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Wedding Napkin Folding Ideas and Techniques

Wedding Napkin Folding Ideas and Techniques

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Decorative napkin folding at the reception is one of those pesky little details that most brides are far too stressed to give much thought to. But if they can spare the time, they’ll be glad in the end that they did. An artistically folded napkin at each place setting is a special touch that reception guests will remember.

Napkin folding is best for formal receptions that feature a sit-down, fully catered dinner. Casual affairs where the food is served buffet-style, or receptions that feature finger food but not a sit-down meal, generally have the napkins stacked near the food table for easy access and convenience.

If your reception lends itself to…read more

Bouquet Toss for LDS Weddings

Bouquet toss for LDS wedding receptions
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LDS Bouquet Toss

The bride tossing the bouquet at the wedding reception to her single female guests is a tradition that is centuries old. Here’s how to plan yours, along with some alternatives to the bouquet toss if you want to do something a little different.

The bouquet toss is usually done just after the cake cutting, about 45 minutes from the end of the reception. There is a lot of …read more

How to Choose a Wedding Cake Design

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How to Choose a Wedding Cake Design

How do you describe your dream cake to your decorator when you don’t know the lingo? Read on for an overview of commonly used wedding cake decorating techniques and embellishments. Knowing what’s out there can help you to choose your ideal design when you sit down with your wedding cake decorator.

Do you ever wonder how professionally-done cakes get that flawlessly smooth layer of frosting on top?
Most wedding cakes are coated with fondant or buttercream icing that is rolled out with a rolling pin and draped over the cake to provide a smooth working surface. Rolled fondant or buttercream comes in a variety of colors and can be rolled out to a variety of thicknesses.

Once you have the smooth “base” of your cake – usually fondant or buttercream – it’s ready to be…read more

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DIY LDS Wedding Catering Tips

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It’s just one aspect of a successful wedding day, but it can be one of the most expensive and overwhelming. The options are truly endless! Should we have a full service dinner or a mid-afternoon hors d’oeuvre reception? Hire a caterer or do it ourselves? How much food do we need? What should we serve? Many of these items are inter-related and you’ll need to think about them all together rather than one after the other. If your budget can handle it the best option is to hire a professional caterer, or at the very least, a day of coordinator to run the kitchen and buffet tables for you. This way you will enjoy eating your food instead of serving it! But if you decide that “Do-it-Yourself Catering” is your best option, the information below will help you approach this aspect of your big day:

The key to a successful reception is…read more

10 Best Budget Wedding Cake Tips

Budget Wedding Cake Tips for LDS Brides and Grooms

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Your wedding cake is sure to be the most expensive dessert you’ll ever serve. Many LDS couples cringe at the thought of spending $800 on a single cake – after all, haven’t we been taught to be thrifty? While you may not be able to take the sting completely out of paying for your wedding cake, here are 10 ways to make sure that your cake eats up less of your wedding budget.

1. Have minimal decorations on your cake. Every delicate icing rose and fancy decorating technique costs the cake decorator time, which costs you money. Plainer cakes can be every bit as breath-taking, without the extra expense.

2. Decorate with silk flowers, not fresh. Most wedding cakes are decorated with flowers, and the cake table strewn with flower petals. Instead of paying your florist to deliver fresh flowers, buy your own silk flowers and save money on your wedding cake decorations.

3. Have a small wedding cake. Wedding cakes are paid for by the 2”x4” slice, meaning that larger cakes cost substantially more than smaller ones. Display a small wedding cake at the reception. If it doesn’t cover all your guests, then have…read more

Unique Wedding Cakes

Unique Wedding Cakes for LDS wedding receptions
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Unique Wedding Cakes for LDS Brides and Grooms

If you don’t want the traditional white wedding cake with three perfectly stacked tiers, you’re not alone. Your wedding cake is the most special cake of your lifetime, so why not make it a cake your guests will remember? Try on some of these suggestions, or invent your own.

Round and square are the usual wedding cake shapes. Try mixing the two, so that your cake has some round and some square tiers. You can alternate – square, round, square, round – or you can have a truly random mix. If neither round nor square particularly appeals to you, pick a more unusual shape like hexagons or paisley drops for your wedding cake tiers.

You can also…read more

Wedding Cake Cutting Fees

Wedding Cake Cutting Fees

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When most LDS brides set out to procure their wedding cakes, they don’t know they’ll most likely be paying a separate cake cutting fee in addition to the cost of making and decorating the cake. Surprised? Learn who charges the fee and why, what it covers, and how much a typical wedding cake cutting fee runs.

When you bring in a cake from an outside bakery (or one that you’ve made yourself,) your reception venue may charge a cake cutting fee. If you have your cake made by their in-house baker, however, they will waive the fee.

Depending on the venue, a typical cake cutting fee runs between $1 and $2 per slice. Cake cutting fees can add up to several hundred dollars, so make sure to…read more

The LDS Bride and Groom’s First Slice of Wedding Cake

Cake Cutting Ceremony: The Bride and Groom’s First Slice of Wedding Cake

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The wedding cake cutting ceremony is a timeless wedding tradition. No reception, no matter how casual, would feel complete without it. It’s important to plan your cake cutting ceremony ahead of time and communicate those plans clearly with your photographer, your caterer, and your band or DJ to make sure it goes off without a hitch.

Usually, the wedding cake remains on display for…read more

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