Black & White: Hot Color Combo

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In the quest for something new and different, brides and grooms may overlook the classic black-and-white color scheme in favor of something more exciting. But this dashing duo is back in the spotlight this season, and it's never been this fun or this dramatic before! * * * * * Here are some new ways of using this old classic. invitations from Brides.com decor ideas from the knot table settings from Brides.com Bride & Groom style from Brides.com cakes from the … [Read more...]

DIY Wedding Catering: Is it possible?

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Catering your own wedding?! That seems like a monumental-- if not impossible-- feat, but if it's something you're thinking about doing,  FoodServiceWarehouse has just made it a lot easier. FoodServiceWarehouse provides restaurant supplies and equipment, but they just recently put together a new catering resource loaded with information about equipment and supplies, photos, and educational articles.  If you want to learn more about catering your own event, this might be a good place to start.  In … [Read more...]

Budget-Slashing Wedding Planning Tips

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Martha Stewart Weddings presents 65 Ways to Trim Your Budget... and who's budget couldn't use a little trimming, right? Here are some of their best wedding planning tips. If you have any other great budget-slashing ideas, please add them in the comment section! Save on Alcohol Instead of providing a full bar, serve a signature drink, such as punch or a favorite cocktail, instead of providing a full bar.  Another option is to limit alcoholic beverages to wine and beer, choices that will … [Read more...]

Put a Twist on “Old, New, Borrowed, Blue”

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As the old Victorian bridal saying goes, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” Most of us have heard of the tradition of the bride wearing something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day, but of course today's bride has put a twist on the old tradition. Taking it one step further, the "old, new, borrowed, blue" symbols can be applied to another wedding element of your choice. Read on to … [Read more...]

Astoundingly Beautiful Wedding Cakes from the Cake Girls

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Sister team Mary and Brenda Maher have created some of the most amazing cakes you have ever seen. You need to take a look at these edible works of art, so head on over to CakeGirls right away to feast your eyes on their gorgeous designs! Here are some of my favorite traditional designs (although with each one more awesome than the next, it's hard to pick favorites...) Looking for something nontraditional?  CakeGirls also has "luxury cakes" for that once-in-a-lifetime event, and … [Read more...]

Saving on wedding cakes: Fake layers, fresh flowers, and more!

For the bride who wants a traditional wedding cake, without the outrageous costs that go with it, there are many creative alternatives. One idea is adding fake tiers to your wedding cake. According to Napsnet, this can save you about 50 percent per slice. If you have your baker create a fake layer or two in your wedding cake, and actually serve slices from a sheet cake hidden in the kitchen, no one will know the difference! Simply desserts points out that some bakers charge by the … [Read more...]

Autumn Weddings Part I: Color schemes and decorating inspiration

The days are getting chilly, but the glory of fall color is all around us... If you are going to an autumn bride, what a gorgeous color palate you have to work with! Fiery reds, rusty gold, pumpkin orange, coppers and browns will create an atmosphere of warmth and romance for your special day! Invitations: The first whiff of fall comes to your guests in the mail. Decorate Save-the-Date cards and invitations with vines, leaves, scroll work, and flourishes for ultimate autumn elegance. … [Read more...]

Wedding Theme: Asian Inspiration

Fusing Asian tradition with Western weddings is a popular, growing trend. Asia is known as a place of multiple cultures, adventure, and mystique, with a history dating back thousands of years. Tying Asian elements into your wedding will add layers of richness and significance as you connect to your heritage.  In Chinese culture, red signifies good luck and is widely used in auspicious events, and gold accents further signify prosperity. If you want to celebrate your heritage and showcase the … [Read more...]

That wedding cake looks kind of fishy to me…

I like sushi and I like cake. So how about a sushi "wedding cake"?? No thanks, not for me! I'll gladly eat sushi as an appetizer or an entre, but I want my cake too!!  And how, exactly, are you supposed to serve this interetsing creation? … [Read more...]

Top 10 Most Dreaded Wedding Customs

As wonderful and enjoyable as weddings are, there are a number of wedding customs that are regarded with dread, or at best, ridicule. To avoid making your own guests cringe (or take an extended bathroom break to avoid participation), consider excluding or revising some of the following wedding traditions. 1. Inappropriate wedding music choices. Wedaholic remembers cringing as a band played Celine Dion's “My Heart Will Go On." A lovely song but, after all, this Oscar-winning Titanic theme tune … [Read more...]