Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wedding Survey

***How long did you date before you got engaged?***
Just over 5 years

***Did you get the ring you wanted?***
I got what I was hoping for and more. It's lovely. He did well :)

***Kind of engagement ring?***
It's a round solitaire diamond with a white gold Tiffany setting (set high in 6 prongs) 

***Are you buying his wedding band for him?***
Not quite. We picked ours out together. While his ring wasn't my first choice, I wanted him to get something he'd love because he's the one wearing it forever.

***Kind of wedding bands?***
His: simple wide Tungsten band

***Was the proposal a complete surprise?***
For the most part. He was so adamant about going out that I knew what he was up to. But he fooled me-- he didn't propose until we got home, and at that point, he had me fooled. 

***Do you wish you had a bigger/smaller diamond? If so How big or small?***
It is absolutely perfect.

***Did you cry when he proposed?***
yeah... I teared up a little :-p

***Was the proposal romantic or creative?***
It was very "Dan." It was personal and low key.

***Where do you want to go for your honeymoon?***
Want? Italy
Practically? I want to go somewhere I've never been :)

***Have you gone over your original wedding budget?***
Yes, but not by much at all, which is fantastic considering we had such an unrealistically low budget for our expectations.

***What day of the year will your wedding be?***
Sunday, October 10, 2010

***What kind of weather?***
October is typically one of the driest months. The Farmer's Almanac says it will be even drier than usual. I hope all the foliage isn't dead as a result... but I'll be relieved if it doesn't rain. It rains on every major event in my life.

***Inside or outside?***

***Church/justice of the peace/other?***
The ceremony will be performed by our pastor at Dan's childhood church in our hometown neighborhood.

***How many people will be there?***
Approximately 100 

***Time of day?***
Late Day. The ceremony starts at 3pm.

***Any kind of theme?***
classic with a modern twist

***How many bridesmaids? Who would they be?***
Melanie Pulley (MOH)
Dani Faulkner
Katelyn Posik
Jessica Hubbs
Robin Brown
Jaimie Hubbs (Jr. BM) 

***What are the bridesmaids wearing?***
3 different styles of black satin cocktail dresses, all with a rouched ivory belt except MOH and sister

***What kind of cake/what will it look like?***
It's a cake from L & M, a local bakery back home. It will be their tasty vanilla pound cake with their popular buttercream icing. It will be square, with black satin ribbon, and large pearl accents.

***Are you going to be neat or messy when feeding him the cake?***
Neat-- but we have a plan to keep in interesting... let's just say, he LOVES cake.

***Where will you have the reception?***
Cafe Madison, Riverside, NJ

***What kind of dress will you have/color/material?***
It's a one-of-a-kind dress by a Turkish designer (Hala's Designs). It's ivory, French taffeta, tons of hand beading, flattened pickups,deep v-neck, stunning train, etc. I can't tell you more because Dan often reads this ;)

***What kind of flowers in your bouquet?***
All sorts of different red ones. The goal is a fluffy texture with a black feather trim (rather than greenery) and a polka dot handle.

***How will you wear your hair?***
Curled and mostly down, just pulled out of my face. Later into the reception, I hope to have it pinned up loosely so I don't overheat.

***Who will be important to be there?***
Lots of family and close friends. 

***Will the reception be big or small?***

Small-- around 100 guests
***What will the groom wear?***
Calvin Klein shadow stripe suit with a tuscany vest and striped euro tie in apple

***How long on Honeymoon?***
No idea. 

***What will you do?***
We're thinking about doing a few smaller trips: Montreal for a long weekend, close to a week at a resort in Mexico, then maybe road trip the country, tour California (redwood Nat'l Forest, Napa Valley, the beach, etc) , or visit ruins and vineyards in South America.

***How old will you and the groom be?***
I'll be 24 and he'll be 28.

***How long will you be engaged before you get married?***
2.5 years!

***Live together before or wait till married?***
We live together now 

***Take a long time to plan the wedding or will it be simple?***
I'm taking my time to find exactly what we want for the best price... plus law school and multiple jobs really fill my time

***Will you do it yourself or with family or hire someone to plan the wedding?***
It's basically just me for the wedding planning. I will have help for the set up though-- or else I might die. lol.

***Will you write your own vows or use something pre-made?***
We've written our own. None of the pre-made ones really expressed who we are.

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