Planning Tips

If you’re the kind of bride who goes for non-traditional wedding elements, then a one-tier cake may be perfect for you. Even if you’ll have a lot of wedding guests, you can order a one-tier cake that will work perfectly. Check out some of the beautiful one-tiered wedding cakes other brides have ordered:

Beautiful One Tier Wedding Cakes

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This gorgeous autumn wedding cake is chocolate buttercream, and each slice has a pretty little apple sitting right on top.

Beautiful One Tier Wedding Cakes

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This beautiful wedding cake is also buttercream, and textured wonderfully with tons of rosettes.

Beautiful One Tier Wedding Cakes

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We love this “lacy” white wedding sheet cake, which is very elegant and pretty. It’s covered in white buttercream and features lots of hand piped details.

Beautiful One Tier Wedding Cakes

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This gorgeous cake also features tons of roses, this time in white, with a few beautiful coral roses for color.

Beautiful One Tier Wedding Cakes

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This very traditional, fancy sheet cake is absolutely beautiful. It features a spray of flowers on top and lots of frilly embellishments.

Beautiful One Tier Wedding Cakes

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Although this cake does feature small tiers in the middle, it’s primarily a sheet cake and it’s absolutely stunning. It features colorful floral embellishments and lots of piping.

Beautiful One Tier Wedding Cakes

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This super pretty ivory sheet cake is decorated with flowers and silver embellishments, making it the perfect wedding cake.

These are just a few of the beautiful sheet cakes out there, and proof that a stunning wedding cake doesn’t have to feature tiers.

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One thing that is really trendy right now in the wedding world is the mighty flower ball – it’s being used as hanging décor for the reception hall, as centerpieces atop beautiful pedestals and along the aisle as the perfect pop of color for the ceremony venue. While they look expensive, they’re super easy to create. Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

  • 1 Styrofoam Ball (whatever size you want)
  • Crepe Paper (your choice of colors)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Embellishments (ribbon, beads, etc.)

How to Make the Flowers

Start by creating the crepe paper roses. These are simple to make. Just roll a bit of the crepe paper (about 1-2 inches) the same way you’d roll a newspaper, so that you have a small roll. Then, holding the roll between the thumb and finger of your non-dominant hand, use the dominant hand to layer crepe paper around the roll to make the “petals.”

Wedding DIY: Crepe Paper Flower Balls

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Keep rolling the crepe paper until the rose is the size you want. The best size is about 1 to 1.5 inches across. Carefully rip the paper and place a small dot of hot glue on the back of the rose, affixing the hanging end of the paper to the back to hide it. Now you have a small rolled rose.

Wedding DIY: Crepe Paper Flower Balls

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Hot glue the rose to the Styrofoam ball. You’ll need to make enough roses to cover the entire ball, gluing as you go. If you want the ball to sit on a pedestal, you can use a cheap candle holder from your local craft or home décor store. Simply leave one small area of the Styrofoam  ball empty and use hot glue to affix it there to the candlestick.

Wedding DIY: Crepe Paper Flower Balls

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If you want the ball to hang, make a ribbon hanger as long as you want it by cutting a length of ribbon and hot gluing the ends together to make a loop. Then, hot glue the end of the loop between two of the crepe paper roses on the ball. Voila – you have a hanging pomander that was super easy (and super cheap) to create!

Wedding DIY: Crepe Paper Flower Balls

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