January 2016

January 8, 2016

Those who live in the french fry capital of the United States and are interested in making their Idaho wedding special need to take into consideration a few different aspects of the ceremony and reception. While the atmosphere, decorations and meal choice have to satisfy your desires and needs, the most important part of the wedding is the dress. Nothing else about getting married is as memorable as the woman's attire. 

Short Dresses

Although a dress flowing to the ground makes a woman feel pretty like a princess, shorter dresses are fun and sexy. They make a woman feel more like a woman. Plus, they're beginning to trend and not just for an Idaho bride. Since the dress doesn't have all the details a dress with many layers of tulle flowing to the floor has, it's important to find a dress with detailing along the edges or in the center that's unique to your personality. For instance, you may want to choose a dress trimmed in jewels. Or may you want one with a bedazzled waistband. 

Flowered Dress

Even if you have been a good girl and saved yourself for the wedding, you can benefit from looking amazing in a flowered dress rather than a traditional white one. You may opt for a mid-lenth or maxi with a bold floral print. The flowers are ideal for a Idaho wedding in the summer. There are even designs with a floral print on the bodice with a white tulle bottom or an entire dress decked from head to toe with blossoms. 


Sheer isn't just for your wedding night. Opt for a gown with a silk underpiece and a covering of lace. The outside piece can be white, peach or any color of your choosing. The patterns of the lace/sheer piece are infinite. 


A slit in the front or on the side is becoming popular. It shows just enough skin to keep you in line when it comes to being sultry versus too revealing. 

Off-The Shoulder

Forget spaghetti straps and strapless dresses! Those are so last year. Schedule your 2016 Idaho wedding and then find an off-the-shoulder frock. It's stylish and cute with a hint of sexiness. 

An Idaho bride in May through September needs a gown that's light enough to keep her cool. It needs to be in tune with what's hot. Plus, the dress must have certain characteristics that are unique to the bride's personality. These are few ideas to help you get started on selecting the looks that are hot for a summer wedding in 2016.

January 4, 2016

If you and your significant other are about to tie the knot and you have a passion for snowboarding, then you may consider giving your favorite sport a starring role in your wedding. Winter can be an intimidating time for an Idaho wedding; cold weather and snowy conditions do not necessarily lend well to lace, chiffon, tulle and silk. But you can use the Rocky Mountain snowy landscape to your advantage by incorporating a snowboarding-inspired theme into your wedding.


As is apparent at Idaho bridals shows, themed weddings are on the rise. A themed wedding releases the ties of tradition and allows you to incorporate creative and personal touches to every aspect of your special day. Classic invitations are always acceptable but with a snowboarding theme on your mind, you may choose for something a little more imaginative, such as, invitations designed to resemble lift tickets, a ski resort brochure, a ski mountain map or invitations in the shape of a snowboard.


There’s no place better to host a snowboarding-themed wedding than at an actual ski resort. Idaho’s snowy winters and high elevation means there are an abundance of ski resorts to choose from and many offer wedding planning services, which can help an Idaho bride to relax and enjoy her big day. Pick a resort that also offers premiere skiing and snowboarding – such as, Sun Valley, Grand Targhee and Schweitzer – so that the wedding party and guests can make the most out of their festive stay.

Winter Wonderland

No need to make your guests freeze by holding the reception at the foot – or the top – of a mountain; instead, turn the reception room into an elegant winter wonderland. The devil is in the details; consider adding touches like icy white and blue lights, GOBO lighting to project images of snowy mountains on the walls and hand-carved ice sculptures throughout the reception room. Incorporate delicate white flowers with bouquets of white branches for centerpieces. Silver tablecloths with white and silver place settings, adorned with crystal and silver accents, offer a stylish touch. Attend an Idaho wedding show for more decorating ideas.

The Final Touches

A snowboarding theme can be incorporated into just about every aspect of your wedding. The escort table, for example, can be decorated with a table-scape of mountains, trees and fake snow. Use trail names for the tables rather than numbers. Ditch the traditional sign-in book and instead have guests write their names and notes to you on a snowboard. Design the cake to look like a snowy mountain with trails, complete with a snowboarding bride and groom cake topper.

January 1, 2016

In the age of electronics, we turn to technology to organize our lives for us. It's only natural that we look to our devices for assistance in preparing for what most consider the biggest event of one's life.  There is no doubt that planning a wedding can be stressful, but there are several organizational apps out there that can help you contain your Bridezilla and stay a happy Idaho bride - to - be!

For Wedding Registry: Zola

The Zola app is available for your IPhone, IPad, or Apple watch. You can register and receive instant notifications when you get a new gift. You can even manage shipments after the gift is purchased to have it shipped immediately or held for later. You can also customize your registry with personalized notes for your guests, as well as photographs. Maybe you've changed your mind since the registry and don't want that item any longer. That's ok! With Zola, you can even virtually exchange a gift. See a gift while you're at the Idaho wedding show that you wish was on your registry? No problem, just use the barcode scanner on the Zola app to scan the gift's barcode with your device. it will be added to your registry instantly. Your wedding guests can even use the app to purchase gifts directly from your registry.

For Wedding Dresses and Bridesmaids' Dresses: Wedding LookBook

When you begin the search for your wedding dress and bridesmaids' dresses, you may want to get started by looking at styles on this terrific app, as well as looking at an Idaho bridal show. On the app you'll find a broad gallery of dresses for you and your wedding party. You'll see a wide variety of styles from classic to contemporary. You can search for dresses by style, color, or even by designer. Wedding LookBook will help you ensure that your wedding party is looking great on your big day!

For Wedding Planning: Wedding Happy

Idaho wedding planners are expensive. If you're on a tight budget, you may want to turn to an app for an assistance, rather than paying such a large expense. If that's the case, then Wedding Happy is definitely an app for you to check out. This app is very helpful in planning that perfect wedding. Critical tasks are listed on a timeline for you. You can customize the timeline and share it with your fiancee to keep him on track too!  You'll also be able to organize/manage your budget and vendors that you're working with.

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