Fancy Wedding Edibles – Cakes, Favours And Decorations For Weddings

When you plan your wedding, an undeniable thing to get excited about is the fact that there will be lots of yummy food you and your guests will get to eat. People labour over their wedding menu to create a celebratory menu that suits the occasion and often the heritage of the couple.

But beyond the wedding dinner, there are a number of other edible things you can add to your wedding. Luckily, there are many purveyors of fine edibles for weddings. Do not forget to talk to your wedding photographer about capturing the culinary essence of the day. Beyond photos of the happy couple feeding one another wedding cake, having detail photos of food and edible favours served at your wedding reception will help you look back fondly on the thought and preparation you put into your wedding day.

Wedding Cakes

There are about a zillion different types of wedding cakes to choose from. They can be matched to your wedding colours and to various themes. Some couples go with dummy cakes for decoration only and others have edible cakes created. You will have memorable and frame-worthy wedding photos taken beside your cake so do not be afraid to go for something fancy. You may choose the traditional fruit cake or go for the various “mud options” through to carrot cakes, croquenbush and gluten free options. You might even opt to have a cake designed for your special day by sharing photos and ideas with a cake decorator.

Edible Wedding Favours

A lot of people opt for edible wedding favours. These can act as decorations as well as be taken home by guests. Whether you opt for a candy bomboniere, boxed truffles or other chocolates to give away, candied almonds wrapped in organza, or another edible wedding favour, there are great choices that will add to the decor and personalisation of the big day.

Some Ideas for Edible Treats & Decor

• Candy buffets can help you create a feast for the eyes in your reception hall. Guests can be given boxes or sachets to take home.

• A chocolate fountain with fruit platters makes a delicious looking feature at your reception. Some wedding caterers will even create fruit bouquets for an even prettier display.

• Personalised lollipops placed on tables or as part of centrepieces can be a lovely display.

• Hand chosen teacups and saucers for the ladies is a unique idea and something that can be kept forever.

• Mini bottles of your favourite champagne for the ladies and a spirit for the men.

• You can purchase personalised wedding mint tins to adorn table place settings as well.

• Depending on what food you are serving, you can also purchase personalised sauce bottles for condiments.

• Flower arrangements and small flower vases may be gifted to guests.

There are a lot of options for edible wedding favours that double as decor for the big day. Take a look around the local area and you’ll find some great options that will look great in your wedding photos as well as make your event more personalised and memorable for guests.

Home Decorating For Newly Weds

What Yours is Mine and What’s Mine is Ours: Putting Your Stuff Together

It’s the same old love story-boy meets girl, they fall in love, they date, they get married…and then, they move into the same house…together…with all of their belongings. And that’s when the problems arise. We all know the general tale of the bachelorette, with the beautiful, organized home, gorgeous oriental area rugs and the Ming vase that was passed down from her great great great grandmother. And we all know the general tale of the bachelor-the old couches left in the apartment by the last tenants and the chair passed down from his great great great grandfather that smells like cigar smoke and is falling apart, not to mention the ratty old futon he slept on and refuses to part with and the Persian area rug he found in the dumpster behind the department store that only has one significant tear and one little meaningless stain that may or may not have been throw up.

So what do you do when you bring all of these belongings together into one house and neither of you is willing to part with your dearly beloved furniture?

You compromise. The most visible areas of the home should have the newest, most attractive pieces like the oriental area rugs and the rooms should be built around them, whether the oriental area rugs are red area rugs, blue area rugs or an outlandish color. The older items, whether they belong to bachelor or bachelorette, should be placed in rooms further back in the home that aren’t always readily available to guests and that will be used for parties, game nights and other activities that may result in spills, etc. Old area rugs should be used in basements and other unfinished areas to keep floors warm and protect your feet from any unknown elements such as nails, screws and wood slivers that may find their way into the area and be undetectable on hard, dark, cement floors.

Remember though that it’s important to make compromises that the pair of you can both live with. Neither of you should have to give up your favorite belongings and you shouldn’t have to give up each other to keep your furniture and your favorite area rugs and other furniture either.

It’s important that every room in the home have something that exhibits a little bit of each of you and a little bit of your team. If your living room features your favorite area rug, then that same room should also feature your spouse’s favorite side table.

Decorating your rooms together and choosing your newest pieces as a team will help create a bond and a sense of trust and respect between you that doesn’t just create itself. Give each room in your home the personal touch it deserves and let your relationship grow and evolve in your home naturally as you learn to love each other’s sense of style and un-sense of style too.

Fran just adores home decorating and loves to share her experiences and ideas with everyone. But she also kno