Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Poll Update

I thought it would be fun to take a minute and recap the various polls that I have ran on my blog and let you know how your results compared to actual results!

  • Blog Header Poll: 57 of you said that you loved the header with the shoe shot in the middle! So, take a peak! The new header is simply adorable and I hope that you love it too!
  • Pick & Choose Our Invitations: The second invitation design had the most votes, but when it came down to it, I didn't have enough time or patience to totally re-do the invitations. So I went with #1, the original, with some minor changes. For the most part, I am at peace with how they turned out.
  • Perfect Plum Peeps: The majority of readers, told me to go with the plum peep toe shoes on our wedding day over the traditional bridal white shoes or both white and plum shoes. And that's exactly what I did! And I think that we all love the results!
  • Ribbon Wavers: Most of you wanted to see the ribbon wavers be a part of our exit strategy, with 17 of you vouching for bubbles. When I priced it out, the ribbon wavers would have cost me $75 + countless hours of labor to make. And I just didn't have the time, nor the desire to spend money on dowel rods. So we went with the bubbles. For $14. And I couldn't have been happier.
  • Veil: High or Low. I wore the veil low, as the majority of you voted for. It worked with my hairstyle and it worked for all of the hour that I actually wore the veil.
  • Anticipated Moments. Most of you were looking forward to the first look, and I assure you that it was everything that you will ever imagine it to be. But the other options (getting ready, walking down the aisle, the pronouncement, and the first dance) were just as wonderful.
  • The Registry. We took your advice and registered at BB&B and Macy's. But we skipped Crate & Barrel, since there wasn't a store in Cincinnati (where half of our guests resided). I would like to say that our Target registry worked out just fine, after all the horror stories we heard (about difficulty of returns). FYI: If the Target item was purchased off your registry and you want to return it, go to the bridal registry kiosk at the store, print off your purchase log/completion list and present it to the service list. You'll get a merchandise credit. No problem.
  • RSVP We went with the standard RSVP reply that you suggested, "accepts with pleasure or declines with regret." The RSVP's turned out perfect, so thanks for helping with this little dilemma!
  • Cards or Chart I made a seating chart, seen here. Most of you voted for the seating chart over an escort card and I have to admit that it was perfect. We put it on an easel in the hall outside of the cocktail hour. As the guests entered they were able to find their respective tables and sign our blurb guest book. We saved paper and a lot of hassle (cutting, set-up, and clutter of escort cards). More details on the seating chart to come in a future post!
  • Balls or No Balls We went with no poof balls (inspired by this bride). Even though most of you loved them, we didn't want to distract from the beauty of the church and I didn't want to force my MOH to fold pieces of tissue paper for months in order to make the balls. In fact, we had no church pew decorations at all, and I don't think that anyone noticed/cared.
  • Rehearsal Dinner Invites Chris' Mom was kind enough to send out rehearsal dinner invitations. She picked them out herself , and they were adorable. The majority of you said that they aren't necessarily necessary and the need for a formal invitation of the rehearsal dinner just depends on the situation and the guests that you are having. I agree completely.
  • Reception Seating The majority of you voted for a sweetheart table, but we were lucky enough to be to make up our own seating arrangement. A post on this aspect of our wedding day is soon to follow!
  • Save the Date Pictures As seen here, we went with the B&W picture on the circle for our save the date cards. They were a hit.
  • How Do We Get There. Although you voted for a classy car for the bride and groom, we actually went with none of the options listed in this poll. More to come on this topic!
I leave you with a beautiful picture from Ben Chrisman I don't think that we need to take a poll to agree that the love and the emotions in this picture convey l-o-v-e.

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