(Closed) Survey (Copied from June 2012)

posted 10 years ago in May 2012
Post # 3
2336 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m clearly behind on planning, I *just* called to accept my venue!  This list is certainly making me feel a bit bad about that

Wedding Date: May 27, 2012

Engagement Length: A little over 11 months

Colors: Shades of blue

Theme: New England charm

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 2Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 BM, 2 Groomsmen, possibly 1 ring bearer (only 2 have been asked of this list)

Ceremony (where, time): Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, New Husband, afternoon

Reception (where, time): Tent at Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms, Quechee, VT, 5:30-10:30

Dress Style: Good question.  TBD.  Likely A-line, seeking simple & classic, chapel or sweep length

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro Hair by my usual hairdresser,  Pro Makeup (vendor TBD)

Honeymoon Location: ?  Possibly postponed to September/October, in which case the mini-moon may be in Montreal.

Flowers: ?

First Dance Song: ?

Centerpieces: Base of quilted blue octagons (DIY by mom/me), arrangement of candles/flowers in water TBD on top of them

Food/Menu: Hor D’Oeuvres: Local VT Cheese, Fruit & Cracker Display, Assorted Bruschetta, Blackened Scallops with Cilantro Lime Aioli, Mini Crab Cakes, and one more Fiance gets to pick.  Entree: Grilled Cracked Pepper, Rosemary Top Sirloin Steak with either Chicken Roulade, Spinach Smoked Gruyere and Roasted Garlic OR Seared Salmon Filet with Balsamic Carmalized Fennel and Roasted Corn. 

Cake Flavour: None.  Will select pies, cupcakes, ice cream or mini tarts/eclairs/creme brulee instead.  I’m angling for pies. ๐Ÿ™‚

Favours: Handmade caramel taffys, a wedding gift from a talented friend.  Possibly also handmade chocolates. 

DJ/Band/Ipod: Seeking musicians for ceremony, iPod or DJ for reception

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Unlikely (my bridesmaids and female friends are scattered over two countries).  If it happens, more wine tasting style than club style.

Post # 4
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wedding Date: May 5, 2012

Engagement Length: 13 months

Colors: gray, mustard yellow, white

Theme: outdoor ceremony, lots of handmade touches, sort of southern vintage w/ some funky elements

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid of Honor, 1 Best Man, 2 Bridesmaids & groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Davenport Museum Garden, Savannah, GA 5:30pm

Reception (where, time): Vic’s on the River, Savannah, GA 6:30 pm

Dress Style: Fit and flare all lace (Enzoani Diana)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro: Loose, low chignon

Honeymoon Location: Not sure yet. Somewhere tropical. St. Lucia maybe 

Flowers: White peonies, billy balls, ranunculus

First Dance Song: Stand by Me by Ben E. King. I was not a “planned the wedding since I was 6” kind of girl but I have always known this would be the song ๐Ÿ™‚

Centerpieces: Not sure yet.

Food/Menu: We’re narrowing things down but the reception is held in the top level of a restaurant and the food is amazing. It’s southern influenced, lots of seafood.

Cake Flavour: Not sure yet. He loves carrot cake, I love red velvet. We will probably do a 3 layer cake and have a more vanilla type flavor for the bottom and then our two favorites.

Favours: I am making fabric flower pins/ hair clips to use as the escort cards and they will also serve as a favor. If we have money left over we might do something else too.

DJ/Band/Ipod: Guitar player for ceremony & cocktail hour, DJ for reception

Bachelorrete (when/what):  I don’t think I will really have one since my girls all live in different states but we are planning to go out the Thursday night before the Saturday wedding when we are all in town.

Post # 5
3218 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012


Wedding Date: May 12, 2012

Engagement Length: 20 months Engaged on Sept 12, 2010 so 12 is my new favorite number!

Colors: Charcoal grey, Silver, Kelly (Charteuse Green) and pops of pink.

Theme: “wedding” the them is bling and green, I guess

Wedding Party(#s): 3 girls, 3 boys, 1 flower girl.

Ceremony (where, time): Some church in Vancouver @ 3pm

Reception (where, time): Vancouver Aquarium @ 7pm

Dress Style: V-neck, dropped waist with embellishment. Long, non-traditional red, chinese dress.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Fiance mom (pro) hair dresser, down, with loose curls, held back by bling headband. Makeup by pro artist from Avalon.

Honeymoon Location: Delayed honeymoon, unsure when or where.

Flowers: Fushia gerber daisies, and an assortment of pinks, whites, and lots of greens.

First Dance Song: Collide- Howie Day

Centerpieces: short, moss type plant, with candles.

Food/Menu: Mac n chees, halibut, chicken, and roast beef, et al.

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes: chocolate, and vanilla.

Favours: Homemade candies.

DJ/Band/Ipod: ipod ceremony, DJ wedding

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Dunno, and hopefully clubbing, drinking, party style.

Post # 6
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Wedding Date: May 19, 2012

Engagement Length: 12 months

Colors: Black, white and purple accents.

Theme: Semi-formal with military accents (sword arch, uniforms etc)

Wedding Party(#s): 3 acting bridesmaids – but they won’t be standing with me and no coordinating dresses. They’re just my girls.

Ceremony (where, time): Bard Mansion, Port Hueneme, CA. 4pm

Reception (where, time): Bard Mansion, Port Hueneme, CA. 5pm

Dress Style: Ella Bridals 5436

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair will be half up half down, wavy, waterfall braid.

Honeymoon Location: Hawaii. 7-10 days, not currently booked.

Flowers: white and full  – otherwise we’re still working on that

First Dance Song:  undecided

Centerpieces: small black vases with a white flower in it with tea light candles on the tables.

Food/Menu: Chicken, Roast beef, MahiMahi, pasta, salad, roasted potatoes, vegetables. Still working on desserts.

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes – Boston cream, black forest, carrot, and another.

Favours: undecided

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Probably won’t happen. If it goes, low key drinks at a bar.

Post # 7
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Wedding Date: May 17, 2012

Engagement Length: 28 months (sigh)

Colors: Emerald, lavendar, marigold, cream

Theme: Urban chic

Wedding Party(#s): 5 BMs, 7 Groomsmen, 2 flower girls

Ceremony (where, time): Catholic Church, 6pm

Reception (where, time): Converted jazz club, 7:30 pm

Dress Style: Melissa Sweet “Lia”

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: undecided, Likely Greece or Italy

Flowers: Cream with pops of green: lisanthus, lillies, hypericum berries, roses, ivy

First Dance Song: undecided

Centerpieces: cluster of candles

Food/Menu:fruit/veggie/cheese display, lump crap dip with baguettes and crackers, mini crab balls, mini goat cheese and cranberry balls, spinach and cheese puffs; salad; dual plate of chilian sea bass with sauteed plantains and filet mignon in white wine butter sauce

Cake Flavour: Amaretto buttercream with raspberry

Favours: cookie./dessert bar

DJ/Band/Ipod: organist and vocalist for Ceremony, DJ for Reception

Bachelorrete (when/what):  dunno, likely not having one

Post # 8
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wedding Date: May 5, 2012

Engagement Length: 18 months

Colors: Light pastel shades (mostly white, ivory, soft pink and lavender)

Theme: “Wedding” Lol, we really don’t have a theme

Wedding Party(#s): Flower girl, and Ring “Bear”

Ceremony (where, time):Scott’s Garden, Walnut Creek, 11:30am

Reception (where, time): ”                                        “, 1:00pm

Dress Style: A line gown, with ivory alecnon lace, stopping at hips to the chapagne satin skirt that is trimmed in alecnon lace.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI):DIY everything! =]

Honeymoon Location: Two day stay in Carmel. I found out this is what my parents did as well. Go figure. Lol

Flowers: White baby’s breath and light pink roses with some pops of lavender.

First Dance Song: Not first dance or really dancing. 

Centerpieces: White baby’s breath and pink roses. Just something in the middle of the table. 

Food/Menu:Everyone gets chicken parmesan or salmon with some creamy sauce on it.

Cake Flavour: tiramisu

Favours:I’m not sure yet.

DJ/Band/Ipod: Jazz band

Bachelorrete (when/what):  I’m not sure, it’s still being planned. I’m not a club person, so I hope that my friend doesn’t insist on this. 

Post # 9
1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

 Wedding Date: August, 2013 (ish)

Engagement Length: 23 months

Colors: Red, Shades of grey with Gold Accents…tentatively

Theme: Semi-formal, blingy

Wedding Party(#s): 8 Bridesmaids, 8 Groomsmen…My Fiance has too many cousins, and friends to count, and is struggling to pick a “top 8,” where as I can’t even come up with three close gal-pals…geez

Ceremony (where, time): Lake Mary, 8 hour block and they kick ya out at 11…so 2:30 guests will arrive and the ceremony will start a little before 3.

Reception (where, time): Same as above

Dress Style: BALLGOWN!

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair professional…technically…My mom is a beautician…and my makeup will be airbrushed…

Honeymoon Location: (this is up in the air) I’m voting for a 3 week cruise that starts right after the wedding and I don’t care where we go, as long as we’re away together.

Flowers: White roses in the centerpieces, and calalillies and other assorted white flowers in the bouquets…and whatevers cheapest everywhere else.

First Dance Song: (up in the air) I want forever with the beach boys and John Stamos…he wants our song which is I’ll be by Edwin Mccain

Centerpieces: Manzanita branches COVERED in crystals, painted silver, in white or silver vases with white roses lining the vase top

Food/Menu: Steak, Chicken, and pasta…mostly Italian dishes 

Cake Flavour: Undecided, but each layer will be different

Favours: Undecided, but probably a CD of lovey songs

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ, and my dads band will play for a half hour or so

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Jack and Jill party…prolly a secrets party and a weekend in Miami with a few other couples


Post # 10
2933 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wedding Date: May 19, 2012

Engagement Length: 16 long months

Colors: Grey, yellow, orange, white.

Theme: No theme… just… ‘fun wedding’

Wedding Party(#s): 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 5 Groomsmen, 2 flowergirls

Ceremony (where, time): Botanical Conservatory, 630pm

Reception (where, time): Same botanical conservatory, 7-midnight

Dress Style: Ruched fit n’ flare with zero embellishment

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro, working on trade

Honeymoon Location: No clue – Fiance is planning everything and I won’t know where we’re going till the 2nd leg of our flight.  It’ll be somewhere with a beach and all-inclusive.  Betting on Europe.

Flowers: Lots and lots and lots of succulents, freesia, ranunculous, who knows what else.

First Dance Song: No clue, but leaning toward Adele’s cover of Love Song or a Ray Lamontagne song

Centerpieces: Succulent plants in glass jars (also doubling as favors), candles

Food/Menu: Passed prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and endive cups with crab, cheese and fruit display.  Field greens with champagne vinaigrette, cranberries, walnuts, apple and sage stuffed pork chops (yum), sliced flank steak with port demi (double yum), au gratin potatoes, roasted vegetables, penne with pomodoro sauce.

Cake Flavour: Cake.  Dark chocolate with chocolate ganache and raspberry puree and almond with white chocolate buttercream and raspberry puree, both covered in more white chocolate buttercream.

Favours: Succulents in jars and candles from my shop

DJ/Band/Ipod: String trio for for ceremony, DJ for the rest of the night

Bachelorette (when/what):  Awesome weekend away with 10 of my closest in gorgeous state park, in a huge log cabin with hot tub and pool and game room and karaoke machine.

Post # 11
3537 posts
Sugar bee

Wedding Date: May 12, 2012

Engagement Length: 11 months

Colors: Shades of purple/fuschia, orange and silver.

Theme: “Cajun Country” I guess (?)… seems close enough

Wedding Party(#s): 1 MOH/ Best Man, 7BMs/GM,  1 flower girl 1 ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): Middle Tennessee( Murfreesboro), 5:00pm

Reception (where, time): Murfreesboro, TN following ceremony

Dress Style: Drop waist ball gown from Blue by Enzoani Dakota. I am in LOVE. My Fiance said he wanted something “with lace and sparkles” haha and this dress fit that and made me feel like a million bucks!

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): hair will be done by a local beauty shop and undecided on the make up as of right now.. had a trial run done at the MAC counter and HATED it

Honeymoon Location: unsure right now, been leaning towards a Sandals resort

Flowers: still deciding on this one.. but definitely wild flowers with pops of orange

First Dance Song: “Better Together” by Jack Johnson

Centerpieces:  LOTS of mason jars, candles, twine, flowers. We are collecting jars like crazy people at the moment, it’s fun!

 Food/Menu: Buffet style “country /Cajun cooking” with jamabalaya, gumbo, roast beef… casseroles, breads, all kinds of salads ( pasta, potato, leafy), a mashed potato ” bar”

Cake Flavour: White on two layers ( Fiance fav) Red Velvet in the middle ( my fav)

Favours: undecided… Fiance wants to make a CD of the wedding songs played that mean something to us, and I kind of like that idea! So all of the first dance songs ( ours, moms and dads) as well as the song I will walk down to aisle to and then other fav reception party songs will be on the CD along with a goodie ( Fiance wants to give out mason jars of his homemade wine, we shall see)

DJ/Band/Ipod: ceremony will be acoustic set and reception will be DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Not really sure yet…. probably New Orleans or Baton Rouge…. who knows, they may make the trek to Nashville for the weekend to have a girls get together. All of my bridesmaids live in my home state except for me

Post # 12
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wedding Date: May 26, 2012

Engagement Length: 11 months

Colors: Blues, Purples and Plums

Theme: erm… Quirky / Relaxed / Bohemian  ??

Wedding Party(#s): 2 Bridesmaids and 2 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK – 4pm

Reception (where, time): Same as above

Dress Style: 50s style dress, Ivory with very fitted waist, A-line skirt and sweetheart neck, lace overlay which is covered in daisies. Vintage shape with a modern twist. I never thought I could love a dress so much!!

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – professional probably, makeup – DIY (although I will have lessons beforehand)

Honeymoon Location: Either Italy (which we’ve been to before and love) or Bali (which we’ve never visited but looks fantastic). We keep going between the 2 of them, we’ll have to make a decision at some point!!

Flowers: Probably Hydrangea, daisies…not sure yet, I’m kind of relying on my florist (who is also a friend) to get this right.

First Dance Song: “Beginner’s Luck” by Eels

Centerpieces: Hessian and Lace table runners with little pots and jars of flowers in different colours and textures (glass / porcelain / metal)

Food/Menu: Mains: Sea Bass or Salmon, Roast chicken, veggie bake. Puds: Summer pudding and Apple pie. (not sure about Starters yet)

Cake Flavour: Loads of different flavoured cupcakes with a little traditional cake as the top tier (a very old family friend is making the traditional one for us)

Favours: Not doing them.

DJ/Band/Ipod: 2 Bands, FIs neighbours who play folk music are being the “warm up” band as their present to us. Not sure about the main band yet but it will probably be a swing band or something similar – Fiance is sorting this one out!

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Probably in April, no idea what we’re doing yet though!

Post # 13
45 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wedding Date: May 12, 2012

Engagement Length: 18 Months 

Colors: Blue, Grey and Poppy 

Theme: Casual-DIY-Brunchy-Pinata-filled-fest! 

Wedding Party(#s): 3 flower girls! 

Ceremony (where, time): Atlanta, GA 11:00 

Reception (where, time): Same venue, immediately following! 

Dress Style: David’s Bridal Galina Tea-Length Dress

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DIY Hair, DIY Make-up 

Honeymoon Location: Camping in the mountains! 

Flowers: Flower-free– SO and I have terrible allergies! I’m carrying a paper bouquet, and our centerpieces are made of felt. 

First Dance Song: “Lucky” 

Centerpieces: Modern white vases with blue felt ‘flowers’

Food/Menu: Breakfast buffet with assorted pastries, assorted salads, quiches, meat and cheese platters 

Cake Flavour: Can you say donuts? Also, lemon mousse with berries

Favours: Donation to Midwives for Haiti (I’m a midwife!) 

DJ/Band/Ipod: Saxophone player for ceremony, iPod DJ for reception

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Skipping it! 

Post # 14
40 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wedding Date: May 19, 2012

Engagement Length: 9 Months 

Colors: Yellow, white and silver/gray

Theme: Ehhh. Spring Elegant??

Wedding Party(#s): 5 on each side, ringbearer and flower girl

Ceremony (where, time): Jamestown NY 3:30pm

Reception (where, time): Same venue, immediately following! 

Dress Style: Allure discontinued sample on sale!!

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Having a pro friend do both!

Honeymoon Location: To be determind, would love a cruise but $$ is a problem!

 White baby’s breath, garden roses and hydrengas – yellow roses for ‘maids, perhaps

First Dance Song: “Better Together/Angel” mashup by Jack Johnson

Centerpieces: large silver (plastic!) bowls with baby’s breath, hydrenga and a few roses

Food/Menu: Marinated chicken and sirloin tips, green salad, rice, fresh rolls, glazed carrots and mashed potatoes

Cake Flavour: Vanilla with bavarian cream filling!

Favours: Candy apples ๐Ÿ™‚ we wanted a fall wedding but it wouldn’t have worked out

DJ/Band/Ipod: Friend DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Unsure, probably won’t be anything crazy!

Post # 15
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wedding Date: May 19, 2012

Engagement Length: 17 Months 

Colors: No specific color scheme

Theme: Downhome Rustic Country

Wedding Party(#s): No wedding party

Ceremony (where, time): Private log lodge, southern Missouri, 5:00 pm 

Reception (where, time): Same venue, immediately following! 

Dress Style: The Limited Romantic Gown… light, airy, romantic with long ruffles

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DIY for both

Honeymoon Location: The Smokey Mountains


First Dance Song: Undecided

Centerpieces: Burlap tablerunner, slice of wood, mason jar filled with wildflowers and lots of tealight candles around

Food/Menu: Fried Chicken, Fried Fish, Potato Salad, Mac and Cheese, Coleslaw, Hushpuppies, Rolls with honey butter and regular butter

Cake Flavour: No cake… homemade pie bar instead!

Favours: Homemade Jam

DJ/Band/Ipod: At ceremony- FIs stepdad playing guitar, at reception FIs dad’s band playing for a few hours and then Ipod

Bachelorrete (when/what):  We think Eureka Springs, AR …. shopping and spa day followed by dinner, drinks and a night in at a beautiful log cabin

Post # 16
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

Wedding Date: May 26, 2012

Engagement Length: 20 Months 

Colors: ‘Spring Garden’ (purples, greens, pinks, yellows)

Theme: Chic Urban Vintage

Wedding Party(#s): 1Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 BMs, 5Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): courtyard of antique/salvage shop in the city, 6:00pm

Reception (where, time): Same venue, immediately following inside- cocktails 1st flr, dinner 2nd fl. 

Dress Style: Drop waist ball gown- Vera Wang Eleanor from Fall ’10

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for both- hair will be ‘up’ but loose

Honeymoon Location: contemplating a mini moon to FLA then a big trip to New Zealand in the winter.

 hydrangea, peonies, tea roses, hyacinth, dahlias, stock, lysianthus…

First Dance Song: “Whole Wide World” by Wreckless Eric

Centerpieces: Burlap tablerunner with colored hem, blue mason jars for flowers, mercury glass votives, milkglass and little bottles for big blooms.

Food/Menu: BBQ- ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken, beans, cornbread, mac and cheese, a jicama slaw, plated salad.

Cake Flavour: Chocolate bourbon cake with ganache and nutella buttercream/ red velvet with cream cheese buttercream.

Favours: photobooth strips and homemade salted caramels and truffles

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Don’t know! Probably involving a hotel, a trolley, a rooftop bar and lots of booze


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