November 2015

November 23, 2015

Wedding Shows are a valuable tool to you as a bride. For two days you have hundreds of vendors that provide services in the Wedding industry at your disposal. Can you risk not picking the brains of so many experts in one place? You have the perfect opportunity to ask questions, meet the vendors personally, set appointments, compare prices, book dates, taste test caterers, see the latest trends in flowers, cakes, dresses, and more.

There are definitely a few things to try to keep in mind to make a busy bridal show the most productive and enjoyable experience for you.

1.       Print out address labels with your information to save you from getting hand cramps from writing your name so many times when you enter the contests at the vendor tables.

Include this information:

         Brides Name:

         Groom Name:

         Wedding date:

         Wedding Location (if you have one)

         Address

         Phone

         Email

2.       Decide on who you are bringing with you. This could be a great outing to share with your mother or best friend. So invite them and “Let them eat cake!”

3.       Cash for parking.

4.       Wear comfortable shoes. Avoid heels and maybe schedule a pedicure with the girlfriends after.

5.       Leave children at home. These events aren’t geared to entertain but to provide information. Children will find the whole experience very boring so consider finding them something fun to do while you explore the Wedding Party Show.

6.       When you arrive, you will register and be issued stickers identifying you as bride or bridesmaid. These are important to wear since it will help the vendor identify you and provide more personalized service for you.

7.       Bring your questions, idea boards and/or your color swatches. Now is the best time to get the answers you need from the experts on hand and these vendors want your business so are ready to address any concerns you have.

8.       There are a lot of vendors and a lot of information so have a plan of how you are going separate the keepers from the rest. Take pictures of the company or style or have a place to put the ones you are interested in and want to reach back out to. Or consider scheduling an appointment for a more one on one consultation while you are at their booth.

9.       If you are there for the Fashion Show, remember that the seating is first come, first serve. There are often new trends on the catwalk and they have drawings for prizes during the show as well.

10.   The most important thing to remember is that venues fill up fast so be sure to follow up on the ideas you get right away to snag that wedding date, location and minister you want.

So come early and take your time. There are many things to see and taste. Enter the contests because you never know if you will win discounts on the services you need for your perfect event or that ideal honeymoon. Eat cake, smell flowers, get fresh ideas, and most of all; HAVE FUN.

November 15, 2015

Summer weddings are a popular choice for people with extended families, or tight work schedules. Outdoor venues are a popular choice for summer weddings, but indoor venues are becoming more popular as well.

1.) The Penthouse at C.W. Moore Plaza

The Penthouse at C.W. Moore Plaza, located in downtown Boise, is an amazing location for your summer wedding. They only reserve one event per day, guaranteeing you personalized service through the entire wedding process.

2.) The Plantation Country Club

The Plantation Country Club, located in Boise, is set on a beautiful golf course. The ceremony occurs between Holes 5 and 6, and there's a maximum capacity of 300 people.

3.) Fourth Street Gardens

Fourth Street Gardens, located in Emmett, is an intimate venue for an outside wedding. They have three gardens to choose from, with the Pear Garden being their most popular location.

4.) Idaho Botanical Gardens

Idaho Botanical Gardens, one of the most requested venues in Boise, offers several wedding packages. They also offer several customization options, so your special day can be absolutely perfect.

5.) Elkins Resort on Priest Lake

Elkins Resort is located on Priest Lake, in Nordman, Idaho. They have been offering wedding services for over 25 years, and specialize in making your lakefront wedding memorable and perfect.

6.) Silver Mountain Resort

Silver Mountain Resort is located in Kellogg, Idaho. It is located on the top of Silver Mountain, and the perfect location for a summer or winter wedding. They offer lodging at the Morning Star Lodge, and you can get catering from several of the restaurants nearby.

7.) Sun Valley Lodge

Sun Valley Lodge, which is located in Sun Valley, offers a view of the Sawtooth Mountains for your wedding. The venue is available from the end of May to the middle of October. The venue can house up to 340 people, and they offer their own wedding cake services.

8.) Honalee Farm

Honalee Farm, located in Eagle, offers a rural location for your outdoor wedding.  They offer their services year-round, and every day of the week.

9.) Alpine Ponds Event Center

The Alpine Ponds Event Center, located in Meridian, offers 4 wedding packages. Their largest package can house up to 250 guests, and they offer meticulous customization options for your convenience.

10.) Pioneer Inn Condominiums

Pioneer Inn Condominiums, located in Bogus Basin, offers separate locations for your wedding and your ceremony. They also offer their own catering and planning services.

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