(Closed) Survey (stolen from May 2012 board)

posted 9 years ago in July 2012
Post # 32
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wedding Date: July 4, 2012

Engagement Length: will be 17 months when we get married

Colors: royal blue, lime green & silver

Theme: Vintage, family tree, Personal

Wedding Party(#s): 2 Maid/Matron of Honor (one matron, one maid), 6 BMs, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 6 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Catholic Church New Husband, 2 pm

Reception (where, time): Granite Rose New Husband, 5 pm

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero Gatsby – Vintage lace dress with silver accents, veil is just below shoulders with silver accents (almost completely matches the dress) and a vintage style headband

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro – my hairstylist and her sister-in-law at my parents house morning of

Honeymoon Location: long weekend in NYC – my fiancee and I have never been and we will be doing a week and a half in the Grand Canyon and Vegas next year – traveling there for my Niece’s graduation so having the One Year Anniversary Big Bang

Flowers: Gerber Daisies and Roses – monochromatic bouquets for the BMs, that will be matched to their groomsmen (exp. Future Sister-In-Law – Purple bouquet, Future Brother-In-Law – Purple boutinere)

First Dance Song: Whatever It Is – Zac Brown Band (Entrance Song – Why Wait Rascall Flats)

Centerpieces:   hurricane vase filled with royal blue glitter tulle with items related to the table name (Small jeep for offroading table; cross, prayer book, rosary, etc for Church table, dinosaurs for the Museum of Science table), placed on a square mirror tile with four votives at the corners and placards with pictures of us at the location and the story of why that place is important to us

Food/Menu: catered by reception venue – amazing seafood stuffed fish and cherry compote on chicken plated meal, with vegetarian and allergy options available

Cake Flavour: we are doing a Cake bar – so we will have approximately 12 different types of cake, our small wedding cake will be white almond pound with lemon filling trimmed with rhinestone ribbon and royal blue ribbon and the groom’s cake will be a guiness cake decorated with a jeep offroading on it. Frederick’s Pastries

Favour: Popcorn bar, still looking into various flavors, orders custom stickers and popcorn boxes from oriental trading company. Thinking about how many flavors and how to display the options

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ: Main Event DJs Adam – so excited!!!!! He’s doing bubbles for our first dance!

Bachelorette (when/what):  July 27th and I have no idea my girls have been super secretive!

Post # 33
15 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wedding Date: July 21, 2012

Engagement Length: almost 20 months!!–the wait is killing me!!!

Colors: ivory, chocolate brown, and moss

Theme: No real theme: Aspen trees, english ivy, and poetry

Wedding Party(#s): 2 MOHs, 3BMs, 1BestM and 4GMs

Ceremony (where, time): Breckenridge, CO 4:00 pm

Reception (where, time): Breckenridge, CO 5:00 pmish

Dress Style: mori lee 1612 <3 in ivory

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI):pro hair and makeup in the hotel room

Honeymoon Location: Maui

Flowers: still working with my florist on this one…  :/

First Dance Song: “Who I Am” Wade Bowen (I’ve been living in Texas and fiance LOVES Texas country)

Centerpieces:   “antique” lanterns and votive candles with white flowers, english ivy, and flowers made from book pages

Food/Menu: cocktail hour snacks and dinner buffet

Cake Flavour: lemon, red velvet, and chocolate raspberry πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Favour: Not sure: fiance wants golf balls to hand out.  I’m thinking either chocolate truffles or Colorado honey.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what):  July 14th  Wine tasting followed by dinner and dancing

Post # 34
30 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wedding Date: July 14, 2012

Engagement Length: 14 months

Colors: light beige and black with accents of different shades of pink and ivory

Theme: Bows 

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 5 BMs, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 6 GMs, 2 Jr. Bridesmaid or Best Man, 3 Flower Girl, 1 RB

Ceremony (where, time): Tuckahoe Plantation – Richmond, VA – 4:30 pm

Reception (where, time): Main Street Station – Richmond, VA – 6:00 pm

Dress Style: Jcrew Palais ball gown – It has a sweetheart neckline made with crinkle silk chiffon and tulle skirt toped with a spotted french overlay

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): We will be having our hair done in the salon that I have been going to for years – our makeup will be done in the Tuckahoe Plantation house

Honeymoon Location: Couples Negril in Jamaica 

Flowers: The bridesmaids bouquets will be white peonies or garden roses (depending on the growing season), medium pink ranunculus, blush pink fluffy roses (I don’t remember their name), and white anemones with black centers. My bouquet will be pink peonies if they are still in season. The aisle will be lined with black lanterns with flowers (similar to bridesmaids bouquets) placed on top, and then two flower arrangements on the side of the gazebo.

First Dance Song: The hawaiian version of “Better Together” by Jack Johnson

Centerpieces: Flowers identical to the bridesmaid bouquets in vases lined inside with fuchsia sequin fabric. Tall centerpieces will be used for the food tables and candelabras will be used on the reserved bridal party tables and bar. 

Food/Menu: Heavy hor’derves (all bite size) consisting of 2 beef, 2 chicken, 2 seafood, 1 pork, 1 potato, 2 vegetable, 1 pizza (haha-it is our favorite!) and a fruit and cheese display. Full open bar. 

Cake Flavour: first tier: lemon cake with raspberry filling and butter cream icing, second tier: chocolate cake with raspberry filling and butter cream icing, and the third tier: White cake with whipped and strawberry filling and butter cream icing. Our top tier will be the same as the first tier. 

Favour: None, but we will have really nice welcome bags for out of town guests.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ’s for the ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception

Bachelorette (when/what): June 14-17 – We are going to Charleston, SC. I am soooo excited I know that my friends will plan the best weekend ever!  

Post # 35
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wedding Date: July 15

Engagement Length: 7 months

Colors: white with aqua accents

Theme: None

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

Ceremony (where, time): Beach, CA 10 am

Reception (where, time): Beach, CA 11 am (Brunch)

Dress Style: Sweetheart ballgown with puddle train

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro-hair and make-up on site.

Honeymoon Location: 5 days at the hotel we are getting married at

Flowers: White tulips

First Dance Song: No dancing

Centerpieces:   1/2 the tables a mix of blue and crystal bud vases and 1/2 the tables with conch shells and [blanked on name] filled with flowers

Food/Menu: Pre Ceremony Pastries and Coffee, Post Ceremony Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Cheese, Brunch (open bar post ceremony for duration of brunch)

Cake Flavour: No cake

DJ/Band/Ipod: Pianist

Bachelorette (when/what):  No bachelorette

Post # 36
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wedding Date: July 15, 2012

Engagement Length: 15 months

Colors: Tiffany blue and white

Theme: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 RB, 1 Flower Girl, 2 readers, 2 ushers

Ceremony (where, time): Dallas 1 pm

Reception (where, time): Dallas 2 pm

Dress Style: Oleg Cassini cwg352 lace+tulle+beading

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

Honeymoon Location: Fredericksburg, TX for several days…private pool and hot tub, catered breakfast, local wineries, and shopping

Flowers: faux orchids with Tiffany blue ribbon

First Dance Song: no dancing, just a simple wedding

Centerpieces:   Tiffany bags with our “last name & Co.” with pearls and mini diamonds scattered

Food/Menu: light refreshments–cheese and cracker trays, fruit trays, sushi trays, and pinwheel trays

Cake Flavour: Tiffany blue cupcakes with white decorative bows (german chocolate ones with raspberry filling and almond ones with lemon filling) with a red velvet/cream cheese cutting cake on top in the shape of a Tiffany box

Favour: None

DJ/Band/Ipod: ipod, just some of our favorite love songs–fast and slow–playing in the background

Bachelorette (when/what):  doubtful that I will have a formal party–probably just drinks with close friends

Post # 37
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@MrsLulu:  finally!  A Sunday date twin!  πŸ˜€

Post # 38
37 posts
  • Wedding: January 2012

Wedding Date: July 28, 2012

Engagement Length: 1 year 1/5

Colors: Pinks, gold, grey

Theme: Garden, vintage, romantic

Wedding Party(#s): 2 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 bridesmaids, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4 Groomsmen, 3 Flower Girl, 2 RB

Ceremony (where, time): Botanical Gardens, 7 pm

Reception (where, time): Cocktail hour in garden from 7:30-8:30, reception in hall 8:30 to 11:30

Dress Style: Watters & Watters “Austin”. Flow-y silk chiffon A-line, sweetheart strapless πŸ™‚

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro-Hair and Make-up

Honeymoon Location: 5 Days in the Dominican Republic!

Flowers: Peonys, roses, sweet peas- assorted pinks and creams, peaches

First Dance Song: Sunday Kind of Love by Etta James πŸ™‚

Centerpieces:   Three kinds: Tall “blowout” roses, silver candelabras with julep cup arrangements, tall hurricane vases with large candles, votives everywhere!


Cocktail hour: Prosciutto-wrapped melon balls, mint juleps, lemon sorbet champagne punch, water & tea


Assorted sushi, edible asian spoons with ahi tuna and seaweed salad, teriyaki chicken satay with peanut dipping sauce, mini BLTs with roma tomato, apple smoked bacon, arugula and remoulade, twice baked potatos, verticle vegetable crudites with chef’s selected dips, fresh seasonal fruit display with grapes and berries, marinated beef tenderloin carving station with assorted sauces and rolls


Abita Purple Haze on tap, Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Dry Riesling

Cake Flavour: “Strawberry Lemonade”- Lemon cake with strawberry jam filing

Favour: Sandalwood fans in glass-top box

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what):  July 21- Maid/Matron of Honor are renting rooms at the Winfrey for a lingerie shower/bachelorette party. Drinks, hot tub, debauchery!




Post # 39
35 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wedding Date: July 16, 2012

Engagement Length: a little less than 13 months

Colors: purple, fuschia, turquoise blue

Theme: Hawaii, orchids?

Wedding Party(#s): none

Ceremony (where, time): a little catholic church on the beach in Kona,HI at 5pm 

Reception (where, time): a resort in Kona, HI at 6:30pm, it will be outdoors and right next to the ocean

Dress Style: one shoulder, ivory, dropped waist, fit and flare gown with organza flanges

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro-Hair and makeup either at a salon or in my hotel room

Honeymoon Location: Kona, Hawaii at the same resort as the reception

Flowers: The main flowers are fuschia phalaenopsis orchids and purple vanda orchids.

First Dance Song: We’re not doing a first dance, but if we were it would by Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s.

Centerpieces:   tall arrangements of fuschia phalaenopsis orchids alternated with lower arrangements of purple vanda orchids

Food/Menu: appetizers and drinks during cocktail hour followed by a buffet dinner, mostly Hawaiian food and cocktails

Cake Flavour: yellow cake with chocolate icing and bavarian cream filling

Favour: I don’t think we’re doing favors although there will be starfish at each place setting that people can take if they want and we plan to have fans for everyone in the church to keep cool.

DJ/Band/Ipod: ukulele player followed by a fire knife performance

Bachelorette (when/what):  Still not sure when this is happening.  We keep trying to set something up but everyone has conflicting schedules. 

Post # 40
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wedding Date: July 20, 2012

Engagement Length: 9.5 Months, but we changed the date from Dec 15th to July 20th at the beginning of March when we found out that DH got a position as a Doctoral Student at the school that I’m at, leaving us with 4 months to plan!

Colors: Coral

Theme: No specific theme

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4BMs, 1BestM and 4GMs

Ceremony (where, time): Outdoors at Hanover College, IN  6:45pm

Reception (where, time): about a half hour after the end of the wedding…

Dress Style: A flowy, chiffon halter with cascading vertical ruffles, Galina from David’s Bridal

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Semi-Pro Hair, DIY makeup

Honeymoon Location: Mackinac Island, MI

Flowers: Completely up to my florist! (I only told him the color and that I didn’t want cala lilies and that I was perfecly fine with going with whatever is in season)

First Dance Song: I won’t give up – Jason Mraz

Centerpieces:   TBD

Food/Menu: also, TBD… Depending on initial RSVPs

Cake Flavour: also TBD… man I need to get this stuff figured out!

Favour: A donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation and to MY FI’s brother’s Memorial Scholorship Fund

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ for the reception, Guitarist (and possibly a pianist) for the ceremony

Bachelorette (when/what):  Either July 7th or 14th – – Wine (and sparlkling juice for my TWO pregnant bridesmaids…) and Food and Movies and Girl time at my place with the bridesmaids and some friends πŸ™‚ 

Post # 41
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Parkwood International Golf Course

Wedding Date: 6th July 2012

Engagement Length: 1 year 11 months

Colors: White and Rainbow,  Purple and silver for the bridal party

Theme: Colourful

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid of Honour, 1 Bridesmaid, 1 Bestman and 1 Groomsman

Ceremony (where, time): Catholic Church, Coolangatta Aust, 1:30pm

Reception (where, time): Golf Course on the Gold Coast, starting at 4pm

Dress Style: Mia Solano M1067Z,

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro beauty team coming to our bridal suite

Honeymoon Location: Japan! πŸ˜€ Osaka/Kyoto/Ise/Okinawa/Tokyo

Flowers: For the church, completely up to the church florist.  All other flowers are origami and paper flowers made by me πŸ™‚

First Dance Song: Still haven’t chosen one yet ^^;

Centerpieces:   Candels in that tables colour in glass holders

Food/Menu: Awesome buffet with chicken, pork and lamb, salads, roast veg

Cake Flavour: Bottom tier Chocolate, Middle tier Marbled, Top tier White Chocolate

Favour: Origami pyramid box with 10 flavours of jellybeans inside

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ for the Reception (part of the venue plan) Church Organist for the Ceremony

Bachelorette (when/what):  4th July.  Spa day followed by champagne and silly games then a Japanese dinner at one of my favourite restaurants. 

Post # 42
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wedding Date: July 16, 2012

Engagement Length: 18 months

Colors: red, black, and ivory

Theme: No specific theme.  Simple, vintage feel overall.

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

Ceremony (where, time): Harford County, MD (church), 4:30pm

Reception (where, time): Harford County, MD (restaurant), from 6pm

Dress Style: A-line/Ball gown.  Casablanca 2033.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for both; being done at a local salon.

Honeymoon Location: TBD.  Delayed honeymoon in the fall; hopefully Las Vegas.

Flowers: Red roses for the bouquets.  My bouquet will be larger, with paper roses I made out of a copy of Pride and Prejudice incorporated into them.  White rose bouts for Fiance and his best man.  Alstromeria corsages for moms/grandmoms and alstromeria bouts for the dads.

First Dance Song: No dance floor or DJ.  But I’m planning on a “first dance” as a married couple back at the hotel to “Dreams come true” by Hammerfall.

Centerpieces:   Antique medicine bottles; 3 per table, one white hydrangea, one montecasino (“September weed”), one baby’s breath.

Food/Menu: Sit down dinner with a variety of selections from the restaurant’s regular menu.

Cake Flavour: Bottom tier half raspberry devils half almond with raspberry buttercream; middle and top tiers yellow cake with vanilla buttercream.

Favour: None.

Band/Ipod: iPod.  No dance floor, so it’s just for background music.

Bachelorette (when/what):  June 29-July 1.  All I know is that we’re going somewhere that requires a hotel, and that I need to bring a bathing suit.  Just me and Maid/Matron of Honor, and she decided everything 100% on her own.  Best friend I could ever ask for.  πŸ™‚

Post # 43
552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wedding Date: July 21, 2012

Engagement Length: 2 years 5 months

Colors: navy blue, yellow

Theme: Open bar…lol

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 2BMs, 1BestM, 2GMs and the cutest ring bearer ever…my son πŸ˜‰

Ceremony (where, time): Niagara Falls Ontario. 4pm

Reception (where, time): Niagara Falls Ontario. 6pm

Dress Style: White A-Line with some simple embellishments and sweetheart neckline

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Bridal Beauty Mobile Group is coming to our hotel to make us look beautiful!

Honeymoon Location: No honeymoon planned yet. Will have to save for a few years.

Flowers: Yellow and white gerbera daisys

First Dance Song: Everlasting Light by The Black Keys – our favourite band.

Centerpieces: provided by the hotel where the reception is taking place

Food/Menu: roast beef dinner with all the fixins-veggie option for a handful of guests.

Cake Flavour: a mixture of vanilla and chocolate layers with buttercreams.

Favour: Hershey Hugs and Kisses with personalized stickers. Each guests gets a organza pouch with some it in, plus they will be scattered throughout all the tables. 

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what):  July 19 – two nights before when everyone arrives in Niagara Falls for the wedding.

Post # 44
18 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wedding Date: May 19, 2013

Engagement Length: 6 months

Colors: Coral and green

Theme: Spring lovebirds/shabby chic

Wedding Party(#s): 2 MOHs, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 5 BestM, 1JB, 1JG, 2 Flower Girl, 1 RB.  

Ceremony (where, time): Pikesville SDA Church, Pikesville, MD 11:00am

Reception (where, time): Overlea Event Center, Baltimore, MD 2:00 pm

Dress Style: Fit and Flare lace Oleg Casinni 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro – Family friend/Close friend who is a MUA

Honeymoon Location: Las Vegas

Flowers: Peonies and brooches!

First Dance Song: Still deciding, but will likely be “Greatest Love” by Musiq 

Centerpieces: Still deciding with decorator

Food/Menu: Jamaican-American menu

Cake Flavour: Vanilla cake

Favour: Candy buffet with labeled kraft favor bags. 

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ Freeez, a college DJ from my Alma Mater. 

Bachelorette (when/what): Shhhh! It’s a surprise. I have no idea what my MOHs are planning. 

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