With the engagement out of the way, planning the perfect wedding is the next big step.
With the excitement of wanting to be whisked away with your significant other, there are things to consider and to plan.
Holidays and weddings are things to mark your calendars for, with winter briskly approaching.
Dee Allen of American Falls, ID is the owner of The Bridal Box Wedding Day Essentials.
Along with having her own business, Allen offers workshops that can help people with the planning process. Allen has also appeared on the KPVI news Pocatello as an expert in planning winter weddings.
The menu, decor, music and flowers, cake, favors, invitations and save-the-date announcements are all things to plan, according to Edith Gilbert’s book “Fell’s Official Know-It-All Guide Wedding Planner.”
When planning a wedding around Christmas, it is important not to let Christmas take away from the theme of the wedding.
Allen said when planning a wedding around a holiday, there are subtle ways to incorporate the holiday theme and colors into the wedding without it becoming commercialized.
“For example, if you plan a wedding around Christmas, the bride could hold a bouquet of poinsettias with gold,” Allen said. “Also, you could incorporate colors of blue and silver to get a winter theme.”
Allen said that warm and cozy can also be a theme, and to keep the menu to comfort foods and hot beverages.
“An idea for the favors could be Christmas ornaments or cocoa in organza polka-dot bags,” Allen said.
Making a bouquet that is uniquely one-of-a-kind is also something one can do.
Everything needed to make a bouquet is readily available at any craft store, along with easy to follow guides to making any conceivable style of flower arrangements according to Di Kivi’s book Budget Bride.
For more information, visit Allen’s website at www.thebridalboxonline.com.