People are becoming more practical when it comes to weddings. Often times the wedding cakes aren’t eaten. They range in price from $100.00 to a neighborhood price of $500.00. This is average and of course based on how many slices, the number of tiers and how fancy the cake will be. Shut the bakery door! My goodness a wedding cake can really put a dent in your wallet.
There are many alternatives to cake for a wedding, but lets talk about the little bite size cake. Your wedding should be customized to you and your groom. You don’t have to serve wedding cake if you don’t want too. Today bakers have become very creative with cupcakes. They can be simple to down right elegant.
You can mix and match flavors so theres something for everyone. Don’t just sit them on a tray. Make a cupcake tower. Most people expect to see the cake slicing photo. Grab one of those cupcakes from the tower and take a big bite for the picture. It’s cute and you don’t need a knife. How about that! Talk about a conversation piece for years to come. The cupcakes are easy, delicious and often times there will never be any left to take home.
So you’re getting married. You’ve dreamt of this day since you were 10 years old. They way your gown will look and the location of the venue. Oh! lets not forget about the amazing lucky guy. You’re the apple of his eye. I see you smiling in my mind. This is you isn’t it? Yes , girl you have your hair in a beautiful updo, from a photo you cut out from a magazine 10 years ago. I know, I know.
Now things have gotten real. You’ve priced venues, flowers, cakes, decorations and this doesn’t include the honeymoon or let alone the gown. The gown is a biggie. I’ve always teased brides – to – be when saying no one cares or remembers what the groom had on. However, everyone will remembered the gown. It’s 90% true, please groom; don’t test your bride. You need to look dapper. You’re part of the package.
Is there anything wrong with a used wedding gown?
It depends on who you ask. It isn’t always about if a bride can afford a new one or not. Many times it has much to do with personality type. If you’re the type who couldn’t dream of wearing a gently used wedding gown, simply because it is much more cost effective; you aren’t going to do it. The average cost of a wedding gown is $1,400.00, but as you probably know it can soar as high as $12,000.00 Sometimes its tough to choose a discounted gown when your heart is set on a particular style. It can be daunting to search all over the world for a certain style and get it for a reasonable price. Sometimes you want to go all out for ( you hope) this once in a lifetime occasion. So you just buy retail. Also brides may want to experience the whole bride feeling which includes shopping for a gown the traditional way from the large retailers. Standing on a platform and modeling for the entire shop. There is no right or wrong.
When buying gently used or pre- owned, you want to make sure you know your key measurements. Getting the right fit can be a key element since the previous bride already tailored it to her body. I recommend you buy up in size and have a seamstress create a custom fit. Make sure you have time to try it on and examine the gown thoruoghly before purchase. Normally there isn’t a return policy on used gowns. This means you’re stuck with the dress after purchase. Look for signs of wear near the arm pits and hem line. If they look great then your probably all set to purchase. Gently used gowns will run about $300.00 – $1,000.00 . Try small businesses that sell wedding gowns. Often times they operate a full bridal salon from the basement of their own home or have an online store. You’ll have a beautiful gown without breaking the bank.
Congratulations on your big day!
You should have a completely unplugged wedding. There shouldn’t be anyone with an electronic device with the exception of the hired photographers/ Videographers.
Top 10 reasons why the bride and groom shouldn’t allow camera phones, iPads and any camera devices at the wedding:
1. Prevent ceremony from starting on time.
2. It can upset the bride
3. Guest will get in the way of the photographers job
4. The bride and groom prefers control over what is posted for the world to see
5. The wedding photos are out before the professional photographer can get them approved and posted
6. The photos didn’t provide a good depiction of the wedding
7. The photographers prefers a differentiation between guest photos and pro photos
8. It disrupts the ceremony
9. Can upset people who weren’t invited to the wedding
10. The bride and groom would like to be the first see their wedding photos