(Closed) Survey Time! Wedding related

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 32
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Age: 25
Profession: attorney
Date: June 2011
# of guests: 160
Length of engagement/dating: 4.5 years  
Ballpark budget: 30-40,000
Dress —
Theme: pretty
colours: pale blue, yellow, white
# bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 3 on either side
first dance song: “That’s All”
open bar/cash bar: open bar
honeymoon —
Most excited about: the ceremony we’re writing

Post # 33
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Survey says!!!!

Age: 28
Profession: telecommunications paralegal / miniature food artisan / other Etsy crafts
Date: August 28, 2010
# of guests: 75 adults, under 10 children
Length of engagement/dating: 17 month engagement, dating now for over 4 years 
Ballpark budget: 25,000 (gulp)
Dress (style, designer): Pronovias Helio (not the Helio you get when you google), it’s a strapless mermaid gown.
Theme: “Cape Cod Kennedy style” (um, my FH said that). Coastal/ocean (not tropical), classy, touches of books mixed in.
Colors: French Blue, chocolate brown, pale pink and ivory
# bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 1 on either side (and they are both women)
first dance song: unknown – yeah I know, we need to get on that!
open bar/cash bar: cocktail hour: open bar with beer/wine/champage, during dinner there is poured wine service (both red and white)
honeymoon spot: FH is a professor and starts teaching right after we get married, so we’re doing a series of mini-moons throughout the year, then jetting to Tuscany for a big honeymoon next summer – can’t wait!.
Most excited about: Being married to FH! The FOOD. All the DIY items I’ve been making. Seeing family and friends I don’t usually get to see. Our mini-moon to NYC in September.

Post # 34
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Age: 24
Profession: Graduate student/ ESL Instructor 
Date: December 11 2010
# of guests: 180 (FMIL needs the *whole* family invited
Length of engagement/dating: 16 months/ 4.5 years
Ballpark budget: 10-12,000
Dress (style, designer):having it made (actually less expensive than buying a dress and having it altered)
Theme: none
colours: eggplant 
# bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 3 on each side 
first dance song: haven’t chosen one yet
open bar/cash bar: open bar
honeymoon spot: a mini-moon (ish) to the Wisconsin Dells (Just to get away–and what can beat an indoor waterpark in December–we recognize it will be hokey) and probably Croatia and Slovenia in the Spring
Most excited about: marrying my best friend surrounded by my family and friends

Post # 35
29 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

Age: 27
Profession: Teacher
Date: June 25, 2011
# Of guests: 250
Length of engagement/dating: 2.5 years
Ballpark budget: 35-40k
Dress (style, designer): Allure 8700
colours: Lapis, Silver and Bright pink (BM are carrying bright pink Gerber Daisies)
Wedding Party: 8 bridesmaids, 8 groomsmen, 2 flower girls, 4 honorary ring bearers ( for pictures only, the boys are not walking down the isle)
First dance song:  Still deciding… too many good ones.
Open bar/cash bar:  Open bar for non-alcoholic drinks… no alcohol @ our wedding.
Honeymoon spot:  5 Days at Disney World. Then, taking a 7-day cruise.
Most excited about: Being married to the man of my dreams. Also, I can’t wait to see the look on his face when I am walking down the isle.

Post # 36
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Age: 26 
Profession: graphic designer 
Date: October 2, 2010
# of guests: invited 165, hoping 150 
Length of engagement/dating: almost 3 years (1.5 year engagement)  
Ballpark budget: originally said 24k… nearing 28/30…. bah.. we just got a really nice unexpected gift from my parents that will help A LOT though.
Dress (style, designer): Allure, i think. a-line, strapless, sweetheart, no bling 
Theme: beachy, sea glass, starfish. “down the shore”   (we are getting married on the beach)
colours: “sea glass”  light sage, light aqua… and gold. 
# bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 5 girls, 6 guys 
first dance song: “here there and everywhere” beatles 
open bar/cash bar: open bar! passed frozen drinks during cocktail hour as well! 
honeymoon spot: Curacao for 10 days
Most excited about: seeing everything come together finally!

Post # 37
2828 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Age: 22
Profession: artist/freelance writer
Date: July 23, 2011
# of guests: 50-80 (unofficial)
Length of engagement/dating: 3(e)/6(d) years  
Ballpark budget: 3-5k
Dress (style, designer): undecided
Theme: — wedding? –afternoon ‘tea'(/bbq/picnic/lawn party thing)
colours: tonal blues, gray, white etc.
# bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 3-4 either side
first dance song: undecided (likely will not be dancing unless we go to a rave after the fact, har-har)
open bar/cash bar:  limited, complimentary alcohol/beer.
honeymoon spot: undecided
Most excited about: being married.

Post # 38
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011
  • Age: 28
  • Profession: Admin Assitant
  • Date: Sept 10, 2011 (9/10/11!)
  • # of guests: 140 (possibly less)
  • Length of engagement: just under 2 years
  • Length of relationship: 4 years
  • Budget: $20,000 but doing everything I can to make it less!
  • Dress: Watters Delicias
  • Theme: Not sure, something casual and fun!
  • Colours: Sea Glass, blues, turquoise and greens with a little yellow
  • Wedding Party: 2 on each side
  • First Dance Song: You’re My Best Friend by Queen
  • Open bar/Cash bar: Wine with dinner and cash/$2 bar
  • Honeymoon: Hawaii or St Lucia
  • Most Excited About: Marrying my best friends and partying with friends and family.
  • Post # 39
    1015 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’m in too!

    • Age: 33 (was 32 when we got married) 
    • Profession: Study Abroad program director
    • Date: April 10, 2010
    • # of guests: About 140 I think?
    • Length of engagement: 13 months
    • Length of relationship: At our wedding it was 3.5 years
    • Budget: No idea!  Budget wedding though!
    • Dress: Casablanca 1795
    • Theme:  Joyful, warm and fun!
    • Colours: Berry, purples, creams
    • Wedding Party: 6 girls on my side plus Flower Girl, 7 on DH’s side plus RB
    • First Dance Song: Better by Tom Baxter
    • Open bar/Cash bar: Open for a while, then cash
    • Honeymoon: Barbados for one week, Palm Island in the Grenadines for one week…bliss…
    • Best part of the wedding: The ceremony – loved it start to finish!

    Post # 40
    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Age: 28
    Profession: Registered Nurse-Pediatrics
    Date: September 18, 2010
    # of guests: 150 invited guest
    Length of engagement/dating: 1 year 3 months/7 years
    Ballpark budget:20,000- 25,000 (not including rings and honeymoon)
    Dress (style, designer): Maggie Sottero Monroe
    colours:  Black and White Damask and hot pink
    # bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 5 of each
    first dance song: “Come Rain or Come Shine”
    open bar/cash bar: The bar will depend on how we are doing on budget. I would like a signature drink, champagne toast is included and depending on how much money is left we are putting that towards to bar and after that it will be a cash bar.
    honeymoon spot: Sandals Royal Bahamian- Honeymoon Village Suite with Butler-Can’t wait!!!!!
    Most excited about: marrying my best friend, seeing all my friends and family in one place, wearing my dress and seeing all the little details that I have been planning for months and months come together.

    Post # 41
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee

    Age: 31
    Profession: Oil & Gas Engineering Industry 
    Date: October 10, 2010
    # of guests: 200+
    Length of engagement/dating: about 2 years 
    Ballpark budget: 15,000
    Dress (style, designer): Aria dress 185
    Theme: Blend of rustic and elegant
    colours: Chocolate, Burnt orange, and Latte
    # bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 6 of each + 4 Jrs. (2 girls, 2 boys)
    first dance song: “I’d Love to be Your Last” by Clay Walker 
    open bar/cash bar: Beer and Wine plus non-alcoholic drinks 
    honeymoon spot: Key West, FL
    Most excited about: Marrying the man I was supposed to be with all along.  Although, with my craft-lovin’ self, the DIY has been super rewarding!

    Post # 42
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Age: 24

    Profession: Elementary Music Teacher

    Date: July 24th, 2010 (THIS SATURDAY!)

    Number of Guests: About 170

    Length of Engagement: 9 months

    Length of Relationship: 2.5 years

    Budget: $10k-$12k

    Dress: Mori Lee (don’t remember style number) A-line, alencon lace, just a tiny hint of sparkle at the top

    Theme: Country Chic

    Colors: Cherry Red and Lime Green

    Wedding Party: 4 Bridesmaids, 4 Groomsmen, 2 Flower Girls, 1 Ring Bearer

    First Dance Song: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” -Lady Antebellum

    Open Bar/Cash Bar: Open Wine & Beer

    Honeymoon: 8 day Western Caribbean cruise

    Most Excited About: I’m a singer and I have a surprise song planned for the groom during the reception 🙂 I’m looking forward to that and to seeing his face when I walk down the aisle!

    Post # 43
    1820 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Age:  29 (this board makes me feel old!  Smile)

    Profession:  lawyer

    Date: September 5, 2010

    # of guests:  95-100

    Length of relationship:  6 1/2 years (will be engaged for one year)

    Budget:  $25k  (thanks, mom and dad!)

    Dress:  Mori Lee 4524 (love it!)

    Theme:  dressed up, vintage, backyard (think Sabrina) – my FH really wanted to have a wedding that was reminiscent of his grandparents’ era

    Color:  all white with some small navy details

    Attendants:  just my sister (MOH), but she is not standing up.  Instead, we are having 3 readers and 5 officiants as a way to incorporate our dearest friends into our wedding.

    First dance song:  “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison

    Bar situation: unlimited signature cocktails, beer, wine, champagne

    Honeymoon:  Kauai

    Most excited about:  saying “husband,” hearing “wife.”  Our ceremony (we have spent SO much time scripting it).  Spending the next two weeks in Hawaii.

    Post # 44
    1545 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011


    Age: 24
    Profession: Banker
    Date: 11-11-11
    # of guests: 150ish
    Length of engagement-2 years and 3 months (until we get married) dating: 3 years
    Ballpark budget:17-19
    Dress (style, designer): Maggie Sottero one strap beautiful

    Theme: unknown
    colours: African Violet, orange, and gold 
    # bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 10 on each side (maybe)
    first dance song: Undecided but we are dancing too let me buy you a drink as our fun song
    open bar/cash bar: open bar

    honeymoon spot: Cabo
    Most excited about: The venue its so beautiful and i cant wait to see it decorated in my colors!

    Post # 45
    3620 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Age: 27
    Profession: Business Analyst, Health Care Data
    Date: September 25th, 2010
    # of guests: 156
    Length of engagement/dating: Dated for 5 years, he proposed last August, so engaged for just over a year.
    Ballpark budget: $15,000-18,000
    Dress (style, designer): Very 1940’s Old Hollywood – David’s Bridal fitted strapless with a sweep train.
    Theme: Ceremony is very 1940’s Old Holllywood/Vintage… Reception is 1980’s Nintendo inspired!

    colours: Chocolate Brown and Pale Green
    # bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 4 on either side
    first dance song: Still working that out…
    open bar/cash bar: champagne toast and a cash bar (not trying to be unclassy, just poor, and a family full of drinkers!)
    honeymoon spot: Puerto Vallarta, MEXICO!
    Most excited about: Puerto Vallarta, MEXICO… with my HUSBAND!

    Post # 46
    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Age: 22
    Profession:Marketing Director/Grad Student
    Date: September 4, 2011

    • # of guests: 215
    • Length of engagement: 18 months
    • Length of relationship: 3.5 years
    • Budget: $30,000 (not including rings/honeymoon)
    • Dress: Sottero/Midgley – Adorae
    • Theme: Elegant Military
    • Colors: Undecided
    • Wedding Party: 4-5 on each side (still working this out haha)
    • First Dance Song: “Then” Brad Paisley
    • Open bar/Cash bar: Open Bar
    • Honeymoon: I won’t know anything about it till we leave! He’s surprising me!
    • Most Excited About: Walking down the aisle as a Miss and leaving a Mrs.Laughing


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