Fashion Ideas For Your Wedding

My first bit of advice is to hire a good coordinator to assist you as you have only 4-5 months to plan.
The good part of planning in a short period of time is you need to make decisions NOW!

I think a wedding in December would be wonderful. Several reasons being…places are already decorated for the holidays so you don’t have a lot of decorating expense. The colors you’ll want to use will be the rich, jewel tones, such as deep purple, blues, reds, and greens, any of the warm tones.

If you decide to go ahead with a wedding for this year, you’ll need to get your dress ordered ASAP. It may limit you just a bit as to which designers you can use since some of the dresses may take 6+ months to get back. Once you’ve decided on your dress then you select your attendants’ dresses. You can go with velvets and other rich fabrics if you’d like.

Flowers can be anything from roses to orchids. Select a good florist and then take a picture of your dress with you. They will help you select the flowers and style of bouquet that will work best for you. They will also help you with your reception decor. Poinsettias are beautiful for a December wedding and you can give them to special guests. They work well for altar decor as well as small ones on the reception tables.

I hope this helps. I’ve just touched on a small part of the planning you’ll need to do so I’ll reiterate how important it is that you consider hiring a coordinator to assist you. Another idea would be to get a book that could help you with your wedding or go on the internet and see if you could get infor from any of the wedding sites.

My guide says that April is the blooming month for Magnolias. So I don’t see you having them. You might ask your local florist about that.

I am not aware that they can be imported from someone else that time of year. Your locals would know more about the southern beauty. There are also Gardenias … not an inexpensive flower. It, too has a nice full look.

It’s harder than it seems! When I think of western, I think of bandanas, rodeos and lassos. With that said, you could use reds, whites, and browns. You could use bandanas for napkins, set up bails of hay and go all out. I think a western style wedding is a very cute and original idea!

While the chocolate brown is generally thought of for fall weddings, I’m sure it will be beautiful in July as well.

Colors in the off whites or deep creams, yellows or pinks would be beautiful. To me deep brown calls for gold as an accent as well.

To soften the brown, I’d probably go with variations of pinks. There are a number of flowers available in July in different tones that would lend themselves very nicely to decor as well as flowers to carry.

For example, I would recommend using cream colored linens as they will add a “warm” feel to the reception. Then use different colors and types of pink flowers or candles.

You can go anywhere from carnations (which really are coming back and do make beautiful arrangements etc. especially if on a tight budget) to Calla Lilly. Visit with your florist to see what is in season and build from there.