(Closed) Survey Time! Wedding related

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 77
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Cute! I like things like this!!

Age: 31 
Profession: Chemist
Date: October 2, 2010
# of guests: 60 
Length of engagement/dating: 6 month engagement / dating for just under 2 yrs at time of engagement  
Ballpark budget: 3,500-5,000
Dress (style, designer): Mori Lee (don’t know style #) 
Theme: Hmmm, it’s a wedding? No theme…
Colors: Charcoal & Apple/Lemongrass Green 
# bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 2 on either side 
first dance song: Unsure
open bar/cash bar: DRY!
honeymoon spot: Unsure. We’re going to go with the “honeymoon” on our 1 year anniversary.

Most excited about: Getting married to my honey!!!!

Post # 78
5150 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Age: 23
Profession: Retail Manager 
Date: June 26, 2010 (newlywed!)
# of guests: 102 πŸ˜‰
Length of engagement/dating: Engaged 13 months and dated only about 5 months before that…we just knew πŸ™‚
Ballpark budget: $45,000ish
Dress (style, designer):  Galina…it is a strapless dress with some beading on the top and a tulle bottom
Theme: It was very classic/traditional but we had lots of natural touches
Colors: Lilac, Lavender, Chocolate Brown and touches of light green in flowers/cake
# bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: Maid/Matron of Honor & Bridesmaid or Best Man plus an adorable flowergirl πŸ˜‰
first dance song: “everything” Michael Buble
open bar/cash bar:  2 open bars (one outside on the deck and one inside) with wine service and champagne service at dinner
honeymoon spot: We stayed on Mackinac Island a few extra days

Most excited about: Being married πŸ™‚ and pictures now that the wedding is done!!

Post # 79
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

  • Age: 34 (not the oldest but feeling old)
  • Profession: medical billing
  • Date: August 21, 2010
  • # of guests: 30
  • Length of engagement/dating: 1 yr 1 month/ 3 yrs dating
  • Ballpark budget: 10,000
  • Dress (style, designer): empire waist a-line/Casablanca 1838
  • Theme: intimate, simple, & fun
  • Colors:  Blue, green, and yellow
  • # bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: none
  • first dance song: none
  • open bar/cash bar: cash bar available, but will not be broadcast that it is available.
  • honeymoon spot: we are hopping to three different places in the span of 8 days; Orlando, Niagra Falls (Canada side), and Las Vegas (our second home)
  • Most excited about: Seeing FI’s face when he sees me the first time coming down the aisle.  Seeing all of the planning finally come together.

Post # 80
12 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011


  • Age: 34
  • Profession: Sr Designer
  • Date: March 26, 2011
  • # of guests: 70
  • Length of engagement/dating: 1 yr 3 month/ 4 yrs dating
  • Ballpark budget: started out at 30,000 and is now at 60,000
  • Dress (style, designer): Allure Couture C160 and a Mora Lee destination wedding dress for the reception
  • Theme: light and romantis
  • Colors:  White with hints of blush pink
  • # bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 6 on each side
  • first dance song: haven’t decided
  • open bar/cash bar: premium open bar
  • honeymoon spot: We are getting married at the Atlantis in the Bahamas so we’ll be there for 4 more days after our wedding
  • Most excited about: Seeing FI’s face when he sees me the first time coming down the aisle.  Seeing all of the planning finally come together.

Post # 81
3315 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

  • Age: 57 (56 at my wedding)
  • Profession: attorney
  • Date: October 6, 2009
  • # of guests: 12 at the ceremony; 60 at the at-home reception
  • Length of engagement/dating: 14 months/9 years
  • Ballpark budget: 10,000
  • Dress (style, designer): David’s Bridal style 5268
  • Theme: eclectic
  • Colours: Ivory and gold mostly
  • # bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 1 maid of honor, 1 dude of honor (no groom; same-sex wedding)
  • First dance song: “Dance Me to the End of Love,” by Leonard Cohen
  • Open bar/cash bar: open bar
  • Honeymoon spot: no honeymoon
  • Most excited about: finally being able to be legally married to the person I’ve been with for all this time!

Post # 82
5653 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Age: 23 (24 on January 21)
Profession: Graphic Designer / Web Programmer / Classical Singer
Date: February 2012
# of guests: Up to 100, preferably around 60-70.  
Length of engagement: Little over a year. Been dating 3 years.  
Ballpark budget: 10k
Dress (style, designer): Saja
Theme: Rustic, Winter, Cozy, Homespun, Traditional Sugaring Off
Colours: Red & Cream mostly, but I don’t really have wedding colors.
# bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 3-4 on both sides. 
First dance song: Haven’t picked that. Maybe “I don’t want to set the world on fire” by the Ink Spots.
Open bar/cash bar: I think we’ll provide some alcohol, but also have a cash bar.
Honeymoon spot: IDK.
Most excited about: Having the traditional quebecois sugaring off meal and sharing it with our families!

Post # 83
10283 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011


  • Age: Fiance and I are both currently 24 but will be 25 at our wedding.
  • Profession: I’m an auditor and Fiance is a mac/iPhone/iPad developer
  • Date: October 7, 2011
  • # of guests: 85
  • Length of engagement: Just shy of 16 months. We were engaged on June 11, 2010. We’ll have been together for 6 1/2 years by the time our wedding rolls around. 
  • Ballpark budget: Currently at $11,500. Hopefully it stays there! 
  • Dress (style, designer): Not yet decided. More than likely something Davids or Alfred Angelo.
  • Theme: Fall (lots of leaves, pumpkins, rich hues, etc…)
  • Colors: Burnt orange and chocolate brown with deep red, plum and green accents
  • # bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 3 on each side. 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 2 Bridesmaids, 1 Best Man and 2 Groomsmen
  • First dance song: “Make You Feel My Love” – Adele
  • Open bar/cash bar: Limited open. We’ll provide beer, wine, soda, champagne toasts and 2-3 signature cocktails. Cash bar for hard liquor. 
  • Honeymoon spot: Bermuda!!!
  • Most excited about: Other than marrying Fiance, I’m pretty excited about our DIY photobooth (I went into detail about it in this thread), our orchard mini apple pie favors that each guest will be given (we taste tested them a few months ago and YUM YUM YUM!!!!) and our cocktail hour hor d’ourves (cheese burger siders and french fry cones with a “dip bar” that will include 10-15 different kinds of dips for the fries).

Post # 84
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Age: 23
Profession: Paralegal for a Bankrupcty Law Firm
Date: September 24, 2011
# of guests: 125-150ish
Length of engagement/dating: currently? 2.5 months / 3 years  
Ballpark budget: 15-18k
Dress (style, designer): Not purchased yet!
Theme: vintage, birds, birdcage, mason jars…that kind of thing
colours: Tan, brown, and dark green
# bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 4 on either side
first dance song: “Why don’t we just dance” by Josh Turner 
open bar/cash bar: Open bar with alcohol we provide (not provided by venue) and a bartender serves
honeymoon spot: Jamaica!
Most excited about: Partying my ass off at the reception. I promise to keep it classy!

Post # 85
1267 posts
Bumble bee

OMG how fun is this??  Cute post!  Well, we’re still deciding if we want to go through with all of the planning of a wedding, but as of now:

Age: 36
Profession: Biology student, Hospitality
Date: Oct 2012
# of guests: 100
Length of engagement/dating: dating 7 years, skipping an engagement
Ballpark budget: 20,000 – 30,000
Dress (style, designer): all lace, mermaid or fit and flare
Theme: Twilight garden or spring bounty
colours: totally unsure
# bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 3 or 4 on either side
first dance song: Inside of You by Infant Sorrow (from Forgetting Sarah Marhsall)
open bar/cash bar: Open bar
honeymoon spot: Europe or maybe charter a yacht
Most excited about: the venue

Post # 86
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Age: 26

Profession: Social Work Student/looking for work aka unemployed right now

Date: 9/17/11

# of guests: inviting 180

Length of engagement/dating: we’ve been engaged 4 months, dating 9 years

Ballpark budget: 22k

Dress: Alita Graham

Theme: elegant

Colors: eggplant, lime-ish green

# of bridesmaids, groomsmen: 4 on each side, 2 ring bearers, 2 jr bridesmaid

First dance song: undecided

Open bar/cash bar: limited open bar – beer and wine only

Honeymoon spot: either Aruba or Bermuda

Most excited about: finally being married and starting the rest of our lives!! 


Post # 87
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Age: 23
Profession: student/retail 
Date: June 12, 2011
# of guests: 80
Length of engagement/dating: 1.5 year engagement, 3 years dating  
Ballpark budget: 15-17,000
Dress (style, designer): a-line, strapless sweetheart, fitted on top, unsure of designer
Theme: summery colours: pink, yellow and cream 
# bridesmaids, # of groomsmen: 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man and 3 GM 
first dance song: “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillait 
open bar/cash bar: wine with dinner and we’re hosting all pop, coffee, juice etc. but other than that it’s a cash bar (we’re students)

honeymoon spot: Mexico!! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for the beach!

Most excited about:Our first look, because I hate keeping secrets and can’t wait for him to finally see my dress!

Post # 88
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

double post, sorry!

Post # 89
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Age: 26
Profession: Kindergarten Teacher
Date: 7-1-11
# of Guests: 125
Length of engagement/dating: 1 year/ 1 year
Budget: 10K
Dress: Jessica McClintock – sweet and simple
Theme: Outdoor relaxed wedding
Colors: eggplant and green
# of Bridesmaids, # of Groomsmen: 5, 6
First dance song: No idea πŸ™‚
Open bar/cash bar: Open beer and wine
Honeymoon spot: Haven’t gotten that far yet.  
Most excited about: Aside from becoming my man’s wifey, I cannot wait to spend quality time with all of my out-of-town family!! 

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