If your daughter is getting married at Christmastime, she has chosen a magical time of the year for this wonderful event. Even though you just had Christmas, planning a wedding can be daunting, so be glad you have a few months to complete your preparations. Here are some ideas to make your daughter’s wedding unique.
The Invitations – The invitations will set the mood for the entire wedding.
- If you’re planning an elegant and traditional wedding, you can’t go wrong with classic white. However, you can make the invitations very unique by mailing them in special plastic bottles that contain not only the invitation but also white, gold and silver curling ribbon and confetti. Of course, these will be more expensive to mail, but they’ll make a real statement!
- If your daughter’s wedding will be casual, consider using her wedding colors as part of the invitation. Other ideas that will be quite different include sending the invitation in a colorful box or tucked inside of a compact disk case with a picture of the bride and groom on the front of it.
The Decorations – Flowers and candles, and plenty of them!
- For an elegant setting, consider using white and off-white with touches of your daughter’s wedding colors. A nice touch is to have white birds or angels or silver Christmas ornaments as part of the display.
- For a more casual event, it would be dramatic and fun to use a rainbow of colors or your daughter’s colors in several hues. A darling touch would be to add Christmas bears, snowmen, penguins or any other Christmas-related decorations.
The Food – Of course, the bride and groom will be the focus of everybody’s attention, and the decorations are important, too. But the guests will truly enjoy the attention you’ve given to a special wedding feast. Make it easier for yourself and very professional by hiring caterers.
- Don’t wait any longer to hire your caterers. Good ones are booked months in advance, and Christmas is an especially busy time for them.
- Get recommendations from friends or family members who have had a good experience with the caterer they used.
- You can actually sample food they recommend for the wedding reception.
- A caterer like Marians Island Wide Catering will want to get your ideas, of course. However, if you are at a loss for what to serve, the caterer has the training and the experience to make suggestions that will fit your needs.
- Be sure to get everything in writing, including the total cost of the catering, and make sure there aren’t any misunderstandings. Solidify the date and time that you want food to be at your event, and the exact time that you will want it to be served.
- Consider asking the caterers to also provide a little take-home party favor, like a beautifully wrapped cookie or a pretty box with special candies in it. They can even custom order the box to include the name of the bride and groom and a special sentiment.