(Closed) October Brides: Wedding Survery

posted 11 years ago in October 2011
Post # 32
22 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 29th

Engagement Length: 13 Months

Colors: black and purple with splashes of orange and green

Theme: Halloween!

Wedding Party(#s): 1-Man of Honor, 1-Jr Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1-Best Woman, 1-GM, 1 Ring Bearer

Ceremony (where, time): Local chapel-4pm

Reception (where, time): Banquet facility (our room used to be an old speakeasy, so it has a cool vibe)-6pm

Dress Style: sheath, v-neck, open back

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DIY both. I have to change into costume between the ceremony and reception, so I have to do my hair and make up twice!

Honeymoon Location: Belize—-we’re delaying the Honeymoon until Christmas

Flowers: Seasonal

First Dance Song: Ahead by a Century-The Tragically Hip (they are a big Canadian band)

Centerpieces: Potted seasonal flowers and fun Halloween touches (fake spiders etc)

Food/Menu: Buffet-menu to still be decided

Cake Flavour: no cake–opting for a dessert table

Favours: Candy buffet and personalized jacko-o-lanterns

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod

Shower (when/what):  probably not, family and friends are really spread out

Bachelorrete (when/what): not having one, planning on doing a private ghost tour of Erie, PA, folllowed by drinks and dessert the day before the wedding, with all out-of-town guests invited

Post # 33
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 8, 2011

Engagement Length: one week shy of 12 months

Colors: Chocolate brown, Copper, and Fern green

Theme- Fall/Rustic/Country

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

Ceremony (where, time): 4:30 pm on man made island at a local vineyard

Reception (where, time): to follow most likely 5 pm cocktail with dinner and dancing to follow at pavillion at vineyard

Dress Style: Paloma Blanca.. silk taffeta with lace sweet heart neck, and lace at bottom.   

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): both Pro.. still debating up or down.. growing my hair.. so we will see! πŸ™‚

Honeymoon Location: It’s booked… but complete surprise to me!

 Flowers: DIY silk

First Dance Song: Undecided. 

Centerpieces: Mason jars with tea candles, little white pumpkins, painted chalkboars for table numbers, and a floral arrangement.

Food/Menu: too much food to list..

Cake Flavour: bottom layer choc, middle layer white with fresh strawberries, top a combo of two all with buttercream icing

Favours: caramel apples

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): August 6th

Bachelorrete (when/what): weekend of Sept 16 in NYC

Post # 34
28 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 29, 2011

Engagement Length: 11 months

Colors: Lots of orange, a touch of sunflower yellow and green

Theme- Indoor Picnic?

Wedding Party(#s): 3 bridesmaids, 3 groomsmen, no flower girl or ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): 5:30pm on the lakefront

Reception (where, time): Immediately following ceremony in an old filter building on the lake

Dress Style: Melissa Sweet Eze-Silk Chiffon, strapless

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro, I cannot do my own hair on a normal day!

Honeymoon Location: Thailand!!!

 Flowers: Only doing bouquet flowers.  No floral centerpieces.  Orange flowers with succulents/leaves/dusty miller.  

First Dance Song: Undecided. But Do you Realize by Flaming Lips is a great one!  I might steal that Masala! 

Centerpieces: String spheres and votives

Food/Menu: Texas BBQ and veggie burgers for my veggie friends.

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes and undecided about flavors

Favours: No idea whatsoever.

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod

Shower (when/what): Not sure

Bachelorrete (when/what): I will have 3.  A lunch with my bridesmaids (they have young babies and can’t party).  Another with college friends (guys and gals)! And when he goes on his bachelor “trip” his boys’ girlfriends/wives are taking me out for some girls only fun!

Post # 35
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 15, 2011

Engagement Length: 11 months

Colors: black & white with red flowers

Theme- Black & white beach wedding (reminds me of the titanic dinner from the movie)

Wedding Party(#s): 2 Maid/Matron of Honor (2 sisters) 1 bridesmaid (best friend), 1 best man, 2 groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 5:30pm in the hotel @ the beach

Reception (where, time): Immediately following ceremony in the grand ball room at the hotel on the beach

Dress Style: Impressions Eileen?  A line sweetheart strapless complete lace

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro!  I want it to look beautiful

Honeymoon Location: Disney World (Fiance has never been)

 Flowers: Red long stem roses & red short stem roses for the centerpieces

First Dance Song: From this moment by Shania Twain (we are huge country fans)

Centerpieces: red roses with beach like grass

Food/Menu: chicken marsala & beef tenderloin

Cake Flavour: Chocolate & vanilla with 3 different fillings.  black raspberry, amareto & honestly i foget the last.  Butter cream frosting

Favours: black damask mini pails with milk & white chocolate shells inside with a red ribbon, and a round black damask tag with our names & date

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ, the same guy both my sisters used & he was great!

Shower (when/what): Not sure

Bachelorrete (when/what): Not sure but i’m sure it will be fun.

Post # 36
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 8th

Engagement Length: 14 months

Colors: grey & yellow

Theme: laid back, vintage kitch

Wedding Party(#s): 5 BMs, 4 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Catholic Church 2pm

Reception (where, time): Coctail hour starts at 5pm / Barn Winery

Dress Style: Sweetheart neckline, fitted through the hip with large pleats

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: Curacao

Flowers: Billy Buttons, Kangaroo Paws, Yellow Garden Flowers and Crespia

First Dance Song: Tell Me What We’re Gonna Do Now, Joss Stone

Food/Menu: BBQ: Beef Tenderloin, Pulled Pork, Rotissere Chicken, Smoked Kielbasa, cornbread, etc. 

Cake Flavour: pound cake with raspberry filling

Favours: Homemade BBQ sauce

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ…  

Shower (when/what): August…Theme is “Oh what a pair!”

Bachelorrete (when/what): September… weekend at the shore

Post # 37
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 15th

Engagement Length: 13.5 months

Colors: Red, Gold, Brown

Theme: Fall

Wedding Party(#s): 4 BMs, 4 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Evangelical Free Church, 2PM

Reception (where, time): New Berlin Ale House, cocktail hr 5 pm, dinner 6:30, dancing 8

Dress Style: A-line, tulle, pick-ups, beading

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair-Pro, family friend, make-up me or my sister

Honeymoon Location: Don’t know, Fiance is planning it all

Flowers: red calla lillies, red roses, gerber daisies, mums, berries

First Dance Song: Not sure yet, I really like Ben Folds-The Luckiest

Food/Menu: BBQ: Beef Tips and Chicken Kiev, buffet style

Cake Flavour: Red Velvet, Cream cheese filling, butter cream frosting…..fondant=yuck

Favours: Cake balls!

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ – Pro

Shower (when/what): No Idea!

Bachelorrete (when/what): No Idea!

Post # 38
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 22nd

Engagement Length: 14 Months

Colors: Dark Purple with a sagey green

Theme: Wedding  πŸ™‚

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 3-Bmaids, 1-BM, 3-GM’s, 1-Jr Groomsmen, 1-Jr Bridesmaid or Best Man,3-Ushers, 3 Flower Girl

Ceremony (where, time): Church at 1pm

Reception (where, time): Cocktails starting at 6 at the restaurant banquet room (it’s nicer than it sounds)

Dress Style: Natural waisted ball gown in silk. 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): hair up with jeweled headband Makeup (pro): still looking. 

Honeymoon Location: Jamaica

Flowers: Mine will be purple with a little green.  Bridesmaid or Best Man will be mainly green.  I requested hydrangeas and NO calla lillies

First Dance Song: “first day of my life” by bright eyes 

Centerpieces: provided by my reception place.  Don’t really care what they since they’re free. 

Food/Menu: Family style italian

Cake Flavour: Not sure yet

Favours: None, unless you count the photobooth

DJ/Band/Ipod: amazing DJ

Shower (when/what): Not sure.  Will probably have 2-3.

Bachelorrete (when/what): Not sure when but will be renting a house on Lake Michigan for a weekend


Post # 39
791 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 1, 2011

Engagement Length: 13 months

Colors: Black and light champagne gold

Theme: Don’t really have one…fall-ish, maybe?

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 3-bridesmaids, 1-BM, 3 GM’s, 2-Ushers, 1-RB, 1-FG

Ceremony (where, time): Church @ 4pm

Reception (where, time): Following ceremony at hotel banquet hall

Dress Style: Taffeta with lots of bling on sweetheart neck. The top is fitted to the waist and then it flares out (I will probably be taking out some of the poof and making it more fitted on the hips. Corset back with semi cathedral train. 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DIY): Both pro.  My hair will probably be in a low, loose bun.  I got a bling comb to put on the right side!

Honeymoon Location: Jamaica

Flowers: Appointment is next weekend!  Most likely reds, oranges, greens, purples.

First Dance Song: “Then” by Brad Paisley. 

Centerpieces: TBD.  Possibly willow tree branches in a vase and lots of candles. 

Food/Menu: Not sure yet… tasting is in July.  Probably some type of chicken

Cake Flavour: Oreo and white.

Favours: Caramel/candied apples

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Bridal shower will probably be in August at a mexican restaurant (margaritas, mmm)

Bachelorrete (when/what): September 10th.  Not sure what is going on for it – its a surprise πŸ™‚

Post # 40
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 15th

Engagement Length: 10 months

Colors: Dark purple (plum) and antique white (ivory)

Theme: cute country vintage

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 BM, 4 Groomsmen, 3 Flower Girl

Ceremony (where, time): Catholic church, 7:00

Reception (where, time): immediately following in the reception hall

Dress Style: A-line, off the shoulders neckline, ruched waist, corset back, chapel train

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): half pinned up, large, loose curls down my back

Makeup (non-professional): My grandmother gifted me a “look” from Mary Kay… 

Honeymoon Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Flowers: Whatever is in season in purple and ivory: perhaps, carnations, white roses, delphinium – we are also using paper flowers. 

First Dance Song: Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight…” It makes Fiance tear up everytime he hears it! πŸ™‚

Centerpieces: birch rounds, mason jars, candles and libbey serving jars as vases

Food/Menu: buffet-style; heavy hors d’oeuvres catered from a barbeque restaurant

Cake Flavour: “wedding cake flavor”: white with buttercream frosting!

Favours: homemade canned jalapenos, peach salsa, and pickles (grown from FI’s garden)

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Having several showers: My sorority sisters are planning a kitchen shower for me; My mother in law is planning a Memphis shower for my friends here and his side of the family; my grad student friends are planning a shower for me; I’m not sure if my family is planning a shower or not.

Bachelorette (when/what): No idea yet! 

Post # 41
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Masala: Ohhh Do You Realize by The Flaming Lips! Love love love πŸ™‚

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@STBSchmidt: We are twins on several things! Date, colors, Catholic church, mason jars… we need to follow each other on here πŸ™‚ 

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@MsBrewer: Date twins! πŸ™‚

Post # 42
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 29th

Engagement Length: 16 Months

Colors: Aubergine, Chocolate Brown, Ivory

Theme: Fall

Wedding Party(#s): 1-Man of Honor, 2-Bmaids, 1-Best Man, 2-Groomsmen, 1 Flower Girl

Ceremony (where, time): McKendree UMC, GA, 3:00 PM

Reception (where, time): McKendree UMC, GA, 4:00 or 4:30 PM… (not sure yet)

Dress Style: Oleg Cassini Chapmagne colored Silk A-line Gown, Halter-top, Ivory Lace all over, Obi Sash, Cathedral length train 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair: Not sure, perhaps professional? Thinking Sideswept updo/romantic curls, bangs framing my face. MakeupI thought about DIY, but now I’m not so sure.

Honeymoon Location: Not sure if or where we’ll be going. Discussed Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg

Flowers: Silk flowers from hobby lobby: In rich yellows, oranges, (ivory for me) and dark purple, there is a mix of hydrangeas, dahlias, and peonies. 

First Dance Song: Undecided. 

Centerpieces: Mostly floral with the same flowers as in the bouquets, tea lights… everything else is mostly undecided… maybe mason jars… or even hurricane glass vases. 

Food/Menu: Most likely something italian… still looking for a caterer…

Cake Flavour: Undecided

Favours: Disposable cameras: we’ll have the guests leave them for us to develop after the wedding/honeymoon, and we’ll post them online for everyone to dl/print for free.

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod for most of it, possibility of some friends at church playing violin and harp for us.

Shower (when/what): Not sure…

Bachelorrete (when/what): Yikes, haven’t even thought about it… but I’m not sure I want to do it if I’m having a shower. Depends on my Man of Honor I suppose πŸ™‚

Post # 43
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 1

Engagement Length: 15 Months – to the day!

Colors: Navy with Orange and Yellow

Theme: No theme

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 5-Bmaids, 1-BM, 5-GM’s, 2-Ushers & 1-FG

Ceremony (where, time): Overlooking the lake @ 6:00pm (I am getting married at the same place as Mrs. Cardigan – but our ceremony will be outside.)

Reception (where, time): Inside the hotel’s wedding center @ 7:30pm (cocktail hour starts at 6:30)

Dress Style: Ruched and ruffled like crazy πŸ˜‰

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): half up – half down and curled. Makeup (self)

Honeymoon Location: Undecided! We just found out that we have to postpone it until December due to FI’s trial schedule πŸ™

Flowers: Whatever orange/yellow flowers are in season. I am not picky about the flowers

First Dance Song: INXS – Never Tear Us Apart

Centerpieces: All floral – all the same. Yellow and Orange flowers – I gave my florist a budget and free reign from there.

Food/Menu: Beef Tenderloin and Ahi Tuna – salad, cheese and veggie plates, etc.

Cake Flavour: Dulce de Leche – so good!

Favours: Photo Booth prints (we have an old-school actual booth rented)

DJ/Band/Ipod: String Quartet for the ceremony/cocktail hour – band for reception

Shower (when/what): One bridal showe next weekend (yay!) and one in August. Fiance has NO interest in the shower thing.

Bachelorrete (when/what): Labor Day Weekend at my dad’s ranch in the middle of nowhere – lots of good girl time!

Post # 44
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 8th

Engagement Length: 16 Months

Colors: Plum/Purple, Deep Red, Gold/Copper, Ivory, Hints of Green

Theme: No real theme

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 3-Bmaids, 2-BM, 3-GM’s, 1-RB

Ceremony (where, time): Evans Chapel, 4:00 p.m.

Reception (where, time): Tuscan Ballroom @ 6 p.m. (cocktail hour starts at 5/5:30)

Dress Style: Satin with rouching and trumpet skirt with some pick-ups. Chapel length train. Sparkly embroidery at top of bust.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): either loose romantic updo, or down and romantic curls. Natural-looking. Makeup (pro): Natural looking and romantic.

Honeymoon Location: Not decided yet

Flowers: Talking to florist next week! Hopefully purple and burgundy dahlias, lavendar if available, roses, whatever is in season.

First Dance Song: Undecided. 

Centerpieces: Alternating tall submerged centerpieces with traditional low centerpieces for dinner tables. Candles everywhere, too. Very low and small centerpieces (single submerged bloom) with tealights for cocktail tables. 

Food/Menu: Choice of entree: Deciding this Saturday! Probably a chicken & beef option.

Cake Flavour: Not decided. We may be doing different pies buffet style.

Favours: Donations in lieu of favors in our guests’ names to the Children’s Hospital. Also doing a candy table.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Not sure, but probably July or August.

Bachelorrete (when/what): Will have to be the week of the wedding to accomodate my sister who is traveling out of state. 

Post # 45
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wedding Date: A Saturday in october

Engagement Length: 15 months

Colors: Eggplant purple with hints of cream, mossy green, and bark brown

Theme: “Into the woods” or as the Fiance calls it-trees. πŸ˜€

Wedding Party(#s): 3 on either side of the aisle

Ceremony (where, time): Church at 3

Reception (where, time): Country club ballroom @ 5

Dress Style: Lace with sheer straps (!) A pretty train down the back

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: I’m not allowed to know. πŸ˜€

Flowers: Dahlias, moss, and other than that seasonal flowers

First Dance Song: Flowers in the window: Travis

Centerpieces: Alternating high and low floral centerpieces

Food/Menu: Tasting is in 2 weeks. πŸ˜€

Cake Flavour: See above

Favours: Photostrips from photobooth and beer coozies

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): I’ve been told July, but I’m being kept in the dark.

Bachelorrete (when/what): I’ve been told September, but I’m being kept in the dark.  I’m cool with wearing a tiara/sash etc, but I don’t want to have to play any bar games.  Esp if I have to touch any skeevy guy in a bar that I don’t know.  Ick.

Post # 46
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 1st

Engagement Length: 15 months

Colors: Orange (burnt or pumpkin), black, white

Theme: Fall

Wedding Party(#s): 2 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 2 Groomsmen, 2 ring bearers

Ceremony (where, time): MCC church, 10am

Reception (where, time): 1:30pm, mansion not too far away

Dress Style: Ballgown, strapless, white pickup gown

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): half pinned up, large, loose curls down my back

Makeup (non-professional): May have amateur makeup girl do it or my friend Sheryl or my cousin Jimmy

Honeymoon Location: TBA

Flowers: Tiger lillys or orange roses

First Dance Song: My love by Sia

Centerpieces: square mirrors, orange and clear stones/rocks, large cylinder vases filled with water, one flower, floating candle on top.  Two small white votives on mirror.

Food/Menu: buffet-style; heavy hors d’oeuvres, all Italian

Cake Flavour: 4 types of cupcakes, red velvet, carrot, yellow, chocolate with various frostings

Favours: too expensive and kinda useless I think!

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Having several showers: Shower from my aunts on June 12th, Shower from my Fiance family about a week before wedding.

Bachelorette (when/what): Will talk about it this weekend!

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