A Grand Debate: Cake Topper Versus No Cake Topper

Posted by csancho on Aug 29, 2014

The choice to not have a cake topper hurts the heart of Wedding Collectibles as that is our expertise and passion, BUT we understand that there are different aesthetic tastes for types of cake topper, there will be those that prefer to not have one at all. Let’s take a look at the pro’s and con’s of having a wedding cake topper.

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Photos: Left - 100 Layer Cake: Our favorite wedding cakes of 2013, Right - Wedding Collectibles: Beach Cake Toppers

Cons to Having a Cake Topper

  • Can limit the style of your cake
  • Cost of cake topper
  • Stress of finding a cake topper you like.

Pros to Having a Cake Topper

  • Adds style quickly to your cake.
  • Can be personal to you.
  • Long lasting (i.e. will not “die”)
  • Becomes a keepsake from your wedding day.
  • Is a traditional symbol of unity
  • Cuter than flowers
  • Can be a spark of personality in a sea of white and tradition.

Other things to consider:

If you are using fresh flowers instead of a traditional cake topper you may find yourself spending just as much money or more on something that will wilt and die later on. With that, you also have to be very careful about when the flowers are purchases and when they are attached to your cake. Flowers can be beautiful and may even be a better option for some wedding styles and themes, but they are not necessarily a better option.

Also, your cake topper is a great way to incorporate the something old, new, borrowed and blue tradition as you can easily use a family members cake topper or find one that features the blue color.

Cake toppers may not be for everyone, but they are at least worth looking at!

What You Should Know About Wedding Cake Toppers

Posted by csancho on Mar 26, 2014

Animal Wedding Cake Topper

Dealing with wedding cake toppers on a daily basis as a business means we get a lot of questions about all the nooks and crannies that have to do with what cake toppers are made of and how to tell if what you are getting is well, good. We have answered these questions on an individual basis — be it over the phone or through email — and have begun trying to reach a wider group of our shoppers with answers on our blog, but I feel like this is information that not only our brides would ask, but any bride with her heart set on a cake topper would want to and should know.

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Cake Topper

Posted by csancho on Mar 19, 2014

How to Choose Between Contemporary, Novelty, and Traditional Wedding Cake Toppers

When choosing your wedding cake design, you are going to have to take into consideration that wedding cake topper. Of course, you will be designing a wedding cake that will fit in or coordinate with your wedding colors and theme, and with so many different options, you really have to do the same with your wedding cake topper. That may seem like a “duh” moment, but if you have had your heart set on using the most darling little surfer dude and chick salt and pepper shaker that you think is just too cute and totally you to not pass up, but then you have a very traditional black-tie, red roses wedding, the cake topper will look out of place. The same will go in reverse. It is important that your wedding cake topper is unique to you, but in order to create a cohesive wedding look, you need to make sure that uniquely yours wedding cake topper coordinates with the vintage lantern and daisy centerpieces. Let’s take a look at some criteria that will help you navigate and decide what type of cake topper will fit into your wedding theme.

Brainstorming for that Killer Bachelorette Party

Posted by csancho on Dec 30, 2013

Brainstorming for that Killer Bachelorette Party

The bachelorette party is a not only a fun night, but is important for the bride because it is one piece of the wedding process that is designed to make her feel special AND to let off some of that wedding stress. This is a night that is typically meant for the bride to be hands off in the planning process, which is why we recommend having the maid of honor and bridesmaids take over. The goal is to surprise, excite, and spotlight the bride. So, with that in mind, here are a few fun ways to help your bride have fun at the center of attention.

First off, you will want to deck out your bride in some bride to be gear. The reason we say this is because it is a quick and essential way to set your bride apart and get her that added attention. She doesn’t need to wear everything bride-to-be, so when shopping, guide yourself on what the bride will feel slightly embarrassed to wear (giving her that perfect bride blush), but not what she will refuse to put on or walk out in.

The options for bride-to-be accessories run from a simple scarf with a bride charm (this would be the most subtle), to personalized t-shirts and jackets (the most personal),  fun bride tiaras, veils, and sashes (the biggest spotlight), and the bridesmaids.  By coordinating the bridesmaids in bachelorette party tees, you will basically be creating a very big red arrow pointing out your party and your bride. Bridal Party Tees has some spunky, bride to be and bridesmaid t-shirts that would help spice up the night and spotlight the bride. If you are looking for a more cost effective option, try bride and bridesmaids iron ons paired with plain t-shirts at Walmart or target. You could even have the party guests bring their own t-shirts and make your party wear as part of your activity.

Speaking of the activities, there is a lot more you can do with a bachelorette party than going out drinking. Of course, if that is the route you want to go, then go all out, but if not, there are endless options for your bachelorette party. For example, instead of doing only a bachelorette night, why not take the day? Spend a day with your closest girlfriends at a day spa, get massages, sit by a pool, get your nails done, and just relax. After a day of relaxation, go out to a nice dinner and stay late for drinks or end with an in home cooking lesson and still stay late for drinks. Having multiple phases to your bachelorette party give your party members flexibility is they have a busy schedule, so if they can’t make the spa day, they can come to the dinner.

Another great idea is to look at what is going on in your community. Are there any concerts, movies, or plays in the park? Is there a great band playing or a fun comedian show nearby? You could go to dinner, hit an outdoor concert, and then end back at home with a game of who gave what lingerie. The main thing is to give yourself time to be with your best friends, relax, have fun, and just celebrate. The bachelorette party is a night free of things to take care of, and open to excited sequels, laughter, and maybe a few tears. Make it a night you will never forget.

2 Touches That Can Make or Break Your Wedding Theme

Posted by csancho on Nov 25, 2013

Wedding Colors

A lot of brides will design their weddings around the colors that they want to use. So, they will pick flowers, centerpieces, and styles that compliment the color scheme rather than a particular theme. In this case, paying attention to the colors would be a matter of choosing the colors and sticking with them since the colors are the thing. However, if you are having a particular theme – like  beach, fairy tale, military, vintage, country, or seasonally based – then your wedding color choices are much more limited. A country-themed wedding does not go well with coral and turquoise, and a beach themed wedding would be hard to pull off with a plum and gold. So if you want to do a specific theme, your wedding colors are going to be affected by that theme. Yes, there is that rule of thought that it is your wedding, so you can do what you want, BUT for a complete wedding look, you MUST pay attention to the coordination of your wedding theme and your color scheme. To figure out what colors go well with your theme, it may be a good idea to create a color board, or find an image that embodies that theme or tone, and then pull your main colors from that.  When focusing on a theme, you may end up with more colors scattered throughout your wedding decor, but it is still a good idea to have 1-3 main colors that will act as an anchor for the overall look of the wedding. Too many colors can cause your decor to be disconnected and distracting.

Wedding Cake Toppers

The wedding cake topper is a decor detail that can sometimes be overlooked, but it is an important detail to pay attention to. Some of the choices are the traditional bride and groom figurine cake topper, humorous, monogram, heart, floral, and vintage. It is an important detail to pay attention to because the wedding cake is one of the main symbols of weddings, and is often a center for the wedding reception and wedding traditions. Basically, the wedding cake might as well have a spotlight on it during your reception. There are so many different styles, so you want to make sure to choose the most appropriate to your theme. For example, a super sexy wedding cake topper would be a strange addition to a fairy tale or religiously centered wedding, just like -perhaps more obviously – a fairy and prince cake topper would be odd at a country or beach themed wedding.