How To Choose Your Maid of Honor!

The Maid of Honor is your Right Hand GalWho your maid of honor is, is a pretty important decision because the maid of honor can end up playing a big role in how smoothly your wedding goes. Most women simply look at who their BFF is at the time of the wedding, but you might want to be a little more particular when choosing who will play that role.

First stop: How involved do you need the maid of honor to be?

This is the first stop because it is probably the most important factor to consider. If your maid of honor will need to take on responsibilities like planning a shower, bachelorette party, attending any and all dress fittings for yourself and your bridesmaids, coordinating the flowers, picking up GiGi from the airport (we could go on and on), then it is really going to narrow down who you should choose as your maid of honor. Once you have determined what you need, consider the following:

  1. Age:
    • It may not be a good fit if who you want is not yet an adult. One bride said she regretted asking her 16 year old sister to serve as maid of honor. They were close and she didn’t think she needed too much help with the wedding, but she ended up needing more than the sister could handle. Turned out that even the smallest tasks were too much for her. The bride either had to do it completely by herself or be dissapointed.
  2. Location:
    • This one can be hard because the person that you want to be your maid of honor may just live too far away to help. If you choose to have a maid of honor that lives more than 30 minutes away, just be sure that your expectations are consistent with how hard it will be for her to step up. Some brides will even choose to have co-maids of honor to balance it out.

Second Stop: What emotions are going to be involved?

What we mean by this is that choosing a maid of honor may involve a bit of drama. For example, we had a bride tell us that she really wanted her best friend to be her maid of honor. However she had a childhood friend who wanted to be it too. So when it came to decide, she chose her current best friend and her other friend refused to attend the wedding. This doesn’t mean that you should make your decision around other people’s feelings. It is your wedding. However, it may be a good idea to make sure your aware of any complicated reactions to your choice.

If you are particularly nervous about this possibility, try reading our blog “How to Tell Someone They Won’t be a Bridesmaid” to get some guidance.

Perfect Pick: Willow Tree Cake Topper

A Romantic Wedding Cake Topper to Fall in Love With

Together Wedding Cake Topper

Willow Tree figurines are both unique and romantic. This makes it a no-brainer when including them in our wedding cake topper selection. This “Together” cake topper is particularly special as it features a beautiful base with carved flowers. This is the kind of attention to detail that makes a piece spectacular.

This figurine measures 6″ tall and the paint and resin are both cured and lead free. Additionally, all materials have been affirmed and tested for food safety!

Why We Love it:

One of the main reasons we love this cake topper is because it can transition seamlessly from cake topper to collectible. This figurine adds a romantic touch to both your wedding cake and your home. Furthermore, the base adds more stability the a Willow Tree figurine that is not designed to also work as a cake topper. Finally, the featureless faces of the figurine allow any bride and groom to connect with the piece as their own; seeing in it themselves versus a generic face. This makes this wedding cake topper truly unique.

Wedding Themes it Matches:

This cake topper has a more specific look than many of our traditional wedding cake toppers. It will match and enhance the following wedding themes:

  • Spring
  • Floral
  • Woodsy
  • Bohemian
  • Rustic
  • Fall
  • Romantic
  • Fairy tale

Where to get it:

This cake topper style can most easily be located under our wedding cake toppers tab in the Willow Tree cake toppers category. Similar cake toppers in this style include the personalized “Promise” cake topper and the equally beautiful “Chrysalis” figurine. If you are in love with this specific cake topper, simply follow the link here.

What is your number one priority when looking for a wedding cake topper?

Size? Style? Can use as home decor? Customization? 

A Photo Booth as a Guest Book

Wedding Photo BoothA wedding photo booth is perfect for your fun and flirty wedding! Photo booths are a great way to encourage your guests to document their memories for you on your special day. Many brides and grooms will even use a photo booth in lieu of a guestbook!

How it works:

A photographer with a Polaroid camera snaps a picture of your guests as they come in or throughout the night in front of your backdrop. Then, your guests sign their picture and slip it in a photo album or hang it on a clothes line display!

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Kathleen & Garret’s Vinyard Wedding

Brooke Hicken Photography: A Real Wedding Feature

A Real Wedding Feature: Kathleen and Garrett’s Vineyard Wedding

For this real wedding, Kathleen and Garrett created their dream Vineyard wedding at Lake Oak Meadows. This gorgeous venue is located in Temecula, California. They chose it for it’s serene beauty and the intimacy it creates.

Take a glimpse into this real wedding for inspiration, as well as tips on how to make this real wedding your own.

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The Perfect Pick: Cake Topper

This is THE perfect Wedding Cake Topper for 2017

Whimsical Cake Topper

This gorgeous topper is perfect for your wedding!

Wedding cake trends are always changing, and yet they all involve the word beautiful. Whether you prefer something more traditional or you like to break boundaries, this will always be the same. To highlight the creme of the crop, let’s take a look at what 2017 has to offer! This weeks perfect pick is this delightful, light feather wedding cake topper.

Why we love it:

First, this whimsy white feather porcelain cake topper with a personalized veneer disc, while a mouthful, is simply beautiful. It will meld right in with everything from a simplistic wedding theme to a farmhouse home decor, making it a wonderful wedding collectible. It is unique, with a delicate, yet modern design and it’s personalizing options make it one of a kind!  Also, there are font options as well as an option to get the feather cake topper without the veneer disc. Furthermore, it can be used both as a cake accessory and as a figurine on display.

Wedding Themes It Matches:

This lovely topper will coordinate with all of the following wedding themes:

  • rustic
  • simplistic
  • bohemian
  • coastal
  • garden
  • whimsical
  • Anything surrounding the idea that “love gives you wings”.

Where to get it:

Next, this wedding cake accessory can be found under Rustic Weddings in our Wedding Themes section along with other similar option that you can peruse or click here for this exact product!

More Wedding Collectible Favorites:

Now, to take a look at more wedding accessory favorites, take a look at our our blogs  “7 Wedding Decor Trends of 2017” and “Ideas for your Autumn Wedding“. Here, you will find great ideas for your upcoming wedding, as well as tips on what top products will suite your needs!

Wedding Survival Kit and Plan for Wedding Emergencies

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Ask the Expert by Greenweddingshoes.com

With so many pieces and players involved in a wedding, there are bound to be a few mishaps. Never fear! There’s a wedding survival kit and plan to prepare for the “oops”, “oh no”, and “I forgot” wedding emergencies. Here’s what you do:

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The Number One Mistake While Wedding Planning

What is the number one mistake made while wedding planning?

Green Wedding Shoes: A Secret Wedding in the Snowy Mountains

Wedding planning can be stressful. There are so many little details that go into planning the perfect wedding. From the cake topper, to the wedding shoes, brides and grooms comb over every detail to make their wedding day perfect.  Sometimes things go wrong. For example, your cake might melt and start to slant because it was put in the sun. Those types of “mistakes” are not however going to make or break the wedding day. This isn’t going to be a list of mistakes a bride can make when planning her wedding day that includes picking the right brides maid gifts. That type of shopping advice can come another day.

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Three Favorites for Summer Wedding Cake Toppers

Summer Weddings: The Little Details

Love this summary engagement shoot from greenweddingshoes.com! Click photo to see more!

Every season has its hidden gems of romance, summer being almost famous for it’s atmosphere of dreaming, flirtatiousness, and true love.  It is no wonder why the family fridge is covered with wedding invitations for shabby chic, coastal inspired, and carnival themed weddings each summer.  All of these weddings have the perfect look to match each unique bride and groom. Of course, unique wedding themes are built on the little details; the details is what weddingcollectibles.com is all about!

Wedding Collectibles is a cite full the special touches that complete a wedding look from the invitations to the wedding cake. As you may have figured out, a wedding cake isn’t quite complete without the perfect wedding cake topper.

Three Favorites for Summer Wedding Cake Toppers 

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4 Popular Wedding Cake Traditions

Wedding Cake TopperWhite dresses, flower girls, a bridal bouquet, and a speech by the best man are just a few of the many traditions that go hand and hand with the term wedding. While some couples might opt for a less traditional wedding, most brides (and grooms) have dreamt of the traditional “here comes the bride” with roses and a monogramed aisle runner. In the spirit of the traditional wedding couple, let’s take a look at some of the most popular (and most fun) wedding cake traditions!

Number One: Saving the top layer.

This has been a tradition almost as long as having a wedding cake has been a tradition. While the wedding guests are served the bottom layers of the cake, the couples save the top and eats it on their one-year anniversary. Most wedding cake bakers will even provide customers with a box specifically to store the top layer of their wedding cake. This is such a fun wedding tradition that allows couples to savor the magic of their love-filled day.

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4 Tips for Choosing Your Dream Wedding Cake

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⦁ Determine the Number of Guests and Budget

Before we start talking about colors and frosting, the first aspect that needs attention is logistics. If there are going to be over 500 guests in attendance AND the wedding cake is THE dessert being served, you will need to select a cake with an appropriate amount of layers or plan on having sheet cake ready to serve alongside you cute and dainty two-layer cake.

⦁ Choose the Flavors You Like

This is one of the fun parts of choosing a wedding cake. Set up a tasting – with an idea of what you are looking for – and try out the flavors that are going to be best for you. This is your wedding, so don’t worry if Aunt Suzy doesn’t like chocolate! What do you want to be eating (or getting smashed in your face…) at your wedding?

⦁ Consider Your Wedding Style

Sometimes we come up with the best tasting, largest cake, but the colors of the frosting or the filling style just does not match up with that relaxed beach vibe you want for your reception. Your wedding style is going to be something you will want to consider when you select that gorgeous triple chocolate wedding cake.

⦁ Match Your Cake Topper

The heart wants what the heart wants, but it is a good idea to try and coordinate with your all-important cake topper. If your heart is set on a sweet and romantic cake topper, but is also in love with an ornate cake design that does not leave room for a wedding cake topper, it may be time to take a step back and rethink your wedding cake choice.