Post # 32
Date: June 2011
# of guests: 160
Length of engagement/dating: 4.5 years
Ballpark budget: 30-40,000
colours: pale blue, yellow, white
# bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 3 on either side
first dance song: “That’s All”
open bar/cash bar: open bar
Most excited about: the ceremony we’re writing
Post # 33
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
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)
# 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
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
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
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 # 40
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
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
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
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
Age: 29 (this board makes me feel old! )
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
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
# of guests: 150ish
Length of engagement-2 years and 3 months (until we get married) dating: 3 years
Dress (style, designer): Maggie Sottero one strap beautiful
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
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
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.