This month’s treasury contest was about celebrating in style. These are fabulous collections, and it’s going to be a tough decision. We need your vote! Check out these gorgeous collections; each one featuring March’s challenge winner:
Julie Farrell from Odd Lot Emporium.
Voting ends at midnight on April 30th EST, and the winner will be posted on 5/01/13.
Please vote for your favorite collection here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NLZ3C7F
So you may have spent hours or just a few minutes looking at what type and style of cake you want for your day. You may have opted for a huge three tier showstopper or maybe a table laden with delectable cupcakes all beautiful decorated.
No matter what you have ordered you have expectations so imagine your horror when you see your cake for the first time and it is a monstrosity!
It is lopsided, the decoration can only be described as something that children produce with pots of paints and fingers and it is something that resemble the twin of Jubba the Hutt.
In fact you can see plenty of example on www.cakewrecks.com
What do you do? Well reframe from doing anything rash like grabbing the cake maker and strangling them. It is tempting but non productive. Not to mention illegal.
Understandable you should be upset and rightly so because the cake is rubbish. However why not Keep Calm and just laugh it off! In the end of the day, the cake will be cut up and eaten by your guests so it doesn’t matter if the cake looks bad.
Of course it will mean you have some “interesting” cake cutting photos but at least you will have a good reason to destroy it.
In fact why not turn the ugly cake into an entertaining piece for the guest! Grab some cake decorating supplies and put them next to your cake and ask your guest to add their artistic flair to it. They can not make it worse so why not have fun. In fact you can make it into a competition and afterwards you will have a truly unique cake decorated by your friends and family.
Alternatively if you have the time then you could try to find replacements. It will probably be impossible to find a cake of similar size and style at such short notice but you could probably find some nice alternatives but make sure you buy enough cake for everyone. If you do not have any money left in your budget to replace the cake how about asking your guests to bring one along! Yes it is very cheeky but I can not imagine anyone will be upset by your request and the plus side of this would be the varied cake selection you will get.
Remember your wedding day is a day of happiness and joy so do not let a cake ruin it.
(aka Kitty Kanzashi)
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It’s time to get your vote on! This month there are only 4 entries, but I don’t know if that will make voting any easier; they are beautiful! Check out these gorgeous collections; each one featuring both of January’s challenge winners: Clay Bouquet Shop and Bag Secrets.
Voting ends at midnight on February 28th EST, and the winner will be posted on 3-01-2013.
You have just a couple days to vote, and the winning treasury will be selected by majority vote. The winner will be announced here on the 1st. Please vote for your favorite collection here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6JDP9WK
It’s time to get your vote on! This month’s treasury contest was a team challenge that produced over 50 treasuries. I think we covered every possible wedding theme, and now we need your vote. Check out these gorgeous collections; each one featuring one, or both, of December’s challenge winners: Forest Candle Studio and Delaney Photo Jewelry.
Voting ends at midnight on February 8th EST, and the winner will be posted on 2-09-2013.
The wedding reception is a place to really let your personalities shine! Here are some awesome handmade votive and tea light candle holders for inspiration as you plan your table decor and lighting. After the wedding, what great favors for your guests to take home to remember you and your special day!
Gold Leaf Votive Holders by Ma Belle Amie 1316
Btw, in case you missed them, here are links to Parts 1 & 2 of this series:
Part1: Silverware Holders
Part 2: Place Card Holders
Best Wedding Wishes,
Check out this beautiful treasury created by Marcie from ForestCandleStudio!
Gothic Wedding: Romantic & Mysterious
Part 2: Place Card Holders
The wedding reception is your grand party – for toasting the two of you, sharing food and drink with family and friends, and general merry-making all around. Such a party usually requires that you, the host, decide who should sit next to whom, to bring new and old friends together in the best way possible.
Place cards make it easy for your guests to know where you want them to sit. So why not choose place card holders that add to your theme and also make fabulous favors for your guests to take home? Planning your table decor items to do double-duty is eco-friendly and saves you time and money 🙂
To help you get started finding just the right place card holders, here are some delightful ones I found on Etsy. After the wedding, your guests can use these to hold photos, notes, etc., or as paperweights or decorative objects to display on a shelf or table. What a wonderful way to say thank you to your guests for being part of your special day!
Rustic Wedding Place Card Holders with Cards by Decadent Designs
Natural Sea Urchin Shell Place Card Holders by EcoLectic Events
Mini Moss Terrarium Place Card Holder by Vertigris
Treble Clef Place Card Holder by Homes and Weddings
Btw, here’s the link if you missed Part 1: Silverware Holders
Happy Wedding Wishes,
Part 1: Silverware Holders
Your wedding reception is going to be the most fabulous party ever! But what happens to all those fun and gorgeous things on the table after the party’s over?
I’ve scoured Etsy for inspiration on wedding reception table decor, focusing on both functional and artistic elements that can do double-duty as favors for your guests. Not throwing items away is good for the planet and not having to get separate favors is good for your time and pocketbook! Of course another plus is that your guests will be reminded of your friendship every time they use them 🙂
For your reception there will be some type of food served, whether it’s a 5-course meal, a casual picnic, or simply dessert and beverages. So let’s start some ideas flowing about the tables’ place settings.
Here is an eclectic mix of silverware holders that would be perfect as decor & favors. After the wedding your guests can use these to hold a variety of items. What a wonderful way to say thank you to your guests for being part of your special day!
Embroidered Cotton Flatware Pockets by Cottage Expressions
Happy Wedding Wishes,