Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wedding Dress of the Day 31

From the Hayley Paige 2014 Spring Bridal Collection

Pins of the Week

Cutting the Wedding Cake Early

This week we are discussing ways to keep the guests happy while the bridal couple has their photographs taken. Traditionally the cake cutting ceremony happens near the end of the evening and often signifies that events will be coming to an end. Often though most of the wedding cake goes uneaten because many guests are all danced out, have chosen to eat the other desserts or have just had too much alcohol by this point and considering how much a wedding cake costs this seems like a huge waste. So why not kill two birds with one stone? Your guests are hungry after your ceremony, you don't want to spend extra money on canapes and you want your wedding cake eaten, so serve your cake early! There are many advantages to serving your wedding cake straight after the ceremony as opposed to serving it later in the evening. For starters your guests get to fill their stomachs and your very expensive cake does not go to waste. It is also a great way for the bridal couple to quickly mix with their guests before running off for their photographs. And speaking of photographs, it looks beautiful to have your cake cutting ceremony photographed outside during the afternoon when everyone still looks fresh and done up instead of inside a dark hall after everyone has been dancing most of the evening. The disadvantage does come in though when you have to consider the type of cake you serve at that hour, as I doubt many guests would want to eat chocolate cake before they have dinner. Perhaps the different layers of your cake could be different flavours and if you had your heart set on having a chocolate wedding cake you could ask the venue to keep that layer aside to later serve with the dessert.

Let us know your thoughts on this nontraditional cake cutting ceremony. If cutting your cake early does not suit you look here for more ideas to keep your guests happy.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wedding Dress of the Day 30

From the Hayley Paige 2014 Spring Bridal Collection

Wedding Welcome Drinks

Often the bridal couple forget that while they are taking their wedding photographs the guests are left to wait. People also forget that these guests have probably arrived for the wedding ceremony at about 14:00 - 15:00 which means they have also used most of their afternoon getting ready and travelling to the wedding. Due to the time frames many of the guests would not have eaten lunch and depending how long photographs take, dinner will be served later then usual. There are many ways to keep the guests happy during this time and that is what we are going to explore this week.

First up on the menu are the welcome drinks. This is a fun aspect to add to your wedding that can also be affordable. Remember that the drinks should suit the rest of the food you may be serving at the time as well as the wedding theme and the couple's personalities.

Source: Nastassja Harvey Photography

Monday, February 17, 2014

Rainy Day Wedding

Rain... on your wedding day? Does this sound like your worst nightmare come true? Let me try to change your mind about this. Firstly you need to accept that you have no control over the weather and if it does rain on your big day you need a back up plan. If you have planned for your ceremony or reception to take place outside ensure that your venue has space inside available if needed. Have fun with your photographs by incorporating gum boots and umbrellas - photographs in the rain look absolutely beautiful and you will wedding photographs completely different from all your friends.After all, they do say rain on your wedding day is good luck so remember your day is not ruined.

Source: Hoffer Photography

Source: Hoffer Photography

Source: Unplugged Photography

Source: Unplugged Photography

Source: Unplugged Photography

Wedding Dress of the Day 29

From Berta Bridal 2014 Fall Couture Collection

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Unique Escort Cards

Bride and Grooms are finding more and more ways to create unique and interesting escort cards, often using them to double up as the guests favours. The most important aspect is that the escort cards are practical and fit in with the theme and style of the wedding. Go here to read more on where and how to seat your guests.