Top 5 Wedding Cake Trends of 2016

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If you’re looking for something a little different for your wedding cake, check out these trends for 2016:

1. Naked Cakes

For all of those frosting haters out there, this is the cake for you! Naked cakes allow their layers to be exposed by eliminating all, or, at least, the outer layer, of icing thus showing off the true beauty of the layered cake’s natural look. The layers of the cake are often filled with seasonal fruits and fillings to add to the exquisiteness of the cake display. One thing to keep in mind when choosing this type of cake is it presents itself in a raw and informal nature, much different from your traditional frosted cake, so be sure that it is a true fit and representation of your overall wedding theme.

5 Ways to Make Choosing Your Wedding Colors a Breeze!

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You would think that choosing your wedding color scheme would be a piece of cake. You know your favorite color – right? But, it may not be that simple, and you may find that it’s easier said than done. Your color scheme helps set the mood for your wedding, making it one of the biggest decisions you will make.

Here are 5 tips to help you decide the perfect color scheme to create the wedding of your dreams:




1. Think Seasonally One of the easiest ways to choose a color is to relate it to the season in which your wedding will be held. The following are the top color schemes by season for 2016:

Top 5 Hottest Trends in Wedding Photography for 2016

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After months – or sometimes years – of planning, many brides find their special day is over all too quickly, and they’re left with only the memories – and, of course, the photographs. Here are 5 wedding photography trends that can make your wedding more fun and memorable and help capture your special day!

Top 5 Wedding Expenses and 3 that can sneak up on you!

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It’s no secret that weddings cost money – sometimes lots of money. Yes, of course, you want it to be a special day and there are certain things you don’t want to (nor should you) scrimp on, but almost every bride finds herself faced with a wedding budget. Here are some of the top wedding expenses to consider.

Destination Weddings – Is it the Right Choice for You?

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Destination weddings are becoming wildly popular, with 1 out of every 4 wedding receptions being held at a special location away from the bride and/or groom’s hometown. Las Vegas, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are some of the most popular destinations.

Destination weddings allow you to pick a place that is special to you as a couple or possibly just a place that you have always dreamed of visiting! It’s also a great way to include the honeymoon and possibly save a few dollars.

Helpful Tips for Attending a Bridal Show

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We've produced a few bridal shows in our time and thought it might be helpful to provide some advice for attending a bridal show.These are just a few useful tips to help you get the most out of attending a bridal show.

First tip - Let's define what a bridal show is.

Bridal shows are gatherings of vendors who serve the bridal market. You'll find all types of vendors there including photographers, DJs, florists, cake vendors, etc. They have all paid to be present at a particular show and are hoping to be able to sell you their product or service. They will want to talk with you and possibly have you book their service for your wedding date.

Negotiating the Best Price for Lodging for Your Wedding Guests

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If you want to ensure that your wedding guests have a place to stay that’s convenient to your wedding reception venue, reserving a block of hotel rooms is the answer. It’s also a way of getting a discounted rate, which you can then pass along to your guests.

There are some things you need to keep in mind before you set out to reserve the rooms: proximity to your wedding reception, amenities and, of course, price. If you happen to be getting married at a venue that also has accommodations, this should be your starting point. Ask the venue manager about room rates and possibly a discount for your guests who reserve early.

Six Ways to Honor a Deceased Loved One at Your Wedding

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You’re planning your wedding reception and looking forward to being surrounded by everyone you love, but what if there’s someone who can’t be there – maybe your father or a beloved aunt – because they’ve passed away? You want them to be a part of your special day, but you’re not sure how to do that – either publicly for your guests to share or privately for you alone. You want to acknowledge the importance of that person in your life without dampening the celebratory mood of your wedding.

While nothing can compare to having all of your loved ones by your side physically, honoring a deceased loved one in a way that feels true to your relationship allows that person to be there in spirit.

Hot Trends for Your 2016 Spring Wedding

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You began planning your spring wedding several months ago, but you’ve still got decisions to make. You may not want to have an “offbeat” wedding, but you do want your day to be distinctive and memorable. Here are some trends for 2016 that will help you to complete your plans.

Ditch the dress

Have you ever thought about walking down the aisle in something other than a wedding dress? Solange Knowles (Beyonce’s little sister) wore a cream pantsuit and cape to her recent wedding and looked stunning. Can you picture yourself in a Chantilly lace, slim-legged jumpsuit or a pearl-white trouser suit? The suits can give you swagger while being just as chic, formal and impressive as a traditional gown.

Planning For Your Bridesmaids' Dresses

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You’ve chosen and ordered your gown and now it’s time to turn your attention to your bridesmaids’ dresses. Brides generally start shopping for bridesmaid dresses about six to seven months before the wedding to allow ample time for fittings and alterations.

At first, your head may be spinning from all the options available: Should you match your bridesmaids’ dresses to your wedding dress? Is mix and match better? Which fabric looks best? Colors? Styles? It can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Start with the basics:




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