists who will be working on us πŸ™‚

Honeymoon Location: Surprise from fiancé!

Flowers: Not sure, possibly cherry blossoms

Processional Song: TBA

First Dance Song: TBA

Centerpieces: NA As with e reception is set up in a cocktail lounge

Food/Menu: Spanish Tapas and Signature Cocktails

Cake Flavour: Vanilla with Dulce Leche filling

Favours: TBA- Hoping to find something unusual on a trip to Vietnam in August

DJ/Band/Ipod: Acoustic set until 9pm then DJ set

Photography/Videography: Pro photographer, not fussed on video but likely someone will have something recording.

Bachelorette (when/what):  It’s being organised by 2 of my amazing bridesmaids and kept secret from me! Fingers crossed it doesn’t end up too crazy lol… 


Post # 18
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Oh sure, I’ll take part!! Wow, lots of Nov. 9th brides! Woo! I just realized we are SO close to being at the 6 month mark! EEEK! There are a lot of things on this list I haven’t even done yet!

Wedding Date: November 9, 2013

Engagement Length:  Just over one year

Colors: Ivory, gold, champagne and black

Theme: Vintage Glamour. Think crystals and big centerpieces and satin and lace!

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 bridesmaids’s, 4 GM’s. (Fiance can’t choose a Best Man!)

Ceremony (where, time): Old United church right downtown. Huge organ pipes, stain glass windows…beautiful – 1 pm. 

Reception (where, time): Italian banquet hall (food is sooo yummy!) Cocktails at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm.

Dress Style: Sottero and Midgley, Hartley

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): PRO. I am not depending on myself to pull off my wedding day look! Lol. 

Honeymoon Location: Still deciding! Hopefully Honolulu πŸ™‚

Flowers: Hydrangas, ivory roses, cali lillies

Processional Song: Don’t know yet!

First Dance Song: Still deciding, but something classic…Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Dean Martin….maybe The Way You Look Tonight

Centerpieces: 3 feet tall black iron candelabras. Enhancing them with crystal beads and adding a floral piece at the top.

Food/Menu: Amazing italian style buffet, still haven’t decided exact options.

Cake Flavour: Ummm cupcakes? That’s as far as we’ve gotten!

Favours: Thinking little vintage mint tins…

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Photography/Videography: Photographer, still deciding if we need a videographer or not!

Bachelorette (when/what):  Will be in August, do not know any of the details since its up to my bridal party! πŸ™‚

DIY?: All of the stationary including place setting cards, invites, thank you cards, find your seat cards, table numbers. 

Post # 19
32 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@ScottsdaleBride:  yay for being date twins! I hope everything goes well!!! 

Post # 20
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@kalixti:  Great idea, I’ll add my details too!


Wedding Date: November 2, 2013

Engagement Length:  10 months

Colors: Eggplant, lavender, olive and gray. 

Theme: No theme!

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor and 3 bridesmaids.  I dont’ know about Fiance he has so many guys he wants to be in the wedding party!

Ceremony (where, time): Beautiful boutique hotel in Old Town Alexandria, right outside of Washington, DC, 1pm.

Reception (where, time): Same place, immediately following the ceremony.

Dress Style: Alberta Feretti silk sheath dress

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for the hair but DIY for the makeup. I’m planning to go to the Bobbi Brown counter at Nordstroms to buy products and get a tutorial.

Honeymoon Location: Orlando, Florida followed by a cruise to the Bahamas! 

Flowers: A mix of real flowers and dried lavender.

Processional Song:Still deciding.  I love reading all of your processinal songs for ideas!

First Dance Song: I’d like it to be Broken Road by Rascal Flatts but I don’t know if Fiance will go for that.  He wants something by Frank Sinatra.

Centerpieces: Something simple I can DIY.

Food/Menu: Sit down lunch catered by an amazing restaurant connected to our hotel venue.  Soup and salad for the first course and a choice of trout, roasted chicken or vegetable napoleon for the main.  We’ll have 3 passed hors devours (I know I spelled that wrong!) for the cocktail hour.  I’m thinking crab cakes, chicken satay and bruschetta.

Cake Flavor: Carrot cake and cheesecake!  We’re just using the desserts that come wiht our meal package and getting a small cake to cut.

Favors: None.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ, hopefully.  I haven’t booked this yet. 

Photography/Videography:Just photography, no video.

Bachelorette (when/what):  Not sure!  I’d really like to go to a nice dinner and a concert!

DIY?: I think I’ll diy my bouquet and bridal party flowers, centerpieces, table numbers, programs, and card box. 


Post # 21
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013



Wedding Date: November 16, 2013


Engagement Length:  9 months


Colors: Shades of pink


Theme: Classic, Traditional


Wedding Party(#s): 2 MOHs, 5 bridesmaids, 1 Best Man, 6 GMs, 1 flower girl


Ceremony (where, time): Manhattan Penthouse, NYC, 7 PM 


Reception (where, time):  Manhattan Penthouse, NYC, following ceremony


Dress Style: Lazaro ballgown (style 3114)


Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): PRO.  


Honeymoon Location: One and Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico


Flowers: Hot Pink/Light Pink Roses


Processional Song: He’ll Make Me Happy from Muppets Take Manhattan on Keyboard/Piano


First Dance Song: Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac


Centerpieces: Hot pink roses in short circular glass vases lined with green tai leaf


Food/Menu: Cocktail hour with 8 passed hors d’ ouvres followed by 4 course sit-down dinner


Cake Flavour: vanilla cake/bourbon pecan praline filling


Favours: Donation


DJ/Band/Ipod: 7-Piece Band – Eric Nicolas and OneLove


Photography/Videography: Michael Acerra


Bachelorette (when/what):  I haven’t been told


DIY?: None


Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/november-wedding-survey#ixzz2TCPmuujn


Post # 22
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@MrsA_2B:  Thanks – u2! 

Post # 23
1114 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: November 9, 2013

Engagement Length:  19 months

Colors: Mostly white with royal blue, silver and black accents

Theme: Simple elegance

Wedding Party(#s): 1 best man (FI’s brother) ! Maid/Matron of Honor (my sister)

Ceremony (where, time): The same chuch my parents got married in! 2:30 pm

Reception (where, time): a gorgeous 100 year old railroad hotel where FI’s parents got married. We’re not 100% sure on the time yet.

Dress Style: Marina Liani Style 378

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro. My usual salon for my hair, Sephora for my makeup

Honeymoon Location: We’re doing a mini-moon, probably at the hotel where we’re having our reception, or we’ll fly somewhere else in Canada (Montreal, Vancouver, maybe head to Banff) for a few days. Then in January or February we’ll go on a 1-2 week all inclusive.

Flowers: Real, mostly white.

Processional Song: Bridal March – Jonathan Cain’s version

First Dance Song: We haven’t 100% decided but probably “Just the way you look tonight” by Frank Sinatra.

Centerpieces: Small simple rounded arrangements with garden roses, hydrangeas, and anemones if we can get them (our florist says she can’t but I’m going to ask again because all the other florists we visited said they probably could). If not, we might add a couple blue orchids in.

Food/Menu: Haven’t decided yet. Probably prime rib.

Cake Flavour: Haven’t decided

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Photography/Videography:Photographer only

Bachelorette (when/what):  No clue. Probably a girls shopping weekend in Minneapolis.

DIY?: Probably not much. Maybe a card box or something. I’m also hand writing the place cards and probably the seating chart. But that’s it.


Post # 24
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Wedding Date: November 9, 2013

Engagement Length:  Just under 6 months

Colors: Not sure yet!

Theme: It doesn’t really have one… it’ll be a small wedding with no more than 20 people

Wedding Party(#s): No wedding party

Ceremony (where, time): In the moutains near Banff, AB

Reception (where, time): Restaurant also near Banff

Dress Style: I haven’t even looked yet!

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair will be pro, makeup will be DIY (I’m a trained makeup artist)

Honeymoon Location: Hawaii

Flowers: Real and I think I want white

Processional Song: No idea!

First Dance Song: No dance

Centerpieces: Whatever the restaurant gives us!

Food/Menu: I don’t know this yet either..

Cake Flavour: Another one I don’t know…

Favours: I think wine

DJ/Band/Ipod: None

Photography/Videography: Just photography

Bachelorette (when/what):  Calgary Stampede

DIY?: Probably nothing because I’m the least crafty person in the world ever!

Post # 25
20 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: November 8, 2013

Engagement Length: 13 months

Colors: Chocolate Brown and Ivory

Theme: Romantic with lots of Candles and a warm feeling

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 7 Groomsmen, 7 Bridesmaids

Ceremony (where, time): St. Hubert, 5:00 pm

 Reception (where, time): The Mirage, 7:00 pm

Dress Style: Enzoani , Style – Fifi

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): My Mom ( She’s a hair-dresser)

Honeymoon Location: Either Hawaii or Punta Cana

Flowers: Off White Rose, chocolate brown buds and a few green roses for color

Processional Song: Havnt decided yet

First Dance Song: Havnt decided yet

Centerpieces: Same as flowers listed above in tall and short, then candles all around the table

Food/Menu: Siciliano Breaded Chicken with Amogio sauce, Italian Sausage and Peppers and Pork Tenderloin in a mushroom demi-glace.

Cake Flavour: I am making strawberry shortcake and a fake cake for display, seeing that is what I do for a living !!!

Favours: We are giving infused oil and vinegar from Giuseppes Oil and Vinegar Shop !

DJ/Band/Ipod: Elite Entertainment -DJ Dan

Photography/Videography: Elite Entertainement

Bachelorette (when/what):  No Idea, although I would like to go to MGM Grand Casino in Michigan.

DIY?: Just my Cake !

Post # 26
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: November 2, 2013


Engagement Length: 9 Months


Colors: Black, White & Royal Blue


Theme: No real theme – just a nice evening!


Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas – still trying to decide between 2





Wedding Party(#s): Maid of Honor, 3 Bridesmaids, 1 Junior Bridesmaid, 3 Groomsmen & Best Lady


Bridesmaid Dresses/Outfits: Bill Levkoff



Ceremony: Colonial Inn Norwood, NJ



Reception: Colonial Inn, Norwood, NJ



Dress Style: Sottero & Midgely Anita



Shoes:   Badgely & Mischka Lacie



Jewelry:  Statement Necklace & simple earrings (not the ones pictures) & for the Reception a crystal headband.











Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro fo Both – Hair will be either all down or Half up


Groom and G-men outfits: Black Tuxes – style undecided


Honeymoon Location: Secrets Maroma Beach



Flowers: White Anemones with black centers, blue delphinium, white roses, blue & white hydrangea & blue irises.


Your Aisle Song: Vitamin String Quartet version of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”


First Dance Song: Life after You by Daughtry


Food/Menu: 10 different passed hors’d’oerves, 2 multitable cold stations (antipasta & sushi), Carving station with 2 meats & pasta station plus 6 chafing dishes for cocktail hour.  Sit down dinner is 3 courses.  6 1/2 hour Open Bar.


Cake Flavour: Either red velvet or cannoli cream.


Favours: Thinking of doing a donation to Breast Cancer Association – FI’s Mom is a survivor.


Centerpieces: Tall Candelabras with Crystals and royal blue candles with candles and jewels around the base.


DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ with lighting for ceremony, cocktail hour & 4 hour reception.


Bachelorette (when/what): Atlantic City – October 12th!


Showers: September 7th – Mexican Theme


Post # 27
37 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: November 15, 2013

Engagement Length:  15 months

Colors: red black and white

Theme: No set theme really but I want the romantic red and black look. I will have some black and white damask things but the theme is more of the colors

Wedding Party(#s): Matron of honor and 3 bridesmaids, flower girl. 1 best man and 3 groomsmen and our son will be the ring bearer. 

Ceremony (where, time): Mountain Preseeve Reception Center in Phoenix, AZ at 4. 

Reception (where, time): Same place

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero Allison 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: not sure yet. We are thinking Jamaica though

Flowers: The bouquets will be real but reception decor will be silk DIY!

Processional Song: Not sure yet but thinking “A Thousand Years” the instrumental version by The Piano Guys

First Dance Song: we are thinking “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele

Centerpieces: Half of the tables will be tall pomander rose balls. The other half will lots of candle light, rose petals. All of the tables will have damask table runners

Food/Menu: We will have a buffet type but the menu hasn’t been chosen yet. 

Cake Flavour: We are doing three cake flavors. Chocolate chip cheesecake, peanut butter chocolate and vanilla cream. the place we chose is the best cake I’ve ever had in my entire life. 

Favours: Coozies and a photobooth so the photostrip will be their favor as well

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Photography/Videography:An awesome photographer!

Bachelorette (when/what):  i don’t know when but we are going to Vegas!

DIY?: Save the dates, invitations and place cards we bought and we are printing them out ourselves.. Not sure if that’s considered DIY. But ceremony aisle decor and centerpieces we are DIYing and I’m making my own card box. 

Post # 28
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: 8th November, 2013

Engagement Length: Just over 12 months 

Colours: Red, Orange, yellow, pops of green

Theme: Going more with a romantic feel, with autumn hues except having seen a lot of autumn colours looking a bit dull I am making it brighter with pops of yellow and green in there.  Using lots of candles and making it warm. 

Wedding Party (#s): Chief bridesmaid, 5 bridesmaids, best man, 2 groomsmen. 

Ceremony (where/time): St Mary’s church, in a little village in Norfolk, UK 12.30pm. 

Reception (where/time): Sprowston Manor, still need to finalise times

Dress Style: Sottero and Midgley JSM1235 slim line sheath dress with lace overlay and huge train! 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DIY): Pro if I get hold of the hair stylist! And Pro makeup

Honeymoon Location: Saint Lucia 

Flowers: All real, red roses, yellow roses with the orange tint around the edge, and I haven’t decided on the rest yet but will include some pop of green in there somewhere

Processional Song: having the choral choir sing me down the aisle to Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring

First Dance Song: Songbird by Eva Cassidy

Centerpieces : Very tall with big burst of flowers and maybe some wrapping around the vase, candles around bottom on mirrors. Top table will have smaller arrangements but yet to be all finalised. 

Food/Menu: During welcome drinks (cocktail hour) we will serve mulled wine or warm pimms along with canapés. Will be a sit down meal with starter, main, dessert, coffee and chocolates. All to be decided at a tasting which will be in August. Thinking of having a meat and vegetarian choice only. 

Cake Flavour: We are having four tiers, the top being gluten free only and will be chocolate. Thave we have black Forrest, lemon and carrot cake. Yum! 

Favours: A little quirky in that they represent our first date so little box of chocolate coated coffee beans with a little fondant Minion inside (from despicable me) making them all with help lol but hope it will be fun and people will think it is cute might have an explanation on the table with what it means. 

DJ/Band/iPod: Band who also do a DJ service during there sets. 

Photography/Videography: Have an award winning photographer (amazing) and now looking at having a videographer also. 

Bachelorette (When/what): We call it a Hen do but I am not having one, so much is going on and it is the last thing on my mind. 

DIY: Invitations, place cards, order of service, seating plan, decor for some of the church, designing card box, making up own photo booth style guest book and table and the favours. Think that is it. 


Post # 29
5 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: November 9, 2013

Engagement Length:  6 months

Colours: Dark navy blue, cream and possibly an brighter accent color (but haven’t thought of one yet)

Theme: Going for a rustic theme.

Wedding Party (#s): Matron of honor, 3 bridesmaids, Best man, 3 groomsmen. 1 flower girl, 1 ring bearer and 2 ushers.

Ceremony (where/time): Same church my parents were married in 28 years ago! Wedding time is at 5:00 pm

Reception (where/time): Reception will be held in the city community building in the same town as the wedding.

Dress Style: Galina Signature Beaded Tiered Tulle Gown with Sweetheart Neckline

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DIY): Pro if I get hold of the hair stylist! And Pro makeup

Honeymoon Location: Nassau, Bahamas

Flowers: Bridesmaids will have baby’s breath bouquets. Groomsmen will have baby’s breath boutonnieres. I will have a bouquet with a mixture of hen and chicks, roses, hydrangeas, and some other flowers.

Processional Song: Have not decided on this yet.

First Dance Song: We are thinking between “What a Wonderful World” Louis Armstrong or “Rose of My Heart” Johnny Cash.

Centerpieces : Table centerpieces will be a different on every table. Some will have small wood slices with mason jars and candles. Some will have bottles with twine wrapped around them and taller wood chunks with a hole drilled in them to hold a tea light. Each table will have a burlap and lace table runner. 

Food/Menu: My fiance and I love pulled BBQ pork. So we are having pulled BBQ pork sandwiches, baked beans, cheesy potatoes, green beans, cole slaw & rolls. Beer and wine will also be served.

Cake Flavour: We will have a 3 tiered cake and then sheet cakes to serve after then 3 tiered cake is done. The 3 tiered cake will be vanilla, chocolate and red velvet. The sheets will be one vanilla, one chocolate.

Favours: We really won’t be having any favors. We will provide glow sticks for the kids to play and dance around with during the reception. 

DJ/Band/iPod: We are having a DJ.

Photography/Videography: A photographer, not hiring a videographer. However, my brother will probably record the ceremony for me. 

Bachelorette (When/what): I am having a bachelorette party! It’s actually this Friday. We are going to a place called the Thirsty Pallete to drink and paint, then a surpise that I don’t know about yet, then afterwards some more drinking.

DIY: I am pretty much doing everything myself. Invitations, centerpieces, flower girl dress, decorations for the church and the reception hall.

Post # 30
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: November 9, 2013

Engagement Length:  14 months

Colors: vintage rose, cream, and gray

Theme: Vintage/Backyard

Wedding Party(#s): 2 Jr Bridesmaids, 1 Flower girl, 1 Sign Bearer

Ceremony (where, time): My Backyard 5pm 

Reception (where, time): Same place – Tent Reception – 6 pm

Dress Style: Inbal Dror

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): My sister in law

Honeymoon Location: 7 Days, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, St Thomas, and Turks and Caicos

Flowers: Silk rose petals for aisle, babys breath for main centerpieces and all other flower decor will be diy fabric or paper, including my brooch bouquet!

Processional Song: Not sure yet but thinking “Theres no feeling like this” Wedding Brides Piano by Roy Todd

First Dance Song: “Nothings going to stop us now” Starship and intermittent with Gangnam Style by PSY!!

Centerpieces: Tall glass vases with babys breath surrounded by milk glass vases with paper flowers and tealights in votives.

Food/Menu: We will have a buffet type: half cuban and half nica food!

Cake Flavour: Im thinking of doing it strawberry swirl. and have cupcakes with the regular vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet flavors

Favours: vintage music paper wrapped poppers from our childhood for the children, we will be having a candy station and photo booth also!

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Photography/Videography:An awesome  photographer!

Bachelorette (when/what):  Going to the Bahamas on October 26th, my 30th Birthday weekend!

DIY?: Save the dates, invitations, bridesmaids gift, brooch bouquets, centerpieces, wooden signs, favours, decorations, dance floor, pretty much anything that I can make, is being made by ME!!!

Post # 31
3 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wedding Date: November 15, 2013

Engagement Length:  11 months(12/12/12)

Colors: “Glass Slipper” Blue(my dress color), white, and accents of black

Theme: Cinderella, for sure! 

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid of Honor, 3 Bridesmaids, 1 Best Man

Ceremony (where, time): Disney Cruise Ship, Not sure what time yet

Reception (where, time): Same place

Dress Style: Cinderella Diamond Edition gown, Glass slipper blue.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro, getting it done on the ship.

Honeymoon Location: Colonial Williamsburg, my fave! 

Flowers: Haven’t picked much yet from Disney.

Processional Song: A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

First Dance Song: Brown Eyed Girl 

Centerpieces: None

Food/Menu: Disney restaurant. πŸ™‚ 

Cake Flavour: White with buttercream I believe.

Favours: Huge baskets full of stuff as a welcome gift/favor

DJ/Band/Ipod: Live pianist, then going to dance at their “club”

Photography/Videography:Yes to both

Bachelorette (when/what):  Spa on the Disney Cruise

DIY?: I DIY’d my invites, save the dates, and all the welcome basket stuff. πŸ™‚


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