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Grooms Cakes

Though the main cake at your reception will be the center of everyone’s attention (outside of the bride of course!!! ). The groom can often feel left out with everyone marveling at his new wife’s beauty and the overall decor of the reception venue. However, things don’t have to be this way the bride can choose her own special way to make the groom feel special on their big day.

Groom’s cakes are usually funny reminder’s of exactly who the groom is and how much the bride adores those things or is willing to put up with them. It can also be something that they enjoy together and a reminder of how they first met if this was not already done for an engagement party cake.

For the most part everyone will be enjoying the main cake at your wedding but you want to assure that the flavor you choose compliments that of your main cake and doesn’t clash with it. Who know’s some guests may want to try both and it’d be better if they went down in harmony. The most interesting thing about a grooms cake is its extraordinary design being that they don’t have to stick to the rigid wedding uniform. Choosing this design will very likely be the most fun you will have with your cakes so enjoy every bit of it, especially if it’s going to be a surprise for your groom.

Grooms cake doesn’t have to adhere to anyone’s rules but its own, and there aren’t any! Your only limitation is your imagination. ENJOY!!!

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Winter Wonderland Decor

Winter Wonderland wedding are very common around this time of year in the colder regions of the world. However, properly executing these weddings is not always as easy as it seems. Following a few simple steps will assure that your big day will be all that you hoped for.

What to wear?

Select a pure white gown perhaps with a white faux fur trim. Gold or silver beading would also look nice and reflect the light as you walk down the aisle.If the wedding dress you choose is simple and form-fitting, consider wearing a white, hooded cloak with white faux fur trim and carrying a white fur muff, rather than a bouquet.A gold or silver dress would also look stunning. Wear a gold or silver tiara instead of a headpiece and veil.Rather than black, select a white tuxedo with a gold or silver-colored vest and bow tie.Simple white gowns with gold or silver trim or beading. A straight cloak with white faux fur trim, or ones that are edged in gold or silver trim.Shimmering gold or silver dresses would also provide a lovely contrast to the bride’s pure white dress and is in keeping with this winter wonderland wedding theme.

It’s the decor that sets the proper theme setting when it comes to winter wonderland wedding ideas. Here are some suggestions to transform your reception:

  • Get some large, willow branches if possible (if you can’t find these then use regular tree branches). Spray paint all the branches white. Then lightly spray paint some branches with gold glitter paint and some with silver glitter paint. Set the branches in buckets filled with sand or gravel. Cover the outside of the buckets with shimmering gold and silver-colored fabric, gathered up near the rim and secure with a length of white ribbon and a beautiful bow. String small, twinkling lights throughout the branches and place the “trees” throughout the room.
  • Make or buy various sizes of white and silver snowflakes. Hang from the ceiling.
  • Cover tables in a white tablecloth. Add smaller accent cloths of gold and silver. Another thing you can do is leave the white tablecloth as is and sprinkle some gold and silver confetti around the center of the table.
  • For the budget-minded couple, create balloon bouquets of silver, white and gold balloons. Use white curly ribbon to tie the balloons together, leaving streamers of ribbon hanging down. Secure the bouquets to some sort of weight (such as tying it to bricks sprayed white, gold or silver or covered in cloth).

For most of your winter wedding reception centerpieces and decor, stick with a pure white and then add in a few enhancements of silver or gold.

  • Buy plain wicker baskets and spray paint some baskets in white, some in gold and some in silver. Tie a large bow to the handle or glue a length of ribbon around the basked and glue a bow on one side. Fill with gold, white and silver Christmas balls. You could follow the same basic idea, except use clear glass bowls instead of baskets, so the balls show through.
  • Use a small glass bowl and fill with glass beads or white gel beads. Set a several small votive or pillar candles into the bowl nestled within the beads.
  • Use elegant white flowers arranged in a simple white vase. Tie gold and silver ribbons around the neck allowing the streamers to hang down. You may also wish to have the flower tips dipped in a gold and silver dye.
  • Place a mirror in the center of the table and arrange 3 wine glasses of different heights on the mirror. Fill with water and float a white flower in each. Sprinkle some glitter over the mirror and arrange some votive candles underneath the glasses.

Winter Wonderland Wedding Favors:

  • Purchase white Christmas balls. Using glitter paint, write your names on the balls with your wedding date. Glue a small silver or gold bow to the top. This will make a nice remembrance for your guests to hang on their own Christmas trees each year.
  • Take two square pieces of gold or silver colored material and sew together, leaving a small opening at the top. Fill with potpourri and sew opening closed. Add lace, ribbon or other trim to decorate the sachet.
  • Cut a circle of white tulle and fill with candies, chocolate kisses, mints or nuts. Gather the tulle up and secure with silver or gold ribbon.
  • Tie two beeswax candles together with ribbon. Add a small spray of baby’s breath or a flower slipped under the ribbon.

What would a winter wonderland wedding be without an all white cake?

A Bouquet or Substitute:

  • Carry a single white candle with gold and silver ribbon tied around the middle.
  • Use a fur muff.
  • Carry an all white bouquet with accents of gold and silver bouquet jewelry.
  • Carry a single white rose with gold and silver streamers tied to the stem.

Personalized Napkins

Personalized wedding napkins for every part of your wedding including cocktail napkins, cake napkins, dinner napkins, and guest towels. Wedding napkins personalized with a design, photo, or monogram and the bride and grooms names and wedding date will create a wonderful accent to your wedding reception decor. Personalized napkins, made of premium paper with the look and feel of more expensive cloth napkins, make unique favors as keepsakes that can be added to scrapbooks or memory albums as a reminder of your special day.
Custom printed wedding napkins can be personalized with many creative options including designs, single and multi-letter monogram styles, block and script letter styles, and ink or foil imprint colors to express your thoughts and feelings to your guests on your wedding day. With a broad range of popular colors available, you will find napkin colors that are the perfect compliment your wedding decor. For everything from cocktail hour to cake serving, paper napkins are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate every function of your wedding reception.

Thanksgiving Wedding Ideas

Thanksgiving is a great time to catch up with family and friends while enjoying plenty of great food and laughter. Why not add an extra special meaning to the holiday with your wedding? A thanksgiving wedding can seem like a challenging task because it is right before or during the holiday season. However, it can be a lot easier if you remember a few key things.

Invites and Wedding stationary:

      Remember to send out your save the date cards well ahead of time. This is especially important due to the fact that your wedding will be on or around the holiday weekend.

You can decorate your stationery with things like beautiful fall leaves and colors. This gives your guests a clue on the environment they should expect on the day of your wedding. They can also tie your entire theme together with things like your place and escort cards, menu’s , and ceremony programs.

Wedding flowers and Decor:

         Your overall decor should reflect the thanksgiving theme of your wedding. This means no overly gaudy centerpieces that feature flowers and trinkets that are not in season. Instead , go with hollowed out pumpkins or cornucopia as your centerpiece. Decorate your table with faux fall leaves, rustic trinkets, and warm pumpkin scented candles if you’d like. This gives your settings the warm and personal feel that a family usually has at the table on thanksgiving.

Menu’s and Favors:

         The menu is always an important part of the reception, your guests are always excited to see what will be served. Depending on the specific date of your big day you may want to omit a few thanksgiving favorites. If you are getting married the weekend after thanksgiving you may want to omit turkey from your menu. It is not because your guests won’t like it, but because they have probably had enough by the time the weekend rolls around.

Outside of your cake you will need some tasty desserts and favors to appease your guests, and you of course. Sweet potato pie’s are always a great fall treat and you can also try something new and have a barista at your reception serving up warm fall inspired drinks and treats. Serving up candy apples as a favor is probably the sweetest thing you could do for your guests, everyone loves this timeless treat and it does wonder for any sweet tooth.

 

No matter what season you choose to marry in, it is always important to tie your wedding to the season. This is the best way to get the most out of your day without the atmosphere clashing with your dream wedding.

ENJOY!!!

The sweetest wedding favors you can give your guests.

Looking for favors to give your guests? Ones that will not end up collecting dust or end up in the trash shortly after the wedding?

Try candy! If your like most of us, you have a sweet tooth and you like to cater to its wants every now and again. Giving your guests candy favors is the perfect way to make sure that they not only remember your wedding day but they actually enjoy the favors they have been given. Here are some of the best ideas for candy-themed favors ( most of them are DIY, if you like to save money , thats also a plus).

The Famous candy buffet will always be the best way to give your guests a tasty treat to remember your wedding by. This is probably the easiest way to assure that your guests will get exactly what they want out of your favors. Fill the buffet with the most popular candies of the time or your own personal favorites. Top the buffet off with beautiful bags either designed with your names and the date of your wedding or a special message for all of your guests.

Something like a candy buffet, these lollipop trees are a clever way to hold and present your lollipop favors to your guests. These trees can be simply hand made or they can be purchased. You can make this idea your own by adding special designs top the trees themselves as well as picking specific lollipop flavors and adding tags and/or labels to each and every lollipop. Again, the labels can either feature the couples names and the date of the wedding or it can feature a special message for the guests. This is an idea that you can include your entire bridal party in on, each person can design a tree and choose the flavors that will go on their tree.

These clear candy boxes are probably one of the easiest ways to offer sweet treats to your guests. The type of clear containers you choose to house your candies are up to you, choose an assortment of shapes or go with one uniform design. Like all of the other candy options what type of candies you choose is up to you. Fill the clear box, wrap a wide piece of ribbon on the center or one end of the box , and then wrap a smaller ribbon around that one for an extra pop of color. These type’s of boxes don’t always require labels but ofcourse if you would like to include a label you are always welcome to do so.

Personalized candy bars are always fun, though they may require custom online orders it is still an option for you to consider. The wrappers for your candy bars can include things like the pictures from your engagement photo session if you had one. They can also include old family photos from when the two of you were growing up ( at least your guests can take home a few laughs).Though this option is probably the most expensive of the listed options it still promises loads of sweet memories for all of your guests.

ENJOY!!!

Long or Short Engagements?

For some people, the wedding planning starts immediately after the proposal. However, this does not mean that the wedding will also be as fast. While some couples choose to marry immediately following their engagement some couples choose to take some time and simply enjoy their engagement.Which one will be right for you?

Pros of a Short engagement:

Less time to be stressed out about planning.

There isn’t enough time to be stressed about minor details.

There’s no time to think twice about style.

No time to disagree with your bridal party.

Cons of a Short engagement:

You have to make quick decisions.

Unless you have an unlimited budget , you will not get your perfect wedding.

Theres not much time to simply enjoy being engaged.

Finding the perfect date to get married will be hard.

You will most likely have to go with the plan B for all of your elements.

Pros of a long engagement:

You have more time to plan your perfect wedding at prices you can actually afford.

Theres more time to enjoy being engaged.

You have a free range of dates to choose from especially if you want your wedding to be on a special holiday weekend.

You get to pick your dream venue and the perfect band to make your day all that you’ve dreamed of.

Cons of a Long engagement:

There is more time to feel stress and pressure.

It’s easier  to procrastinate if your wedding date is far away.( that’s not always a bad thing is you ask me)

Remember no matter how long or short your engagement will be you should make a point to enjoy it full heartedly.

Enjoy!!!

 

Plan a Wedding in a Month? That’s Crazy!!!!

A wedding is a time to celebrate your love. Traditionally weddings take six months to a year of planning in advance.  If you need to speed up the process, you can plan a wedding in a month.

Firstly, you need to get organized.  Put together a team will to help you with the tasks.  Many things need to be done so not be afraid to delegate.  Create a budget and stick to it.

Day 1-7:  Check on the marriage license requirements.  Decide on and secure the location.  Mail out your locally purchased the invitations.  Find an officiant. 

Day 8-14:  Begin booking vendors (caterer, photographer, videographer, DJ, transportation, etc.  Choose your bridal party.  Select and/or rent attire.  Decide on and book honeymoon.  Schedule an appointment for hair and makeup.

Day 15-21:  Order your cake.  Arrange your rehearsal dinner. Order your flowers.  Call and confirm vendor participation as well as arrival time.  Purchase wedding rings.

Day 22-28:  Purchase or create favors. Finalize seating plan. Put together all document necessary for traveling.

Day 29-30:  Confirm honeymoon.  Get wedding attire organized.  Rehearse and Dinner.

 

THE BIG DAY:  Just relax and be happy.  Don’t sweat the small stuff.  Even the most well-planned event has a few glitches.  Remember it is about the lifetime together not just the day.