How to Create an Intimate Atmosphere at Your Wedding

How to Create an Intimate Atmosphere at Your Wedding

Whether you are having a big wedding or a small wedding, you are going to want to have an intimate atmosphere in order to amplify feelings of love and genuine happiness. Here are four suggestions to help you bring your family and friends closer together as you celebrate your new marriage.

Unplugged Wedding

  1. Personalized Name Cards If you are having place cards for assigned seats, personalize the cards to your guests. If you have a large guest list, this can be time consuming, but it may be worth it to make your guests feel special and like you wanted them specifically to be there. A personalized place card can be as simple as their name in that person’s favorite color and can even include an icon or image that represents something about them. Or, to take it even further, you can have a personalized message to them on the back or under their name.
  2. Ask everyone to unplug – We have seen rounds of weddings that have created their own wedding hashtag for their guests to link photo’s to, but now we are seeing couples opt to “ban” cell phones and social media from their wedding. The goal is to get people off their phones and pull them into the moment of the wedding. Some are even including a “phone check” (like a coat check) as a way of making it fun, but also enforcing it. By keeping everyone in the moment, your guests will become more a part of your wedding and even be a key part in building an intimate atmosphere.
  3. Use a warm color scheme – Warm colors absorb light and bring a room closer together. Even the description of warm pulls to a more intimate feeling. Warm and full of love. So choosing a warm color scheme for your wedding can definitely help you bring a closer feel to your wedding.
  4. Don’t just greet, mingle and interact – Greeting lines are great for insuring that you get face time with each of your guests, but sometimes that cane be overly formal if you want to have a more intimate vibe. Instead, or along side it, try to take a moment with each of your guests (not necessarily one on one). This can be going around to each table to greet and talk with your guests, but also includes having things like money dances or opportunities for your guests to take turns to dance with you and your groom.

Real Wedding with Dani and Taylor (Part 1: An Engagement to Remember)

 Real Wedding with Dani and Taylor

(Part 1: An Engagement to Remember)

Engagement PhotographyMeet the Couple

Dani and Taylor both grew up in California, but met working in the very romantic setting of In-N-Out while attending school in Utah. They dated for a whole two months before their first kiss, Dani lamented, but also proclaimed, “It was the best first kiss I have ever had.”

“Taylor was walking me to my car from his apartment and the whole way I was so nervous because I knew we were finally going to kiss. I say finally because we had been dating for almost two months already and he hadn’t kissed me yet! So lets just say I was dying. We got to my car and we hugged and I looked up at him. But he didn’t kiss me. So what did I do? I took charge and kissed him! It was the best first kiss I have ever had. As we pulled away we hugged again and he gave me the sweetest kiss on the forehead and then I went home. He will still to this day deny that I kissed him first.”

So what do you say Taylor? Will you admit she made the first move or do you have another story to tell?

Whether he admits it or not, that two months of waiting ended up helping them build a strong foundation to stand on. Plus he more than made up for it when he proposed in early august of last year.

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Does a Wedding Cake Topper Need a Base?

The most basic answer to this frequent question is no. Cake topper bases are more often than not only used for aesthetic appeal. So the question you should ask yourself is do you want your cake topper to have a base? Bases can add an element of creativity, elegance, and even fun. But, depending on your cake topper and the base in question, it may add a formality that you are not looking for. At Wedding Collectibles we provide cake toppers with and without bases and bases that can be used with your choice of cake topper. It is the DIY of wedding cake toppers. Click here for bases that can be mixed and matched with any wedding topper.

There will be some cases where a base is required or a base cannot really be used. For example, if you are purchasing a glass cake topper, it is required to have some sort of base or stand for safety concerns, such that we do not sell glass figurines as cake toppers unless they have a base. Please note that acrylic cake toppers will often look like glass toppers, but do not require a base, so please be sure to read the product descriptions if you are unsure.

Action Wedding Collectible

 The Secret Life of Pets film

Then, many of our monogram cake toppers and action toppers cannot be used with a base because they are made to be held to the cake through the use of prongs. For example, in the wedding cake topper above, the climbing groom has prongs in his hands and feet. This assures that the figure will stay where you want it, though it won’t exactly work as the best collectible on your mantle and it has no need for a cake topper base.

 The Secret Life of Pets film

Top 10 Contemporary Cake Toppers

Contemporary: An adjective meaning belonging to or occurring in the present. This can be just literal, but also inspirational, especially to a bride. Belong in the present. Live in the present. Love in the present. The contemporary bride is more than existing now, she loves and lives in the now, and often needs her wedding to do just that. These contemporary cake toppers focus on the now, the moment, and the excitement of knowing that a moment becomes most special when it begins to slip away

Top 10 Contemporary Cake Toppers

  1.  Language of Love My Love Wedding Cake Topper Figurine
    Contemporary Wedding                     Aside from it’s sleek and smooth lines, part of what helps this cake topper embody the contemporary is the text along the side? Why? Because text is constantly living. As each person reads it, it exists in that person’s present. It is always. THAT is what takes this contemporary cake topper to the absolute top. Continue reading

How to Create Dynamic Table Centerpieces with Terrariums

Terrarium Centerpiece

Ruffled Blog: Modern Austin Wedding

One rising trend with weddings and even home decor is to use terrariums and succulents. These living centerpieces bring in rich greens and natural beauty to any wedding, as well as give a unique look. Knowing this, here are some options that we have found that are gorgeous and simple.

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Quick Question: Do You Ship Internationally?

Quick Question: Do You Ship Internationally?

Wedding Products International Shipping

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Really this is a yes or no question, so first I am going to give you a yes or no answer, then we can talk details.

YES!

Now, for a few details

International orders are all orders sent outside the United States; including Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, South Africa, Poland, Guam, Puerto Rico, Greece, Malta, Mexico, Norway, Slovakia, Brazil, Peru, Virgin Islands, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Slovenia, United Arab Emirates, Mauritius, Barbados, Luxembourg, Uruguay, Chile, Austria, Costa Rica, French Polynesia, Netherlands Antilles (Curacao), Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Ecuador.

International orders are sent using the US Postal Service, that being said there are some important things for you to be aware of:

  1. Based on what area of the world you are located and the weight of the package, there may be additional shipping charges. However, you WILL BE CONTACTED if there will be additional charges for your approval.
  2. Due to the nature of international shipping, we cannot guarantee an arrival date. Along side this, we have no control over, and thus cannot be responsible for, any customs holds.
  3. Please be aware that you will be responsible for all and any customs or duty charges.
  4. Also, once your package has exited the United States, we cannot be responsible for your item.
  5. Basically, every country handles imports differently, so the best way to determine when, how, and how much it will cost will be to find out what your countries rules for imports are.

If you have any further questions, please contact us either via emial, phone, in a comment, or in the chat box available at the bottom of your screen. Additionally, if you follow this link here, you can find other shipping details.

Top 10 Hipster Wedding Cake Toppers

Top 10 Hipster Wedding Cake Toppers

Hipster WeddingIf you don’t know already, hipsters are, as defined by the consistently useful Urban Dictionary, “a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.” This subculture has gained increasing traction over the years, effecting change in mainstream values and trends. It comes as no surprise that it has opened up a whole new world of increasingly popular wedding trends (as seen in Refinery 29′s info graphic featured on the left). In fact, you will often find that when we feature “twists” on different wedding traditions such as wedding cakes and cake toppers, that it is the hipster community that has inspired this push on tradition. So this week, we are highlighting those wedding cake toppers that would be at home at a hipster wedding!

The following cake toppers take on this challenge of pushing against tradition while also being a part of tradition: many of which take on a vintage feel that goes in par with the Hipster tendency to search thrift shops and vintage styles.

  1. Ballroom Beauty Paper Doll Mix and Match Bride and Groom

    Vintage Hipster Cake TopperThis paper doll cake topper embodies the hipster tendency toward the vintage and unique. It even allows for great individualism as you can mix and match the “dolls” to suite who you are perfectly!          Continue reading

Real Maryland Wedding With Trevor & Emily

Meet The Couple

When asked about their first kiss, Emily simply stated, “It was awesome, perfect, and in a hammock.” This, almost completely, describes the relationship between Trevor and Emily. These two love birds met in Utah in January of 2011; her first memory of Trevor being him “showing off” on the piano playing “Great Balls of Fire” during a church choir practice.They began dating in August of 2011 when Emily invited Trevor to go running with her. It wasn’t long after that until they, and anyone within two feet of them, knew that they were meant for each other.  In a way, Emily’s sweetness and Trevor’s (sometimes described as annoying by his siblings) habit of knowing everything about just about everything, strikes a balance between the two, making it easy to love one another.

Bride and Groom

Trevor proposed to Emily at a picnic at the Corona Del Mar beach. His family can remember his eagerness as he whisked her off to this specially planned picnic after an 8 hour drive from Utah to California to visit his family, unable to wait another day.

Mormon Temple

The couple was married six months latter in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint’s Maryland Temple on May 4th.

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Very Impressed – Dragon Heart Pewter Cake Topper, Dragon Heart Pewter Cake Server Set & Dragon Heart Wedding Toasting Glasses Set Review

Hey there! I just wanted to let you know that we were very impressed with the dragon cake topper/serving set/toasting glasses. They are absolutely gorgeous and the pictures on the website do those items no justice. Thank you so much for getting the order in before the wedding!!! We truly appreciate it and are very grateful. Thanks again to all!!!

 4/13/10

Vanessa – DeQuincy, Louisiana

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Dragon Heart Pewter Cake Topper

Dragon Heart Pewter Cake Server Set

Dragon Heart Wedding Toasting Glasses Set

 

 

Just Beautiful – Full Crystal Monogram Wedding Cake Topper Review

My future husband and I were searching for the perfect wedding cake topper and are so pleased to have found it. The monogram with the stones is just beautiful. We will be having a heart shape two layer cake with roses on the top so this topper will look so elegant.

 4/8/10

Daryl – Marysville, Washington

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Full Crystal Monogram Wedding Cake topper with Silver Initial and Swarovski Crystal