The wedding cake is a big deal. Everyone will want to look at it and of course most people will want a piece. So it has to be big and they can be very expensive. However, if you know someone who is good at making cakes and loves to bake and design this is a place where you can really save money. I know many brides who have a relative or friend make the cake; some brides even make it themselves. But when the bride makes the cake it can be very stressful because as you can image she will have a million other things to do. The cake has to be made at the last minute so I advise you leave it to someone else.



If you and your future husband share an interest (maybe it is even the activity that brought you together) then it is fun to have the topper display that interest. Some friends met in a scuba diving class so instead of the traditional bride and groom topper they had 2 scuba divers standing side by side. It was fun for conversation and of course had a special meaning for those who knew the story.

I love the mini wedding cake idea. This way you can have different flavored cakes, after all not everyone likes chocolate cake and it is fun to have them decorated in different way. Of course this would be harder to convince a friend to do and more time consuming therefor more expensive.



We all probably realize that the old tradition of the bride and groom smashing cake into each other’s face is on its way out of style.  And it’s a good idea to taste the cake you are going to order most people do not like the super sweet cakes that many bakeries still make.

Have fun looking around and tasting!!!

February 17, 2014


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Spring is approaching and we all know what that means. IT’S WEDDING TIME. Not only is it wedding time because spring is here but yesterday was Valentines Day and I bet there are quite a few newly engaged couples. So we have to start thinking about where to have the wedding, flowers and one on the most exciting things the dress. All young women love shopping for the dress.  I have known several people who have worn their mother’s, grandmother’s or aunt’s dress and this is quite a  special thing if you like the dress and if fits you. Sometime they have to be altered and that could cost as much as a new dress, but if you love the dress and it has sentimental meaning the pay for the alteration and make it a really special event.



I love this dress for a beach wedding and here in southern CA everyone loves to get married at the beach. A dress like this on a warm summer evening with a wrap would be wonderful. Just make sure you get the dress first so you can get the wrap to match because there really are a zillion different shades of white.

And for those of you that live in the country and want an outdoor country wedding like the one I wrote about in a previous article think about a dress like the one below. You may not need a wrap of any type in the country because when you get away from the cost it stays much warmer in the evening, or on a beautiful spring afternoon. In the country afternoon may be better because the bugs tend to come out at night.


No matter where you are having your wedding if it is this spring or summer start to plan right away, it will only get harder if you wait.

Oh and don’t forget a backyard wedding is always great and can save a ton of money, everyone can bring a dish to share and have a great time.

Good Luck!!! Will be back with more soon.