Finding Wedding Cake Frosting Guide

After the bridal gown we have the wedding cake, which is probably one of the most integral components of the wedding planning phase. It might take days or weeks for the bride to choose the colour and design of her wedding cake. In addition to this, it may take her even longer for her to decide on the frosting to be used for the cake.

This is the main reason why it’s recommended that you seek a reputable baker as he/she will be able to make the right suggestion as to the best frosting for you to choose for your specific cake design. You might have a little experience with cakes, but only those who are fully experienced in decorating cakes will be able to tell you the cons and pros of the numerous frostings. Here are just some of the many different cake frostings that are used today.

Butter Cream

Butter cream is an ingredient that is very versatile because it’s suitable for both frosting and filling. Most bakers opt for this frosting because it’s very easy for them to colour it depending primarily on the motif of the wedding. It is also easy for you to use various types of designs with this frosting. The main problem with this frosting is that it melts very easily, especially in places where the temperate is uncontrolled, so watch out for this frosting if you intend to hold your reception outdoors.

Fondant

If you’ve seen those smooth satin cakes that look perfect even when they are shaped like a flower, gift or anything at all, then it’s more than likely that fondant was used to design it. Fondant is a picture perfect icing that no one will question. However, it doesn’t taste as nice as many of the other icings, with some people feeling that it doesn’t taste nice at all. However, some bakers have devised a method of using butter cream beneath the fondant in order to improve its taste.

Marzipan

This is a baker’s favourite as it has the best taste and it’s capable of looking like fondant icing. Marzipan is made up of crushed almonds, sugar and eggs, making it very nice to eat. However, it can be very expensive to use marzipan, so be prepared to fork out a lot of money.

Royal Icing

This is probably the cheapest of all the frostings that you can use for a wedding cake; it’s possible for picture perfect cakes to be produced with this icing, with some of the most intricate designs.

 

Wedding Reception Planning Tips for You

download-49White roses, a white gown, and words of love and promise―that’s what a wedding day is all about. It’s most treasured day in any person’s life. But nobody talks about the things that go on behind the scenes. The days, weeks, and months before the big day are full of planning every detail of the big day. Planning a wedding can be very stressful, especially if you are a perfectionist who wants the perfect day. Here are some tips to help you make the process less complicated.

  1. Venue: One of the first things to do is decide the venue for the reception. The venue is going to be the basis of all your plans. You can plan the theme around the venue.
  2. Date and Time: Most people would say selecting the date and time for the reception is the first thing to do. But the date is easy to settle on after the venue is taken care of, and it can be easily changed before the invitation cards are printed. If you haven’t picked a date, you can decide a season first and then take it from there.
  3. Budget: Decide a budget before proceeding with any more plans. The budget will help you to decide what you want and what you can afford.
  4. Setting: This is in relation to the venue, but slightly different. You need to decide whether you want an outdoor or an indoor wedding, a garden reception or a house reception.
  5. Guests: Decide whether you want a big or small wedding, how many guests you want to invite, and what kind of seating arrangements you want.
  6. Food and Drinks: This is the time to plan the food. The food will depend on a lot of things: season, venue, and preferences of the family. Also, you need to decide on whether it will be a sit-down dinner or a buffet. The wedding cake is a big part of the menu; decide on white or dark chocolate, filling or full cake, and the number of tiers. Pick the alcohol you will serve; decide whether it will be a full bar or an open bar.
  7. Decorations: The kinds of flowers to be carried by the bride and bridesmaids, the centerpieces, and other wedding decorations need to be considered and selected. A cost-effective way to decorate is by using greenery, which is cheap and also very pretty.
  8. Music and Entertainment: Music is a big part of the wedding. Not only do you need to choose the music for the wedding ceremony but also for the reception. The guests need to be entertained; you can do this by hiring an experienced DJ, or you can hire a band that can keep things lively.
  9. Photographs: You need to hire a photographer who will take good pictures of you and the reception. Make sure you get a professional who understands light and other technicalities, as these photographs are the only memories of your big day.
  10. Wedding Favors: Make sure your guests have something to take back from the reception. It can be something for them to keep and remember your reception by; it could be a candle or something small depending on your budget.

Don’t forget to have fun in the midst of all the planning and pre-wedding jitters.

Tips for Outdoor Wedding Reception

download-47Worried rain at your outdoor wedding will ruin the day? There is a silver lining. According to Hindus, rain on a wedding day is considered good luck.
Planning an outdoor wedding brings with it a whole bunch of what-ifs, maybes, maybe-nots, how-I-wishs, and simply-must-haves. It’s all about the loving detail that goes into planning every aspect of the event that makes it the most perfect day ever.

Venue
Before you finalize the venue, make sure you take the following points into consideration. An outdoor reception may or may not call for a tent, but it’s always a good idea to have one. Yes, we know that it’s absolutely delightful for you as a bride to have the warm summer breeze on your face and revel in the ‘love in the air’. But imagine having to spend 4 hours (minimum) in the same sunlight, plopped in a chair, doing next to nothing. Always have an indoor backup plan. That way if the weather decides to play spoilsport by raining, you can just have the guests guided to the indoor arrangements you’ve made.

A very commonly overlooked aspect of an outdoor wedding is the availability of parking space. This can not only annoy your guests, it can also tire them out. Picture yourself walking for ten minutes in high heels and a fancy outfit just to get to a venue that does not even have comfortable seating.

How You Can Save on Venue
If your house has a backyard that can serve as a suitable backdrop for the wedding and reception, capitalize! Save on rent charges and just have a gorgeous backyard wedding!

Décor
For an outdoor wedding reception, keeping the décor minimalistic is best. There’s a reason you chose an outdoor wedding over an indoor one. Let nature do the talking as far as décor is concerned. Just complement it with pieces that enhance its grandeur. Take a cue from the images given here. They’re simplistic but they do wonders to enhance the already gorgeous ambiance of an outdoor wedding. Just make sure that hazardous decoration like candles or lamps are well out of reach of children. Wires are a tripping hazard. Make sure they are out of sight.

How You Can Save on Décor
Instead of buying all the décor in bulk, raid flea markets and the like to buy mismatched stuff.

Lamps for an outdoor wedding

Directions to the wedding venue

Food and Drink
Food is a very subjective element of any wedding reception. There can be suggestions over suggestions, but it’s finally up to you and your budget (among other things) that finally dictate what you’ll be serving your guests. However, there are a few points that must be kept in mind regarding food. Keep it simple. It’s true that people do tend to judge a wedding by the food served, but that doesn’t mean you have to go overboard with extravagance. Keep the weather in mind and plan the menu accordingly. Besides, lighter food means lighter guests. And lighter guests means more fun and dance! Wanna keep the kids at your wedding happy? Plan a separate menu for them with foods that are popular with kids these days. Don’t forget loads of candy and chocolate!

How You Can Save on Food and Drink
Drinks can make your reception budget go for a toss. Save on this by having a BYO (Bring Your Own) cocktail hour.

Seating
Surprise your guests. Do something different with the seating arrangement. Make people who know each other sit separately. Your guests can meet new people this way. Experimentation is fun! You won’t know the joys of it till you try it. So instead of having a conventional round table seating with 4 to 5 people, make it something quirky like just 2 at a table. Even those don’t need to face each other. They can both face the central area where all the magic of the reception will take place. Another convenient and thoughtful idea you can incorporate is letting kids have a whole section of the reception area to themselves. Cordon off an area and let them decide who sits where. They’ll be out of their parents’ hair and there are lesser chances of disturbances this way. Of course you have to make sure that they’re under regular (if not constant) supervision.

How You Can Save on Seating
If your guest list isn’t too long and your wedding is a low-key affair, you can borrow chairs from friends and family. If it’s a really private backyard wedding with just your family and closest friends, you can ask them to bring their own chairs!

Entertainment
Entertainment of guests is another important aspect that is often ignored. It is for some reason taken for granted that guests will be pacified with a bunch of songs that the DJ thinks fit for the occasion. Try something more fun at your reception. Send out for song suggestions with your save-the-dates. Your guests can answer when they RSVP. This way you’ll have an interesting playlist with songs that your guests love. You can also have a photo booth at the venue where guests can click some ridiculous pictures of themselves.
How You Can Save on Entertainment
Who needs a DJ who charges by the hour? Just rent speakers and play the playlist your guests help you make on loop!

Giveaways
Nothing thanks your guests for their presence on the happiest day of your life better than little somethings as they leave. Your wedding favors don’t have to be boring and cliché. You can give your guests creatively thought-out keepsakes that will remind them of the wonderful time they had at your wedding. Something for the kitchen perhaps, like herbs packed in little pouches can be a refreshing change for them from something like tealights. Another idea: remember those ridiculous pictures they clicked at the photo booth? Hand them a couple of copies along with a neatly wrapped favor of your choice. Fortune cookies with handwritten thank you messages are also an idea you can try out.

How You Can Save on Giveaways
Again, the best way to save on wedding favors is to make them yourself.

Something Offbeat
Want to dazzle your guests beyond their imagination? Try out things like the ones depicted in these images. If it’s an evening reception, have a sparkling display of fireworks. If it’s a winter wedding, have glorious ice or snow sculptures to enthrall them. Serve them wedding cake with a sparkler in it. And to take in their reaction, have them write you a little note in a vintage-looking book on their way out. Doesn’t get more awesome than this!

Photography
An outdoor wedding screams for having all sorts of photographs to be clicked. Nature in its splendor is the best possible backdrop for memorable wedding pictures.

Best Tips For Your Wedding Hairstyle

download-48Nothing can fail in such a special day … And unless your hair! But be all very clear and well organized to avoid any error. We offer you the 10 essential keys to your hairstyle is not a problem the day of your wedding.

1. Choose a trusted hairdresser. Some brides choose to do so very daring themselves, or resort to a friend a little business, to the subject of hair. If you prefer to be brushed and combed at most a couple of months before the wedding, pick a hairdressing salon or trust. It is essential that you do ahead of time if you do not like your choices and you have to look elsewhere.

2. Talk to the hairdresser. Teach a good picture of your Wedding Dressand, between them, choose different styling options. Not only must take into account the costume, but your personal taste and your own features. Maintain good communication with him to make it perfectly clear what you want, plus you should stop by the professional advice.

3. Put a date for the test. It is very important to have a hair test to see how it will look exactly. Know you the charge, but worth it because many times the hairstyles change according to who look far. It is a good time between one month and a half months before D-Day

4. Not radical changes. Leave makeover for another time, but not for your wedding. No dyes or radical cuts a few weeks to get married, or is it that you want to do in disguise?

5. The day of the test … Do not panic if after two hours making it a complex collected, I go out early. It is normal, or do you want people to see it early? Reservatelo until the day of the wedding.

6. If you’re going to wear a veil. I’ll have to make at home just before leaving, as in the salon usually placed ornaments, but not as big a piece. The veil should not be placed until you are fully clothed.

7. Calculate your timing. If you decide to do your hair in a salon, estimated to take about two hours just combing. If, however, prefer to hire someone to do it at home, it usually takes much less, about an hour. What do you prefer?

8. You have the last word. It is essential that you advise, but you who has the final say when choosing your hairstyle. If you like, you worth more to follow instead of trying to stay looks disappointed with the first one you find.

9. Depending on the neckline of your dress … will choose the hairstyle. If neck is high, you should bring in a bun, if it is strapless, it depends on your face either up or down are good, if the neckline is very broad, the hair should be very easy to not cause an effect ‘ ordinary ‘.

10. Depending on the time at which place the link … You can also choose how to wear their hair. If it is after 5 pm, we recommend a pickup. If by 4, you can wear it loose.