Many brides have been dreaming about planning their wedding for as long as they can remember, but now that the wedding date is a reality, there are a lot of details to cover! While couples likely started planning the day after the engagement, you are now six months out from your holiday wedding. Here are some tips and suggestions from the experts as to how to maximize the time you have left, and ensure that your special day is all you’ve ever dreamed.
By now your venue should be booked, especially if your wedding is going to be over the holidays when there are corporate parties and social events happening simultaneously. Having your dress colors finalized is very important as you move into the next step – choosing a florist to design the gorgeous bouquets and floral decor for the ceremony and reception! You may not realize that many florists choose not to book December weddings, but not at Zeidler’s – we love December weddings! Our expert wedding coordinators say that this is the perfect time to arrange for flowers, so bring in your venue and dress information, and let’s get planning!
Often December and holiday weddings feature traditional holiday colors; utilizing deep reds, Christmas greens, and whites. Even though some flowers are not available at this time of year, these can usually be replaced with silk flowers. Here’s an insider tip – If you want to retain the beauty of a real bouquet, use fresh blooms that are available, and use only the silks that aren’t in season. Or simply ask our knowledgeable team to help you select from the most beautiful in-season flowers. Traditional flowers in our area would include poinsettias, deep red roses, white roses and lilies – and of course, fresh Christmas greens, including pine, cedar, or douglas fir. Not only do evergreen elements bring a seasonal charm, but their fragrance will also fill the venue. They are incorporated into the bridal bouquets, bridesmaid bouquets, and reception centerpieces, but can also be used to create wreaths and swags.
Zeidler’s experts point out that If you are planning to marry in a church in December, you will want to consult with them about the decorations they may already have in place for the holidays. Poinsettias full color after Thanksgiving, while Christmas greenery is usually available after that holiday. Of course, you can also choose to have a little fun incorporating mistletoe – either fresh or silk – into your theme.
Schedule a time to sit with a Zeidler’s wedding coordinator, and let’s discuss making your holiday wedding into a winter wonderland!