Molly Meester

Not All Cakes Are Created Equal

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Your Wedding Cake Checklist
Not all cakes are created equal. They come in almost every size, shape, height, flavor and color imaginable, so it’s important to have a general idea and theme when meeting with your baker for the first time. When sitting down with the baker, bring items that correlate to the reception. An invitation, menu, location, or flower design, will all help the baker plan a cake that’s perfect for your big day. Then it is important to get every detail squared away so there is no confusion or last minute contract change.
Here are important things to go over with your baker:
• Detailed description of the cake you have agreed upon:
• Cake flavor & fillings
• Number of servings
• Tier shape(s)
• Number of tiers
• Icing type & color
• Decorations (flowers, fruit, sugar flowers)
• Topper (who provides)
• Cost of cake & number of slices (price per slice)
• Sketch of cake
• Delivery & setup fees (how, when, and which entrance to use at reception site)
• Delivered items (cake stand, server, knife, if so, are there rental prices)
• Take-home boxes for leftover cake or top-tier preservation
• Total cost, including delivery
• Deposit amount
• Cancellation and refund policy
• All signatures

Many factors go into creating the perfect wedding cake, and though it may seem daunting, but they are the experts and will give great insight and ideas.

Molly Meester

How to Avoid Having Guest Photographers

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For many, it’s the day they have been waiting for their whole life. The dress is beautiful and the flowers are prefect. Now, it’s time for the beautiful shot of you walking down the aisle to meet your groom…then your Aunt Janice steps in the aisle and takes the picture instead.

 
In a world driven by social media and posting pictures, it may seem rude to tell your guests to put away their phones during the ceremony; however, chances are you paid for a photographer to take the perfect pictures. There are no do-overs during the ceremony, and often photos (like walking down the aisle with your father) are ruined by guests stepping in front of the professional photographer or flashes that white out the picture.

 
To avoid these photo blunders and bombs, many brides and grooms are opting for an ‘unplugged wedding.’ Check out pinterest! There are so many cute sign ideas politely asking your guests to keep their phones put away. By having your family and friends keeping their phones and cameras out of the picture (no pun intended) during the wedding, the photographer you hired is able to get beautiful shots, and your guests are able to focus on the ceremony instead of their phones.

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