(Closed) *Spinoff From June Thread: Survey for March Brides*

posted 9 years ago in March 2012
Post # 3
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’ll bite!

Engagement Length: 1 year and 13 days 

Colors: gray (bm dresses), purples (flowers), groomsmen in black suits

Theme: classic???

Wedding Party(#s): 6 bridesmaids 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 5 groomsmen 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 2 flower girls

Ceremony (where, time): St. Raymonds Cathedral, 2:30

Reception (where, time): 6:30pm church hall

Dress Style: Lea Ann Belter, “Tess”

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): professional hair and makeup (trying out the airbrush!)

Honeymoon Location: Playa de Mujeres in Cancun Mexico (translation: ALL INCLUSIVE!!)

Flowers: I just gave my florist “colors” hahaha

First Dance Song: Adele “Make You Feel My Love”

Food/Menu: Serving dinner of some sort of chicken with a pasta, a veggie side, and a salad

Cake Flavour: buttercream icing awesomeness

Favours: We are having a photobooth (last minute Groupon deal!) and a dessert table with baggies so guests can take goodies home as well as pictures from the photobooth

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ



Post # 4
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Fun! More people should post!


Engagement Length: 11-ish months

Colors: burgundy, blue, purple, ivory

Theme: romantic, nature inspired, candle light

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor 4 bridesmaids, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man 4 groomsmen, 1 (12 yr old) flower girl

Ceremony (where, time): Hacienda Siesta Alegre, Puerto Rico 6:30 pm

Reception (where, time): same, cocktail 7pm, reception 8pm-1:30am

Dress Style: mary’s karelina sposa C7832

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): pro

Honeymoon Location: Thailand!!!! =D Thank you in-laws!

Flowers: blue-dyed dendrobium orchids, burgundy snapdragons, roses, hydrangeas, lisianthus, fressias

First Dance Song: “Quien diria” Ricardo Arjona

Centerpieces: Doing something like this 

Food/Menu: Hors d’oeuvres and plantain soup, mediterranean salad, rice w/ onions and bacon, sauteed potatoes with herbs, chicken thighs stuffed with apricots ham and cheese with a pink tomato sauce, oven baked “pernil”, and sweet plantains with grand marnier and cinnamon glaze

Cake Flavour: chocolate chip red velvet with a Kahlua simple syrup and cream cheese frosting

Favours: sandalwood fans, lavender pouches

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Post # 5
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Engagement Length: 13 months

Colors: raspberry, black, champagne

Theme: classic “wedding”  (I dont know!!)

Wedding Party(#s): 4 BMs, 1 best man, 3 Groomsmen (4 on each side)

Ceremony (where, time): The Merion, Cinnaminson, NJ, 7:00PM

Reception (where, time): 7:30PM, same place

Dress Style: Satin A-line, strapless, slight sweetheart, beading

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

Honeymoon Location: Sandals Halcyon Beach (St. Lucia)

Flowers: pink hydrangea, fushia colored bouts, pink orchid wrist corsages, more pink and white stuff

First Dance Song: 311 “Lovesong”

Centerpieces: Doing something like this (with pink and white flowers, smaller cylinders):

Food/Menu: hmmmm..OK: Cocktail hour:  32 passed hordourves, mashed potato bar, seafood bar, pasta station, asian station, bread/cheese/veggie table, taco bar, brats and onions.  Dinner: Cream of Wild Mushroom soup, caprese salad, sorbet intermezzo, choice of chicken, prime rib, stuffed flounder, or vegetarian.  Dessert: viennese hour, crepe and flambe, chocolate fountain, cheesecake, breakfast bar, ice cream/waffle sundae bar, wedding cake.

Cake Flavour: chocolate chip cake, orange marmalade, grand marnier butter cream icing

Favours: photobooth photos

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ with some live music (sax, keyboard, vocalist)

Post # 6
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Love these! (and I love seeing the photos – so I’m going to add some of my own)

Engagement Length: 10 months 26 days

Colors: All shades of grey (charcoal, light, pewter, platinum) with a little green, blue, pink and white

Theme: Elegant & eclectic

Wedding Party(#s):1 Maid/Matron of Honor & 1 Best Man

Ceremony (where, time): My parent’s backyard 5pm

Reception (where, time): My parent’s backyard 7pm

Dress Style: Allure 8763 (with a few alterations!!)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DIY

Honeymoon Location: I have no idea! He’s planning the WHOLE thing!! All I know is we’re going somewhere for 2 days and 2 nights then somewhere else for 8 days 7 nights

Flowers: Florist doing my bouquet and Maid/Matron of Honor – light pink and white garden roses with green hypericum berries & white/green hydrangea. We’re getting all the other flowers from Costco

First Dance Song: Don’t know yet

Centerpieces: This is the inspiration

Food/Menu: Buffet of Carved baron of beef, chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce, green beans with herbs, potatoes with herbs, feduccini alfredo & salad.

Cake Flavour: One 10″ round AMAZING carrot cake (to set our cake topper on, hehe) and red velvet with cream cheese frosting, chocolate with raspberry filling, vanilla with lemon filling & carrot cake cupcakes!!!

Favours: NONE – biggest money saver ever!

DJ/Band/Ipod: String trio for ceremony & cocktail hour, iPod with an MC for the reception

Post # 7
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ooh, me too!

Engagement Length: 1 yr 5 months

Colors: gray, yellow, cream, and navy

Theme: Simple elegant/casual (I don’t know what I’m talking about, either)

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 bridesmaid, 1 best man, 1 groomsman

Ceremony (where, time): Hotel Shattuck, 4:30pm

Reception (where, time): 6:00pm, same venue

Dress Style:But without the flower!

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): pro (I can’t do my make up to save my life!)

Honeymoon Location: Still deciding!  Either a fancy dinner at French Laundry and wine tasting around Napa Valley, or a short trip to Hawai’i!

Flowers: Whatever my florist comes up with.  =P  Something will succulent and billy buttons!

First Dance Song: Still working on this

Centerpieces: Doing something like this:

Food/Menu: Our tasting isn’t until Feb. 20 (it’s a seasonal menu), but the options we put on the RSVP card are beef, fish, or vegetarian (with a kids meal for children under 12)

Cake Flavour: cupcakes!  My friend has a small bakery business on the side, and we recently got together to do a massive bake fest to test out flavors!  We decided on the following:

  • Chocolate cupcake with chocolate lavender frosting
  • yellow cupcake with vanilla frosting and salted caramel swirl
  • tiramisu inspired cupcake with espresso kahlua frosting
  • lemon cupcake with cream cheese frosting, topped with blueberries

Favours: photobooth!

DJ/Band/Ipod: cello and violin for the ceremony, DJ for the reception

Post # 8
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Engagement Length: 1 year and nearly 3 months.

Colors: chatruse green, black and white

Theme: umm green? and sparkles?

Wedding Party(#s): 3 bridesmaids/MOH, 2 bridesmen, 5 groomsmen/BM, 2 flowergirls

Ceremony (where, time): 1:30 at a small theatre

Reception (where, time): 6:00 at a hotel banquet hall

Dress Style: Allure 8802

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

Honeymoon Location: 3 week trip to Europe!

Flowers: Anything green, but specifically spider mums and kermit mums

First Dance Song: RHCP – Hard to Concentrate

Centerpieces: Super tall vases with spider mums, kermit mums and banana leafs

Food/Menu: Seated dinner… chicken, beef or vegetarian.

Cake Flavour: We have cake and cupcakes. Cake is half vanilla, half chocolate. Cupcakes are all vanilla.

Favours: We’re having a mini candy bar as well as shot glasses filled with jelly beans and name card holders.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Post # 9
6891 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Engagement Length: Approx. 1 year

Colors: Purples (mainly dark), Greens (sage/kiwi), and a teensy bit of Burgundy

Theme: My Mom and I are referring to it as “simply chic.”

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor and 2 Bridesmaids, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man and 3 Groomsmen, 1 Flower Girl and 1 Ring Bearer

Ceremony (where, time): Locust Grove Event Center, 2:00

Reception (where, time): Immediately following, same place.

Dress Style: So I definitely don’t remember the name. In my defense it’s been almost a year since I ordered her! LOL.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Professional hair is being gifted to me! Yay. And my makeup will be ALL ME. I have had mine “done” before and I feel like I do much better. Plus I know my skin/colors/etc and my preferences.

Honeymoon Location: Nowhere immediately. We’re talking of a mini-moon to Savannah. The summer honeymoon I am pushing for is an Alaskan Cruise!

Flowers: Not doing much of these. My bouquet is a brooch bouquet. A lot like this one, but with a purple handle and some other minor changes.

First Dance Song: Rascal Flatts “Won’t Let Go”

Food/Menu: “Heavy Apps”

Fruit Trays with yogurt dip, Cheese Trays, Sandwiches: Cucumber, BLT, Turkey & Cheese, Pimento Cheese, Canapés: Chicken Salad, Shrimp Chirizo, the pepper one, Desserts: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, Tiramisu Bites, Apple Tarts. Also: Reese’s Pizza (my Mom’s recipe) and chocolate covered fruits. Mmmmm.

Cake Flavour: White Chocolate! Mmm, I gain 10 pounds just thinking about it. Buttercream icing too.  

Favours: We made these little purple and green boxes that we filled with personalized chocolates. Not a big deal, but a little something “for the road.”

DJ/Band/Ipod: iPod. Not big dancers over here.


48 days!!!

Post # 10
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’ll play. I haven’t been on WB in a while so it was fun to get to know everyone and their weddings again ๐Ÿ™‚

Engagement Length: 21 months

Colors: Pink (watermelon/guava color), light green, light yellow

Theme: Rustic/casual

Wedding Party(#s): 3 bridesmaids (1 MOH), 4 groomsmen (1 BM), 3 flower girls, 1 ring bearer 

Ceremony (where, time): Paradise Cove 5:30pm

Reception (where, time): Paradise Cove 6:00pm (coctails) 6:30 dinner 

Dress Style: Blue by Enzoani – Beijing

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

Honeymoon Location: Carnival Cruise in October after a friends wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

Flowers: Gerber daisies

First Dance Song: undecided….either Me & You by Kenny Chesney or When You Got a Good Thing by Lady Antebellum

Centerpieces: Doing something like this http://fantabulouslywedd.com/2011/09/20/love-at-first-sight-gerbera-daisy-bouquets/wedding-centerpieces-with-gerbera-daisies-5/

Food/Menu: Some kind of chicken and some kind of beef. They have super fancy names, but it’s basically chicken and beef. Steamed veggies and potatoes ๐Ÿ™‚

Cake Flavour: I know one flavor is chocolate, and we have 2 other flavors but I don’t remember what they are…haha

Favours: Donating to a rescue group we support in their names.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Post # 12
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012


Engagement Length: 9 months

Colors: deep red, black, ivory, and gold highlights.

Theme: Classic

Wedding Party(#s): We decided to not have a huge party because we are going to be in Vegas with a limited guest number

Ceremony (where, time): Chapel in Vegas, 3pm

Reception (where, time): Pampas, 5pm

Dress Style: Eden, fit n flare satin with scalloped satin trim/tull bottom.

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

Honeymoon Location: Thinking the Northwest somewhere in the summer.

Flowers: Red and White Roses

First Dance Song: unsure still but I am walking down the aisle to vitamin string quartet

Centerpieces: none for reception venue set up

Food/Menu: an enormous and delicious buffet.

Cake Flavour: Marble with bavarian cream and buttercream icing

Favours: undecided…guess we should get to that? haha

DJ/Band/Ipod: ipod is likely!

Post # 13
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Engagement Length: at the time of the wedding it will be 1 year and 3 months

Colors: purple, black, and BLING!

Theme: classic???

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor 3 bridesmaids 1 Bestman 3 groomsmen 3 ushers

Ceremony (where, time): Normal, IL March 24 3pm

Reception (where, time): hotel in Bloomington, IL 4pm

Dress Style: david’s bridal 9E9351

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): professional hair and still debating on makeup DIY or airbrush from professional

Honeymoon Location: none…we just bought a brand new house

Flowers: purple and white roses

First Dance Song: Then by Brad Paisley

Food/Menu: finalizing that next weekend at our tasting

Cake Flavour: see above

Favours: photo booth and candy buffet

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Post # 14
3 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

My first post! Yay. 

Engagement Length: 4.5 months 

Colors: Very pale blue bridesmaid dresses, pink flowers, and oranges & orange blossoms everywhere 

Theme: Kind of an Old Florida feel (the ceremony is in a small orange grove), with 60’s-ish bridesmaid dresses

Wedding Party(#s): 1 maid of honor, 3 bridesmaids, 1 best man

Ceremony (where, time): Private home, Cocoa Village, FL 6 pm

Reception (where, time): Dinner at my favorite French Restaurant, 7:30 pm

Dress Style: Jasmine Haute T834 (this one, no sash!) Strapless fit & flare, cream lace on white organza 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair and makeup. I’m thinking hair up in a ballerina bun, and very natural makeup. 

Honeymoon Location: Mineral de Pozo, Mexico 

Flowers: Pink peonies

First Dance Song: No dancing, just classical music playing throughout dinner

Food/Menu: First course choices: Baked brie / Ahi tuna / Crab cakes / Tomato bisque + salad with really delicious warm goat cheese for all; Second course choices: Seasonal seafood trio / Filet mignon / Pear + walnut pork loin / Chicken with root vegetables 

Cake Flavour: Almond cream with marzipan and fresh berries

Favours: These orange/cardamom cookies baked in the shape of hearts. ๐Ÿ™‚ My mom and MOH’s mom are baking these for me. Jackpot.  

DJ/Band/Ipod: String quartet

Post # 15
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I may be biased but… MARCH BRIDES ARE HAVING THE BEST WEDDINGS!!!!!! i cant wait to see recaps ladies!

Post # 16
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort


Engagement Length: 9 months to the day

Colors: ivory, white, and lemon yellow, but BMs in peacock blue

Theme: clean, simple, and gorgeous; whimsical; beach formal

Wedding Party(#s): 1 MoH, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 Best Man, 1 Groomsmen, 3 Ushers

Ceremony (where, time): private beach in Fort Lauderdale at 5:30 pm

Reception (where, time): 6:00 cocktails, 7 for reception, outside on the veranda overlooking the beach and Atlantic ocean

Dress Style: PoB Hampton (hallow-to-hem lace, fit and flare)

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

Honeymoon Location: 5 days of skiing, horseback riding, mountain cycling, etc in the Poconos and 2 days touring historic Philadelphia

Flowers: all yellow, mostly ranunculus

First Dance Song: Cee Lo Green, “Old Fashioned”

Centerpieces:  tablescapes of yellow flowers in white and clear vases; Insiration:

Food/Menu: Rib-eye, Mahi Mahi, or grilled veggies with calypso rice

Cake Flavour: key lime with white chocolate buttercream with fresh raspberries // coconut with coconut cream cheese frosting

Favours: 4oz ball jars filled with alternating yellow candies

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ, but we wanted to do the iPod thing… Just became impractical 



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