(Closed) Wedding Survey (stolen from the month twins boards)

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Post # 3
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wedding Date: 25 August 2012

Engagement Length: 12 months

Colors: Vintage colours, teal, green, grey, pink

Theme: Vintage farm

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 BMs, 1 Best Man, 1 GMs, 2 Officiant (husband and wife)

Ceremony (where, time): The Cowshed, Wilsonia Farm, South Africa 3pm

Reception (where, time): Same location and immediately following ceremony

Dress Style: Custom made based on Maggie Sottero-Bernadette

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

Honeymoon Location: Drakensburg Mountains, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Flowers: Proteas and Babiesbreath

First Dance Song: “Hold On” by Michael Buble

Centerpieces: Tins, books, bottels and lanterns with some flowers.

Food/Menu: Buffet: Leg of Lamb, Chicken Roulade, Roast Veg, Baked Potato, Creamed spinach and Salad

Cake Flavour: Fruit Cake

Favours: Art print photographs from our travels

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Still a surprise!

Post # 4
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wedding Date: October 10, 2012

Engagement Length: 31 months (2 1/2 years)

Colors: all the colors!

Theme: awesome

Wedding Party(#s): 1 man of honor, 1 best woman, 1 officiant

Ceremony (where, time): Sea Breeze Point, Walt Disney World, 5pm

Reception (where, time): (cake, toasting, first dance directly after ceremony)… House of Blues in Downtown Disney, 8pm 

Dress Style: Alfred Angelo Belle 206, ballgown

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DYI all of it

Honeymoon Location: Walt Disney World

Flowers: gerbera daisies (hopefully)

First Dance Song: “I See the Light” from Tangled

Centerpieces: none

Food/Menu: whatever you want from the House of Blues menu

Cake Flavour: chocolate with peanut butter cup mousse

Favours: don’t know… probably a disney pin

DJ/Band/Ipod: one violinist

Bachelorrete (when/what): none

Post # 5
3501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

this will be fun to see how people do things differently


Wedding Date: December 12, 2012

Engagement Length: 18 months

Colors: black and white

Theme: awesomeness

Wedding Party(#s): 1 MOH/ 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man

Ceremony (where, time): Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. 6pm

Reception (where, time): Off-site restaurant dinner 8pm

Dress Style: Pronovias Puma

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro everything

Honeymoon Location: Europe (cities undecided)

Flowers: brooch bouquet; white roses

First Dance Song: n/a

Centerpieces:  retstaurant provided

Food/Menu: Tapas

Cake Flavour: no cake

Favours: welcome bag full of goodies.

DJ/Band/Ipod: ipod

Bachelorrete (when/what):  December 10, 2012, Las Vegas

Post # 6
892 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wedding Date: June 16, 2012

Engagement Length: 12 months

Colors: Navy Blue & Baby Pink

Theme: Military Precision & Girly Frills

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 Best Man, 1 Officiant, 1 Bridal Attendant (sister wanted a role but didnt want to be on altar), reader, soloist

Ceremony (where, time): St Pauls Lutheran Church, 1pm

Reception (where, time): American Legion, 3pm

Dress Style: Mori Lee Julietta 3052

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Friend from Church

Honeymoon Location: Camping in Niagara Falls

Flowers: Roses for bouquets, peruvian lilies all elsewhere

First Dance Song: “Grow Old Along With Me” Mary Chapin Carpenter (An oldie but it fits us perfectly)

Centerpieces: Glass candy jars from Michaels, filled with ten stems of peruvian lilies, DIY.  Surrounded by tealight candles and dishes of Hersheys Kisses, pillow mints, and almonds

Food/Menu: Appetizer Buffet

Cake Flavour: Vanilla with raspberry filing

Favours: Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ or IPod

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Skipping this question – bad memories

Post # 7
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wedding Date: 13th October 2012

Engagement Length: 8 months

Colors: black and white

Theme: black and white – simple romance

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

Ceremony (where, time): Emerald Lakes Gold Coast

Reception (where, time): Same location and following ceremony

Dress Style: Mia Solano – M1115L

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: Fiji, Tokoriki Island Resort.

Flowers: Not decided yet, maybe freesias, lisiantus, david austen roses

First Dance Song: not sure yet

Centerpieces: homemade candles, and maybe flowers

Food/Menu: 6 course menu, canapes

Cake Flavour: ???

Favours: cake to go

DJ/Band/Ipod: accoustic guitarists and singer

Bachelorrete (when/what):  ??? Thinking 1st September

Post # 8
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wedding Date: 25th August 2012

Engagement Length: 14 months

Colors: Muted neutrals

Theme: Classic elegance – gypsophila, pearls and lace

Wedding Party(#s): 2 BMs (sisters – both equally important!), best man, page boy, 2 ushers

Ceremony (where, time): Family church in Cheshire, UK, 2pm

Reception (where, time): Village hall next door after ceremony

Dress Style: Sassi Holford Amanda

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DIY): Pro

Honeymoon Location: Bentota, Sri Lanka

Flowers: Gypsophila, roses, freesia and foliage

First Dance Song: Secret!

Centerpieces: Candelabras with roses (substantial bits above head height when seated so people can see each other!)

Food/Menu: Canapes, three course sit-down meal – brie tartlet, fillet steak, trio of desserts – cheese table in the evening

Cake Flavour: Fruit

Favours: Charity cancer pins

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what):  26-27th July – spa, good food and horse-riding in North Yorkshire

Post # 9
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wedding Date: June 10th 2012

Engagement Length: 9 months

Colors: green  (light and dark) and white 

Theme: Nature and Romance

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 Ringbearer

Ceremony (where, time): Quinta das Palmeiras, Sintra, 13H30

Reception (where, time): Same location and immediately following ceremony

Dress Style: Chiffon, sweethwart neckline, flowing

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

Honeymoon Location: Azores Archipelago – Portugal

Flowers: Roses, Freezias,baby-breath

First Dance Song: “Secret”, by Seal

Centerpieces: Flowers and candles

Food/Menu: Spinach soup with Cream; Fish with Mozarella souce; Rosted, stuffed Pork, Cream icecream with raspberry jam and lots of buffets (seafood, fruit, cakes..)

Cake Flavour: White chocolate, Youghurt, Raspberry

Favours: Vintage purses for little girls,envased pansies for the ladies, my mum’s famous liqcuor for the men and chocolates for the kids

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Nope!

Post # 10
1388 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Wedding Date: December 13, 2013

Engagement Length: 28 months. LONG.

Colors: Black and Ivory

Theme: Black Tie

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

Ceremony (where, time): Casa Loma in Toronto; 12pm

Reception (where, time): Same location and immediately following ceremony

Dress Style: Monique Lhuillier- Scarlet

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair, DIY makeup because I am professional.

Honeymoon Location: BANGKOK, BABY.

Flowers: That is a fantastic question. White ones.

First Dance Song: Not doing a dance! Will probably go to our room after our wedding, get drunk, dancee, and then have sex.

Centerpieces: That’s also a great question. Nice ones. I’m going to have nice centerpieces.

Food/Menu: Yes, I’m going to have food. No, I’m not sure what I’m feeding the guests.

Cake Flavour: Red Velvet

Favours: Macarons in boxes of 4, with a donation card to Sick Kids Neuroscience research

DJ/Band/Ipod: Neither, skipping dance.

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Probably 3 nights before. There will be liquor.

Post # 11
49 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wedding Date: June 16, 2012

Engagement Length: 10 months

Colors: Cornflower blue, sunflower yellow, and a touch of pink

Theme: Summertime/international

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 BMs, 1 Best Man, 2 GMs, 1 Officiant, 1 ringbearer

Ceremony (where, time): First West Feazel Chapel, 3:00 pm

Reception (where, time): Hilton Garden Inn, immediately following

Dress Style: beaded ball gown with semi-cathedral train

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

Honeymoon Location: Navarre Beach, FL!

Flowers: Daffodils, Gerbera daisies, cornflowers

First Dance Song: “Love Never Fails”- Brandon Heath

Centerpieces: Small vases with marbles, and a floating candle with a flower submerged in water

Food/Menu: Heavy hors d’eourves, jambalaya

Cake Flavour: Almond White, as per usual

Favours: No favors, because we’re lame!

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what):  June 13, Lingerie shower!

Post # 12
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date- October 18th 2012

Engagement Length- 4 years

Colors- Lilac, green, periwinkle, and white

Theme- Destination/Romantic Garden 

Wedding Party- Two FGs, no BMs or GMs

Ceremony (where/time)- Kauai HI, afternoon 

Reception (where/time)- Kauai HI, evening 

Dress Style- Vera ball gown

Hair/Makeup (pro/DIY)- A little of both

Honeymoon Location- Same place we are having our destination wedding

Flowers- Orchids, roses, calla lilies, hydrangeas, pothos leaves, freesia, and a few others

First Dance Song- Escape(aka “the piña colada song”) by Rupert Holmes…it’s a long story and an inside joke between myself and Mr. Biscuit. 

Ceterpieces- Flowers

Food/Menu- Hawaiian Cusine 

Cake Flavor- Chocolate

Favours- Welcome bags, lilac palm leaf hand fans, and something for the reception tables to be decided later. 

DJ/Band/Ipod- Sting quartet

Bachelorrete (when/what)- None, pre-wedding luau instead. 


Post # 13
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding Date: September 8, 2012

Engagement Length: 8 months

Colors: Cranberry & ivory

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): 1 maid of honor, 1 best man, 1 pastor, 4 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen, 2 ushers

Ceremony (where, time): The church we met at, 4PM

Reception (where, time): Conference center downtown, 5:30pm

Dress Style: Don’t remember will have to look

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

Honeymoon Location: Surprise from Fiance so I have no idea

Flowers: Roses, daliahs, spray roses

First Dance Song: “Heaven” by Bryan Adams

Centerpieces: Lanterns and Vases with floating candels

Food/Menu: Chicken, potatoes and vegetables, pasta, salad, rolls

Cake Flavour: Vanilla and chocolate (we’re kinda plain LOL)

Favours: Don’t know

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): Still a surprise, possibly bowling or salon or something neither Fiance or I are big into drinking 

Post # 14
6580 posts
Bee Keeper

Wedding Date: August 25th 2012

Engagement Length: 11 months

Colors: Guava (coral) and white

Theme: Princess

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 BMs, 1 Best Man, 4 GMs, 1 pastor

Ceremony (where, time): River Oaks Community Church in Oakville at 3:30pm

Reception (where, time): Oakville Conference Centre at 5:30pm

Dress Style: princess ball gown

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

Honeymoon Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Flowers: Lilies, Calalilies, Roses

First Dance Song: “Easy to Love You” by Theory of a Deadman

Centerpieces: Vases with florlal marbles and a sprig of coral flowers submerged in water

Food/Menu: Buffet style – meat, pasta, veggies

Cake Flavour: Cupcake tower with multiple flavours (Lemon, Chocolate Raspberry, Cookie Dough, Vanilla and more)

Favours: Golf balls with a personal design

DJ/Band/Ipod: Computer

Bachelorrete (when/what):  Double Bachelor/Bachelorette in Las Vegas June 29th-July 1st for Canada day weekend.

Post # 15
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: (Reaffirmation Ceremony) June 7, 2012

Engagement Length: 1 month 3 days

Colors: Royal Blue, Black, & Silver

Theme: None

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Officiant, 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 3 BM, 3 Groomsmen, 1 Jr. Bm, 1 Jr. Groomsmen, 1 Flower Girl, 1 RB

Ceremony (where, time): Gwinnet Environmental & Heritage Center, 6:00 pm

Reception (where, time): Same Place, 6:30 ish

Dress Style: Vivien of Holloway 50s Halterneck Luxury Satin Dress (White Satin Wedding Lace)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Neither (Friends doing both)

Honeymoon Location: Surprise Cruise from In-Laws

Flowers: Hydrangeas and Daisys

First Dance Song: Endless Love By Diana Ross & Lional Richie

Centerpieces: Fishbowls filled with silver glass beads, water, and a floating candle

Food/Menu: Baked Chicken, Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Green Beans, Vegetarian Red Beans & Rice, Honey Butter Rolls, Green Salad,  Banana Pudding

Cake Flavour: Strawberry, Lemon, Red Velvet cupcakes, Vanilla Groom’s Cake

Favours: Cupcakes to take home if they didn’t eat one

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): none, Bridal Shower

Post # 16
88 posts
Worker bee

Love this!

Wedding Date: June 1, 2013

Engagement Length: 1 year, 3 months

Colors: Shades of pastels (pink, yellow, lavendar) and grey

Theme: whimsical, eccentric

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 6 Bridesmaids, 1 Brides-Man, 1 Best Man, 7 Groomsmen, 1 pseudo-ring bearer (he will be carrying a sign not the rings)

Ceremony (where, time): Sacred Heart Church, Quincy MA at 5:30 PM

Reception (where, time): Squantum Yacht Club, Quincy at 7 PM

Dress Style: Pronovias (don’t know the style name)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro Hair and Make Up (FI’s cousin is doing it)

Honeymoon Location: TBA but we’re leaning towards Florida

Flowers: none!

First Dance Song: still deciding

Centerpieces: DIY cake stands filled with cupcakes

Food/Menu: Redbones BBQ (Pulled Pork, BBQ Beef, and Wood Fired Chicken) with sides of greens, candied yams, and garlic mashed potatoes. 

Cake Flavour: Chocolate Mousse Cake

Favours: Donation to Paws New England where I adopted my dog from

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ (our friends are DJing it)

Bachelorrete (when/what):  TBA but somewhere in Boston

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