(Closed) October 2012 Brides- Fun Survey Stolen from other Boards (lol)

posted 6 years ago in October 2012
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

FUN!

Wedding Date: October 20, 2012

Engagement Length: 10 months

Colors: Navy, pink & fuschia

Theme: No specific theme

Wedding Party (#s): six total, three of each

Ceremony (location and time): First Presbyterian Church, NC

Cocktail Hour: yes?

Reception (location and time): Sapona Country Club

Dress Style: Casablanca 2004. A-line, off the shoulder with a lace overlay and daring back. Chapel train I think?

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): We’ll have onsite attention from a salon in Winston-Salem.

Honeymoon Location: It’s classified, fiance says that you have need to know and be read into the program.

Flowers:  Still not sure, but clearly not one if the things I am obsessing over. I think it’s going to be mostly white flowers and lots of neat greens.

First Dance Song: Better Together – Jack Johnson.

Centerpieces:  Vine balls w/ spider mums inside and glass globes with votives hung on mitsumata trees on some tables. Other tables will have silver three-taper candelabras with lower mistmatched arrangements of flowers in milk glass and mason jars tied with pink and or blue ribbon, on top of burlap overlays.

Food/Menu: butlered heavy hors d’oeuvres and a shrimp and grits action station (theme is south by southwest because I’m from NC and he’s from NM).

Signature Drinks, Open Bar or Dry: We’re doing craft beers and one cocktail that is TBD because my bridal shower will be about making the signature cocktail (everyone gets a say!).

Cake Flavor: Almond cake with a raspberry liqueur filling (buttercream icing).

Guest Favor: Recipe to the signature cocktail on custom coasters & a donation to the ASPCA

DJ/Band/IPod: 6pc band for the reception; trumpeter & organist for the ceremony

Bachelorette (when/what):  Headed to Chicago tomorrow (6/21) for a long weekend of chicago blues, architecture and fine dining. 

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Helper bee

Wedding Date: October 6, 2012

Engagement Length: 14 months

Colors: royal purple, lavander, light pink & white, white white!

Theme: No specific theme here either, modern? expensive? is EXPENSIVE a theme? hahaha

Wedding Party (#s): 8 BMs, 8 GMs – 1 Maid/Matron of Honor and 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man

Ceremony (location and time): Chicago, IL 1pm

Cocktail Hour: 6pm

Reception (location and time): Mt Prospect, IL 7pm

Dress Style: Mermaid, kittychen, very light and oh so gorgeous!!!

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Appease Inc.

Honeymoon Location: 9 days 8 nights in the MALDIVES!

Flowers:  Roses & Orchids

First Dance Song: Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars – brings back a lot of memories for us!!!!

Centerpieces:  1/2 and 1/2 – Half will be glass vases (3, different lengths) with white orchids submerged in water, with floating candles) the other 1/2 will be extremely tall with hydrangea at the top and orhids on the side (not sure how to explain but they look nice)

Food/Menu: Soup, Salad, Meal – Chicken & Steak or Vegetarian, plated dessert (A FROZEN ICE CREAM CREPE) sweet table, chocolate fountain.

Signature Drinks, Open Bar or Dry: Open Bar – Top Shelf, Martini Bar (5 martinis to choose from – Mango, Peach, Apple, Pomegranate, Chocolate)

Cake Flavor: RED VELVET!!!! with cream cheese filling and frosting.

Guest Favor: Customized M&Ms!!! both of our initials start with an M

DJ/Band/IPod: Live band – consists of 5 – then another band (a part of his tradition) the second band will play for a bit and then Ipod for breaks

Bachelorette (when/what):  August 4th! Not sure what we’re doing, my Maid/Matron of Honor is planning it πŸ™‚

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wedding Date: October 21, 2012

Engagement Length: 15 months

Colors: black, white, blush and mauve

Theme: No specific theme, formal (classic/elegant)

Wedding Party (#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4BMs, 1 Best Man and 4GMs

Ceremony (location and time): McAllen TX 5:00pm

Cocktail Hour: 7:00pm

Reception (location and time): 8:00pm Embassy Suites Hotel same city

Dress Style: Martina Liana dropped wait A-Line with lace and beading in the bodice, strapless sweetheart neckline, scalopped silk skirt with lace on the bottom. Planing on wearing a lace boelro with keyhole back.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DYI! Make up Forever HD kit plus extras

Honeymoon Location: 6 days Mediterranum Cruise (RC) and some more of Italy

Flowers:  blush, mauve and white roses, white hydrageneas

First Dance Song: Still not defined… my Fiance wants to do a Tango dance…well see

Centerpieces:  half non floral (christal candelabra) half floral (tall dome like with black crystals hanging on the cristal base)

Food/Menu: 3 course meal, not deffined yet.

Signature Drinks, Open Bar or Dry: Open bar!!!!

Cake Flavor: traditional cake buttercream and black fondant lace. Sill dont know flavor of hte cake

Guest Favor: Bride and groom boxes with candy and candle holder with our names.

DJ/Band/IPod: DJ for begining of reception followed by a band

Bachelorette (when/what): Not sure yet…. maybe same week than wedding, well see

πŸ˜€

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wedding Date: October 13, 2012

Engagement Length: 10 months

Colors: black, white, and purple (maybe)

Theme: In a French themed restaurant so a romantic theme with lace.

Wedding Party (#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor and 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man 1 BestMan and 2 Groomsmen

Ceremony (location and time): At reception venue down by the water 4pm

Cocktail Hour: While the bridal party are getting photos canapaes and drinks

Reception (location and time): At same place in the restaurant 6pm

Dress Style: Strappless lace mermaid with sequins and beading and chapel length train and lace up at the back. Mia Solano Dress.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Face Forward Hair up – both hair and make up.

Honeymoon Location: 6 nights at Tokoriki Island Resort Fiji

Flowers:  no idea yet seeing florist in a week 

First Dance Song: No idea yet was thinking Nickleback song but not too sure. 

Centerpieces:  homemade candles with lace and maybe simple flowes like freesias

Food/Menu: 6 course French Meal

Signature Drinks, Open Bar or Dry: BYO wine and champagne (provided by Us) and a bar tab with selected spritits, no cocktails.

Cake Flavor: Chocolate (no idea yet) doing this on June/July holidays)

Guest Favor: None (wedding cake instead)

DJ/Band/IPod: Acoustic duo – Finkler (they have palyed at all 3 of the family weddings)

Bachelorette (when/what):  1st September – kitchen tea followed by Japanese and Karaoke

 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh this is fun!  

Wedding Date: October 7, 2012

Engagement Length: Less than 11 months 

Colors: pink, ivory (my dress is ivory and so are the flower girl dresses), charcoal gray (girls are wearing gray), black (guys will be in black)

Theme: Mason jars?  I dunno.  I’m going for country/vintage-ish.  It’s turned into more country than anything which is fine by me.  πŸ˜‰

Wedding Party (#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 bm, 3 flower girls, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 3 gm

Ceremony (location and time): Ceremony will take place at a pergola overlooking a river at 11am [rain plan: ceremony will take place in the ballroom where the reception will be held at 11am]

Cocktail Hour: Once ceremony is over guests will cross the street (which will be blocked off) and head to an outdoor terrace for light snacks and drinks

Reception (location and time): Ballroom at the same place as the ceremony — will start when pictures are done essentially, lol.

Dress Style: Fit and flare.  I’m paranoid by Fiance will search for my dress info, lmao.  So that’s all ya get!  LOL

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): I will be DIYing my hair w/the help from my Maid/Matron of Honor and a bridesmaid.  Makeup I will DIY myself.

Honeymoon Location: Still undecided.  Hoping to get that figured out this weekend possibly.  We’re thinking Hawaii or Curacao but my Fiance recently threw Ireland into the mix.  Obviously there will be a big temperature change between the first two options and Ireland.  I’m up for any of the above, lol!

Flowers:  A mix of cream and different shades of pink dahlias and garden roses.  Babies breath and dusty miller more than likely will be in the bouquet as well.

First Dance Song: Undecided still.

Centerpieces:  Our venue has glass hurricane candle holders and mirrored tiles that we’re allowed to use for free.  So we’ll be using at least the hurricane candle holders and adding some pink gem stone rock thingies I bought at Michaels to incorporate pink…and then sticking a candle on top of that.  We will also be scattering pink flower petals on the tables.

Food/Menu: Brunch style buffet.  We will have a made-to-order waffle station w/fresh berries, whip cream, syrup, etc.  We will also have a carving station (probably turkey) as well as two soups (undecided), oh shoot.  I really don’t remember everything off the top of my head LOL!  And we have to still go do a tasting to be sure of what we want.  So, I’ll hollar back at ya later, lol!

Signature Drinks, Open Bar or Dry: As of this moment in time we will be having a 2 hour open bar w/beer and wine.  We’re not going to have liquour as our wedding will be relatively early in the day.  Beer and wine suit our budget and our reception time in my opinion.  I’m perfectly fine with cutting out alcohol.  Due to family drama I’m still a little nervous about having it, lol.

Cake Flavor: TBD, we’re going to our first cake tasting on Saturday.

Guest Favor: TBD, but more than likely it will be bookmarks because my Fiance and I both love to read.  It’s very fitting for us.

DJ/Band/IPod: DJ for the reception & more than likely a violinist for the ceremony. 

Bachelorette (when/what):  No idea but it will more than likely be on Friday night if we do anything.  Thus far we’ve talked about doing something low-key and laid back like dinner and a movie kinda dressed up.  =)  I’m not a party girl — one drink and I’m feeling good lol.  

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: October 12, 2012

Engagement Length: 15 months

Colors: Shades of blues and yellow

Theme: Drunken Madness (Black-Tie Optional)

Wedding Party (#s): 1Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 Bridesmaids and 7 Groomsmen

Ceremony (location and time): Outdoor (back patio) at a winery in Virginia. We are thinking a 5:30 start time.

Cocktail Hour: Once ceremony is over they will be escorted to the tasting room for passed HDs, wine (of course) and beer.

Reception (location and time): Same as ceremony reception starts at 7pm

Dress Style: Enzoani Blue Champagne in ivory. Mermaid, lace, with some bling. Still deciding on a veil.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Need to schedule a consult for a trial hair and make-up appointment. Wish I could do it myself, but I need all the help I can get to beautify me.

Honeymoon Location: TBD. Fiance wants Paris, but I’m not a fan. 

Flowers:  Sunflowers.

First Dance Song: Hmm… still thinking about this. 

Centerpieces:  Half the tables will have tall black lanters with a candles; the other half will have square wooden boxes with candles. All will be surrounded by sunflowers, burlap, and votives.

Food/Menu: Spinach Salad, Marinated, Grilled Chicken Breast and Marinated, Grilled London Broil. Aspargus, Potatoes, and cake!

Signature Drinks, Open Bar or Dry: A selection of red and white wines from the vineyard and beer (microbrews in bottles and the regular stuff on tap). We are also going to bring mixers, but we are not providing the liquor.

Cake Flavor: Three layers. The top will be vegan for my Fiance, the middle will be a heavy chocolate, and the bottom, and refreshing lemon.

Guest Favor: Possibly pint glasses, but we may not do favors.

DJ/Band/IPod: We hired a DJ, but will probably provide him ALL of the music. We do not want any cheesy wedding stuff.

Bachelorette (when/what):  Was planning a girls weekend of hiking and rafting in Moab, but I recently got accepted to school and will be busy pretty much all summer preparing for it. Then I start school full-time in August, so no bachelorette weekend for me.  πŸ™

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wedding Date: October 20, 2012

Engagement Length: 7 months

Colors: dark purple and silver

Theme: No specific theme, formal-ish and elegant.

Wedding Party (#s): 1Maid/Matron of Honor 3BM’s (one is kind of on the groom’s side) 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man 1Groomsmen 2 readers, 17yo Ring bearer, 18yo flower girl

Ceremony (location and time): Catholic Church, 2pm

Cocktail Hour: immediately after as soon as they get to the reception location

Reception (location and time): Golf Club 3:30 to 4 ish

Dress Style: Fit and flare, some pick ups, sweep neckline, light ivory, lace up and chapel length train

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): hair and make-up will be done by my FI’s friend that will be in the wedding. She’s a new grad from cosmetology school so it works out great!

Honeymoon Location: Thinking Puerto Rico but not 100% sure. Fiance doesn’t get vacation with work until January.. so it’ll be a bit delayed.

Flowers: My bouquet= white roses, white calla lilies, purple filler, purple lisianthus
BM’s bouquets= white hydrangia and white peruvian lilies 

First Dance Song: as of right now we’re thinking “Then”- Brad Paisley.. still looking though.

Centerpieces: white calla lily bud vases, hurricane vases with candles, mirror, and votive candles. Thinking of doing something with little vases for the table numbers. Still very uncertain about what we’re going to do

Food/Menu: Coctail hour= shrimp coctail, bbq meatballs, bruchetta
Dinner= salad with various dressings, seasoned red potatoes, vegetables, choice of Prime Rib, Chicken Florentine, and sweet burbon salmon

Signature Drinks, Open Bar or Dry: Cash bar with pretty low prices. Paying for champagne toast. unfortunatley can’t pay for open bar.. but thinking through out the night we, or other guests may put down a couple hundred dollars to pay for drinks at various times. 

Cake Flavor: unsure yet. Friend’s mom is a cake decorator and still working out ideas with her. Thinking of marble with buttercream frosting

Guest Favor: no clue… maybe go to the dollar store and self etch last name initial in glasses with candies, or a beeswax candle.

DJ/Band/IPod: DJ, ceremony has pianist/organist and female cantor

Bachelorette (when/what):  don’t know! Maid/Matron of Honor has all the plans!!!

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Bumble bee

Fun!

Wedding Date: October 21, 2012

Engagement Length: 23 months

Colors: Ivory, Taupe & Dusty Rose

Theme: No theme. Classic, elegant

Wedding Party (#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor & 1 BestMan & 5BMS & 5GMS

Ceremony (location and time): Beautiful, modern ballroom downtown @ 7pm

Cocktail Hour: We do our cocktail hour before the ceremony, It’s at 5h30pm and in the same location but different room

Reception (location and time): Same location yet another room, right after the ceremony (7h45pm ish)

Dress Style:My dress is Vera Wang “Harlow” it’s a natural waist ballgown with soft, superfine tulle, slight sweetheart and theres a pleated detail in the back

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for both. I model and it was actually super hard choosing my hair and MUA because I have so many friends who do it and want to be part of my big day

Honeymoon Location: No honeymoon πŸ™ we are moving into a new house in September and decided we should save the money instead. As my gift to the groom though, I may take us for a few nights to a nice hotel up north πŸ™‚

Flowers:  Dusty rose roses and white orchids

First Dance Song: not sure yet but since we are Jewish we will come in doing the hora

Centerpieces:  Ivory roses, dusty rose roses, ivory mini roses, little flowers (dont know the name) and another ivory “fan flower” (don’t know the name). We are also alternating between tall and short centerpieces.

Food/Menu: Havent chosen the menu yet but probably 3 courses –salad, fish, meat, 

Signature Drinks, Open Bar or Dry: OPEN BAR!

Cake Flavor: We arent doing a cake since we have a huge sweets table, but if I were to do one, it would be red velvet for sure!

Guest Favor: Kippah (for men) and a table top purse holder (for women) with a bonboniere

DJ/Band/IPod: 11 piece band, they played at our friend’s wedding and are amazing! Totally worth the expense!

Bachelorette (when/what):  Weekend of September 22nd. I have no idea what we are doing but I know we are staying local.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This seems like fun so i’ll join in!

Wedding Date: October 13, 2012

Engagement Length: 1 1/2 years

Colors: black, purple and red

Theme: Halloween reception and semi formal ceremony!

Wedding Party (#s): 4 bridesmaids, and 4 grooms squad members (two of these are ladies :))

Ceremony (location and time): Kemper Center, Kenosha WI. 3pm ceremony

Cocktail Hour: We are not having one

Reception (location and time): Same as ceremony starts at 7pm

Dress Style: Ballgown, with black accents around the entire dress. Its really hard to explain but its awesome!

Hair and Makeup: I’m doing my own makeup and my friend will help me with my eyeshadow. My hairstylist that has been doing my hair for years will be doing it! πŸ™‚

Honeymoon Location: 7 day, St Lucia at Sandals but that we aren’t taking until next year in Feb!

Flowers: Fake red roses and fake black roses! Real flower die too fast for me!

First Dance Song: One and Only by Adele

Centerpieces: Candleabras, spider webs, skulls, mini coffins and raven! FUN HUH!

Food/Menu: Heavy Appetizers, we want a party theme!

Signature Drinks, Open Bar or Dry: Signature drink called ‘Love never dies, we are hosting that, wine, beer and soda the rest is cash bar

Cake Flavor: Red Velvet

Guest Favor: Candy BUFFET!!!! WOOT

DJ/Band/IPod: DJ for both the ceremony and reception. They are friends of ours!

Bachelorette (when/what): August 31st, we are going to my favorite gay bar in Milwaukee and watching there very popular drag show! I”m so excited! The theme is wiggin out and we are all dressing up in glitter and sequins!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

Wedding Date: October 5, 2012

Engagement Length: 14 months

Colors: plum and Teal

Theme: rustic/peacock

Wedding Party (#s): 6bm, 6 gm, 2fg, 1 rb

Ceremony (location and time): Black Hawk state park 5pm

Cocktail Hour: Watch Tower lodge at Black Hawk State Park 

Reception (location and time): same as cocktail hr. dinner set to start at 7

Dress Style: A line, lace…

Hair and Makeup: going to a local beauty school its one fee for hair and makeup πŸ™‚

Honeymoon Location: honeymoon cabin in WI

Flowers: fake ivory and plum roses for me, plum and ivory flowers( no clue what kind) for my girls.

First Dance Song: Getting you home by Chris Young

Centerpieces: different size jars with river rock and teal candles, three on each table

Food/Menu: cocktail hour : deli pinwheels, shrimp, and other finger foods, Dinner: roast beef, two kinds of potato, two kinds of veggies, rolls and a macaroni salad

Signature Drinks, Open Bar or Dry: two kegs, moscato wine, and three signiture drinks ( bloody mary, kesslers and pepsi, and malibu and pinapple)

Cake Flavor: cupcakes! chocolate, red velvet, lemon, and strawberry

Guest Favor: Candy BUFFET! and also heart shaped bird seed bird feeders

DJ/Band/IPod: my computer playlist! having a friend “dj”

Bachelorette (when/what): sept 1. dinner at my fav mexican rest, then hitting my fav bars!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

How fun!!  

Wedding Date: October 20, 2012

Engagement Length: 10 months

Colors: eggplant and gray/silver

Theme: Elegant (hopefully!!)

Wedding Party (#s): 3 BM;’s, 3Groomsmen, 1 flowergirl, 1 ringbearer

Ceremony (location and time): Turkey Creek Gold Club..ceremony starts at 5:30

Cocktail Hour: Right after the ceremony

Reception (location and time): Same location…aprox 7pm start

Dress Style: Trumpet style…one shoulder….Maggie Sottero Fiorella…I lover her πŸ™‚

Hair and Makeup:  Pro fo Sho!  I am terrible at my own hair and makeup…getting airbrushed makeup and possibly a few well placed extensions to make my tine hair look a little fuller.

eymoon Location: 7 day cruise to Mexico!!

Flowers: Here is my bouquet…I have no idea what all of the flowers are in it!  Cream roses for my Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets.

First Dance Song: We still haven’t decided on one yet!

Centerpieces: Here is my mock-up

Food/Menu: Appetizers for the cocktail hour then a traditional buffet …still deciding on what entres to have in the buffet.

Signature Drinks, Open Bar or Dry: We are proving free beer and wine.  The reception location does have a full bar so liquor will be available.

Cake Flavor: Cake testing next month…probably some delicious chocolate flavor πŸ™‚

Guest Favor: Either cupcakes or chocolate dipped fortune cookies…have not decided yet!

DJ/Band/IPod: DJ for the ceremony and reception.  They will also be providing the uplighting and the photo booth.

Bachelorette (when/what): ??  Might just do something low key??

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

@actime:  prob not lol. my friend who is bartending for us offered to make her amazing jello shots but i declined lol..wanted to keep it classy instead of like a college party lol

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