Sep 7, 2010
annamarie's wedding survey!
I'm almost positive I did one of these way back when I started planning. Which feels like a bajillion years ago! It seems like everything wedding related has changed since then so I figured it was time for a new survey.
How long did you date before you got engaged?
We got engaged on April 18th. We'd been dating almost 7 months.
Did you get the ring you wanted?
Yup, I did. We went ring shopping to give him ideas of what I liked - he bought the one that I said I loved.
Was the proposal a complete surprise?
Yes and no. FH asked me if I wanted to marry him back in February. We'd gone ring shopping but FH had a fair bit of credit card debt that needed to be paid off. He'd told me it'd probably be May/June before he'd have the money to buy me a ring.
One day (April 18th) we went for a walk around town and were sitting on "our bench" down on the river. All of a sudden he was down on one knee with the ring in his hand.
The proposal itself was a surprise, not that he did it.
Do you wish you had a bigger/smaller diamond? If so How big or small?
Its perfect. It has a lot of small diamonds instead of one big one. :)
Did you cry when he proposed?
There were a couple happy tears. Mostly I was super excited.
Was the proposal romantic or creative?
Romantic and meaningful.
When do you want to go for your honeymoon?
It'll be about a month after. FH's contract is done mid-June so if he takes anytime off within the last month we forfits his unemployment - which would not be good.
Are you buying his wedding band for him?
I am but he picked it out himself. Let me tell ya, that boy has expensive tastes.
Have you gone over your original wedding budget?
In a few catagories we have - Photography being the big one. But in the big scheme of things we're still completely under.
What day of the year will your wedding be?
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
What kind of weather?
Hopefully it'll be just right tempature wise. It doesn't need to be sunny just not rainy.
Inside or outside?
Both our ceremony and reception are indoors.
Church/justice of the peace/other?
We're having an officiant who will let us change things however we like. I'm Christian but FH isn't so we're eliminating some of the God stuff and putting in stuff that suits FH as well.
How many people will be there?
We're aiming for 100. We're inviting 130 - which is the maximum number of guests we can have.
Time of day?
We're thinking of starting our ceremony at 7 and reception at 8.
Any kind of theme?
Summer-y bright blue and white.
How many on each side of the wedding party? Who are they?
My side will consist of three girls and two flowergirls:
My mom is my MOH.
And my baby sister and a mutual friend of FH and me will both be bridesmaids.
My neice and a friends daughter - who will both be almost 4 years old - will both be flowergirls.
FH's side will be three.
His dad is going to be his BM.
And one of his close friends and my baby brother are both groomsmen.
What kind of cake/what will it look like?
We are making one ourselves. We're not sure of waht flavour it will be - likely one that we can both actually agree on. He's a chocolate and vanilla sort of guy, I like the fancier stuff. We are serving a dessert buffet so two out of three teirs of our cake will be made of foam. The first two tiers on the bottom will be foam and FH wants a fish tank between the second and third layers. On top FH is on a search for a caketopper of a Bride and Groom fishing. The cake will be white and blue to match our theme.
I don't love the above idea. Brides be ware: When you give FH full control over something, you'll be screwed out of anything you may have originally wanted.
Where will the reception be?
Our towns Legion.
What kind of dress?
It is champagne with a tulle and applique overlay, strapless with a sweetheart neckline with a short train.
What kind of flowers in your bouquet?
The kind that aren't real. I will be making a felt and button bouquet for myself. The felt flowers will be gerbera daisies.
Kind of engagement ring?
It is a white gold ring, with three diamonds shaped as a heart. Around the heart is an outline of tiny little diamonds then on each side of that there is 4 more small diamonds inset into the band. Its really beautiful, and so unique.
Kind of wedding bands?
My engagement ring was part of a Bridal Set. My wedding band is white gold like a enagement ring with a line of diamonds inset into it. It slides in right underneath the point of the heart on my engagement ring making it all look like one.
FH is currently in love with a white gold band with a black sandblasted stripe around it and two small black diamonds in the middle.
How are you wearing your hair?
I plan to wear my hair down for the wedding day. I'm hoping they can blow my curls out a little bit so they are a little more tame. I considered extensions but really my hair is already WAY too long as is.
Who will be important to be there?
Will the reception be big or small?
Closer to the small end of things.
What will the groom wear?
FH is wearing a grey suit with a beautiful paisley tie in our colour of blue and converse.
How long is the honeymoon?
We're aiming for abour 5 days.
What will you do?
Go to Niagara Falls and experience everything there is to experience.
Will it be modest or costly?
Modest, for sure.
What will you stay in?
I'm hoping we'll stay in one of the fancier hotels over looking the Falls.
How old will you and the groom be?
I will be two months from 20 - young, I know - and FH will be 25.
How long will you be engaged before you got married?
A little over a year.
Live together before or wait till married?
We were already living together before we became engaged.
Take a long time to plan the wedding or will it be simple?
In the end it will look like a simple wedding, but there are many small details that make it take so long to plan.
Will you do it yourself or with family or hire someone to plan the wedding?
It's all the FH and I.
Will you write your own vows or use something pre-made?
We will be using pre-written ones however not the average "I, Anna, take you, [insert FH's name], to be my lawful, wedded husband". We are both looking seperately for vows which fit our feelings.