Tips for Choosing Your Maid of Honor

by samantha on April 15, 2014

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For some people, choosing a maid of honor is easy; there is only one person they’ve ever considered for the position. However, some brides find it a little more difficult, especially if there are several women who would fit the role perfectly. Here are some tips that will help you decide!

Responsibility

This is a big thing with the maid of honor; she will be responsible for a lot of different aspects of your wedding.

Tips for Choosing Your Maid of Honor

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Traditionally, the maid of honor plans the wedding shower and the bachelorette party, and handles various other issues. It’s essential that you choose the woman most responsible so you know you can count on her.

Availability

It’s also important that the woman you choose be available for several different events. This includes the dress fittings, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, bachelorette party and more.

Tips for Choosing Your Maid of Honor

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This can be difficult if you choose a maid of honor who lives far away or one who just won’t be available often.

Trust

Obviously, you have to choose a maid of honor that you trust. If you couldn’t trust her to keep a secret, always stay loyal to you, or keep her word, then you shouldn’t trust her to be your maid of honor.

Tips for Choosing Your Maid of Honor

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There is no wedding etiquette that says that you cannot choose more than one maid of honor. If it comes down to two sisters or two best friends and you simply can’t choose between the two of them, choose them both. Having two maids of honor can take some of the pressure off and make the planning easier anyway!

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5 Hilarious Wedding Themes

by samantha on March 28, 2014

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If you’re a non-traditional couple and want to do something truly unforgettable for your wedding, perhaps you should go the same route as the following couples who have chosen hilarious wedding themes:

1. Video Games

It’s no secret that video games are very well loved by men and women alike, so why not integrate them into your wedding?

5 Hilarious Wedding Themes

This couple did, and started the process by sending out Super Mario themed wedding invites!

2. Shrek

Yes, it’s true. One couple loves Shrek so much, they wore Shrek and Fiona costumes to get married in.

5 Hilarious Wedding Themes

Now, that’s dedication.

3. Zombies

Who would have thought that zombies would be so much a part of pop culture that they made it into wedding celebrations?

5 Hilarious Wedding Themes

This couple went all out with their zombie themed wedding!

4. Superhero

Well, he is supposed to be your knight in shining armor…perhaps he can be your Superman instead!

5 Hilarious Wedding Themes

This couple and their wedding party had a blast as superheroes.

5. Football

Even sports aren’t excluded when it comes to hilarious wedding themes.

5 Hilarious Wedding Themes

This couple had a football-themed wedding and it looks like the groom is going for the touchdown!

These hilarious themes are just a few of the ones that brides and grooms have thoroughly enjoyed. The most important thing is that you’re having a blast and celebrating with the ones you hold dear.

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A careful and very important process

by Katie on March 27, 2014

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The Deliberate Art of Cutting the Wedding Cake

The days, weeks, and months leading up to a wedding are fraught with tension, drama, jitters, and a healthy dose of anxiety; there are a lot of moving parts to this once-in-a-lifetime occasion that need to be taken care of with the minimal amount of worry and stress. In the midst of a wedding’s inherent euphoria and celebratory mood, it might be easy to forget to learn how to properly cut a wedding cake. It’s a delicate skill that is just as essential as every other little detail in the wedding itself.

Fortunately, the actual operation only consists of a few basic steps that need to be executed with confident precision. Peter Knott, a Technologist at Marks & Spencer, demonstrates how simple cutting a wedding cake should be.

First, make sure to put a damp cloth under the cake board to ensure a solid base that will prevent the cake from moving around the cutting surface.  Next, remove any decorations away from the cake: flowers, ribbons around the edge, etc.

Choosing the correct knife – preferably a straight, long-bladed serrated knife – to cut the cake is absolutely vital to the entire process. Why a serrated knife? Susan Green, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and owner of the Birmingham Bake and Cook Company, helpfully explained to the Bakery Boy Blog that serrated knives are simply a better choice for less-dense cakes with textures softer inside and harder outside. Wedding cakes, of course, fit this profile perfectly.

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It’s generally advised to cut lengthwise across the cake, and then cut smaller portions across the side as needed. Don’t forget to clean the blade of the knife with a dry linen cloth between each slice. The actual slicing motion should be a gentle, sawing action all throughout; a common mistake with cake slicing is pushing and/or poking the knife down through the cake, which generally causes the cake to crumble.
Once all the necessary portions have been cut, carefully place the cake slices into their plates for serving.

A careful and very important process

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5 Incredible Wedding Cupcake Ideas

by samantha on March 25, 2014

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If you’re planning to have cupcakes for your wedding, you probably already know how popular they are. What you might not know is how stunning they can truly be. Check out these 5 amazing cupcake ideas for inspiration.

1. Rose Cupcakes

These outstanding rose cupcakes are so realistic-looking. They’re also perfect for a spring or summer wedding and a variety of wedding themes.

5 Incredible Wedding Cupcake Ideas

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These cupcakes are feminine and will certainly impress your guests.

2. White and Cream Cupcakes

These white and cream cupcakes have unbelievable detail and are perfect for a traditional bride and groom.

5 Incredible Wedding Cupcake Ideas

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There are a variety of patterns, including cameos and roses, so the overall look is just amazing. These are also great for any season or theme.

3. Purple Wedding Cupcakes

These immaculate cupcakes feature a variety of shades of purple and white and they’re just gorgeous.

5 Incredible Wedding Cupcake Ideas

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These also feature different patterns and styles but all tie together with the colors. These are great for a purple themed wedding.

4. Chocolate Fondant Cupcakes

These chocolate fondant cupcakes feature colorful embellishments like pink and white flowers and scrollwork.

5 Incredible Wedding Cupcake Ideas

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These are beautiful for couples who want chocolate cupcakes but still want that decorated wedding cupcake look.

5. Red Velvet Cupcakes

These have a much more laid-back look, but they’re still beautiful and look unbelievable.

5 Incredible Wedding Cupcake Ideas

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These are perfect for a non-traditional or casual wedding and are sure to impress your guests. They feature dried strawberries and delicious cream cheese icing.

These are just a few fantastic ideas that will inspire you as you’re choosing your own wedding cupcakes.

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Beach Wedding Music – Alternative Ideas

January 20, 2014
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Share →Many brides have a playlist that they’ll provide a DJ, or at the very least, a playlist on their iPod that can run continuously through the reception. However, a beach bride might want something a little different. These wonderful alternatives work very well with a beach wedding and can allow brides to get away […]

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How to Preserve Your Wedding Dress

January 16, 2014
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Share →Buying the ring and popping the question is done, booking the church and planning the do is sorted, now it’s time to have some real fun, it’s time to plan the stag.  A boozy weekend with the boys is all well and good but let’s be honest, it’s been done before, and you want […]

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