(Closed) September Wedding Suvey

posted 8 years ago in September 2013
Post # 3
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Castle Farms, Charlevoix, MI

Wedding Date: September 21, 2013

Engagement Length:  13 Months

Colors: Indigo and Maybe a burnt orange, I am having a hard time coming up with that

Theme: Lacy, slightly rustic

Wedding Party(#s): 7 bridesmaids, 7 groomsmen, 1 ring bearers, 1 Flower girl

Ceremony (where): Castle Farms, Charlevoix, MI

Reception (where): same as ceremony

Dress Style: Justin Alexander


Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Still looking for pro’s and ideas


Honeymoon Location: We’re planning on Europe or Hawaii but haven’t booked anything yet

Flowers: Inspiration Photo

First Dance Song: Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra

Centerpieces:  NO IDEA….AGHH  

Food/Menu: Buffet, menu not finalized

Cake Flavor: So many options.  

Favors: Bread baked in decorated mason jars

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): Chicago in August or September

Post # 4
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ll play!

Wedding Date: September 20, 2013

Engagement Length:  Engaged late June 2012, so, about 15 months

Colors: Eggplant, bright green and ivory – @AmyFarrahFowler, we’re practically color twins!

Theme: Also not really a theme, but if I had to describe the overall look – simple but elegant garden-y wedding

Wedding Party(#s): MOH, Best Man, and flower girl – I’m very happy we’re keeping the bridal party small

Ceremony (where): historic building built in early 1900s on a working farm:


Reception (where): same as ceremony

Dress Style: Pronovias Alma (it’s from the Spring 2011 line)


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

Honeymoon Location: Iceland, and I am PSYCHED! I’ve always wanted to go there, and Fiance is so into the idea. We’re doing a 10 day trip that includes driving around the ring road, all the way around the island to the more remote areas.

Flowers: Ivory and green. My florist recommended David Austin roses, since I like the look of lush peonies but they won’t be in season.

(no purple, even though that’s a wedding color – eggplant will be in my shoes, the bridesmaids dresses, and probably table linens)


First Dance Song: REM, “Be Mine.” Fiance used to play this for me on his acoustic guitar when we first started dating, and the lyrics are so, so perfect.

Centerpieces: Mason jars with green and baby’s breath, twine – here’s an inspiration pic, but we won’t have little birdhouses like this pic:


Food/Menu: Cocktail hour: stationary cheese and veggie table, 3 hot passed hors. We get a signature cocktail with our catering contract, so we’re doing a “white Cosmo” – St. Germaine Elderflower liquor, vodka, white cranberry juice. I love St. Germaine. Dinner: Seated salad and bread, and then stations – I used to work for a catering company and did a ton of weddings – stations were always my favorite! 

Cake Flavor: definitely at least one tier of chocolate, and I prefer messier-looking and delciious buttercream frosting – no fancy/intricate fondant for us

Favors: probably caramel popcorn in little cellophane baggies with customized sticker

DJ/Band/Ipod: iPod. We are having a blast thinking of songs to add throughout our engagement! My two brothers are taking on the DJ/iPod manager and emcee roles.

Bachelorette (when/what): something in DC (where I live). My Maid/Matron of Honor is in CA, but has said she wants to come out for a bachelorette. Really excited she wants to make the trip.


Post # 5
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Wedding Date: September 21, 2013

Engagement Length:  19 months (and a half)

Colors: Ceremony: teal, navy, yellow, pink, purple

Reception: navy, teal, soft yellow, indigo, cobalt

Theme: Ceremony: Sunset  Reception: Starry Night by Van Gogh

Wedding Party(#s): 5 bridesmaids, 5 groomsman, and one usher (lil bro 🙂 )

Ceremony (where): Fallen Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast

Reception (where): Fallen Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast

Dress Style: Custom made tulle ballgown, BIG train, and looooong veil. Lots of sparkle included everywhere! For the reception, this:


but with a sparkly tulle overlay on the skirt.

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

Honeymoon Location: We may have to honeymoon on our one year anniversary as I’ll most likely have a new job and he’ll be in grad school

Flowers: NONE. All brooch bouquets, brooch corsages for the moms, peacock feather boutineers for the gents, and different centerpieces

First Dance Song: It’s a secret… but it may be by Atreyu

Centerpieces: Candles, star shaped dishes, tall branches in vases that model the tree in the Starry Night painting, and wine bottles with candles inside. (We have long rectangle tables)

Food/Menu: Heavy hors d’ouevres, mashed potato bar, carving station, cheese/fruit/veggie display, and a nice big dessert spread

Cake Flavor: Not yet decided – whatever Fiance wants!

Favors: Take home cupcakes in little boxes

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod

Bachelorette (when/what): No clue! My Maid/Matron of Honor will plan it after our other friends wedding in April (we’re bridesmaids in that one!)

Post # 6
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wedding Date: September 28, 2013

Engagement Length:  17 months

Colors: Meditrainian Blue and Viloet with fall colored accents

Theme: no theme really just simple some diy

Wedding Party(#s): 4 bridesmaids, 3 groomsman, 1 goomsgirl, flower girls and ring bearer.

Ceremony (where): TBD Boerne

Reception (where): TBD Boerne

Dress Style: Alfred Angelo very flowy with custom beading

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

Honeymoon Location: Vegas

Flowers: Gerber Daisies LOVE THEM

 First Dance Song: Rob Thomas little wonders

Centerpieces: Huricane lamps with candels, ivy wreaths at the bottom with gerber daisys

Food/Menu: TBD

Cake Flavor: german choc and TBD

Favors: candy bar

DJ/Band/Ipod: dj

Bachelorette (when/what): No clue! My Maid/Matron of Honor will plan it

Post # 7
1144 posts
Bumble bee

Wedding Date: September 14, 2013

Engagement Length:  16 months

Colors: Eggplant and grey

Theme: Not really a theme – just elegant and timeless

Wedding Party(#s): 4 maids of honor, 1 junior bridesmaid, 4 best men, 1 junior groomsman (we couldn’t pick just one maid of honor or best man so we decided to just name them all! lol)

Ceremony (where): Catherdral downtown

Reception (where):  Congres center downtown

Dress Style: Not sure yet but I love the Pronovias Pergola (I plan on trying it on in a few weeks! eek)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): pro hair and makeup, still looking for a MUA

Honeymoon Location: We’re leaning towards Curacao since they aren’t affected by hurrican season

Flowers: I haven’t officially picked them out but here is what I’m thinking (I love calla lilies)

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First Dance Song: This I Promise You by NSync or You Make it Real by James Morrisson

Centerpieces: Not sure yet, ideally something like this:

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Food/Menu: 4 course sit down dinner – salad, soup, main course (didn’t pick it yet lol), dessert – then we’re having a midnight table with pizza, a poutine bar and a candy buffet

Cake Flavor: Not yet decided

Favors: No favors, we will be doing a donation

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ, we’re meeting with some this week actually.

Bachelorette (when/what): Not sure, my sisters are going to plan it. Porbably in August.

Post # 8
47 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wedding Date: September 21, 2013

Engagement Length:  11 months

Colors: White, Ivory, blush and taupe

Theme: sort of a mish mash of romantic vintage country.  I like small details.

Wedding Party(#s): haven’t officially asked but pplanning on 3 bridesmaids, 2 groomsmen and 2 flower/ring girls

Ceremony (where): Finalizing this tomorrow hopefully.  Monte Verde Inn

Reception (where): same as ceremony

Dress Style: Going shopping next weekend for the first time.  This is inspiration Maggie Sottero – Olivia

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Getting hair and makeup done.  hair inspiration

Honeymoon Location: Not sure yet..he’s in charge of all that

Flowers: I’m doing a brooch bouquet something like this but with a little more sparkle

First Dance Song: Haven’t figured that out yet

Centerpieces: collected look

Food/Menu: passed hor d’oeuvres, 3 course sit down dinner – salad, appitizer main plate (haven’t chosen yet)

Cake Flavor: Not yet decided

Favors: Not 100% sure but I like this idea

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): Probably won’t have one

Post # 9
4998 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wedding Date: September 28, 2013

Engagement Length:  14 months (almost 15)

Colors: Blush, ivory, champagne, gold

Theme: Classic, elegant

Wedding Party(#s): 5 bridesmaids, 5 groomsmen, 1 flower girl, 1 ring bearer

Ceremony (where): Resort in La Jolla, CA

Reception (where): Ballroom at same hotel (hate that carpet!!)

Dress Style: Monique Lhuillier Peony


Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI):  Both pro, pro hair for bridesmaids and DIY makeup

Honeymoon Location: TBD!!

Flowers: Peonies, roses, hydrangeas, etc


First Dance Song: TBD

Centerpieces: Tall candleabras with big beautiful ivory/blush florals

Food/Menu: Three tray passed appetizers during cocktail hour, 3 course plated meal, and wedding cake! I don’t care much about food and the venue is known for its food so we are going with the cheapest options. 

Cake Flavor: TBD, getting my Fiance a surprise “groom’s cake” of donuts

Favors: Candy bar!

DJ/Band/Ipod: Band

Bachelorette (when/what): San Diego early August

Post # 10
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Thought I’d revive this for us September ladies!

Wedding Date: September 14, 2013

Engagement Length:  17 months

Colors: Eggplant, coral, white, maybe some gray?

Theme: not really a theme… going for elegant, fun, classic

Wedding Party(#s):  6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen (including 2 Maid/Matron of Honor and 1 BM)

Ceremony (where): Church of the Assumption, Fairport, NY

Reception (where):  Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero (though ordered in diamond white, alabaster is pictured)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI):  pro for both

Honeymoon Location:  TBD… thinking of two shorter trips, something beachy after the wedding and then a ski trip out west during the winter.

Flowers: I’m not sure, need to price some things out.  My favorites include peonies, ranuculus, dahlias, and garden roses; hoping for a lush look in coral and pink… like these:

Along these lines for flowers against the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses (though maybe a deeper purple in the dresses):


First Dance Song: TBD

Centerpieces: Not sure yet… maybe skipping flowers, depending on cost.  Candle-heavy, perhaps?

Food/Menu: Stationary and passed apps, salad, main course, etc… up in the air on buffet vs plated.  They are the same cost, and I prefer plated, but Fiance REALLY wants buffet!

Cake Flavor: TBD… likely textured buttercream frosting, like this:

Favors: TBD, might skip them

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what):   Probably July or August… after MOH’s wedding (late June)!!

Post # 11
31 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wedding Date: September 14, 2013

Engagement Length:  11 months

Colors: Eggplant/sapphire blue

Theme: casual elegance

Wedding Party(#s): 4 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen, 3 flower girls

Ceremony (where): St. Joseph’s Church, Dover, New Husband

Reception (where): Rivermill at Dover Landing, Dover New Husband

Dress Style: Sophia Tolli Innis


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

Honeymoon Location: undetermined but we’ve considered Cabo, Belize and Bermuda so far.

Flowers: sunflowers, gerbera daisies, letting my florist go wild w/my color palette

First Dance Song: Deciding still but considering 2 Dave Matthews songs: You and Me, and Oh

Centerpieces: Mason jars w/flowers and scattered candles, possibly in small mason jars

Food/Menu: spanikopita, beef teriyaki, egg rolls and shrimp cocktail for passed h’orrdourves, mixed green salad, sausage and feta stuffed chicken or salmon florentine in parchment

Cake Flavor: our cake: graham cracker w/ brown sugar frosting, 3 flavor combos to be chosen for guests’ cupcakes

Favors: undecided on favors vs. donation

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): no idea!

Post # 12
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You ladies are freaking me out! How on earth do you have so much figured out already???? O_O I have been dress shopping ONCE. O_O


Wedding Date: September 02, 2013

Engagement Length:  12 months

Colors: Unspecified, but coordinated

Theme: mmmmm… Closest I can say is picnicy? Picnic at Downton Abby? Something to that effect, but very loosely

Wedding Party(#s): 2 bridesmaids 2 groomsmen

Ceremony (where): An amazing B&B that used to be an oild barons hunting lodge. Roosevelt and Churchill have both been ther,e among others.

Reception (where): same as ceremony

Dress Style: I have NO idea, but my mom will probably make it

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): pro hair, not even sure if I want makeup. I never wear it.

Honeymoon Location: 🙁 No idea. Still trying to find the money

Flowers: Whatever makes me happy! Still anrrowing it down on the pin boards

First Dance Song: No Idea.

Centerpieces: Our food! Having a family style served meal. So centerpieces will be food and drink, with candles and flowers scattered ehre and there

Food/Menu: Still working on that.

Cake Flavor: Dunno

Favors: No clue

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod

Bachelorette (when/what): no idea! I’m not planning it

Post # 13
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wedding Date: September 21,2013

Engagement Length: Too long weve been together 9 years and discussing marriage for about 3 years

Colors: Purple and Sunset Orange

Theme: Romantic Caribbean theme

Wedding Party(#s):  3 bridesmaids  4 groomsmen 2 flowergirls 1 bell ringer

Ceremony (where): Rhodes Hall

Reception (where): Rhodes Hall

Dress Style: Dramatic!!! Amalia Carrara gown

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): For right now its DIY but it may change to pro when it should count my DIYing sometimes doesn’t look right

Honeymoon Location: On our first Anniversary we will Honeymoon in Bora Bora, but this year we are taking a “Romantic Wedding Vacation” (thats what Im calling it lol) to New Orleans

Flowers: I dont know but I jave seen some pics I like

First Dance Song: Sade No Ordinary Love

Centerpieces: Simple vase, river rocks, water, flower and floating candles also on the estate table cake plate with a gold crown holding a bouquet of flowers

Food/Menu: Comfort Caribbean food, Jerk Chicken on the grill, rice and peas, fish, fungi, mac and cheese pie, dessert bar, smore bar and ice cream bar

Cake Flavor: I have no clue

Favors: Wedding cake, mini pearl vodka bottles dressed as brides and grooms, something else edible, for the kids coloring books and crayons, heart shaped spakerlers

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): In August more than likley my birthday weekend, dinner, poledancing classes and club hoping






Post # 14
17 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wedding Date: September 21, 2013

Engagement Length: 22 months

Colors: Girls are wearing Navy Blue – flowers are hot pink and bright orange.

Theme: Sportsy theme

Wedding Party(#s):  4 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen, 2 flower girls, 1 ring bearer

Ceremony (where): Catholic church in Annapolis, MD

Reception (where): Michaels 8th Avenue

Dress Style: Alfred Angelo

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Friend is a pro make-up artist, she is doing our makeup! Still deciding on hair.

Honeymoon Location: Caribbean cruise or St. Lucia, but nothing purchased yet.

Flowers: Not sure, but they will be bright orange and hot pink.

First Dance Song: Either “Whatever It Is” by Zac Brown Band, or something Taylor Swift.

Centerpieces: Bigger size hurricane glass, with hot pink and orange gemstones in the bottom with a baseball and hockey puck and flowers on top.

Food/Menu: Cocktail hour is: Shrimp, Crab balls, cheese tray, veggie tray, carving station of ham and pork tenderloin.  Buffett style dinner with roast beef, a chicken to be decided, vegetable and potatoes.  Premium full open bar and an ice cream sundae bar.

Cake Flavor: I have no clue

Favors: Coasters, Koozies, and maybe one additional thing.

DJ/Band/Ipod: Looking into DJ’s now.

Bachelorette (when/what): Not sure yet – my Maid/Matron of Honor is a huge Little Mermaid fan and it comes out in 3D the weekend before! LOL.  Also, my one bridesmaid is not 21. 

Post # 15
17 posts

Wedding Date: September 21, 2013

Engagement Length: 13 months

Colors: Girls are wearing jade, the flowers will probably feature blue and purple and a peacock feather.

Theme: unsure yet. definitely more casual than formal. 

Wedding Party(#s):  4 bridesmaids, 5 groomsmen

Ceremony (where): The Atrium

Reception (where): The Atrium

Dress Style: Oleg Cassini – Strapless sweetheart beaded lace trumpet dress with shirred tulle bodice. It has a sweep train.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for both. My hair is straight, I’ll make it wavy and pull it to the side half up/half down. As for makeup, I want to highlight my eyes (which are brown) with gold/brown eye shadow and jade eyeliner (to match the colors in the wedding). 

Honeymoon Location: We’re considering Hawaii, but haven’t booked anything yet.

Flowers: I’m thinking hydrangeas and/or roses. I definitely want color – so blues/greens/purples.

First Dance Song: Undecided yet, we’re probably going to go with a classic rock genre love song.

Centerpieces: The place has center pieces that are tall candleabras with big ivory/white silk flowers. I’m 80% sure we’re just going to use those unless we have money left over. Then I might do 6” square vases with 1 peacock feather and bright purple and blue hydrangeas.

Food/Menu: A full cocktail hour with passed hors d ouerves, carving stations, pasta station, plus hot/cold options, then 3 course dinner: salad/appetizer/entree. For dessert wedding cake and they will get cookies on the table. 

Cake Flavor: Undecided yet, didn’t taste any. Thinking of asking for a cupcake tower and then a small 1 layer cake on top.

Favors: Donation to American Cancer Society

DJ/Band/Ipod: Looking into DJ’s now.

Bachelorette (when/what): Not sure yet 

Post # 16
3 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wedding Date: September 28, 2013

Engagement Length:  12 months

Colors: Cobalt Blue, Mocha (and some shade of Orange)

Theme: Rustic Nature, Romantic

Wedding Party(#s): 4 bridesmaids and 1 bridesman, 4 groomsmen and 1 groomswoman, 1 ring bearer, 1 flower girl

Ceremony (where): Lakeside Haven on Shadow Lake in Glover VT

Reception (where): same

Dress Style: I just bought it yesterday from Alfred Angelo!!


Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Clueless! lol

Honeymoon Location: No idea yet….we may wait a year and do an anniversary trip as we are trying to buy a house and that is more important to me.

Flowers: No idea yet…some combo of orange, blue and white?

First Dance Song: We think we might skip the dancing…neither of us feels all that comfortable dancing in public.

Centerpieces: Something with birch trees, pinecones, flowers and candles


Food/Menu: Not a clue, but it is going to be tasty, homecooked style and not overly frou frou.I love chicken pie and haricots vert..yummmmm

Cake Flavor: Not yet decided but I love this style/colors coordination:

Favors: Chinese Sky Lanterns (to be lit at the end) and other trinkets

DJ/Band/Ipod: Haven’t decided, but my brother will be playing his guitar and singing for some of the reception

Bachelorette (when/what): Las Vegas or Montreal in August or September

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