(Closed) Wedding Survey-stolen from the June boards

posted 6 years ago in September 2012
Post # 3
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 30 2012

Engagement Length: Just under 8 months

Colors: Yellow, Ivory, Burgandy

Theme: Don’t really have one. Maybe autumn? We have some fall colors.

Wedding Party(#s): 3 bridesmaids, 2 Junior Bridesmaids, 3 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Resturant on the CT River, 1pm

Reception (where, time): Resturant on the CT River, immediately after the ceremony

Dress Style: Casablanca 1936

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): We hired a team to do ours! So excited about that. I never get my hair done or anything.

Honeymoon Location: Acadia/Bar Harbor Maine. We’ve always wanted to go! We got some weird looks from people because we’re not going somewhere tropical.. oh well ๐Ÿ™‚

Flowers: Button pom poms, roses, dahlias, alstroemeria, and my favorite.. hypericum berries! Plus some others that I can’t remember. 

First Dance Song: Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

Centerpieces: Same as listed before.

Food/Menu: Cocktail: Stuffed mushrooms, crab cakes, scallops wrapped in bacon, bruschetta, mini chicken quesadillas (tried to get something for everyone!) Appetizer: Pasta  Salad: Baby Greens with a herb & honey vinaigrette Meal: Sit down with choice of filet mignon, roasted chicken breast with dijon mustard sauce, stuffed filet of sole with seafood stuffing, or vegetable pasta with sundried tomatoes & fresh mozzarella. 

Cake Flavour: Marble cake filled will chocolate mocha filling

Favours: Candy Buffet & a small pot filled with seeds in the shape of leaves, like this

DJ/Band/Ipod: Hired a DJ.. honestly can’t remember which one right now. Is that bad? haha ๐Ÿ™‚

Bachelorrete (when/what): I’m not having one. Almost all my bridesmaids are out of state.. and I don’t really want one! FI’s having a great bachelor party though.. a chartered fishing trip!

Post # 4
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 7, 2012

Engagement Length: 16 months

Colors: Purple (lilac & lavender shades) and grey

Theme: “wedding”

Wedding Party(#s): MoH/BM and 3 bridesmaids, 3 groomsmen, ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): Bethlehem Church, 18:00

Reception (where, time): Shadien Resort, immediately after ceremony

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero, Pamela Royale

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: 5 day cruise (caribbean) and a few days in Orlando afterwards (Universal Studios)

Flowers:  No idea. Still on To do list

First Dance Song: So Amazing – Luther Vandross

Centerpieces: floating candles, purple cimbidiums. I love candle light ๐Ÿ™‚

Food/Menu: Cocktail: Jumbo shrimps and chicken sateh. Meal: Indonesian buffet. Dessert: dessertbar with cupcakes and cake pops

Cake Flavour: Vanilla chocolate chip

Favours: Photobooth favors

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ/live band

Bachelorrete (when/what): Dont even know if Im having one, for me its not really neccessary

Post # 5
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 22, 2012

Engagement Length: 2 1/2 years

Colors: eggplant, gold, and ivory with fall color flowers

Theme: wedding

Wedding Party(#s): 6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen, 2 ushers, 1 flowergirl

Ceremony (where, time): church, 1:30

Reception (where, time): Restraunt, Cocktail hour at 5, reception at 6

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero Ambrosia

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: Hawaii (Maui and Oahu)

Flowers: My bouquet is white roses. The bridesmaids have bright fall colors with roses, carnations, some sort of berry and other flowers I don’t remember. Fiance, his bestman, and my dad (FI’s dad passed away) are the only ones wearing bouts. Fiance will have a white rose, the other two boys have red roses.

First Dance Song: Hold On by Michael Buble

Centerpieces: 3 different styles (we have 30 tables) One is an eggplant charger plate with 6-8 pillar candles of different heights. One is a big sliver sparkly candle thingy with purple LED lights inside to make it SPARKLE. The third is a tall cilinder vase filled with water and these floating pearl looking things. They don’t float on top, they are all spread out throughout the vase and a floating candle on top.

Food/Menu: Buffet style. I don’t remember all of it, but we have mostocolli, fried chicken (both are a MUST around here), ham, roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, pasta salad, potato salad, wild rice, chef salad, sliced carrots…I know there’s more, but I don’t remember

Cake Flavour: White cake with white mousse filling…ameretto cake with rasberry filling…marble cake with buttercream filling…and the top (for Fiance and I) is white cake with buttercream filling

Favours: candy buffet

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): From what I’ve been told, we’re having a paint party at a place where they give you a canvas with a preprinted picture and you paint it in…like a paint by number thing.  Then dinner and gambling at a casino…that’s all I know.

Post # 6
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: 9/1/12

Engagement Length: 7 months

Colors: Black, white, ivory

Theme: None

Wedding Party(#s): 3 bridesmaids, 3 groomsmen (this includes MoH/BM), 2 flower girls, 2 ring bearers

Ceremony (where, time): Fairgrounds

Reception (where, time): Same

Dress Style: Dreams

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DIY

Honeymoon Location: Still need to save for this…will figure out later.

Flowers: White roses, white daisies, black calla lilies

First Dance Song: Warmness on the Soul – Avenged Sevenfold

Centerpieces: Wine glasses filled with submersible light, black and white pearls, a white rose, and a floating candle on top.

Food/Menu: Buffet

Cake Flavour: White with raspberry filling

Favours: TBD

DJ/Band/Ipod: laptop and playlist

Bachelorrete (when/what): no idea

Post # 8
2135 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 22, 2012

Engagement Length: 14 months

Colors: Blue (navy) and gold

Theme: Camping wedding? Haha, I guess I am trying to go for a ‘Rustic Elegance’ type of theme

Wedding Party(#s): 3 bridesmaids, 2 groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): An Ampitheatre at a local State Park

Reception (where, time): A group camp at the same State park

Dress Style: My mom’s old dress! I had my cousin alter it to bring it to 2012 though!

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DIY makeup, Pro hair

Honeymoon Location: Fort Meyers, FL. We also want to go to Key West for a night wjile we are down there!

Flowers: Wild flowers

First Dance Song: So far it is “Come Rain or Come Shine”- BB King and Eric Clapton

Centerpieces: mason jars with floating candles

Food/Menu: Herb Stuffed Chicken or Roasted Pork Loin with Apples. Sides will be baby red potatoes, green beans, and baked ziti

Cake Flavour: I am doing cupcakes! Cinnamon Mocha, Chunky S’mores, Hot Chocolate, and Caramel Apple

Favours: I don’t think I will be doing favors

DJ/Band/Ipod: iPod

Bachelorrete (when/what): I have no idea. I think we may do a spa day, or a wine tasting

Post # 10
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: 9/1/12

Engagement Length: 18 months

Colors: Black, white, grey, gold

Theme: None

Wedding Party(#s): 3 bridesmaids, 3 groomsmen 

Ceremony (where, time): Church

Reception (where, time): A brewery

Dress Style: Rivini (ballgown)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: Italy!!!

Flowers: Flowers in cream, blush pink: roses, garden roses, dahlias, ranunculus, freesia

First Dance Song: A kiss to build a dream on – Louis Armstrong

Centerpieces: Flowers!

Food/Menu: Seated dinner

Cake Flavour: Red velvet, ferrero rocher, vanilla, lemon, and carrot cake

Favours: None

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): Not sure – don’t think I will have one. I am indifferent to it. Moreso looking forward to the wedding to celebrate!

Post # 11
2135 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@CaptainKH:  Thank you! I certainly hope that it will be

Post # 12
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oooh, fun way to procrastinate when I’m supposed to be addressing invitations…

Wedding Date: September 22, 2012

Engagement Length: 11 months

Colors: Yellow and Fuschia

Theme: No theme

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 bridesmaid, 1 Best Man, 1 Groomsman

Ceremony (where, time): On the beach on Camp Pendleton, where Fiance used to be stationed

Reception (where, time): Immediately following.  The beach resort is setting up huge event tents, so we are doing a casual reception/party afterward

Dress Style: Ella 5468

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro.  I suck at doing my own hair

Honeymoon Location: 7 day cruise to Cozumel, Belize, Honduras and Grand Caymans

Flowers: Gerbera Daisies, Spider Mums, and some others that our florist suggested and I can’t remember, haha

First Dance Song: I Love You This Big- Scotty McCreery

Centerpieces: Gerbera daisies in galvanized copper pails, on big round mirrors with petals and small stones.  These pails will also hang using ribbon from shepherds hooks and serve as aisle decorations

Food/Menu: In keeping with the casual, SoCal beach atmosphere, we are having a DIY taco bar, with Dos XX and Margaritas.  Yum.

Cake Flavour: Instead of cake, we are ordering cupcakes from Sprinkles!  Double yum!

Favours: Yankee candle votives (the scent is Beach Walk)

DJ/Band/Ipod: iPod.  I think.  I’m having a serious dilemma about this actually, but it seems stupid to have a DJ when we are having a party-style reception with minimal dancing.  (pretty much only the traditional stuff)

Bachelorrete (when/what): Ugh.  So my co-workers want to take me (without my bridal party!) for a weekend in Vegas, complete with a sash, penis shotglasses, and a veil with condoms safety-pinned on.  I just found out they’ve been planning this for like 2 months, and they already have the hotel booked!  Here’s the thing, I don’t wanna go!!!  The whole penises and getting trashed from strange creepy men buying me drinks…. so not me.  My Maid/Matron of Honor and I are going skydiving one afternoon, and then I just want a few girls to drive up to Palm Springs and lay by the pool and go to the bar.  So trying to figure out a way to politely decline the vegas trip, cause I’m not going.  Fiance still doesn’t know, since both his attendants are out of town.  They may not do anything.

Post # 13
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969



Wedding Date: September 8 2012

Engagement Length: 4 months (Eek!)

Colors: None in particular, Fiance is scottish and will be in navy blue/dark green and I like pastel colours!

Theme: No “theme’ but village fete feel.

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Best man. Possibly 1 flower girl and 1 bridesmaid

Ceremony (where, time): Registry office Bristol UK (beautiful room) 2.30pm

Reception (where, time): 5PM marquee in a field

Dress Style: Romantic of Devon, Josephine

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DIY

Honeymoon Location: no idea! May take a tent and the dog for a few days by the sea.

Flowers:  Gyposhilia, roses, freesias, thistles and hydrangeas

First Dance Song: Haven’t decided!

Centerpieces: None, not having laid tables! Will have candles, jars of flowers everywhere.

Food/Menu:Don’t know. Maybe a BBQ if not a buffet. We’re DIYing it.

Cake Flavour: Traditional

Favours: None, though pots ofhomemade jams/chutneys will be around.

DJ/Band/Ipod: Country band, disco and Ipod after!

Bachelorrete (when/what): Not yet decided, maybe kite surfing on the local beach and a meal out

Post # 14
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 12, 2012

Engagement Length: 8.5 months

Colors: Ivory/black/coral/pink/peach

Theme: Rustic/vintage/DIY

Wedding Party(#s): None.

Ceremony (where, time): Berwood Hill Inn B&B in Minnesota, outdoors in the gardens

Reception (where, time): Same place, immediately following, in a building called The Roost

Dress Style: Somewhat vintage inspired and lacy (the back is a very deep V)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Haven’t decided yet, but probably Rae’s Salon in Rochester unless I hear something bad about it beforehand.

Honeymoon Location: Not sure yet and maybe won’t have one at all, but fiance has been hinting at a long weekend at Three Hummock Island off the coast of Tasmania. Whether or not we have one will depend on his work situation at the time, so anything we do will have to be fairly close to home.

Flowers: We’re doing all silk flowers. My mom and sister are in charge of all decor having to do with flowers (except my bouquet), so I haven’t even seen what they have picked out yet. It will be a surprise!

First Dance Song: Pa’ Bailar by Bajofondo. I know it doesn’t fit the theme at ALL, but we both do tango and have a nice dance choreographed- which I hope won’t be too offensive to my grandmother!

Centerpieces: My sister is making centerpieces with birdcages and silk flowers and ribbon. She says they will be similar to this:

Food/Menu: It’s an afternoon wedding, so no main meal, just snacks. Finger sandwiches, snack mixes, ice cream sundaes, cookies, fruit and veggies, soda, water, wine, and of course, cake.

Cake Flavour: Haven’t decided yet, but probably something boring like chocolate.

Favours: No favours. Call me a Scrooge, but I think the fact that they are getting to come party on my dime is enough of a “favour”.

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod for the reception, but for the ceremony, my aunt will provide the music. She’s a professional flotist.

Bachelorrete (when/what): I would be really surprised if anyone threw me a bachelorette party. It would be cool, but it’s very unlikely.

Post # 15
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wedding Date: September 1 2012

Engagement Length:  1 year, 7months

Colors: Eggplant, apple green and burnt orange

Theme: Summer meets fall? Not really a theme but that’s what inspired the colors.

Wedding Party(#s): 4 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen (this includes Maid/Matron of Honor & BM), 1 flower girl, our 2 year old niece

Ceremony (where, time): Our church (catholic), 1pm

Reception (where, time): Local golf course banquet hall (really gorgeous, not typical golf course) cocktails at 4:30, dinner at 6, dancing to follow

Dress Style: Claudine for Alyce- Ginger

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: Antingua!!! For a week, then we are taking an additionnal almost 2 weeks off at home to paint some rooms/ relax/ do whatever just not work ๐Ÿ™‚

Flowers: Haven’t given many specifics- I’m ok with most flowers but we’ve talked about callas, roses, orchids etc… kind of left that one up to the florist since I’m no expert.

First Dance Song: We haven’t picked one just yet.. have a list going though.

Centerpieces: Tall crystal globes (3 per table) with candles in them, as well as a few additional candles on the table.Food/Menu: Haven’t picked our cocktail hour foods but guests have a choice between chicken, salmon and prime rib as entrees, we are having roasted red pepper soup and green salad to start and apple blossoms for desert.

Cake Flavour: To be determined this week!

Favours: Chocolates of some sort, possibly hershey kisses.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): Coming up next month, planned by my sister (MOH) finger foods and drinks at my house, having a psychic come over and do readings then our to a local bar for some traditional bachelorette festivities!

Post # 16
1564 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wedding Date: September 7, 2012

Engagement Length: 17 months

Colors: Various shades of blue and lavender.

Theme: Our theme is “wedding”. Colors inspired by varying colors of water.

Wedding Party(#s): 7 bridesmaids (no Maid/Matron of Honor, couldn’t choose), 4 groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Lawn on the CT River in Mystic

Reception (where, time): Same place

Dress Style: Nicole Miller

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro, Larissa Lake Makeup Artists

Honeymoon Location: No idea! It’s a surprise that will be revealed at the wedding.

Flowers: Hydrangeas, lavender, delphinium, scabiosas, queen anne’s lace, spray roses

First Dance Song: We have one but we’re keeping it a secret from everyone even the ‘Bee.

Centerpieces: Lanterns with low wildflower type arrangements.

Food/Menu: Can’t remember the appetizers but the meals will be Chicken Chardonnay, Filet Mignon, Stonington Sole Fillet Stuffed With Crab Meat & Leeks in a Lobster Beurre Blanc Sauce, Portobello Stack

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes! Red Velvet, variations of Chocolate and Vanilla, and Carrot Cake.

Favours: Photo booth!

DJ/Band/Ipod: His uncle’s band will play the wedding and we will use an iPod for the music for the rest of the wedding/reception.

Bachelorette (when/what): This weekend! Staying at a hotel in Brooklyn with a pool so we’ll be lounging by the pool during the day then going out at night in Manhattan. Then on Sunday, we’re doing a drag queen brunch!

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