(Closed) Wedding Survey-stolen from the June boards

posted 9 years ago in September 2012
Post # 17
20 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012




Wedding Date: September 15 2012

Engagement Length: 358 days 

Colors: turqoise, silver, coral

Theme: A little bit of elegance meets a lot of fun

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

Ceremony (where, time): gazebo at a park @ 4pm

Reception (where, time): community center at same park 530pm

Dress Style: mori lee julietta

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair DIY make up

Honeymoon Location: 8 day cruise to Alaska 

Flowers:  gerbera daisies and roses Kids table will be a vase with flower lollipops

First Dance Song: I won’t give up- Jason Mraz

Centerpieces: short vases with gerbera daisies in white and coral.

Food/Menu: cocktail hour: antipasti platters and fruits and cheese. Dinner: fuddruckers burgers or grilled chicken. Fries, sweet potato fries, onionrings a and Caesar salad. 

Cake Flavour: layer 1: lemon chiffon with lemon cream mouse. Layer 2: triple chocolate mouse. Layer 3: strawberries and buttercream

Favours: little tins with personalized sticker filled with personalized m & ms 

DJ/Band/Ipod: Hired a DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): I don’t thinkim having one. If I do it will be just a laid back spa day with my closest girlfriends


Post # 18
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wedding Date: September 22 2012

Engagement Length: 19 months

Colors: What I think of as summery fall– reds, oranges, yellows. But not a lot of things will be in those “colors”, so not too overwhelming.

Theme: None

Wedding Party(#s): None

Ceremony (where, time):

Right here, on the lawn.

Reception (where, time): Inside, same location.

Dress Style: Umm… TBA. There’s been a change of plans there.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DIY, but I’m thinking about help with hair. I’m kind of hopeless at actively doing things with my hair.

Honeymoon Location: We’re not really sure! Hopefully, I will be just starting a new job then, so may not have time to take off. We’ll see.

Flowers: From a local farmer, dahlias, lilies, zinnias, coxcomb, marigold.

First Dance Song: Not sure if we’re doing formal dances.

Centerpieces: Floral, DIY, simple arrangements with faux mercury glass votive holders.

Food/Menu: Some tasty little apps during cocktail hour, then chicken marsala for the omnivores and a vegetable turnover pastry for the veggies (of which I am one).

Cake Flavour: Chocolate one tier, key lime another tier!

Favours: Not sure we’re doing these.

DJ/Band/Ipod: iPod with a friend managing it.

Bachelorette (when/what): I don’t think either of us are doing this, but our friends may get excitable and throw something together later on.

Post # 19
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride\'s residence

You guys may already know some of this stuff if you read the blog, but I thought I’d chime in! πŸ™‚

Wedding Date: September 22 2012

Engagement Length: One year, one month

Colors: Yellow, ivory, neutrals

Theme: not a specific theme, but a folksy, casual party!

Wedding Party(#s): 5 bridesmaids, 2 flowergirls, at least 2 groomsmen — one dropped out and 2 are MIA

Ceremony (where, time): Mom’s backyard, 4 pm!

Reception (where, time): Same thing. πŸ™‚

Dress Style: JCrew Sophia in silk chiffon

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

Honeymoon Location: roadtripping through Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota

Flowers: going to be a surprise — my mom is our florist

First Dance Song: haven’t picked it yet (yikes!)

Centerpieces: yarn wrapped jars, log slices, candles

Food/Menu: Southern BBQ…. mmmmm!

Cake Flavour: Carrot cake, and a big ol’ dessert buffet!

Favours: mini hot sauce bottles

DJ/Band/Ipod: iPod

Bachelorrete (when/what): Don’t think I’m having one!

Post # 20
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 8, 2012

Engagement Length: 22 months

Colors: various shades of blue

Theme: “wedding”

Wedding Party(#s): just my sister as Maid/Matron of Honor and FI’s brother as Bridesmaid or Best Man

Ceremony (where, time): 5:30PM, outdoor ceremony space at venue

Reception (where, time): immediately following ceremont at same venue

Dress Style: Mon Cheri, Killian

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DIY): My sister, who is a professional hairstylist, will be doing my hair and makeup.

Honeymoon Location: a bed and breakfast in the Shenandoah Valley directly after the wedding; Japan in the spring!

Flowers: hydrangeas, white stefanotis, other blue and white flowers (left it up to the florist)

First Dance Song: ‘Time on My Hands, You on My Mind,’ sung by Sarah Vaughn

Centerpieces: Tall white vases filled with white fake flowers (provided by the venue) with a few blue flowers added in (added by me)

Food/Menu: cocktail hour munchies not yet nailed down, but everyone is having harvest bisque soup, a green salad, and a choice of prime rib with cabernet sauce, tilapia with lobster mashed potatoes, or mushroom pastry bundles.

Cake Flavour: Lemon with lemon frosting and raspberry jam

Favours: photos from the photobooth

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ – SOM Entertainment

Bachelorette (when/what): No clue when, but my sister is taking me for a spa day.  

Post # 21
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 14 2012

Engagement Length: 1 year and 3 months

Colors:  Black and White with Red accents

Theme: Pretty Traditional

Wedding Party(#s): 4 Bridesmaids (including 1MOH) 4 Groomsmen (including 1 BM) and 1 flowergirl

Ceremony (where, time): Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Excelsior, MN @ 5:00pm since it’s a Friday ceremony and people work

Reception (where, time): Chanhassen Dinner Theater, Chnahassen, MN immediatly following the ceremony

Dress Style: strapless mermaid lace

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): A friend’s sister will be doing my hair and I’m hiring a make-up artist

Honeymoon Location: We hae a cabin rented in Branson, MO for the next week! We are so excited!

Flowers: Red roses mostly and then some white roses

First Dance Song: So this is love – Disney’s Cinderella

Centerpieces: Red floral centerpieces for every other table and then lanterns on the other tables

Food/Menu: Chicken dinner, Short Rib, Vegetarian Lasagna and chicken nuggets for kids. Also working on a cheese tray as a late night snack.

Cake Flavour: Amaretto

Favours: Deck of playing cards because I have collected playing cards all my life and it seemed appropriate

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ came with our reception venue package

Bachelorrete (when/what): Still working it out but it will be August 11th and going downtown Minneapolis!

Post # 22
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 16th 2012

Engagement Length: 7 months 3 days

Colors: Sapphire blue, Violet, silver

Theme: Casual/Rustic Fishing

Wedding Party(#s): 3 BridesMaids, 3 GroomsMen, 3 FlowerGirls, 2 RingBearers

Ceremony (where, time): Bayshore Gardens Club “wedding tree” 10:30 AM

Reception (where, time): Bayshore Gardens Clubhouse

Dress Style: Nicole Miller hg0015


Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DIY with the help of my Cosmetology friends

Honeymoon Location: NY Adirondacks we will be there the week of the Balloon Fest!

Flowers: Lilies, orchids, Peonies

First Dance Song: From this moment on—Shania Twain

(my late Grandfathers favorite song)

Centerpieces: Fish bowls with flowers and fish and such

Food/Menu: Brunch buffet!

Cake Flavor: Chocolate, and a mocha cake for the top tier!

Favours: my FH is creating glass figurines of different Sea creatures

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): sept. 14th not sure where yet!

Post # 23
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 9, 2012

Engagement Length: 1 year

Colors: Pink, sea green, beige, white

Theme: No theme, but going for a combination of shabby chic/classic elegant look

Wedding Party(#s): 3 bridesmaids and 4 groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): An old Victorian house near Portland at 4pm

Reception (where, time): Same place, 5pm

Dress Style: Casablanca 1827…with some slight alterations! (straps, neckline)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): AJ’s Hair & Makeup…will have a low side bun and probably pretty natural makeup

Honeymoon Location: Isla Mujeres for 10 days!! Sand, sun and surf…can’t wait!

Flowers: Dahlias and garden roses.

First Dance Song: La Vie En Rose, Louis Armstrong/Edith Piaf

Centerpieces: Floral with dahlias and garden roses in vases centered on large doilies, plus some scattered DIY candles with lace and my DIY table numbers…still trying to decide if I want to try DIYing blue mason jars for the flowers!

Food/Menu:Baked and breaded Chicken Kiev stuffed with roasted peppers, fresh herbs, and cheese; Italian fritatta; Wild green salad with apples, blue cheese and candied walnuts dressed with champagne vinaigrette; Mixed fruits of local strawberries, blueberries, and cantaloupes, local green beans/asparagus.

Cake Flavour: Champagne with strawberry compote…mmm…

Favours: None!

DJ/Band/Ipod: 2-3 strings for ceremony, iPod/CDs of early jazz for reception

Bachelorrete (when/what): Not sure!

Post # 24
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 9th 2012

Engagement Length: About 14 months

Colors: Yellow and Blue

Theme: A little bit Michael Jackson themeish

Wedding Party(#s): 1 bridesmaid, 1 pageboy/ring bearer, 2 grooms”men” (1 is only 10).

Ceremony (where, time): hotel near where we live in the uk

Reception (where, time):  same as ceremony

Dress Style: Alfred Angelo – Roseanna

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: New York!

Flowers: Not totally decided but know there will definitely be sunflowers.

First Dance Song: Undecided

Centerpieces: Undecided

Food/Menu: A starter (tbc) followed by a main course of either grilled halal chicken fillet with mashed potatoes, vegetables and gravy or a vegetarina option of quiche and salad. We’re having our cake for dessert.

Cake Flavour: Cheesecake (red velvet I think) and chocolate icing.

Favours: Undecided, probably one type will be sunflower seeds.

DJ/Band/Ipod: Venue provides a DJ. I think we can give him a playlist though.

Bachelorrete (when/what): Probably not going to do this.

Post # 25
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 15, 2012

Engagement Length: 9 months (exactly!)

Colors: Ivory, black and claret red

Theme: No real theme, though I love everything vintage and old hollywood πŸ™‚

Wedding Party(#s): 4 gals on my side 4 guys on his

Ceremony (where, time): Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (our church), 2:00pm

Reception (where, time): His parents beautiful backyard, right after the wedding

Dress Style: Strapless lace A line with side split (with tulle under it. No Angelina Jolie poses for me LOL)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Both DIY because no one can do it like me πŸ˜‰

Honeymoon Location: Maui, HI if our honeyfund goes well 

Flowers: dark red and cream roses all the way

First Dance Song: Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton

Centerpieces: Flowers transfered from the ceremony and candle lit lanterns

Food/Menu: Mexican! Tacos, bean and rice, chips, salsa and guac, which also equals margaritas, sangria and lots of beer! Oh and a double chocolate fountain with lots of fresh fruit, cookies and other stuff you’d dip in yummy chocolate

Cake Flavour: Haven’t got this down yet. Had a bad situation with our previous cake person (never go with Out of Town friends to do this stuff) Working with our new girl right now. I’ll know by next weekend.

Favours: Candy buffet all the way

DJ/Band/Ipod: Hoping for a DJ if our budget holds out. May have to use the Pandors wedding station πŸ˜‰

Bachelorrete (when/what): Nothing yet, better get my bridesmaid on that (my Maid/Matron of Honor is my 12 year old daughter so the responsibility of the bachlorette party is falling on my baby SIL)

Post # 26
2014 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 23 2012

Engagement Length: 11 months

Colors: White, Black, Green (lime-ish) & (Pink stationary)

Theme: Vintage, rustic, outdoor picnic

Wedding Party(#s): 2 bridesmaids, 5 honour attendants (no groom, same sex couple) 1 best man (M) and best mate (F)  2 ring bearers my baby nephews and one flower girl

Ceremony (where, time): Kirkland House, in garden of heritage house 1:30pm

Reception (where, time): Same place, immediately following

Dress Style: Mori Lee, strapless, lace up back ruffled skirt, white

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Professional Jayna Marie

Honeymoon Location: Will stay in hotel for first couple nights but no honeymoon immediately as my Fiance parents are coming from England to the wedding, visitin for 3 weeks and she hasn’t seen them in 5 years 

Flowers:  Beaded bouquets for Bridesmaid or Best Man and beaded boutonierres for the tuxes πŸ™‚ Brooch bouquet for me the Bride. We will be outdoors so I have made fabric and paper pomanders as well as paper and tissue flowers

First Dance Song: Still deciding on that… 

Centerpieces:  Tall green vases with white paper flowers in them, vintage hardcover books, and mason jar with photo inside

Food/Menu: Cocktail: country fried chicken, mom’s baked lasagne and baked lemon salmon. Sides: caesar, garden, bean, pasta and greek salad; homestyle potatoes and rosemary and garlic fries; homemade mac n cheese; corn bread and homestyle biscuit.  There is also a candy buffet and cinnamon and sugar bannock. 

Cake Flavour: triple chocolate chunk and vanilla bean

Favours: candy buffet, mini bubbles for ceremony, and matches for sparklers

DJ/Band/Ipod: iPod 

Bachelorrete (when/what): We invited our Bridal Party for a weekend getaway at our cabin on the lake. 

Post # 27
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 30

Engagement Length: 15 months

Colors: n/a

Theme: n/a

Wedding Party(#s): 5 bridesmaids, 5 groomsmen 

Ceremony (where, time): Historic hotel, 11:00

Reception (where, time): Same, immediately following

Dress Style: David’s Bridal, v-neck and v-back lacy

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Friendor

Honeymoon Location: Aruba

Flowers: Assorted light pink and white for my bouquet; assorted dark pink for BMs; sunflowers as centerpieces

First Dance Song: TBD

Centerpieces: sunflowers

Food/Menu: brunch buffet and dessert bar

Cake Flavor: Pound cake

Favors: home made cararmel popcorn

DJ/Band/Ipod: live jazz band

Bachelorrete (when/what): end of June; limo with my friends to a country club/bar

Post # 28
1174 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Edelweiss:  That sounds amazing! πŸ™‚ Love the location!

Post # 29
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 16, 2012

Engagement Length: 8 months

Colors: gold white and sparkle with bright flowers

Theme: There are lots of flowers (garden?) and some arrows

Wedding Party(#s): 2 bridesmaids, one groomsman, ring bearer and flower girl

Ceremony (where, time): reBar Brooklyn, 11:30am

Reception (where, time): same location

Dress Style: Enzoani Elim

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro + a pro friend

Honeymoon Location: The Caves, Jamaica

Flowers: lots of bright oranges, shades of pink and peach.  this is from my florist:

First Dance Song: Sea of Love – Catpower

Centerpieces: its a very nontraditional venue and we will have various arrangments, many of them small for smaller tables

Food/Menu: smoked applewood pigs in blankets, sweet potato fried cakes, hanger steak skewers, smoked mac an cheese bites, citrus ahi tuna cucumber bites, mini burgers, mini roasted pulled pork sliders, Free range organic Pan seared chicken breasts atop creamy polenta, Marinated hanger steak atop buttered mashed potatoes, Vegetable Tagine over cous cous.  (passed hor d’oeurves and a buffet)

Cake Flavour: included cupcakes.  can’t afford a cake any more!  πŸ™

Favours: temporary tattoos!  how appropriate for us.  basically this with a blank banner:

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ friend

Bachelorrete (when/what): we were going to take a trip but it’s too expensive.  so, I have no idea!

Post # 30
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 14, 2012

Engagement Length: 10 Months.

Colors: Black, Gunmetal silver, Sparkle.

Theme: No theme.

Wedding Party(#s): 3 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen (this includes Maid/Matron of Honor & BM), 1 Jr bridesmaid, 1 flower girl.

Ceremony (where, time): Outside at the Ruthe Jackson Center. 7:00 pm

Reception (where, time): Same place in the reception hall.

Dress Style: Cassablanca.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro, I work at a salon. So all my pro friends. πŸ™‚

Honeymoon Location: Not sure yet. Need to get on it!

Flowers: Haven’t given many specifics- I’m okay with most flowers but since we’re not doing any colors I kind of left that one up to the florist.

First Dance Song: You look wonderful tonight- Eric Clapton

Centerpieces: Mirror with lots of different size and shaped candles on top. All of our decor is candles!

Food/Menu: Buffet style- Fancy-ish bar foods.

Cake Flavour: Red velvet

Favours: Koozies, They say ” To love, laughter, and happily ever after. Names and date”

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): Since my Maid/Matron of Honor is my sister and she’s only 16 and can’t get into bars, they’ve planned a fun party at one of my co-workers house. Not sure what they have planned. But I’m sure it will be fun!!

Post # 31
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 8 2012

Engagement Length: 9 months

Colors: Cranberry and ivory

Theme: No “theme’ persay

Wedding Party(#s): 5 bridesmaids, 5 groomsmen (this includes MoH/BM)

Ceremony (where, time): Church we both met at

Reception (where, time): Conference center nearby, immediately following

Dress Style: No idea – is this bad?  I’m not really into designer labels just whatever looks good. But the dress is ivory, a-line, lace with cap sleeves and beading.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair-pro half up half down, makeup DIY

Honeymoon Location: no idea! Fiance is planning it as a surprise

Flowers: Mixture of roses, spray roses, daliahs, etc in ivorys and deep reds

First Dance Song: Heaven – Bryan Adams

Centerpieces: Lanterns and floating candles with flowers and table runners

Food/Menu: Cheese crackers, chicken with roasted potatoes, green beans, stuff shells, salad, and rolls

Cake Flavour: Vanilla and Chocolate (I don’t care for cake and Fiance likes plain flavors)


DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): Haven’t finalized the details but probably just a get-to-together at my house with friends, spa night with fondue.  Neither Fiance or I really drink so nothing too wild.

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