- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I realized that there are a million ideas that I am planning on implementing into our wedding so I had to write everything down to keep track of them. After typing my novel I thought that this would make for a good thread. So bees, share your weddings! I’ll go first:
Date: Friday, October 7, 2011
How many guests: 85
Total budget: $10,000
Venue (if your not comfortable sharing the specific place just mention what type of venue it is): All of our wedding events will be held at the same venue, a resort in Lake George, NY. Our ceremony will be outside on the lawn overlooking the lake. Our cocktail hour will be held on the patio and in the tavern and the reception will be in the ballroom.
Time of Day: Ceremony: 5:30 / Cocktail Hour: 6-7 / Reception: 7-11
How many bridesmaids?: 1 Maid/Matron of Honor & 2 Bridesmaids
Bridesmaid Relation to Couple: My best friends. I’m an only child so these girls are the closest thing to sisters I have.
How many groomsmen?: 1 Best Man & 2 Groomsmen
Groomsmen Relation to Couple: The best man is FI’s brother and the groomsmen are his best friends
Any children included?: My 3 cousins are in our wedding. 2 Ushers (13 & 14) and Ring Bearer (6)
Bridal party gifts: The girls will be getting brown cashmere cardigans to go over their burnt orange bridesmaid dresses and the guys (including the kids) will be getting custom sneakers from NikeID.com that they can wear for the wedding.
Dress: I havent decided on this yet.
Bridesmaid Attire: I love this dress. I feel like it looks “autumny”. As long as it looks as good on the girls as I think it will, we’ll be going with this. Same colors: Burnt orange with an espresso sash.
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: The guys will be wearing chocolate brown argyle vests with an ivory button down underneath, a darker shade of khaki pants, the sneakers and a burnt orange tie. Fiance will be wearing a suede chocolate brown blazer in addition to his outfit. I wish I could find a pic of what I am envisioning but no such luck.
Hair/Makeup: I will be having my hair and makeup ladies come to the resort. I’m not going to want to have to run around to go to a million difference places on our big day. I want everyone to come to me :-). This is what I’m envisioning for my hair but that could totally change.
Pre-wedding: I’m going to make a gift basket for both of our bridal suites for everyone to enjoy while getting ready. The guys basket will include some specialty beer (a local beverage center sells mix and match cases-I can make my own case of beer with over 100 different types to choose from), chips and salsa (we have a local shop that makes killer homemade salsa), homemade jerky (FI’s mom makes it every year and all the guys love it), and a $50 prepaid credit card for them to order lunch. I’ll also include some local take out menus. The girls basket will include mimosa fixings, chips and salsa (same as the guys), cheese and crackers, fruit and I’ll treat everyone to lunch.
Ceremony Decor: I’m planning on lining the isle with fall leaves. We’re going to have copper colored metal baskets hanging from the chairs lining the isle filled with florally twigs and what not.
Cocktail Hour: Passed hor d’ourves will be mini cheeseburger sliders and french fry cones. We will also have a cheese and cracker display as well as a vegetable display.
Dinner: Choices of: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Sirloin Steak or Vegetarian. All meals are served with our choice of starch and vegetable (which as of now are roasted red potatoes and asparagus).
Bar Options: 5 hours of limited open bar (beer, wine and soda) and a hard apple cider signature drink (to go with the fall theme).
Reception Decor: The venue will provide the linens so to save money we will go with those. Our centerpieces will be alternating floral arrangements in pumpkins and small apothecary jars with floating flowers (sounds weird but looks AWESOME). Both centerpieces will have votives surround it. We’re going to be using pumpkins all over the place (my parents grow them so those are free!)
Flowers: Dahlias! I LOVE dahlias so I plan to use as many of them as I can in our decor.
Entertainment: Still shopping around for the perfect DJ but we are looking for someone who offers karaoke as that is a must for me.
Photography/Videography: Our photog specializes in photojournalism which was exactly what were looking for. As for videography, Fiance and a local videographer are hopefully going to be bartering their services. Fiance will be making the videographers app (he’s an iphone developer) in exchange for him shooting our wedding.
Cake/Grooms Cake: Our wedding cake will be a 3 tiered chocolate/almond/red velvet square cake with abstract ribbon on each layer. The grooms “cake” is actually a novelty dessert buffet (devil dogs, ho-hos, twinkies, snoballs, etc). Fiance loves them so I had to include them somehow.
Favors: To go along with our fall theme, each guest is going to get a straight-from-the-orchard mini apple pie. They will come packaged in individual white boxes and we will tie them with ribbon and add a “thank you” label.
Misc Wedding Details: We’re planning a pretty kick ass DIY photo booth. Theres so many details that I just really dont feel like typing it all up so check out my post about it if you care, lol. http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/im-obsessed-with-my-diy-photo-booth
Phew, that took a while. Kudos to anyone who made it to the end. Your turn!