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Choosing the perfect wedding cake

Most brides look forward to choosing their wedding cake as this experience seems like it could easily turn into their favorite part of the wedding planning. However, even with that seemingly simple and fun task, there are some things you need to take into account.

1. Design

It’s best to start considering what you’d like as soon as you’ve chosen your venue and the style of the wedding. You can think of a design by yourself or use wedding photographs in magazines or on Pinterest as inspiration. The cake’s design should complement the design of the whole occasion. For formal weddings, for example, the cake design implies something ceremonial and grand – usually a structured, multitier cake.


2. Flavor

Narrowing down the flavor options for the cake can actually help you choose the design, as well. Traditional cake layers are white or yellow, but you can easily tailor your cake to the reception menu. You can add fillings such as whipped cream, chocolate fudge or lemon curd to bring in more flavor.



3. Finding the right baker

Choosing the best baker to make your cake is in fact as vital as choosing the design or flavor. You can ask them for samples, portfolios or photos of previous cakes. Your baker will know how to select and combine the ingredients to achieve the best results. For instance, almond cakes go well with berries or other delicate fruits. If you’d like to pair your cake with flowers, your baker can tell you which one are edible.


4. Arrange for a cake-testing

You need to make sure that you love the taste of the cake before the day of the wedding. You can arrange for a tasting before the cake is ordered to make sure that it tastes exactly as it should. Even basic tastes, such as chocolate or vanilla depend on how the cake is made. Arrange for a cake-testing before the big day – it will save you a lot of worries and troubles!

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What to look for when choosing your wedding shoes

Choosing the perfect shoes to go with your wedding dress can be a challenge. We have gathered some tips that will make you look amazing and will surely help your feet last throughout that special day!

1. Choose the right size

Getting the right shoe size is essential for your comfort – especially on occasions, when you’re expected to stand up or walk for long periods of time. Your best option is to try several sizes and make sure you’ve chosen the right one. Round and open-toed wedding shoes are the most comfortable pairs out there – stick with them to avoid getting sore toes.
Bear in mind that if you’re planning a summer wedding, you might need a slightly bigger size, as your feet will naturally swell a little.


2. Wear them before the occasion

You’ve chosen the perfect pair of shoes and you feel comfortable in them – great! But as you know, new shoes can cause soreness or even hurt your fees in the beginning. That’s why is important to put on and wear your new shoes a few weeks before the big day. In this way, if you experience any type of discomfort, you’ll have enough time to make the necessary adjustments or stretch the shoes.

3. Stay away from high heels

Sure, 7-inch shoes might look great in the shop, but don’t get a pair for your wedding, unless you’re used to wearing them on a daily basis. Remember: you’ll spend most of the day walking, standing or dancing, so you need the most comfortable shoes you can possibly find. According to experts, the best heel size is 3 inch (7.5 cm) – it is still very elegant, yet comfortable and looks equally good on taller or petite women.


4. Decorated shoes

They might look amazing but if your wedding dress is below your ankles or with floor-length, better stick with more simple models. Crystal encrusted or beaded shoes might damage your dress; however, if they are your dream shoes, you might want to run a piece of fabric, similar to that of your dress, over the shoe. If the fabric stays intact – great but this tip can save you a lot of troubles and embarrassment.


5. Take the shoes to the fitting

Your dressmaker will need to know the exact height of your shoes in order to match the dress length to them. Wear your shoes to the fitting to avoid any last minute panic. Also, buy your shoes in advance or check how long it will take for them to get delivered.

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Ideas for a budget wedding

Getting your body trim and fit

You’ve found the one and you’re ready to share the joy of getting married with all your friends and relatives. Of course, you want everything to be perfect – from you dress and the wedding menu to the every last bit of floral decorations on the tables. Having the wedding of your dreams can be quite expensive… or not. You don’t have to spend a fortune on your wedding day – just use your creative side and follow these tips:

  1. Wedding venue


The wedding venue would without doubt be one of your biggest wedding expenses. However, you can save money by reserving a date during the week – Saturday is the most desired wedding date. You can also book a place located in the countryside – even better, you can hardly get the romance of the countryside within the city limits!

You can also choose an unusual venue that isn’t used for weddings in general. Not only is there a chance you’ll get a better price but if you choose a historical site or a gallery, the venue will also supply you with its own decoration!

  1. Reception menu


Financial struggles give you a great opportunity to get creative with your rehearsal dinner! You can throw a barbecue in yours or one of your friend’s backyards or organize a picnic in the local park. Not only are you saving on the cost of restaurant dinner, but your guests are guaranteed to have much more fun!

You can also save money on food and drinks by providing your own. Find a venue that allows you to bring your own food and gather your family and closest friends to help you.

  1. Timing

The timing of the wedding can make the difference between having a budget one and spending a fortune on a single day. Apart from avoiding throwing your special day on a Saturday, you should also take the season into account. Generally, the best time to have your wedding is in January.

  1. Wedding flowers


The best advice is to be smart about choosing the type of wedding flowers. Most of them, especially the exotic ones, can be quite pricey. You can get your artistic friend to take care of the wedding decorations. Another good idea is to hire a florist to do one arrangement and you and your friends can copy it for all other tables.

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How to plan your winter wedding

With winter knocking on the door, you might wonder whether it’s a good idea to organize your wedding during the cold season. The answer is: Yes! There is hardly a better time to gather all your loved ones together than during the holiday season. The festive atmosphere is already there but you still have to take care of few things while planning your winter wedding:

1. Winter Photos
Wedding Photos are a crucial part of the celebrations. Winter wedding photos are no different, except you have to make a few adjustments to accommodate to the climate change.
You can set your ceremony for an early time of the day – in this way, your guests will have the opportunity to take a photo with you, before the light outside fades. You should also get a nice warm jacket for between the photos!

Mori Lee Bridal SPRING 2015 Collection: 2722 - Larissa Satin Trimmed with Intricately Beaded Embroidery
Mori Lee Bridal SPRING 2015 Collection: 2722 – Larissa Satin Trimmed with Intricately Beaded Embroidery

2. Flowers
One major disadvantage of the winter weddings: you’ll have to double your efforts at finding the perfect florist!
Winter weddings are usually less desired than summer or spring ones and you can save a lot of money on the wedding venue or photographer, for example. This is not the case with flowers, however: they are far few flowers available during the season, so you’ll have to pay a little extra or consider getting different ones that you’d want at first. A quick tip: ranunculus and tulips are the most appropriate winter blooms!

3. Menu
Your guests will feel warm and cozy during your ceremony, that’s for sure. But you have to keep that special feeling after the reception, as well!
The rule for a winter-wedding menu is: mostly hot dishes. We are not saying that they are “forbidden” dishes but most people would appreciate a hot pureed soup more than an ice cream cake.
Bruschetta with melted cheese with mushrooms or mozzarella with tomato an excellent choice for hors d’oeuvres. Use your imagination! You can stick with the “winter-flavors”: pear, ginger, pumpkin, apple or mint.

4. Be prepared for some surprising “No”s
Weddings are special occasions for you, all your friends, close and not-so-close relatives. But bear in mind that the winter season is not everyone’s favorite. Moreover, it could be especially dangerous for your elderly guests. People, who live out of town might also decline due to the unpredictable weather conditions – airlines tend to delay their flights quite often during the winter.


5. Winter fashion
Nothing more important on a wedding than the bride herself.
Thankfully, the winter bridal fashion includes both stylish and practical elements. You can wear long sleeves in a Princess Kate-inspired look. Otherwise, if your dress is strapless, you can warm your shoulders with a faux fur and still look gorgeously elegant. If you’ve decided on a short dress, you should probably consider getting tights or stockings – goose skin never looks good on photos!

Thicker, satin fabrics are the best choice for a winter wedding dress. You can combine your look with special “icy” crystal bangles to bring the winter spirit with you!
And as far as shoes  are concerned, closed toe is your best friend during the winter season. There are literally thousands of designs, and feathers or crystal fans look absolutely stunning!

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