Monthly Archives: May 2014

  • Saying Yes to the Colored Wedding Dress!

    Tradition states that the bride should be wearing a white dress for a wedding. In fact, many women still feel that they should wear white and they love it that way. They wouldn’t be able to dream of any wedding other than one with them wearing a white dress.

    However, times have changed. Wedding dresses are no longer limited to the color white. When you look up known designers and their wedding dresses on the ramp or in their store, you can see a whole range of dresses in different colors.

    What if you just can’t see yourself wearing a white wedding gown? What if you prefer something else, a wedding gown that’s of another color? What do you do? You say yes, of course!

    Step #1

    You have to let it sink in to your system that you’re not going to wear that white wedding dress. It’s you that’s going to be wearing THE wedding dress, no one else, so you have to settle with yourself whether it’s okay for you not to be seen walking down the aisle in a white gown. Once settled, you can go to the next step.

    Step #2

    Inform. Yes, inform your groom, parents, and close family and friends that you’re going to skip the whole white wedding gown. Of course, if you want to take them all by surprise, you can keep this thing to yourself. Besides, it’s your wedding, not theirs.

    Step #3

    Coordinate with your entourage’s gowns. White stands out from any crowd, so whatever dress your entourage is going to be wearing, you’re going to be standing out. However, with a colored gown, there’s a slight chance that you’re going to mix right in and you don’t want that. You want to be the sole star of your wedding, you and your groom, not you, your groom, and your entourage.

    So, when picking a color for your gown, choose another color of the same spectrum for your bridesmaids and maid of honor. This way, you can still stand out of the crowd and they’ll still look beautiful as well.

    Step #4

    Own that gown! When you finally have to walk down the aisle, you’re going to see surprised faces, especially when they don’t see you with a white colored gown on. Rather than be self-conscious, you need to ooze confidence!

    When you walk down that aisle, you’ve got to look like you love every moment of it, regardless of their stares and possible whispers. Besides, they’re going to get over it anyway.

    Note: Once you walk down that aisle, you’ll be zeroing in on your groom waiting at the altar, so don’t worry about the crowd’s reactions.

    Step #5

    Decide whether you’re going to go all out or take it one step at a time. You’ll have plenty of time to try on wedding gowns. So, try on ones in full bold colors, or ones that are white with little touches of colors. You can even try on muted gowns, such as a soft pink, a light gold or silver, or an off white dress.

    When you find one that you like, then you’re one step closer to your wedding day!

  • Wedding Feature of the Week: The Chandelier Cake!

    Is it real? Is it a chandelier? Guess what, it’s a chandelier cake! This week’s wedding feature will be dedicated to the beautiful creation that is the chandelier cake. Why feature this cake? Aside from the hard work put into making it, the creativity and intricacy involved is worth giving this cake a spotlight for this week’s feature.

    Is It Real?

    The most common question usually encountered when it comes to chandelier cakes is whether it’s real. Of course, it’s real! This is what makes this cake so wonderful. It is an edible cake and a working chandelier at the same time. Yes, it even has the illuminating lights, the sparkly crystals, and all the works to make it look like a chandelier, yet taste like a delectable cake.

    Should I Go For It?

    One look at chandelier cakes and many bride-to-be’s would be wide-eyed and slack-jawed. Every bride, considering their motif, would love to have a chandelier cake for their wedding. So what’s stopping them?

    Budget?

    Don’t be fooled by the expensive look of this cake. Not all chandelier cakes come in the same package. There’s the expensive package and then there’s the reasonably priced packaged. Before giving up on your dream cake, meet with the team who makes them. Most wedding cake suppliers will always work in your budget in making your dream cake.

    Edibility?

    As have already mentioned, this cake is edible. It will amaze you that it tastes like your favorite cake. Why? Cake suppliers take into consideration your preferred flavor or cake when making this creation.

    Sturdy?
    Why, yes, it is definitely sturdy. There are many ways a chandelier cake can be presented in a wedding; the most stunning one is to hang it from a source (lower than the actual ceiling, of course). You might experience a little teetering of the cake when you slice it, but with assistants holding it in place as you slice, it’s as good as sturdy and will remaining hanging or standing for as long as the reception is taking place.

    Electrocution?

    While this question may seem over the top, many brides do ask this when considering this cake, especially because this cake can actually be lit. Couples don’t have to worry about being electrocuted however. This cake has been designed even with that danger in mind. So, when you’re slicing your cake, you don’t have to worry about cutting any wires accidentally at all.

    The Verdict: Two Thumbs Up!

    You definitely want to consider this cake for your wedding for so many reasons. It adds additional ambiance to your wedding with its soft light and crystals reflecting this off the wall. It adds to the overall look of your wedding, especially when you’re going for glam and romantic, sophisticated and classy. Lastly, it servers a dual purpose: (1) it is a decorative peace during the ceremony and, (2) it serves as your wedding cake during the reception. This two in one combination can actually help you save on your wedding budget.

    So, while you’re still planning, be on the lookout for chandelier cake suppliers in your area.

  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Center Aisle Decorations

    Can you imagine that day when you’re finally going to walk down the aisle? You’re in your wedding dress. You’re all glammed up and as the doors open; you take a deep breath, peek from under your lashes, and see your groom waiting for you at the altar. The music plays and you walk slowly towards him. Oh, what a moment!

    Every bride should never miss the opportunity to walk down the aisle to meet her groom and say her I Do’s. What could be better than that than walking down a beautifully decorated aisle that meets your wedding theme?

    When you’re planning your wedding, alone or with a planner, decorations shouldn’t just be focused on the reception. The venue where the ceremony takes place should take center-stage as well. But, are there any rules to follow when deciding on aisle decorations? Here a few tips to help you:

    1.       Keep it simple

    That’s right! As much as you want your wedding to be opulent and lavish (and within the budget, of course), it wouldn’t be wise to be as generous with the decorations on your center aisle. You want the focus to be on YOU, your dress, how you look, and the emotions showing on your face. When you have over the top aisle decorations, people’s attention will turn to you, to the decorations, to you, the decorations, and back. You don’t want that.

    2.       Keep it distanced

    This is especially important if you have rows and rows of seats prepared for your wedding day. You want the people to be able to conveniently walk across or towards their appointed seating positions. You don’t want them to have to go around just to go to their seats.

    A good rule of thumb most decorators follow is to keep the distance from one row to another. This keeps every row free for traffic, and keeps a good visual on the bride and her entourage as they walk down the aisle.

    3.       Keep the height controlled

    As much as many women want aisle decorations that can just cover them up in a canopy, it won’t offer too good a visual for your guests and maybe even your photographers as well as videographers. If the height has to be tall, such as placing trees as center aisle decorations, remember tip # 3.

    4.       Keep a grand entrance

    Everybody loves a grand reveal, especially at weddings. When planning your center aisle decoration, don’t leave out the grand entrance. This can be as simple as an existing door glammed up or a specially made stand or entrance that you can go through. Make sure that your entrance matches well with your existing center aisle decoration. Why? So that even before the ceremony has started, a good flow of visually pleasing decors is already in place. When you come in, you’ll be the cherry on top of the ice cream.

    If your wedding is just up ahead, don’t forget to look into these center aisle decorating tips. It’s not something you should brush off your shoulder. It is definitely something you should consider when planning your wedding. You want a good canvass already prepared for a masterpiece such as you to walk through on your wedding day.