(Closed) Plans Survey (Taken from another Board)

posted 9 years ago in December 2011
Post # 17
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Name: Talia

Wedding Date: December 17, 2011 (Saturday)

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: September 3rd, 2010, Hobart Tasmania on a weekend getaway. Engaged 16 months.

Colors: Nope

Theme: Nope

 Wedding Party (#’s): 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 3 or 4 Groomsmen, fiance is undecided

Ceremony (Where and Time): Peterson’s Champagne House, Pokolbin NSW (wine country!), 6pm

Reception Location: Same location, hors d’ start at 6:30 then straight into dinner

Dress Style: Strapless, empire waisted with a grey/purple sash at the natural waist, and fabric detail on the bust, chiffon

Hair/Makeup: Done by BM

Honeymoon Location: Ixtapa, Mexico, following a second celebration in my hometown of Ottawa, Canada

Flowers: Herb boxes as centrepieces, australian natives as my bouquet

 First Dance Song: Soul sister – train


Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Alternate serve entree and main, cupcakes for desert, open wine and beer bar with limited spirits for the wedding party

 DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): Band


Cake Flavor(s)/Style: Cupcakes by Ghermez cupcakes – red velvet, chocolate marshmellow and carrot cake

Favors: Nope

 Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: No bridal shower, bachelorette Nov 5th!

Post # 18
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Name: Samantha

Wedding Date: December 17, 2011 (Saturday)

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: July 13, 2011, Honolulu Airport, 5 months! (But I knew our date and everything beforehand so I don’t feel like it is a short engagement!)

Colors: Brown and Light Blue

Theme: Umm.  Traditional with a very personality quirks. 

Wedding Party (#’s): 3 BMs, 3GMs, 1 Ringbearer, 2 Flower girls 

Ceremony (Where and Time): First Baptist Church, 2pm

Reception Location: Church Fellowship Hall

Dress Style: Its a Justin Brandon gown.  Tight Bodice with a full skirt. 

Hair/Makeup:  Half way up in curls; veil goes to waist / Makeup simple DIY

Honeymoon Location: Going to WA for a few days then moving to Oahu so no real honeymoon because of our travels

Flowers: Calla lilies and mini calla

First Dance Song: Better Together – Jack Johnson

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Buffett; hot chocolate/coffee bar

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): IPOD

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: Having cupcakes that are yellow and chocolate with cream cheese and chocolate cream as a filling, traditional round tier on top that is yellow with snowflakes

Favors: Undecided. Either Christmas Cookies or Personalized Chapstick

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Technically already had one bridal shower on July 19th and my other one in late October.  Not sure about Bachlorette party.

Post # 19
14 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

Name: Charlene (aka Charlie)

Wedding Date: December 24, 2011 (Saturday)

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: June 4, 2011 in Monterey, California/6 months

Colors: Navy, baby blue, silver, white, and black

Theme: Kind of a blue winter wonderland with a little bit of a Christmas theme to it (I.E. We’re thinking of having a Christmas tree by our gift table. After all, we are getting married on Christmas Eve!)

Wedding Party (#’s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 bridesmaid, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 groomsman, 1 flower girl, 1 ring bearer, and 2 to carry a little “Here comes the bride” sign (Let’s just call them sign bearers. haha)

Ceremony (Where and Time): Martinez Social Club. Still don’t know the time.

Reception Location: Same as ceremony πŸ˜€

Dress Style: Ohhh, I have a Mori Lee gown. Style 1608. (It should get here in October! Yay!!!)

Hair/Makeup:  Hair half up with big loose curls, some sort of feathery hair accessory, and fingertip length veil / Makeup simple DIY

Honeymoon Location: We don’t have enough time to have one right after the wedding (That’s what we get for getting married while he’s on leave. :P), so we’re going to wait until we have enough time to go on a nice little vacation. Maybe for our anniversary or something.

Flowers: Roses, roses, and more roses! (Coffee filter roses made by me. I must be crazy.)

First Dance Song: Possibly Better Together by Jack Johnson, he wants “our song” to remain ours so we’ve decided not to dance to it. (Although I might have the DJ sneak it in during dinner)

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Typical Christmas turkey dinner. πŸ˜€

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): DJ

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: Oh. Right. The cake…. Yeahh, I need to take care of that.

Favors: Mini hershey’s with wrappers that have our names and the date. πŸ™‚

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Bachlorette is going to be a surprise (I mean, I know they’re going to do it, I just don’t know when or what’s going to happen.) And bridal shower… umm… yeahh. No clue. Might not even have one.

Post # 20
26 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

Name: Iris


Wedding Date: December 3, 2011 (Saturday) 

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: June 10, 2011 at Bonnaroo music & arts festival, 6 months

Colors: Peacock feather colors

Theme: Peacock


Wedding Party (#’s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, I Jr. Bridesmaid, 2 Groomsmen


Ceremony (Where and Time): The Portico, which used to be a church but is now used for concerts, plays, and retreats, 4:00pm


Reception Location: The Portico


Dress Style: white cotton and lace lawn dress from 1889 with long sleeves and high collar. it’s sheer and has to be worn with a slip. my fiance’s mother wore it as her wedding dress


Hair/Makeup: Undecided, but I will probably do it myself


Honeymoon Location: Flagler Beach, Florida (his grandparents’ beach house)


Flowers: Irises, orchids, lots of greenery


First Dance Song: One Step Closer To You by Michael Franti and Spearhead


Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and signature cocktail


DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): live ceremony music by Dr. Leinweber on guitar and Mrs. Leinweber on violin, with a couple of songs by his uncle and our friend, and some of our musician friends will also be playing during the reception. The ipod will be used for the rest. The sound system is amazing.


Cake Flavor(s)/Style: Cecilia Villaveces cake with some kind of fruit filling, not sure yet


Favors: we’re thinking of making mixtapes (we run a music website and a big part of it is mixtapes)


Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: fiance’s grandmother and great aunt are hosting my shower, but the day hasn’t been decided yet. and no idea about bachelorette

Post # 21
6 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

Name: Ashlee

Wedding Date: December 31, 2011 (Saturday)

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: November 1, 2010 at Disneyworld.  Length will be about 1 year and 2 months.

Colors: Navy, Gold, Champagne

Theme: Elegant Peacock?? (I hope that’s not an oxymoron, hehe)

Wedding Party (#’s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 Bridesmaids, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 3 Groomsman and 2 Ring Bearers

Ceremony (Where and Time): Mill Creek Golf Course, 6:30 pm

Reception Location: Same as Ceremony

Dress Style: Eden Bridals 2403

Hair/Makeup: Not sure yet.  Low updo to the side with a flower to match the flowers in the skirt of my dress

Honeymoon Location: Punta Cana, DR

Flowers: Hydrangea and Roses I think.  I’m doing my own centerpieces, wish me luck!

First Dance Song: “Can’t Take my Eyes off You” Lady Antebellum

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Filet and Dijion Chicken. Open bar with a signature cocktail as well

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): DJ

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: We haven’t picked it out yet but we both love banana

Favors: CD’s with some of our wedding songs and the years most popular music.

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Bachlorette is in Vegas along with my fiance’s Bachelor Party.  Not sure about the Bridal Shower yet.  It will probably be sometime in November.

Post # 22
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Name: Stephanie


Wedding Date: December 3, 2011

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: July 17, 2010 in Waco, Texas and our engagement length will be 17 months long

Colors: Hot pink, deep purple, and gold

Theme: Christmas/winter without christmas colors πŸ˜‰


Wedding Party (#’s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 7 Bridesmaids, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 6 Groomsman, 1 Flowergirl, and 1 Ring Bearer


Ceremony (Where and Time): Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, 4 pm


Reception Location: Waco Hilton (3 Rivers Ballroom)


Dress Style: Davids Bridal Oleg Cassini (I’d post more but don’t want friends to accidentally read!)

Hair/Makeup: Hair by Jessica Brown, Makeup by Angela Karr. Hair will be a low curled bun with sweeping bangs and makeup will be that timeless look


Honeymoon Location: El Dorado Royale resort, Mexico!


Flowers: Peonies, Ranunculus, Stock (and more)


First Dance Song: When you say you love me (Josh Groban)


Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Seated, Beef option with mashed potatoes and veggies (but really really classy), no bar


DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): DJ! Advanced Audio Productions


Cake Flavor(s)/Style: 3 Layers. Vanilla cake. Each tier has a different filling! And a red velvet grooms cake.


Favors: candy buffet!


Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Bachlorette is Oct 22 (evening) and we’ll have had a total of 5 showers! 

Post # 23
16 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

Name: Kerri

Wedding Date: December 31, 2011 (Saturday) NYE!!

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: June 23, 2011, in our home/6 months

Colors: black, white, silver & gold

Theme: NYE black-tie!

Wedding Party (#’s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 5 Bridesmaids, 2 Best man, 5 Groomsman, 2 FG’s and 1 ring “princess” (yeah, we made that up, but she loves it.)

Ceremony (Where and Time): Catholic Church 7pm

Reception: 8pm- 1am rented mansion on the bay πŸ™‚

Dress Style: Vera Wang White VW351020

Hair/Makeup: ABella Salon & Spa, Airbrush makeup & updo

Honeymoon Location: Undecided :/

Flowers: Roses!

First Dance Song: Possibly Be Mine by David Grey

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Sushi station, slider station, passed hors dourves… limited bar of wine, 2 of our fave beers and a 4 signature cocktail drinks – bride’s drink, groom’s, best man’s and MOH’s.

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): DJ (friend of the family)

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: Raspberry pound, choc chip pound, and 3-layer vanilla!

Favors: Champagne glasses filled with hershey kisses & NYE gear on the tables

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Bachlorette is Dec 19th, had my shower Oct 9th! It was wonderful <3

Post # 24
2541 posts
Sugar bee

ETA: Didn’t realize this was only for Dec. brides and now I can’t delete it – sorry :S

Name: Jenna

Wedding Date: June 2, 2012 (Saturday)

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: May 27th, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at a theatre. Length of engagement by the time of the wedding day will be a year and one month

Colors: Black, white, red, with lots of damask

Theme: Old Hollywood


Wedding Party (#’s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 bridesmaids, 1 best man, and 3 groomsmen


Ceremony (Where and Time): A private event room in a restaurant overlooking a gorgeous lake in Ottawa. Ceremony to start at 2:30 PM


Reception Location: Same as ceremony


Dress Style: Have not yet purchased my dress but going for something vintage and possibly tea-length


Hair/Makeup: Undecided, but probably something with a little bit of a vintage vibe.


Honeymoon Location: Deciding between Ireland, London/Paris, or Las Vegas.


Flowers: I am thinking red roses for me and white carnations or freesia for the girls


First Dance Song: Deciding between “Love You Forever” by Ryan Huston or “I’m Your Moon” by Jonathon Coulton.


Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Classy BBQ buffet with chicken, ribs, and Atlantic salmon, three salads, baked potatoes, grilled veggies, etc. Cash bar. Make your own poutine station around 10:30 when we cut the cake


DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): Local DJ


Cake Flavor(s)/Style: Black Forest cupcakes, with a movie reel shaped cutting cake


Favors: Black and white swirled lollipops


Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Not sure about the bachelorette, the girls will probably surprise me. My mom is going to throw my shower sometime next April or May

Post # 25
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Name: Meg
Wedding Date: Sunday, December 18th, 2011
Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: July 21st, 2010/Home
Colors: Charcoal, Red, Deep Teal, Black
Theme: Poinsettias in the Deep Blue Ocean on a Winter Night.
Wedding Party (#’s): 3 bmaids, 1 bestman, 2 gmen, 2 Flower Girls, 1 Dog (maybe)
Ceremony (Where and Time): Tivoli Too in Laguna Beach (All in One Location) @ 5pm
Reception Location: Same as ceremony
Dress Style: Tafetta, Dropped Waist, Bedazzled under bust line, Sweetheart, Long Bustly Train. 
Hair/Makeup: Down, Hollywood Waves. Natural make up with a Rich/Deep Lip and Powerful eye. Red nail polish. 
Honeymoon Location: Alaska Summer 2012; Deciding between Napa Trip or Vegas trip for our 3 day after wedding Mini-Moon. 
Flowers: Poinsettias will fill the staging area. Red rose petal aisle runner. Red rose with charcoal ribbon wrapped stems. Eclectic mix for Bridal bouquet with deep teal ribbon wrapped stems. Flower Girls will have Red Rose Kissing Balls (or “Here comes the Bride Sign”)
First Dance Song: Deciding between “You are the Best Thing” Ray LaMontagne or “Forever Mine” by the O’Jays or “At Last” by Beyonce. So harrrrd!!! 
Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Buffet, still deciding on our menu options. Open Beer/Wine/Coffee/Soda Bar. 
DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): Huey Le, Platinum Peaks 
Cake Flavor(s)/Style: Carrot Cake with Bavarian Cream! OMG AMAZING!
Favors: Mom’s Homemade Fudge and Magic Cookie Bars (bite size) and I purchased frosted 2x2x2 favor boxes. Adorned with a pretty teal/red glitter ribbon and bow. Also having a Caricutre artist since we had one done for our STD and everyone raved about it; we are doing this in lieu of a “photobooth”. 
Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Bridal Shower is Nov. 12th and Bachelorette is in the works! 

Loved sharing all these small but meaningful details with you Brides! Best of Luck! xo

Post # 26
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Name: Danielle
Wedding Date:
December 16, 2012
Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length:
September 28, 2011 in Maui, 15 month engagement
Black, white, ice blue, silver
Modern Hawaiian/Christmas
Wedding Party (#’s):
2 bridesmaids,  2 bridesmen, 2 best men, 2 groomsmen
Ceremony (Where and Time):
Reception Location:
Dress Style: Diamond white, dropped waist, sweetheart w/crystal embellishments and wrap
Hair/Makeup: Hair will be mostly down, curly w/flowers and pin. Makeup will be smoky eyes, soft lips and romantic
Honeymoon Location: Possibly Mexico
Flowers: Roses, orchids
First Dance Song: Undecided
Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Hawaiian luau buffet, beer and wine with tropical signature drinks
DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): DJ
Cake Flavor(s)/Style: 3 layers, haven’t decided on flavors yet. Cake will be white with ice blue details and seashells
Favors: Leis at start of reception, chocolate covered macadamia nuts to-go
Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Haven’t planned either! Both will be sometime next year. Not sure about a bridal shower though.

ETA: Oops, totally didn’t see it was for 2011! πŸ™‚

Post # 27
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Name: Mollie
Wedding Date: 30 December 2011

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length:
31 October 2010 Rice Lake, WI (engaged 2 months be fore married but 14 months until big wedding)
Purple and Peacock
Rustic/ Vintage
Wedding Party (#’s):
2Maid/Matron of Honor, 1Best Man, ! Grooms maid, 1 Groomsmen, 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 Flower girl
Ceremony (Where and Time):
Quillen’s Birchwood, WI 3:30
Reception Location: Same

Dress Style: Ivory, lace open back capped sleeves
Hair/Makeup: undecided
Honeymoon Location: None
Flowers: Undecided
First Dance Song: Undecided
Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Prime Rib and Chicken, veggie, potatoes, salad. Cash bar with one paid drink
DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): Ipod
Cake Flavor(s)/Style: 1 layer to cut Carrot. Dessert bar with cake pops, brownies, ice box cookies… ect
Favors: Dessert bar to go
Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Done and Done! Party was wild night out! and Shower was pretty in pink.

Post # 28
1425 posts
Bumble bee

Name: Courtney

Wedding Date: December 3, 2011

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: February 14, 2011 at Cheveir Park for 10 months

Colors: Blue teal, ivory, silver, bit of purple thrown in.

Wedding Party (#’s): 1 on each side.

Ceremony (Where and Time): Community Centre @ 5pm

Reception Location:  same as above.

Dress Style: strapless, a-line.

Hair/Makeup: half up-half down, unsure

Honeymoon Location: Undecided as of yet.

Flowers: Oriental lillies, calla lillies, blue thistle, white orchids and limonium.

First Dance Song: I Love You for Sentimental Reasons by Nat King Cole

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): Chicken Cordon Bleu with good all the home-cooked Ukrainian goodies with an Open Bar.

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): Band – High Profile

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: Undecided but doing Cupcakes.

Favors: Chocolate “Bar”

Bachelorette/Bridal Shower: Bachlorette was a fun night on the town with dinner, bowling and ended at a local pub with many jello shooters. Bridal shower was at my cousin’s place for my side of the family and friends and at FMIL’s new house for FI’s side of the family.

Post # 29
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Name: Jessica

Wedding Date: December 17, 2011

Engagment Date and Location/Engagement Length: December 17, 2010, 1 year

Colors: Eggplant and Chocolate

Theme: Winter in the Mountains

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

Ceremony (Where and Time): On a frozen lake at 1:30 P.M.

Reception Location: Restaurant (specializing in bison and local produce oriented menus! NOM!)


Dress Style: Modified lace A-Line (Maggie Sottero Georgina)

Hair/Makeup: Hair all down in 1940’s waves, unsure about the makeup.

Honeymoon Location: Same place as our wedding- Lake Louise/Banff!

Flowers: Purple anemones, Sahara roses, purple succulent, purple tulips, White mums, echinacea pods, and eucalyptus.

First Dance Song: “Marry Me” – Amanda Marshall

Food/Menu/Drink(Open Bar or not): The beauty of having our dinner at a restaurant- we don’t have to etch anything in stone in regards to food! There will be livations available- but I’m not paying for them.

DJ/Band/IPOD (Company): Ipods all the way!

Cake Flavor(s)/Style: Still debating whether or not to get a mini-wedding cake made. If so, chocolate cake with strawberry and lemon icing.

Favors: This was supposed to be an elopement so…getting to come is the favor πŸ˜›

Bachlorette/Bridal Shower: Because we’re essentially eloping I don’t think anyone will throw me a bridal shower, but my bachlorette is TBC but will be a night in with my girls at my house with…interestingly shaped cake.

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