(Closed) October 2013 Wedding Survey!

posted 9 years ago in October 2013
Post # 62
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Missy_Star: That is so pretty! I personally don’t really mind the taste of fondant and most of the cake designs I’ve been drawn to require it but Mr. CoCo will hear none of it, lol! He has asked for so little throughout this process, so I am doing my best to honor all of his requests. We may even end up getting a faux designer cake made and sheet cakein’ it up in the back room! 

Post # 63
2853 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wedding Date: October 27, 2013

Engagement Length: At this point, 6 months. When we get married it will be 1 year and 17 days.

Relationship Length: We have been together 3 years and 4 months. It will be 2 months shy of 4 years when we get married.

Colors: Black, DARK red, silver, and white.

Theme: Masquerade ball

Wedding Party(#s): 7 Bridesmaid or Best Man & Groomsmen, 2 Flower Girl, 1 junior Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 jr Groomsmen, 1 Flower Girl escort.

Ceremony (where, time): The Chapel at Canterbury Village, 3:30 pm

Reception (where, time):  Same place, immediately following

Dress Style: This, but with black ribbon

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair and make up.

Honeymoon Location: Undecided at this point, probably Orlando!

Flowers: Black Magic roses and Black Baccarra roses.

First Dance Song: Slow Dance by Framing Hanley

Centerpieces: NO flowers. One Tall-ish goblet shaped candle holder (dark red and black), surrounded by 4-5 red tea-lights and some blingy things all on a mirror.

Food/Menu: We are having a buffet with chicken, beef, and pasta.

Cake Flavour: Chocolate, Butter cake, red velvet, and sour cream & vanilla bean.

Favours: Masquerade mask & bag of candy.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): Shooting guns (specifically, FH’s AR 223..) at the gun range all dressed up in heels and LBDs, then going out to party!

Post # 64
2 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wedding Date: October 12, 2013


Engagement Length: 1 year, 11 days


Relationship Length: When we get married we’ll have been together nearly 3 years


Colors: Shades of metallics: pearl, champagne, antique gold, charcoal


Theme: No theme, just rich neutral colors and fall backdrop


Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 Bridesmaids and 1 Best Man, 3 Groomsmen. 3 Flower girls ages 3,5,7


Ceremony (where, time): Basilica St Mary, Minneapolis, MN (3PM)


Reception (where, time):  Lafayette Club, Lake Minnetonka (5PM cocktails start)


Dress Style: Martina Liana 377 with Ali Sash (light ivory, natural waist, A-line, textured bottom, beaded boddice (sweetheart neckline))


Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair and make up. Probably airbrush


Honeymoon Location: Puerto Vallarta


Flowers: All white flowers – garden roses and ranunculus, some white feathers!


First Dance Song: Undecided, we like Springsteen by Eric Church as well as Home Sweet Home by Matt Anderson


Centerpieces: All mercury glass – gold and silver – some candelabras with white flowers, some tall vases and the low centerpieces are vases with lots of candles


Food/Menu: Cocktail Hour – passed appetizers and some statons, Main meal is soup/salad starter, plated dual plate of steak and salmon with potatoes and some type of veggie


Cake Flavour: Alternating layers of Cream Cheese Nirvana (white cake with cheesecake and fresh raspberry filling) and Tuxedo (white cake, chocolate cake with fudge filling)


Favours: Candy Bar and late night dessert table with macaroons, petit fours


DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ


Bachelorette (when/what): August 9/10/11; lots of out of town guests so we’re doing shower, batchelorette party, and brunch all in one weekend




Post # 65
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mstellah:  holy moly your honeymoon = coolest idea ever! 

Post # 66
7946 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wedding Date: October 19, 2013

Engagement Length: 8 months

Relationship Length: 2 years and 9 months on wedding day.

Colors: Navy and Raspberry.

Theme: Wedding

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 2 Bridesmaids, 1 Bride Attendent (my brother), 1 Best Man, 4 groomsman

Ceremony (where, time): Inn at Colonnade 6:30

Reception (where, time):  Same following ceremony

Dress Style: A slim mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline in beaded lace and tulle  accented with a regal satin cummerbund

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair and makeup

Honeymoon Location: Not booked yet, but planning for Spain and Italy

Flowers: Whatever is in season.

First Dance Song: Still brainstorming

Centerpieces: Enhancing what the hotel is offering

Food/Menu: Meat and Fish, we have our tasting next week

Cake Flavour: Cake tasting next week

Favours: Not sure

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): Over the summer, trip to do Accomplice NYC and spend a night on the town


Post # 68
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wedding Date: October 13, 2013

Engagement Length: It will be 23 months by the time we get married.

Relationship Length: It’ll be just over 4 years by our wedding date (we’ve known each other since middle school)

Colors: Don’t really have any. The bridesmaids are wearing black/pink

Theme: No theme either

Wedding Party(#s): 3 bridesmaids and 3 groomsmen. No flower girl/ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): The Stonegate Lake Side terrace, 5 p.m.

Reception (where, time):  Same location in the Lake Side pavilion, immediately following

Dress Style: White lace fit and flare

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair and DIY makeup (well, sort of DIY, my sister is doing it)

Honeymoon Location: Cozumel, Mexico

Flowers: Fall flowers (sunflowers, dahlias, mums, etc.)

First Dance Song: Not totally sure yet, but possibly Amazed by the Beatles

Centerpieces: glass vases with punches of fall flowers and tea candles on beveled mirrors

Food/Menu: We have 3 options, garlic roasted chicken, spinach rotollo (vegetarian), and spinach stuffed mushroom caps (vegan)

Cake Flavor: White cake with strawberry preserves and strawberry swirl gelato

Favours: Not entirely sure yet, but possibly homemade cake pops

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): No idea!

Post # 69
22 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wedding Date: October 27, 2013

Engagement Length: 11. 

Relationship Length: 10yrs

Colors: Coral, Ivory w/ Black

Theme: I don’t have a theme, just classic and pretty

Wedding Party(#s): 2Maid/Matron of Honor 2Bridesmaid or Best Man 4Flower Girl

Ceremony (where, time): Tanner Hall winter Garden 

Reception (where, time):  Same place, immediately following

Dress Style: Ivory, Mermaid sweetheart neckline

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair and make up. 

Honeymoon Location: Unsure yet,  DR

Flowers: Still not sure

First Dance Song: Erykah Badu, ft Marley Im in love with you 

Centerpieces: unsure 

Food/Menu: Chicken/ Salmon

Cake Flavour: Vanilla with coconut and pineaplle filling

Favours: candy Buffet/photoBooth

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): Not sure as my Maid/Matron of Honor is Handling it/

Post # 70
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wedding Date: October 19, 2013


Engagement Length: 14 months by wedding date.


Relationship Length: 2 years and 2 months by the wedding.


Colors: blush, nude and grey


Theme: Rustic


Wedding Party(#s): 11 on each side!  Yikes!


Ceremony (where, time): San Francisco Plantation outside, 6PM


Reception (where, time):  Same place but in the Sugar Mill Pavilion (big barn!) rigth after.


Dress Style: Went with a dress that I never thought I’d pick for myself… it’s sweetheart top lace, with tierred tulle ballgown and a big whimsical grey bow sash!


Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair and make up.


Honeymoon Location: Moorea, Tahiti in those overwater bungalows!  So excited!


Flowers: I am actually really allergic to flowers… but hopefully my florist can find these abstile flowers that have no pollen for us to use.  If not then a lot of baby’s breath and some cabbage roses and flowers with the least amount of pollen 🙂


First Dance Song: Undecided


Centerpieces: 1.  Eifle tower vases with abstile in them.  2.  Three julian silver cups with small arrangements places on hardback novels.


Food/Menu: We are doing cocktail hour with 5 passed apps (vietnamese eggrolls, boudin balls, oyster shooters, tuna ceviche, and something else I can’t remember.)  Then dinner is served family style with servers bringing and clearing as they go through the entrees… Salad is a honey walnut strawberry vinagrette salad, duck andoille sausage gumbo.  Entrees are:  Chicken and sausage pastalaya, beef tenderloins with a demi gloss, crabmeat augratin, sides are jasmine rice and steamed seasoned vegies….  wow that sounds like a lot!


Cake Flavour: We haven’t had our cake tasting yet.


Favours: Mason Jar Mugs that will double up as our seating chart.  Guests will get their favors during cocktail hour that tells them what table they are sitting at.


DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ


Bachelorette (when/what): End of August.  Vegas baby!! 🙂




Post # 71
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

OOO fun!!!



Wedding Date: October 4, 2013

Engagement Length: We will be engaged just over a year

Relationship Length: a year and  7 months

Colors: black , white and plum

Theme: No theme, Just classy and fun!

Wedding Party(#s): 4 groomsmen/ maids, ring bearer, flower girl

Ceremony (where, time): Piper Palm House 3pm St louis Mo

Reception (where, time):  Orlando Gardens 6pm St louis MO

Dress Style: A-line  davids bridal

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): My maids are good at hair/makeup. So hopefully them! may hire a pro tho. undecided.

Honeymoon Location: Not taking one

Flowers: Will know in about a week!

First Dance Song: Areosmith i dont wanna miss a thing

Centerpieces: Just using what they ahve at venue, Its a vase with candle inside. Im not picky!

Food/Menu: Taste testing is in  may. we will know then 

Cake Flavour: Red velet, vanilla and strawberry.

Favours: Not doing one

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ for reception, probally ipod for ceremony

Bachelorette (when/what): No idea


Post # 72
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wedding Date: October 12, 2013

Engagement Length: By wedding, 1 1/4 yr

Relationship Length: By wedding 5 1/2 yrs

Colors: pale yellow and pink

Theme: Vintage books

Wedding Party(#s): 2 bridesmaids, 1 jnr bridesmaid, 2 groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Newcastle Club, NSW Australia (on the lawn)

Reception (where, time):  Upstairs in the club

Dress Style: A-line lace Maggie Sottero

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): All pro – and vintage hair styling

Honeymoon Location: I’m not allowed to know until we’re at the airport!

Flowers: Pastel spring flowers everywhere!

First Dance Song: Don’t know – maybe Elvis – all shook up

Centerpieces: Flowers in teapots and cups on top of stacks of vintage books

Food/Menu: 3 course menu with lamb etc 

Cake Flavour: Belgian choc and vanilla bean mudcake

Favours: 1950s rocknroll dance lesson between ceremony and reception, bookmark thankyous

DJ/Band/Ipod: 1950s rocknroll band

Bachelorette (when/what): Possibly going to a music festival with my girls!


Post # 73
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Stanley House Inn

Wedding Date: 10.04.13

Engagement Length: 5.5 months.

Relationship Length:7yrs 4mo by wedding.

Colors: teal, tangerine, gray

Theme: general theme: elegant, minimalistic, and highlight the natural beauty of the river and building modern and elegant

Wedding Party(#s): 2BMs, 2GMs, maybe ring-bearer (if he has his way, we’ll have 4 of each)

Ceremony (where, time): Roswell River Landing – GA, on the river dock, 6:30ish pm

Reception (where, time): Same, immediately after.

Dress Style: Picking that in a few days. A-line halter or cap sleeved, beaded detail on corset, full skirt with some tucks or tiers

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DIY – I want a simple bun and almost no makeup.

Honeymoon Location: Hamburg, Germany

Flowers: None if I can help it – he wants an orange rose as a boutonnière though, so maybe a few :/

First Dance Song: None, but classic 50s for most of the night, then 80s and 90s at the after-party the next day.

Centerpieces: Big vases filled with blue water beads,an LED light on the bottom and a candle on the top to light it through. – this is what I’m pushing for, but giant willow branches instead of flowers, and no mirrors on the bottom

Food/Menu: buffet style – lots of vegetarian options, finger foods, fancy and fun sliders, and a sundae bar

Cake Flavour: We’ll do a bunch of flavored cupcakes, and a small couple’s cake for cutting tradition. Probably chocolate for him, but neither of us enjoy cake… we’re having a sundae bar though, and a short-cake station

Favours: beer koozies (in gift bags, not just lying around) and some other little fun things

DJ/Band/Ipod: IPod – we have an amazing sound system and music collection – we used to DJ J

Bachelorette (when/what): I made a rule that I will NOT wear anything with penises. I’m not a drinker either, so bar-hopping is most likely out. They’ll handle it, and I’m not too worried about it.

Post # 74
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wedding Date: October 26, 2013

Engagement Length: just over 6 months

Relationship Length: 6 years by the time wedding is here

Colors:  for decor: reds, corals, orange, for bridal party: grey/pewter

Theme: cozy/romantic/fall

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, Bestman, ring bearer, flower girl

Ceremony (where, time): Chapel, 5pm

Reception (where, time):  Our House, 6pm

Dress Style: fitted, ivory gown

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): not sure yet

Honeymoon Location: Italy

Flowers: anything in season in the right colors

First Dance Song: not sure yet

Centerpieces: making our own, not sure yet

Food/Menu: chicken, couscous, chickpea salad, mini gourmet pizzas, more stuff that has not been finalized yet

Cake Flavour: almond

Favours: chocolate

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod

Bachelorette (when/what): couple days before wedding, pampering/facials/nails

Post # 75
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wedding Date: October 20, 2013

Engagement Length: 1 year and 2 months

Relationship Length: 1 year and 10 months

Colors: Fall colors

Theme: Rustic/western

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Matron of Honor, 1 Best Man, 2 Ring Bearers, 1 Flower Girl

Ceremony (where, time): Waynesboro, VA- 3 PM

Reception (where, time):  Same place, immediately following

Dress Style: Ivory, lace, straps, trumpet

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DIY makeup, hair by my longtime hairdresser friend

Honeymoon Location: DISNEY WORLD 😀

Flowers: Whatever is in season! Orange/red/yellow

First Dance Song: Our song is Iris by Goo Goo Dolls, but I’m not sure if that’s what we want on our first dance.

Centerpieces: No idea!

Food/Menu: Wood-fired pizza buffet 

Cake Flavour: My secret carrot cake recipe… my fiance’s favorite! 

Favours: Unsure yet

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod

Bachelorette (when/what): Drag queens for sure! 

Post # 76
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

(*Taken from another month but I decided to play along)

Wedding Date: October 12, 2013

Engagement Length: It will be 1 1/2 years.

Relationship Length: 4 years 3 months

Colors: Plum, Lime, Chocolate Brown and Ivory

Theme: Country/rustic/chic/vintage

Wedding Party(#s): 2 bridesmaids, 3 groomsen and 1 ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): Great Uncle’s backyard in Tennessee surrounded by mountains, a river and horses 3 pm

Reception (where, time):  At a farm 5 pm

Dress Style: lacey with tulle underneath. sweetheart neckline, corset top, aline skirt.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): not quite sure yet!

Honeymoon Location: not having one

Flowers: I don’t remember. The florist was throwing out names with pics and I just went with what I liked!

First Dance Song: Home by Buble

Centerpieces: tree disk, moss, metal watering can with wild flowers inside of it surrounded by tealights. 

Food/Menu: BBQ

Cake Flavour: Rapsbery Almond.

Favours: Soda from Sprecher’s Brewery with customized labels. 

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): July 27, no idea what!

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