Wow, now I'm starting to wish I had stayed with a more 50's theme! I was gonna go with a dress similar to yours, but I found a gorgeous (and more modern) dress at Goodwill for $30 and couldn't pass it up. I still plan to have the bridesmaid's dresses be 50's-ish though, maybe include some records as table decorations, etc; but now that I see your poofs, I'll definitely include them! I've heard they're really time intensive - what did you think?
Also, I'm with you on the food. We're going for a B.B.Q. feel, and we're going to ask some of my family and church family to help with the food. Gorgeous wedding!