Top 10 Beach Wedding Cake Toppers

Take a look at this weeks Top 10!! These cake toppers are great for any beach or summer themed wedding!

  1. “Sand and Shells ” Wedding Cake Topper Beach Themed 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!

  2. Surfer Dude and Bikini Girl Bride and Groom Cake Topper Beach Themed 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

Destination Hawaii Real Wedding Feature – Melissa & Cameron

A Get Away Destination Hawaii Wedding – Melissa & Cameron

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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

Top 10 Floral Cake Toppers

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. 

  1. Dancing Bride and Groom Vintage Glitter Flower Wedding Cake TopperBest Floral 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.

  2. Adorable “Leg Pop” Ribbon Accent Cake Topper- Custom Colors!Cute Floral Cake Topper 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 Cake Toppers for All Kinds of Laughs

Funny Cake Toppers for All Kinds of Laughs 

Bring Smiles to Your Wedding Day with Funny Cake Toppers!

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!

1. Cutsie-Giggles 

cute funny wedding cake topper

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.

2. Blushes   

Sexy Funny Cake 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

What is the Difference Between Porcelain Cake Toppers and Resin Cake Toppers?

So…What is the Difference Between Porcelain and Resin?

This is a common question at Wedding Collectibles because most wedding cake toppers are going to be made of one or the other. To answer this question I will go over the qualities of both, noting some pros and cons of each. It is important, however, to know that whether you should buy a porcelain cake topper versus a resin cake topper will depend more on what is important to you.

Porcelain 

Porcelain Cake Topper

Porcelain cake toppers like the above “Groom Holding Bride” cake topper is a great example of the delicate and beautiful look porcelain can create.

Porcelain is a ceramic material made similar to the way that glass is made, involving heating or firing of material such as clay.If it breaks, you will notice that the texture of the broken surface will feel powdery, demonstrating that the material is made of smaller materials or grans. However, unless it is dropped or hit with something it isn’t going to break. Porcelain is a material that doesn’t ware away or in anyway disintegrate.

These are known for being a high quality cake topper. Why?

  • Porcelain lasts longer. The color and shape won’t fade or distort (unless you drop it and it breaks!) Continue reading

Cake Decorating Ideas That Are Meant to Help Brides

Wedding Cake Decorating Ideas

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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

  1. Unique Animal Wedding Cake Toppers – Seal it with a kiss with this Seal Wedding Cake TopperUnique Cake Decorating Idea 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.
  2. Take a look at a more Stylized Design for a Twist on the TraditionalStylized Cake Decorating Ideas 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

Finding the Perfect Wedding Jewelry

 Finding the Perfect Wedding Jewelry

Wedding Look

GreenWeddingShoes: Boho Feather Wedding Inspiration for Your Wedding Look

If you look at the dress in the photo above, it’s flowing style works great for the boho, whimsy look that the bride went with. But if she had worn her hair up or neatly curled with a small gem clip, and instead wore a a pearl necklace, the dress would still look gorgeous and a new look would be created. A wedding dress can be seen as a bit of a blank slate. Lace and beads does not require a traditional bridal look (though it also doesn’t hurt it). It is instead the wedding jewelry and headpieces (along with her hair) that creates this boho style. There will always be exceptions like how a large poofy ballroom style dress doesn’t exactly scream whimsy, but what your wedding look really comes down to is your chosen wedding jewelry and accessories. Continue reading

Fun Wedding Decorations Trend: Bunting and more Bunting

wedding decotationsIn our previous post, “Wedding Banner Trends: DIY Flower Garland“, we mentioned the trend of bunting. The first time I heard of bunting, I was really confused, but once I saw a picture, like the one to the left, I realized I knew exactly what bunting was. You know, it is those triangle flag banner hanging things. Despite the difficulty in describing what bunting is, it ends up being a super fun wedding decoration and  a great banner style for a plethora of wedding themes.

Bunting can blend into just about any wedding theme as it easily customizable. It probably wouldn’t be at home in a super formal wedding or at a church ceremony, but it works great with vintage themes, outdoor, country, travel themes, floral, and so many other themes and styles. This fun wedding decoration works across multiple platforms, but also adds a unique and cute look to your wedding decor that is just unexpected. Additionally, it is an easy DIY. Continue reading

Wedding Banner Trends: DIY Flower Garland

DIY and Crafts Ideas

Wedding Banner Trends

Tons of couples are utilizing banners, bunting, and garland in engagement photos, wedding photos, and even as decor at the ceremony and reception. Basically it is everywhere! It works wonderfully over or around gift tables, sign in tables, and highlighting your wedding cake. It can also be used at bridal showers and bachelorette parties as a quick and easy way to create a lot of color and decor at your party site. Basically, the stuff can go everywhere!

So, what is it?

Banners: This is the big category that so many other things (including bunting) fit into. These are exactly what you think they are. They are signs or flags that hang over entrances, tables, across walls, etc.

Bunting: This is a type of banner. These are those hanging triangle flags that are often seen at sporting events, carnivals, and vintage styled weddings.

Garland:This a different than a banner in that it won’t say anything and won’t be draping material or anything like that. Garland, instead, is a string of or wreath of flowers, leaves, or other object-like materials.

DIY Flower Garland 

A cute trend that is popping up is using paper flower decor and paper flower garland at weddings and bridal showers. Here is a simple step by step tutorial on how to make a paper flower. Continue reading

DIY Wedding Programs

Wedding Collectibles DIY Circle Fan Program Kit
Wedding Collectibles DIY Circle Fan Program Kit

There are so many little items and accessories that are a part of your wedding day. Keeping track of all of them and finding the perfect item for every item you need, can be difficult. One solution to making everything exactly how you want it is to do-it-yourself (DIY). DIY wedding accessories may take a little extra time, but can help you make your wedding 100% how you want it. One wedding accessory that works great -and almost best – as a DIY are paper items like your wedding day program. As wedding programs have developed over the years and people have observed guest already fanning themselves with their carefully selected and folded paper, the design of a wedding program fan has jumped ahead in the preferred styles and is easy for DIY.

Wedding Collectibles DIY Circle Fan Program Kit Materials

Wedding Collectibles DIY Circle Fan Program Kit Materials

Like many of our DIY Program Fan kits, the above “DIY Circle Fan Program Kit” comes with: Continue reading