(Closed) Wedding Survey (stolen from May 2012 board)

posted 9 years ago in July 2013
Post # 32
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wedding Date: July 6, 2013

Engagement Length: We did a JOP on 9/17…we never really got formally engaged. lol

Colors: Red, Ivory

Theme: Outdoorsy–but it’s not a “theme” as our venue is riverfront.

Wedding Party(#s): 1Maid/Matron of Honor, 3Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4Groomsmen, plus my stepson and two nephews (and maybe our dog) as ring bearers

Ceremony (where, time): SteamPlant Patio by the river at 4:30

Reception (where, time): Same place cocktail hour immediately following ceremony. Dinner served at 6:30.

Dress Style: Enzoani Gertrude

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair, pro make-up

Honeymoon Location: We likely won’t take one as our families are traveling a great distance to be with us and will be staying for the week after the wedding. If anything, we will take a mini-vacation with his son as a new family.

Flowers: Local wildflowers (husband wants roses incorporated)

First Dance Song: It’s by Adele but I can’t remember the title

Centerpieces: Glasses of varing heights filled with river rock, water, and floating candles.

Food/Menu: Locally sourced and local flavors (wild trout, bison, cheeses, greens, veggies, fruits, etc)

Cake Flavour: chocolate, coconut, and either strawberry or french vanilla

Favours: homemade double chocolate cookies

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ, however, we have several talented friends who will provide ceremony music and vocals.

Bachelorrete (when/what):  I see no need. I’m already married.

Post # 33
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wedding Date: July 27, 2013

Engagement Length: 1 year, 22 days

Colors: Eggplant, fuschia/magenta, with some dark browns, golds, champagnes, and chartreuse thrown in =)

Theme: Good question, ha!

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

Ceremony (where, time): Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Seattle, WA, 5:00 PM

Reception (where, time): Saint Demetrios Hall (Same place) Cocktail hour at 6 (the Sacrament is an hour long) and grand entrance at 7ish

Dress Style: All-over lace, v-neck, a-line skirt. Bermeo by Pronovias

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair and makeup, coming to the church

Honeymoon Location: Don’t know yet!

Flowers: Pinks, purples, greens, and whites! I have a lot of stuff on Pinterest! I want them to look elegant, yet loose and natural. Definitely love the look of fuller bouquets, with flowers like dahlias, roses, dendrobium, etc.

First Dance Song: All the Way by Frank Sinatra

Centerpieces: A mix between pillar candles and flowers

Food/Menu: Haven’t decided yet

Cake Flavour: Probably vanilla, with a red velvet groom’s cake

Favours: Koufeta (jordan almonds) wrapped in tulle

DJ/Band/Ipod: Jazz band from HS for cocktail hour, DJ for reception

Bachelorrete (when/what):  I requested that the girls not do one, but they probably will since they are coming in from out of town.

Post # 34
673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wedding Date: September 28, 2013

Engagement Length: A little over a year

Colors: Turquoise and Grey

Theme: Vintage Glamour

Wedding Party(#s): 3 on each side

Ceremony (where, time): Wildflower Barn Driftwood, TX 5:00 PM

Reception (where, time): Same location with dinner around 7 after cocktail hour

Dress Style: Hopefully Lazaro 3161 🙂

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair and makeup but haven’t decided who yet

Honeymoon Location: Don’t know yet!

Flowers: Hopefully Peonies!!

First Dance Song: Better Together by Jack Johnson

Centerpieces: Turquoise vases with peonies or another white flower and tons of different candles in different glass holders and hopefully on a silver sequin tablecloth or sequin table runner

Food/Menu: Haven’t decided yet, but leaning towards whole foods catering

Cake Flavor: Haven’t decided flavors yet, but it will be a crystal sugar cake

Favours: wedding color M&M’s in small mason jars

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ and maybe a band haven’t decided yet

Bachelorrete (when/what): VEGAS, but don’t know when yet

Post # 35
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wedding Date: July 6, 2013

Engagement Length: 14 months

Colors: gold, dusty taupe, Laudree mint green 

Theme: French Impressionism

Wedding Party(#s): 3 flowergirls only

Ceremony (where, time): Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Reception (where, time): Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Dress Style: Vera Wang Hayley (Spring 2012)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Undecided, will be done by Pro

Honeymoon Location: Undecided

Flowers: sweetpea bouquet

First Dance Song: We’re not having a first dance

Centerpieces: florist is recreating centerpiece below

Food/Menu: mostly korean food, menu still pending. But no matter what I want, the food will be delicious and gourmet

Cake Flavour: still want a homemade funfetti wedding cake. We’ll see if it happens?

Favours: elegant box filled with monogramed tea tin, four seasons hotel scones, clotted cream, jam and several macarons

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what):  not having one


Post # 36
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wedding Date: July 6, 2013

Engagement Length: 1 year, 1 month, 13 days

Colors: yellow and brown

Theme: outdoor/rustic

Wedding Party(#s): 2 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 bridesman (like a bridesmaid, but male), 1 best man, 2 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): State Park Pavilion/Outside near woods. 5:00 pm

Reception (where, time): The Pavilion at the state park, following ceremony

Dress Style: Galina KP3221. All lace, fit and flare

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair will be pro, makeup will be DIY

Honeymoon Location: to be determined

Flowers: I’m not quite sure yet. Definitely sunflowers, but unsure of others

First Dance Song: Marry Me-Train

Centerpieces:  votive candles, mason jar with pillar candle, sunflowers

Food/Menu: to be determined. thinking bar-b-que

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes: many different flavors

Favours: not having them.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Jack and Jill party

Post # 37
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013



Wedding Date: July 27, 2013

Engagement Length: 10 months as of today… when we wed it will be 17 months

colors: pale pink and tan and pearl accents

venue: Genesis Banquet Center

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 Matron of Honor, 4 BM’s, 1 best man, 5 Groomsmen, 2 flower Girls , 1 ring barrier (our 2yr old son)

Ceremony (where, time): Indoors banquet center 12 noon

Reception (where, time): same location immediately afterwards 1:30 pm

Dress Style: Lace Mermaid chapel train–either Davinci 50085 or Galina Signature swg400

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hairstylist, Mines will be professionally done, i’m still wondering what I’ll do for the Bridesmaids

eymoon Location: Riu Montego Bay Jamaica 7 nights

Flowers: I LOVE peonies and  pale pink roses with white hydrangeas

First Dance Song: Anthony Hamilton “I cant stay away”

Centerpieces:  Tall cylinder vases with roseballs and pearls

Food/Menu: Pork Loin & gravy, fried chicken, souther style greenbeans, pasta con broccoli, corn, salad, rolls

Cake Flavour: havent got this far yet

Favours: Bubbles or small silver wedding bells with our monogram…

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ classica r&B, some neo soul, hip-hop

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Leaving this upt to MOH’s

Bridal Shower: Leaving this up to MOH’s 




Post # 38
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Wedding Date: July 13, 2013

Engagement Length: 1 year, 7 months

Colors: We don’t really have colors, but the girls are wearing peacock blue and our flowers are oranges/salmons/fuchsias.

Theme: Old Havana Glamour

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Man-of-Honor, 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 Best Man, 2 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): A 500yr-old Spanish fort overlooking the ocean, San Juan, PR, 7:30pm (sunset)

Reception (where, time): A local restaurant, 8:30pm

Dress Style: Fit and flare, champagne satin with beaded details, ruched bodice, sweetheart neckline, lace-up back. Love it. 🙂

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): I’m hoping we can find a pro to do this without breaking the bank. :-/

Honeymoon Location: Naraya Arenal, Costa Rica

Flowers: A big mix of dahlias, roses, gloriosa lilies, hanging amaranthys, hypericum, and orchids. Maybe some protea if I can swing the cost.

First Dance Song: Ho Hey, The Lumineers

Centerpieces: Mixed flowers (above) in cigar boxes

Food/Menu: Oh geez. Assorted Spanish tapas appetizers, mixed greens salad, Spanish paella, flank steak with chimichurri, banana bread pudding and espresso chocolate cheesecake for dessert.

Cake Flavour: No cake, sad. Cake is the only thing I insisted on having at our at-home receptions.

Favours: Trying to convince Fiance that custom stamped leather luggage tags are the way to go, since we’re doing a destination wedding.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ iPod, woo! Fiance wants a string quartet for the ceremony, but I’d be fine with an iPod for the whole thing (Vitamin String Quartet, anyone?).

Bachelorrete (when/what): Any of the girls who are interested are going ziplining with me that morning, then we’re hitting the spa for massages and mani/pedis before checking out salsa lessons at our hotel’s lounge and venturing out into the PR nightlife.

Post # 39
1218 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wedding Date: July 20, 2013

Engagement Length: 1 year, 11 months

Colors: Ruby red

Theme: Cocktail

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 2 GMs

Ceremony (where, time): Registry office, 4:30pm

Reception (where, time): Indoors reception venue overlooking the bay, 6pm

Dress Style: Rafaella Ciuca, A-line, straps, V-neck, diamantes and ruching

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair, pro make-up (coming to house – I hope!)

Honeymoon Location: Hotel in our city immediately after, Thailand in December

Flowers: Red roses for me, white roses for BMs

First Dance Song: Starlight by Muse

Centerpieces: Not sure – being arranged with the reception venue

Food/Menu: Cocktail reception – chicken satay, spring rolls, quiches etc

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes: red velvet

Favours: Lolly boxes

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what):  No idea – it’s up to the MOH!

Post # 40
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wedding Date: July 6, 2013

Engagement Length: 8-9 months

Colors: Royal Blue, Coral, Grey, Yellow(?)

Theme: Urban and Rustic

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 7 Bridesmaids, 7 Groomsmen, 3 flower girls, 1 Ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): Catholic Church in Kansas City, 1:30pm

Reception (where, time): Hall in downtown KC

Dress Style: Alfred Angelo Style 2300

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair, maybe pro makeup

Honeymoon Location: Hard Rock Punta Cana, DR

Flowers: Gerber Daisys most likely

First Dance Song: Hey Pretty Girl-Kip Moore

Centerpieces: Mason Jars, Wood Coasters, Candles, Rustic looking

Food/Menu: BBQ–other catered food

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes

Favours: Not Sure

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): Up to my Maid/Matron of Honor or Bridesmaid or Best Man to plan 🙂

Post # 41
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wedding Date: July 28, 2013

Engagement Length: One year, 5 months-ish.

Colors: Deep teal (turquoise) and seafoam green.

Theme: Beach wedding

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1BDude who’s officiating, 1Best Man, 4 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Outdoors on the beach at a resort in Sandbanks, Ontario, 3:00PM

Reception (where, time): On the resort. Cocktails, catered three course dinner and a dance 4pm-11pm

Dress Style: This dress here, by By the Sea designs.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Relaxed, done by me and my bridesmaids (gonna get blown by beach wind anyway!)

Honeymoon Location: Undecided. Stuck between Maritime Canada and Atlantic City for a ‘junior’ honeymoon, then stuck between Rome, Argentina and Beijing when we finish this round of college. 

Flowers: None! Half of us are deathly allergic and it’ll be too stinking hot for them to live long! Replacing with pinwheels, feathers and shells. 

First Dance Song: Always by Panic at the Disco

Centerpieces:  Varying. Some will have bottle hurricaine lamps, others seashell poured candles, others birdhouses…

Food/Menu: Prime rib, phyllo wrapped brie and chicken, fresh gaspacho and chocolate mousse. 

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes: undecided! 

Favours: Considering these, these, these and these

DJ/Band/Ipod: Nothing for the ceremony, hired DJ for dinner and the dance. 

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Unsure, Maid/Matron of Honor is planning as we speak! Shower TBD, my aunt is hosting. 

Post # 42
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wedding Date: April 28th 2013

Engagement Length: 1 year and 4 months

Colors: Peacock blue and pink

Theme: Classy with touches of rustic/retro

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 Bestman, 2 Groomsmen, 2 ushers (1 bride and one groom :P)

Ceremony (where, time): a hall in St louis university, 3pm

Reception (where, time): Reception hall in the area 5pm

Dress Style: Maggie sottero Reba

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair, pro makeup, Wearing half up


Honeymoon Location: Either Cayman islands, or california.. depends on how are budget is looking at the end of this month :p

Flowers: Daisys (wooden)

First Dance Song: Not sure yet, Have a few on the list

Centerpieces: Blue Mason Jars with pink Daisys and pink votives

Food/Menu: Chicken and Beef!!

Cake Flavour: A layer of white cake with rasberry filling and a layer of chocolate cake with rasberry filling. Buttercream icing!

Favours: Candied nuts, Making myself!!

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): No idea, Probably in march, and probably just going out to bars. Nothing to big of a deal.

Post # 43
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wedding Date: July 6th, 2013

Engagement Length: 16 months

Colors: various shades of pink and purple

Theme: classic, traitional, elegant, but fun

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 bridesmaids, 1 best man, 2 groomsmen, 2 flowergirls, 1 ringbearer

Ceremony (where, time): beautiful old church, Wollongong, NSW 1:30pm

Reception (where, time): Reception function centre, wollongong, NSW, 5:00 pm

Dress Style: sottero and midgley lucianna, big satin ruffles of awesomeness, changing to a sweetheart neckline and adding extra beading, cathedral length handbeaded train, that was my mothers

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair, pro make-up (airbrushed, coming to hotel)

Honeymoon: Cook islands staying at 3 different locations, 14 nights

Flowers: I’m not quite sure yet. think I’m having garden roses, hydrangeas, lisianthus, sweet peas, dusty miller for foliage, for me white/cream, pale pink and lavender colours. BMs same flowers smaller round bouquet but in darker pink, darker purple and light pink and lavender, no white

First Dance Song: feels like home to me

Centerpieces: candelabras 

Food/Menu: TBD, but four courses plus passed appetisers. individual antipasto plates, entree, main, then a dessert buffet

Cake Flavour: three tiers not sure on flavours

Favours: individual personalised rock candy in glass jars on plate setting, and a candy bar, and DIY photo booth

DJ/Band/Ipod: vocalist for ceremony and DJ for reception

Bachelorrete (when/what):  May early sometime, with only a small crowd, start at Maid/Matron of Honor grouse for games and food and drinks, then out to a dance class, then dinner then dancing at a club, NO STRIPPER


Post # 44
481 posts
Helper bee

Wedding Date: 20 July 2013

Engagement Length: ~6 months. Aeeeee….!

Colors: Neutrals/Nudes, Greys, and Green (like, GRASS green)

Theme: Ummmm… “marriage”… ha ha ha.

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4/5 BMz, 1 Best Mang, 5 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Urban church (nothing too fancy, at all), around one  or two o’clock in the afternoon, I think.

Reception (where, time): We’ll have a huge party-like blow out on a relative’s land the night before. We’re calling that our “preception”. The reception after the ceremony will be in the foyer of the church.

Dress Style: I’m going to try to make it! DANG, I know! I’m basing the full skirt off of an Amsale dress, and then going to make a short-sleeved, boat-necked bodice from a pattern undetermined. 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DIY): DIY hair – hoping for voluminous waves (but knowing my hair will end up settling for just waves, ha ha!), and DIY makeup – maybe a little more eyeliner than usual, but probably nothing too fancy. My mom wants to try eyelash extentions as well… we’ll see about that one! Maybe if there’s a Groupon. :}

Honeymoon Location: Sounds like HE wants to go to Hawaii. I am open to anything. 

Flowers: GREEN. If there are any actual flowers in the bouquets, they will probably be paper and/or felt DIYs. 

First Dance Song: No way jose. 

Centerpieces: Uhhh… I don’t know about centerpieces, or reception decorations. Bunting/balloon strands might be nice to hang. Nothing cluttery. I’ll have to think about this one.

Food/Menu: We’re having a mexican feast for the preception (tacos, R+B, chips, etc) with myriad bevs (margaritas, sangria, etc. etc.)… for the ceremony reception there will be cake, fruit, cheese, some other small things, and champy (made by my dad!).

Cake Flavour: UHHHH….??? Funfetti? Just kidding (actually…). I’d like to have a few options, and I’d like them to be interesting. Maybe a banana cake… and something else with maple frosting… a boozy tea cake (does that exist? I just made it up but it sounds good), and probably something chocolate, even though I don’t particularly like it.

Favours: I’m still trying to think of favors that don’t blow, but that also cost less than a dollar or so each. We’re on a budget! I think it might just be little bags of candy and DIY felt awards. 

DJ/Band/Ipod: I’m really hoping that a gal from church will play piano for us during the ceremony. Then at the reception we’ll probably just play some quiet music from an ipod. :}

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Oh man. I don’t know. My BM’s are all strangers to each other, and I’m not a wild, partying type. It would be fun to plan something with them, though. It’s hard to imagine a fun summer evening in the middle of January – when summer rolls around I’ll be more inspired. 

Post # 45
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Fun!! I’ll play along too:)

Wedding Date: March 30, 2013

Engagement Length: 13 months (Perfect for those budgeting I think)

Colors: Davids Bridal Watermelon and Mercury

Theme: None really

Wedding Party(#s): 2 Maid/Matron of Honor, 5 Bridesmaids, 1 Best Man 3 Groomsmen, 1 flower girl, 1 ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): Outdoor Ceremony Patio 1pm

Reception (where, time): Immediately following Cocktail and appetizer in the room upstairs, same place

Dress Style: A line, Chiffon, Straight neckline, strapless, not a huge long train. Davids Bridal. It’s absolutely PERFECT

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair and make-up. She’s coming to the hotel room.

Honeymoon Location: Belize to scuba dive and explore the culture for 2 weeks in June when I am off work (I am a teacher)

Flowers: Colors!! lots of colors!!!!!

First Dance Song: Endless Love. My pastor is singing it. It’s one of the personal touches to the ceremony:)

Centerpieces: Mantanita trees in vases with floweraccent I am making them

Food/Menu: it’s afternoon so appetizers with a pasta dish and salad and bread, fruit and veggie platter

Cake Flavour: Chocolate with something in the center (don’t remember my Fiance picked it and he can’t remember either LOL)

Favours: Photobooth with props Yay!!!

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ, (We are playing The Shoe Game, I found it on Pinterest)

Bachelorrete (when/what):  March 23rd. Going to see an interactive dinner-show on Freemont street called Marriage Can be Murder. Then meeting the boys (they are going to paintball then to dinner) at Stoneys (a country bar) because I LOVE to line dance. Can not wait!!!!!

Post # 46
36 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wedding Date: July 13, 2013

Engagement Length: 1 year, 10 days

Colors: navy blue and hot pink!

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 6 BM’s, 1 best man, 6 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Church I’ve been going to my whole life, at 1:30

Reception (where, time): A local chalet/dance hall at 8

Dress Style: ball gown with a lot of bling and pearls

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair, pro make-up

Honeymoon Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico for 6 nights

Flowers: white and green mums and im have pink roses and BM’s are having pink carnations

First Dance Song: Brad Paisley-Then

Centerpieces: 1/2 are 3 different sized cylinders with silk flowers in water, other 1/2 are thin tall vases with silk bouquets on top

Food/Menu: herb baked chicken, pork loin, mashed potatoes, veggies,

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes:) 1/2 chocolate and other 1/2 yellow cake with raspberry cream in middle

Favours: can koozies or shot glasses

DJ/Band/Ipod: local DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what):  whatever my Maid/Matron of Honor plans, but we are thinking a weekend getaaway camping!

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