Happy Wednesday Readers!
Here are some breath taking pictures of brides getting ready, enjoy! ❤
One of the most anticipated parts of planning a wedding is selecting the cake! Any person with a sweet tooth dreams of the days of trying their delicious options of cake. The cake is not only an exciting part of planning, but it is also very important to the wedding reception. It is one of the focal points of the reception and most guest look forward to it to top off the night. In essence, the wedding cake tends to sum up the sense of taste for the event, so it’s no wonder that the cake remains one of the most enduring wedding traditions.
It is ideal to order your wedding cake about 3-6 months before your wedding. Once you have your wedding venue and the style of your wedding, you can go ahead and start your journey to design the perfect wedding cake! Here are some tips from Oh So Classy Events!
1. Select a Cake Style: Your venue, dress, and decor can serve as a blue print to select the style of cake for your wedding. You will want to follow suit with the style of your wedding you have already selected. A more formal wedding generally calls for a structured, multi-tier cake; it can be elaborately or simply decorated, so long as its style implies something grand. These cakes are usually traditionally round. For a less formal wedding, you can certainly embrace the unconventional. The cake can be iced playfully with swirls of meringue or have a hexagon shape. Or you can forgo a single cake altogether and opt for a trio of smaller cakes or cupcakes, doughnuts, or pastries displayed on tiered cake stands for an impressive effect. Cupcakes are becoming a very popular item to have a weddings. Many guests enjoy them since they are easier to grab and can be customized.
2. Have an Idea of What you Want: Before going to any bakers it is important to have a good idea of things you want in a cake. The baker needs some sort of base to start to design your wedding cake. You should have ideas for cake flavor and filling, decoration, shape, frosting, color, number of people the cake is to feed, and budget.
Planning will allow you to get the most out of your appointment with the bakery. If you are a little overwhelmed with all of this, the internet is a great resource to get an idea of what you like and don’t like in a wedding cake.
Also bring information about your wedding with you to your consultation. Have an invitation, color swatches, photos of your dress and florals? Sometimes showing your style is better then trying to explain it. Providing these may spark inspiration for your baker to create the cake of your dreams.
3. Pricing and Delivery: When talking to a vendor it is important to discuss all the details when it comes to pricing. Many bakeries will charge by the slice ranging from $2 to $15 depending on the details on the cake. Certain things can really drive the price up on the cake, so you may have to cut some out if you are on a tight budget.
You also need to coordinate with your venue. Some venues will charge a “cake cutting fee” when allowing outside vendors bring in cakes. This is something you need to consider if your venue makes cakes and you are looking at outside bakers.
If you are using an outside baker you will need to talk about method of delivery. Delivery by the bakery is something that we strongly suggest at Oh So Classy. You will not want to worry about your cake getting to the venue intact and on time, so delivery is really ideal. Also the vendor is responsible for it until it gets to the venue if you have the bakery deliver. If you have a friend or someone pick it up you risk something happening to your cake before it arrives!
Oh So Classy Events is happy to help in any way possible with your event planning needs. We hope this is helpful in your search for a wedding cake!
The due date for the birth of the century is coming up for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s child. The world along with us at Oh So Classy Events simply cannot not wait to welcome the royal child into the world! We can’t wait to find out the sex of the baby, the guessing continues! So we thought it would be fun to plan (theorically) the baby shower and give some ideas to other mommies out there awaiting their little princes and princesses!
Now, since the gender of the baby is a secret we decided to go with a classic lavender color to get a royal feel without pushing one gender. It is beautiful at anytime of the year and is very versatile. To accompany it with have paired it with gold. Gold is super royal and elegant and we thought it would go perfectly together!
For the invitations The Hostess with the Mostess has the most adorable printable invitations! We love these royal invitations, and they are easy to put together. All you have to do is order up and the company sends you your custom invitation through email! Just print it out on paper of your choosing. We would of course change the colors of this invitation to match our lavender/gold theme 🙂
For centerpieces I found this beautiful gold bird cage on Baby Lifestyles. It is so perfect since it is elegant yet not overwhelming on the tables. Here we have simple lavender hydrangea and baby roses to go inside the birdcage!
We love the tablescape pictured below for this royal baby shower! The white tablecloth is wonderful since it brings brightness to the table, is simple and not overwhelming. The gray flower bowl is beautiful! And then to top it off with the wood plates, with gold ingrained in the wood for an accent. This has been in stores lately in everything from phone cases to belts and it looks amazing! I would also include gold chairs to complete the look of the table and gold colored silverware.
Now it it time to talk about our favorite part, the food! There are so many cute things that can be done with the food for this baby shower. I found so many cute treats to have, and they look delicious. I also found great looking parfaits for those who are looking to eat on the lighter side. 🙂
And this concludes our royal baby shower post! We can’t wait for when the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to the next member of the royal family, and we hope you can grab some ideas if you’re planning your own royal baby shower! ❤