Earlier this week we talked about how to cut your wedding cake during this sweet wedding tradition, but now let’s talk about some things you want to avoid.streaming Moonlight
1) First off, don’t cut into the fun. Basically, what I mean here is to pay attention to the timing. Cutting the cake has usually been at the very end of the reception, but a lot of couples are wanting to do it earlier in the night, especially if it is the only desert of the party. This can be a great idea and allows those guests that need to head home to do so and not miss out on these time honored traditions. So, don’t cut the cake during the dance portion of the evening. It can be good to do it between dinner and the fun or right after you close the greeting line. These are both good because they tend to be transitional times where the focus is not yet at any one place.
2) Don’t take too long. The cake cutting ceremony is meant to be short and sweet. Don’t gather everyone to the cake to have your father talk for 15 minutes or to explain your frosting choices. It is meant to be simple, so don’t try to over complicate it. Plus, because it a is a simple tradition, it doesn’t need more than a few minutes.
3) Don’t Smash Without Permission. A lot of couples want to smash the cake into their new spouses face — it is funny right? And it puts on a good show for the guest. BUT, if your partner really really does not want to do that new part of this tradition. Just don’t do it. This, small as it seems, is something you should discuss with your soon-to-be when you are planning your wedding. A groom may feel uncomfortable with the chaos and a bride may be worried about getting the cake on their dress….or in their hair.
On your wedding day, not only are you going to marry your best friend, but you are also going to get the opportunity to participate in wedding traditions that have been practiced by millions of people from all walks of life. Really, one of the things that makes the tradition of a wedding so special is its creation of community, its link through generations and for some traditions even continents. It really is a beautiful thing.
If you don’t have someone to show you the ropes, you might feel at a loss when approaching these time old traditions. So, lets take a look at some of the things that you should do when cutting your wedding cake.
Since cake cutting is a wedding tradition favorite, there are a lot of wedding cake accessories. Really, it is those accessories that is Wedding Collectibles’s specialty, focusing on wedding cake toppers. Along side toppers we have a wide variety of cake serving sets. It might seem silly to have so many different options for a server set and you may ask, “Does it matter?”, but when you are cutting your cake and all eyes and cameras are on you -zoomed in on that serving set – you will be happy you picked out the perfect one. So, this week’s top ten is on Cake Serving sets, with a focus on the unique and the beautiful. Enjoy!
1. Mother of Pearl Wedding Cake Server SetThis mother of pearl serving set starts off the group in absolute elegance. It would work with almost any wedding style, including vintage, shabby chic, country, and seaside!
2. Vintage Embossed Cake Server Set This vintage set is a gorgeous choice for any vintage or traditional wedding. We love the detail and the customization. This could even make a sweet anniversary gift for couples renewing vows or having an anniversary party.
3. Foundations Wedding Cake Knife and Server Set The best part of this sweet and simple set is the hidden, “love always” on the server handle with the small heart.
A Guide to Cake Size: Infographics and other helpful hints
This wedding infographic is extraordinarily helpful as you plan one of your center stage details for your wedding.
The typical sizes of a wedding cake range from as large a base as 14 inches in diameter to as small as 4 inches in diameter. As you decide on a wedding cake topper (or the lack of one) you need to keep in mind the size of your top tier. In other words, you will want to keep the size of your wedding cake topper proportionate to your tier size and the over all height of your cake.
Aside from the aesthetics, another very important detail is the serving size. Ask yourself these questions three:
How many guests will you have?
Are you serving other deserts?
Will you serve a sheet cake version of your cake and get a smaller “display” size?”
It is a matter of balancing how much cake you want to serve, how much cake will be eaten, and how you want your cake to look. If you have always dreamed of a 6 layer cake, you may not need to serve any other deserts. Also, keep in mind if you are going to keep the tradition of saving the top tier for your 1 year anniversary, as this will decrease the serving size of your cake.
A lot of couples will get a simple and small two tier cake that’s main purpose is to keep traditions: cutting the cake and saving the cake top. Remember, small sizes will also often mean smaller prices. So if you are on a budget, you may want to consider just getting a small cake with sheet cake to serve or other deserts.
Most little girls dream of being a princess at one point or another, and when you are all grown up and getting married, that wedding day is the perfect opportunity to make yourself into that princess. A lot of brides choose to capture that Cinderella moment in their wedding and these cake toppers will help you do just that -whether you want to literally feature Cinderella or just embody her dream come true story.
Cinderella’s Disney Wedding Day Cake Topper – Lenox The number one cake topper for our Cinderella moment is a Cinderella cake topper! Hurray! This cake topper is impeccably made and by having the storybook couple in their wedding attire, it more easily fits in with formal wedding tones. The extra details of crystals across Cinderella’s dress and the doves on the base are what make this cake topper extraordinary. Continue reading →
Take a look at this weeks Top 10!! These cake toppers are great for any beach or summer themed wedding!
“Sand and Shells ” Wedding Cake Topper The “Sand and Shells” cake topper is our number one beach cake topper because it is pretty much flawless. From the toes in the sand to the effortless wedding day kiss it is beautiful. We love the paint work on this topper because the shading really does add texture and a little bit of life (look at those rosie cheeks). And, as always with C&R products, there is that beautiful crystal on the bride’s ring finger. All the little details with this cake topper are what puts it at number one!
Surfer Dude and Bikini Girl Bride and Groom Cake Topper This surfer dude figurine set is a customer favorite and makes number two as the best beach cake topper because of it’s vibrant colors, easy-going humor, and straight up adorableness! Continue reading →
A Get Away Destination Hawaii Wedding – Melissa & Cameron
Meet newlyweds Melissa and Cameron.
Melissa and Cameron met when they were just in the 3rd grade and became fast friends. Time and school quickly parted them, but by age 16 they were in each other’s lives again and they quickly fell in love (though, as Melissa reports, Cameron wouldn’t kiss her until 9 months after they were dating). Both Melissa and Cameron live life with adventure in their heart. Cameron is in the Navy and Melissa is currently pursuing her passions in aviation, fitness and make up design. With their adventurous spirits there was no question that their wedding would be full of love, adventure, and that little feeling you get right before you leap.
Planning the Wedding On a Tight Budget
After they got engaged, stress set in. Melissa had always dreamed of her wedding, but what wasn’t a part of that dream was the anxiety that set in. “We had only three months to put it together. We had a pretty small budget. $3000. Also, my father-in-law promised us a honeymoon somewhere. After about a month of stressing over how to pay for things like: locations, photography, flowers, invitations, announcements, cake, food, entertainment, etc. I text my soon-to-be saying why don’t we get married in Hawaii and spend the rest of our honeymoon there. And so we did!” Continue reading →
Our top ten list for Floral Cake Toppers is here! With spring just around the corner, we wanted to feature some of the best and brightest of our floral wedding cake toppers.
Dancing Bride and Groom Vintage Glitter Flower Wedding Cake Topper The elegant sweeping of the flower petals, soft finish, and timid colors are what make this floral cake topper our number one pick for floral cake toppers. It’s simple beauty works with any wedding and will be the gem of your wedding cake designs.
Adorable “Leg Pop” Ribbon Accent Cake Topper- Custom Colors! This precious cake topper is perfect for a spring wedding with its quick color pops (which are customizable) and beautiful floral accents. The sweetly posed figurine and less formal design quickly adds to its charm making it our number two pick. Continue reading →
Funny wedding cake toppers are a great addition to just about any kind of wedding. It can even be great for the more serious and traditional wedding because it lightens that wedding mood right on up! Having a funny cake topper at your wedding is a great way to remind your guests and even yourself that a wedding is a celebration and is meant to be enjoyed.
Just like there are different kinds of jokes there are different kinds of funny cake toppers. So, if you are looking to go the more humorous route for your wedding cake topper, take a moment to decide what kind of laughs you want to evoke and enjoy!
If you want to make people smile, choose a cake topper like this “Tie(ing) the Knot” wedding cake topper!
This more cutsie funny cake topper section is the home of cake toppers like our “1950’s Couple” and “Playful Football” cake toppers. It might seem like a wide range, but these are the type that make people smile and say things like “oh how funny” or “look how cute”. These are the more adorably funny toppers.
This sexy wedding cake topper is sure to bring in the laughs and possibly a few blushes!
This is the va-va-voom section. If you want to get a bold cake topper these funny cake toppers are the best for a widest variety of reactions. You may have more traditional family members reacting negatively, but the groomsmen (and probably the bridesmaids) will find this cake topper hilarious. These types of cake toppers are great for representing just how “crazy” in love you are! If you want something a little less steaming but with a similar sexy funny vibe, our “Tender Touch” (wink wink) and “Over the Threshold” cake toppers can send a similar, but less bold, message. Continue reading →
Ruffled-Elegant Oahu Wedding Take a look Wedding Collectibles’s “Coastal Cake Top” to recreate this beach wedding cake decorating idea!
Cake Decorating Ideas That Are Meant to Help Brides
Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, as do the pieces that build them up: centerpieces, wedding dresses, favors, and wedding cakes. The wedding cake, being one of the those must items, can be done in so many different ways and it can sometimes be hard to sort through all of the cake decorating ideas. An important thing to remember is that they are ideas, suggestions, and simply possibilities and not really rules.
Of course, the cake decorating ideas that you are likely to encounter are going to be based on both tradition and the way cakes have been decorated in the past and on ways in which you can push on those traditions. As you sort through these decoration ideas, you can pick and choose between traditional and non-traditional designs.
Some brides prefer pulling from the more traditional wedding cake decorating ideas because it can be a more sentimental route. However, adhering to a tradition does not mean it has to be in a traditional way. For example, wedding cake toppers are a traditional aspect of wedding cake decorations -that bride and groom at the top of the cake have been there since before you were born- but that doesn’t mean you can’t put a fun twist to the design.
Unique Cake Toppers as a Twist on Traditional Wedding Cake Decorating Ideas
Unique Animal Wedding Cake Toppers – Seal it with a kiss with this Seal Wedding Cake Topper A lot of bride’s will choose to have a beach wedding this summer and along with that you will find plenty of beach themed wedding cake toppers with seashells and feet in the sand (see: “Beach Get Away” and “Beach Romance“) which can be unique in there more natural and casual design’s, but how many wedding cakes have you found with seals on top? Animal wedding cake toppers may not be every bride’s cup of tea, but you can be assured that it would be an adorable and unique cake decorating idea.
Take a look at a more Stylized Design for a Twist on the Traditional More stylized and artistic designs can also give you a different look, but keep you in the realm of tradition. There is something beautiful about the ease of these romantic wedding cake decorations. Continue reading →