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Ida County Courier

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Wedding color trends for 2017

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Start here Begin a wedding binder/folder Browse through fashion, lifestyle, bridal, design, food and gardening magazines for ideas.

Set your budget

Five to Four Months Before Reserve rehearsal and rehearsal dinner location

Ask for samples to choose from.

Choose your wedding party

Go to different tastings to pick which cake you like.

Organize a list of people who will be invited that includes their contact info, RSVPs and gifts.

Buy wedding shoes and begin dress fittings Select your hair and makeup experts

One Month Before

Make final payments Book your hair, makeup and vendors

Search for caterers, bands, florists and photographers

Arrange seating for reception Sketch a layout of the room, use sticky notes with guests’ names on them to quickly move them where needed.

Eight Months Before

Shop for attendant gifts

Three Months Before

Hand them out at the rehearsal dinner.

Meet with caterers

Choose the menu and flowers

Compose list of vows

Hire your caterer this month or next.

Select favors

Select your dress

Order products with his and your name printed on them.

Choose hotel rooms for guests Find three hotels with different price ranges near your reception location.

Register gifts Choose three or more merchants.

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Your last fitting!

Reserve your officiant

At least three fittings are needed.

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Could take up to six days.

Decide on your location and time for your ceremony and reception.

Reserve entertainment

Purchase marriage license

Meet with dressmaker

Book the photographer & videographer

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Contact people who haven’t replied.

Set your date and venues

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Transfer RSVPs onto your guest list

Send rehearsal dinner invites

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New Reflections

Confirm wedding invitations Choose your cake to order

Begin a guest list

*Materials provided in the cost of the class

Discuss the menu and price range.

Decide how much you plan on spending. Let people know who will be in your wedding.

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Plan your second fitting.

Order programs

Two Months Before

Deliver timeline to bridal party

See your photographer Choose your location you want your photos taken at and the type of photos you prefer.

Discuss your playlist with the deejay

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Week of Wedding Discuss time of arrival with vendors

Make any changes they may have on your schedule of events.


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Buy undergarments

Check with all vendors

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Form a list of people giving toasts

Prepare the order of the ceremony and reception

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Have contact information of all members and the people assigned for the vendors.

Receive your dress Visit with photographer Give him/her a list of important times of which you would like pictures taken.

Prepare for honeymoon

Bring your wish list of songs.

Seven to Six Months Before Find & purchase invitations Plan your honeymoon Check that your passports are up-to-date

Search for bridesmaids’ dresses Could take six months to be ordered and sized.

Find a florist Choose your color palette.

Mail out invitations and map of directions Set RSVP at three weeks.

Showcase your wedding announcement in the newspaper A wedding announcement is $5 for a photo and short description or $30 for a photo and a complete description. An engagement with a photo is $5. Wedding announcements and photos must be submitted no later than six months after the event.

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Our Wedding & Engagement Policy A wedding announcement is $5 for a photo and short description or $30 for a photo and a complete description. An engagement with a photo is $5. Wedding announcements and photos must be submitted no later than six months after the event.

Ida County Courier • The Holstein Advance • Aurelia Star

This year, shades of blue, purple, grey and pink will be seen. Other popular combinations are burnt orange, peach and plum for autumn or winter weddings; blue, peach, dusky rose and pink are good wedding colors for summer. Matchy-matchy is officially out, with the mismatched bridesmaids’ trend continuing to pick up steam. For a visual contrast that surprises and delights, choose an array of shades in the same color family to complement the chosen décor, or a mix of textures in similar tones. Those extra-daring brides can opt to mix in prints as well; giving bridesmaids a theme to run with, or choose just one printed dress to let the maid of honor shine, like a spotted print, which the fashion world has forecasted as among the top trends in 2017. P.S. Guys can jump on the mixand-match bandwagon as well! Consider having your guys wear different colored suits to allow them to have their own unique look. As with bridesmaid mix-and-match dresses, mix-and-match suits should coordinate when it comes to the tone of color. Think different shades of brown, blue or grey. w w w. we d d i n g fo r wa rd . c o m / wedding-color-trends/

! Wedding mistakes to avoid in 2017 To help you avoid a blunder, wedding planners say which trends they believe would be a mistake to incorporate in 2017. 1. Naming your drinks. No one serves another ‘Dantini’ or a ‘Jennyrita.’ 2. Family-style dinners. It’s time to bring some plated elegance back. 3. Rustic and boho-theme weddings. Rustic has become an almost taboo word. 4. The clown car of bridal parties. I know you have a million ‘best friends,’ but they don’t all need to be in your wedding. 5. Giant bridal bouquets —the bride should always look like she is carrying the bouquet. 6. The archaic tradition of the bride’s family footing the whole bill for the wedding. Go dutch or go home. 7. The all-white wedding. Couples should add a signature color to liven things up. 8. Converse sneakers and cowboy boots paired with formal tuxedos and gorgeous wedding dresses have seen their day. 9. You should decorate your event the same way you’d decorate a home.

Bridal guide 2017