Planning That Epic Bachelorette Party

Fun Bachelorette Party Ideas on a Budget (Plus a $100 Giveaway)

Step One: Decide Who is Planning it!

Traditionally it is the maid of honor’s duty to plan that epic girls night, but if your maid of honor is your 16 year old sister, you might decide to pass the torch on to an older one of your bridesmaid besties. If you are the maid of honor, however, don’t automatically assume all control over the night. Check first with the bride if she wants any control, or if she wants to be completely surprised.  You will also want to include the other bridesmaids and perhaps even the brides sisters in the planning, so that everyone can join in on the excitement and fun. 

Step Two: Who to Invite

There are two rules of thought when deciding who to invite to your bachelorette party.  You can be socially-correct or venue-correct. For example, if you are going clubbing and to a bar, you don’t want to invite your kid sister or wall flower cousin, but if you are going for a clean fun bowling night, then by all means, invite every girl that you love to be around. Some people would suggest that the bachelorette party is meant solely for the brides good (similar in age) girlfriends and if you are looking for a crazy or legend-wait-for-it-ary night, then this would be the route to go. Don’y feel like you are excluding anyone either. The low key girly fun is meant for the bridal shower and that is the perfect place for your aunts, sisters, and that lady who use to baby sit you.

Step Three: Choose the Venue

This is where you really want to pay attention to your bride and her comfort levels. The most killer bachelorette parties will make your bride blush, but won’t make her feel uncomfortable. It is a night to let loose, but not end up arrested for lewd behavior. So if you have a bride that loves to go dancing and or bar hopping, then do that to the extreme. If you have a more conservative bride, then maybe get faux male strippers. Meaning, get a comedic male friend or friends(groom approved) that wear several layers of clothing and will stripping down no farther than a pair of swim trunks (if that). This is a playful way to bring in some of those cliche bachelorete activities, but not upset your bride.  

Step Four: Accessorize the Crapola out of your bide and party. 

Why? Because dressing up is way more fun than not! This is the only night that your bride will have to be out on the town showing off her soon to be status. By decking her out in bride-to-be accessories and apparel you are setting her up to get all the special treatment she deserves. It is a fun way to pamper your bride and put her in the lime light! The best part is, is there are sooooo many different options! 

Bride Jacket Black - Med.

1) Start her off with a jacket or t-shirt that labels her as Bride or as Mrs. New-name. 

Bride to Be TiaraBachelorrette with a tiara

2) Give her a Tiara! She gets to be the princess (or queen) for the night, so give her something sparkly to say it!

Bridal Entourage Bachelorette Sash & Veil Set

3) Throw in a sash and veil. This is a great addition for a more diva bride marking her the winner of that bride pageant.

 

 

 

How to Keep it Classy When Using a Sporty Cake Topper

How to Keep it Classy When Using a Sporty Cake Topper

Heidi and Kevin Wedding - Laura Shepard Photography

A newly married bride, Heidi, met her husband on the basketball courts of her college gym. She was in gym shorts, a quick ponytail, and was a force to be noticed. And she was noticed by an equally sweaty and probably smellier Kevin. They flirted (smack talked), then dated (Heidi wore here hair down), and were attracted to each others athletic, spunky, and kind (good sport) attitude. When planning their wedding they wanted to implement that basketball game meeting. Before their guest arrived, they “played” a little one on one and “shot hoops”. Heidi in her wedding dress and Kevin in his suit. Heidi also decided to wear cute tennis shoes as her wedding shoes at her reception and put Kevin in matching shoes in order to bring in the sporty and fun personality of their relationship. Heidi and Kevin had a beautiful wedding and a equally lovely reception, but were able to include their sporty (and possibly more frizz haired and smelly) side. 

Another simple way to do this is to include a fun, sporty cake topper. This is a small element, but will be center stage on top of your wedding cake.

Basketball Dream Team Bride and Groom Couple Figurine

What we love about this cake topper is that it plays on that sweet flirtation the lives the strongest at the start of the best romances. It is a cliched move for a guy to “show” a girl how to do things like bowl, golf, shoot a hoop, as an excuse to get closer together. Choosing a cake topper like this is an inspiration and a promise to always make excuses to be close together. This would a be a tasteful addition to help you add a little fun to your wedding decor without sacrificing the class of that traditional bride and groom cake topper. 

The Perfect Cake Topper for the Religiously Centered Wedding

Bible Love Verse Cake Topper With Pearl Heart The Perfect Cake Topper for the Religiously Centered Wedding

If your faith is at the center of your life, then you may decide to make it a prominent element of your wedding. Traditionally, the wedding ceremony is tied as a religious ceremony,  and it is not uncommon to find religious elements in the couples wedding vows, the ceremony officiator,  and in traditions such lighting prayer candles or the breaking of the glass. Having a religiously themed wedding cake topper is a simple and elegant way to carry over that reverence of your religious wedding ceremony to your wedding reception.

The wedding cake topper on the left is a great example of what Wedding Collectibles has to offer its costumers that are looking for something to embody their faith at their wedding. It features the symbolic wedding bands, rose and pearl accents, a bible and a bible verse. Simple and Elegant.  A similar cake topper available is our “Love Verse Bible with Doves“. This cake topper has that added symbolism of the white dove that is a symbol in the bible of the Holy Spirit. 

The Wedding Cake Topper is the Symbol You Choose to Represent You

Jewish Wedding Bride and Groom Cake Topper Figurine

If you want the traditional blushing bride and groom figurine wedding cake topper, the one like the figure above would be a beautiful addition to your artfully  designed wedding cake. We’ve said this before, but we will say it again because it is essential to realize; The wedding cake topper is representation of the essential element of you and your groom. It acts as a stand in, a symbol, of who you are as a couple. That is why couples that are united in their playful and dreamer nature will choose a fantasy or fairy tale cake topper, and the adventurous or outgoing couple ends up with a cake topper like the motorcycle “Get Away” cake topper or the “Super Spy” figurine cake topper. For couples that center themselves in their faith, finding that cake topper that embodies that faith, that respect, trust, and reverence. Try our “My Beloved” or the “Precious Moments Wedding Cross” wedding cake topper to help you make your wedding dreams come true. 

A Military Cake Topper for a Military Couple

If you or your soon to be spouse are in the military, then that means that your lives are going to be at a constant waist deep in that military world. Military members serve our country and deserve respect and support. Framing your wedding, or at least your cake topper, to represent your or your fiance’s role in protecting our country is a great way to symbolize your constant willingness to love, sacrifice, and support your spouse throughout your whole life.  Wedding Collectibles always strives to give appropriate and fun options for our military couples to celebrate their new journey and adventure. 

Military Marine Rhinestone Cake Topper

The above figurine cake topper depicts a uniformed marine and his blushing bride. Often, military members may choose to don the military uniform as their formal wear at their wedding, and if your groom decides to wear his uniform, the cake topper should reflect that. The idea is to have your cake topper represent you and your new spouse in the best way possible. So whether your love is in the marines, navy, air force, or army, you will want to represent that military branch that he has dedicated his life to. 

Military "Over the Threshold" Cake Topper- Air Force - Navy - Army - Marines

This cake topper is a more fun rendition of a military  cake topper. It calls on two romantic images; the first being the tradition of the groom carrying the bride across the threshold of their new home together, the second being reminiscent of that iconic dip kiss photo of the nurse and sailor in times square at the end of world war II. What could be more perfect to capture your classic everlasting love, than encompassing two classic love images? What is great about this cake topper is that you can switch out which military seal that it comes with so that you can make it perfect for you and your fiance. 

Marine Military Porcelain DIY Cake Topper Base

Another great option to create your uniquely you military cake topper is to choose a military styled base and to mix it with any traditional (or not) bride and groom figurine. This allows you to have more control over exactly what your cake topper will look like. You may choose to pair it with a uniformed figurine, like what is above, or one of our other toppers such as the “Adorable Leg Pop” wedding cake topper or the “First Dance” wedding cake topper. Both options evoke senses of love, joy, and exhilaration; all of which will help any couple remember the intensity at which they started their journey together. 

How to Put a Little Country In Your Wedding

Put a Little Country in Your Cake Topper With a Western Themed Wedding Cake Topper

Western Affection Cake Top

If you are having a western, country, or shabby chic wedding then you have to top it off with a countrified western wedding cake topper. You can be subtle, go all out, be comedic, or emphasize that sweet love that blooms under acres of stars. Here are some of the options Wedding Collectibles has that are perfect for your wedding:

¨Lasso of Love¨ Western Wedding Cake Topper

The above Lasso of Love western cake topper is a perfect example of our country love cowboy and cowgirl figurine cake toppers. They embody that sweetness that your love is so full of and plays on the country shabby chic theme. Another great option for this type of topper is the “A Sweet Western Embrace”. This cake topper is adorable with the sweeping of the brides wedding gown and the down-to-the-detail silver cowgirl boots. 

Western Lasso Interchangeable Cake Toppers

If you want to take a more comedic approach to the western theme then this “Western Lasso” cake topper will be the perfect touch. It is a fun snagging the groom depiction that is sure to send laughter, possible friendly teasing, and smiles through your wedding guests. Another more comedy themed western cake topper is our “Wood Finish Bride and Groom” wedding cake topper. It is not so much that they have a gimmick, but that their cartoon features create a light tone that keeps the wedding atmosphere full of smiles.

"Country Flair" Cake Top

Next there are the southern sweetheart heart wedding cake toppers to choose from. The above has all the country pulls; the lasso, the cowboy hats, the subdued tones. Other choices include the “linked horseshoes” cake topper and the fun “Gone Hunting” cake topper.  Each of these options has an emphasis on the idea of love and a playful tone to help you create that perfect country touch.

 

 

3 Options For the Fantasy Wedding Cake Topper

Fantasy Wedding Cake Toppers

Fantasy Lovers Wedding Cake TopperA lot of people consider true love to be a dream and fantasy, so when that dream comes true, you may be thinking of developing a wedding theme surrounding that idea of fantasy in order to symbolize the fantastic nature of your true love reality. If so, you may want to consider the following cake topper options that emphasize a fairy tale world or storybook romance, as well as pinpoint people in history or characters in literature that can stand in for the crazy big and completely committed love that you and your fiance have! 

Paper Roses Fantasy Fairy Wedding Cake Topper

Fairy tale: Fairies and Princesses: Depending on what direction you are taking your fairy tale theme will determine whether you will want to go the fairy or princess route. If you are hoping to emphasize the ideas of magic, fantasy, and the spectacular, then you will probably want to direct your attention to fairy cake toppers. If you desire to capture that intense and immediate love that turns up in fairy tales about princesses, then you will want to go with a prince and princess wedding cake topper. Within the princess wedding cake topper option, you could also use a castle wedding cake topper. The castle is a classic symbol of that happily ever after and could act as a perfect example of your entering the ever after together. 

Marc Anthony and Cleopatra Wedding Cake Topper

Great Loves Through History: Perhaps you feel the best way to express the love you feel for you fiance is by comparing it to the great (although some are seen as tragic) loves throughout history. This lends to an exciting wedding theme with creative centerpieces, a rich connection to sentiment, and the immortalization of your love. It is almost like you would be creating a love hall of fame that includes you and your soon to be spouse. 

Lord of the Rings Aragorn & Arwen Cake Topper Figurine

Epic Loves in Literature: If you have a love of literature, this option is perfect for you! This would send a similar message as the historical cake toppers, but can also include the sense of immediacy and intensity as the fairy tale cake toppers. You could site the epic and classic loves of Romeo and Juliet, Mr.Darcy and Elizabeth, Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester, or when entering the world of fantasy, the love of Aragorn and Arwen. 

Cupcake Wedding Cake Toppers: Yes, It’s a Thing

l-o-v-e cake topper

Cupcake Wedding Cake Toppers

A fun trend that brides who need to keep a lower budget or want to be a little less traditional with the wedding cake is to do wedding cupcakes. With cupcakes you could be sacrificing the use of a wedding cake topper -losing out on the seemingly tiny element that can add a sentimental and unique statement to your wedding – but you do not need to! This trend does not  negate the use of a cake topper! We have a wide selection of letter cupcake wedding cake toppers that you can choose from. You can decide to spell out the word love, forever, hitched or simply have your initials or Mr. and Mrs. All of these options can work for cupcake displays that are spread out on the table or mimic the shape of a cake by either going up the side or on that top row. If you are wanting a play on the traditional wedding cake, having a unique cake topper will be that perfect final element!

 

Another Option to Use For the Cupcake Wedding Cake Topper

If you don’t like the idea of having the cupcakes have a topper in them, then we would suggest that along side your cupcakes you include a small cake to be the centerpiece. A lot of couples will do this anyways in order to keep the tradition of cutting the cake or saving cake for the one year anniversary, so why not make a statement in the cake’s design? Small doesn’t mean it is a side note! The cake topper below has a very similar vibe as the above lettered cake toppers and can be a great addition to your wedding decor! You could display the cupcakes in a mock cake tower with the small cake at the top crowned with a unique and totally you wedding cake topper!

true love banner cake topper

Your Spin on the Wedding Cake Doesn’t Involve Cupcakes?

These cake toppers are adorable with cupcakes but can be used just as easily with the traditional cake or the not so traditional rising trend of wedding pie! You might be considering using a dessert like pie, cheesecake, or brownies if you are going for a shabby chic, vintage, or possibly country themed wedding. These hand-molded, pewter letter cake toppers would be a perfect addition to your wedding theme! 

hitched cake topper

 

A Wedding Cake Topper For EVERY Couple

A Wedding Cake Topper For Every Couple
Not every bride and groom come have the same tastes, the same interests, or come from the same background, so not every cake topper should look the same. Wedding Collectibles attempts to provide unique and individualized cake toppers that can give any couple a variety of choices no matter the difference in sexuality, ethnicity, or religion. 

Crystal Romance Gay Wedding Cake TopperA Cake Topper for Same Sex Couples: Times are changing and more and more same sex couples are able to and are choosing to get married. Wedding Collectibles wants to help these couples to celebrate their big day by offering a wide selection of romantic same sex couple wedding cake toppers. We have both gay and lesbian couple cake toppers ranging from more traditionally styled and a mix and max selection
True Romance Couple Figurine -Dark Skin Tone

One for Any Ethnicity: A majority of cake toppers only offer the variance of hair colors and many won’t even offer that, so what do you do if you don’t match that “mainstreamed” wedding cake topper look? Take a look at our mix and match cake toppers and our ethnic wedding cake toppers. You have a choice of all the various styles of cake toppers while also being able to find that little figuring that you feel best represents who you are.
Ty Wilson Hispanic Bride and Groom Wedding Cake Topper FigurineAnd One For Any Religion: If you are highly religious you may want to try and find a wedding cake topper the features that faith. The cake topper represented above includes a small rosary that adds a subtle and beautiful emphasis on the couple’s Catholic religion. Adding an emphasis on a religion that is a part of your every day life would be a perfect touch to your big day!

Fun Ways to Ask Your Best Gal to be Your Maid of Honor

Fun Ways to Ask Your Best Gal to be Your Maid of Honor

Choosing your Maid of Honor is an important decision and one that you will want to make early on because depending on how involved you decide to make her role, she will be your right hand girl to help you through all of your wedding planning and any wedding drama. Now, once you have chosen who you want your maid of honor to be, you have to ask her! It is a big honor and a big responsibility, so ask in a creative way!

Ideas on How to Ask

1. Plain and simple: Take her out to lunch or go get your nails done together and just spit it on out! Don’t be nervous. It is not a marriage proposal! 

2. If you know it is a done deal and your bestie is a social media guru, then why not post a picture of the two of you, or even a collage, and tag her in it with the caption “Me and My Maid of Honor” 

Will You Be My Maid of Honor - Bridesmaid Cards - Chalkboard Card - Wedding Calligraphy  Personalized Heart Necklace

3. Make her a card or order a cute “will you be my maid of honor” card on Etsy and pair it with a personalized necklace as a symbol of her role in your wedding and your life. This is one you can give in person, or if she lives long distance you can mail it!! 

"maid of honor" Wedding Transfer

4. Using one of our wedding collectibles “maid of honor” transfers, create a maid of honor t-shirt! By using a transfer you can choose any t-shirt in any color. This means you have full control over the cut and fit and can choose a shirt in one of your wedding colors. If you have multiple wedding colors, or just love everything colorful, another option would be to do a tie dye shirt!