4 Fun (And Affordable) Wedding Cake Alternatives

by The Broke-Ass Bride

If you haven't yet started pricing wedding cakes, SPOILER ALERT: they're expensive. REALLY expensive. Want fondant icing? Cha-ching! If you're scrambling to find ways to cut back on your wedding expenses, might we suggest some more humble, yet equally delicious wedding cake alternatives? These scrumptious solutions can be as simple, or as fancy as you want them to be! Source your baked goodies from the best bakery in town, or just hit up a Krispy Kreme drive-through. It's up to...

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Beyond the Wedding Cake: Alternative Desserts

by Courtney

Looking for a sweet treat for guests in addition to your wedding cake?  Maybe you want to do away with the tiered tradition altogether?  Cupcakes, pies, candy tables and tiers of doughnuts are fun alternatives, but let’s face it, by now they’ve lost their uniqueness in the world of weddings.  Below are some of our (not too-overly done) alternatives to wedding cakes. Milk and Cookies: Perfect for the DIY bride whose mom makes a fantastic cookie, or for the bride with the...

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Question of the Week: Wedding Cake or Wedding Cupcake, Which One is on Top?

by Azure

Now that wedding season has started I'm curious about what you're seeing at the wedding you've been going to. Last year, you couldn't swing a bridesmaid without hitting a cupcake tree. What about this year? Are you still seeing cupcakes, or have your friends moved on to macaroons, or gone back to traditional wedding cake? What about you, are you serving cake or cupcakes? Any predictions for next year's wedding sweets? Helpful Links Find a great baker in your area (for cakes or...

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Featured Newport Beach Wedding: Megan and Justin

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Alicia Danielle Photography Megan and Justin tied the knot on April 10th in Newport Beach, CA. The happy couple, who hail from Idaho, were an absolute pleasure to work with. As you’ll notice from the wedding photos, this couple is anything but ordinary! Their quirky personalities and lighthearted humor were infused throughout the special day; the groom donned a casual grey suit and sunny yellow boutonniere, the delectable wedding cupcakes were piled high with...

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Wishpot: Cupcakes, This Season’s Wedding Cake!

by Azure

This month Wishpot brings you an innovative alternative to the traditional wedding cake. Today brides are looking for ways to spend less money but still have a beautiful cake, hence the trend of Wedding Cupcakes. Wedding cupcakes can be more suitable for guests and less expensive. They offer convenience but still have a look of sophistication and elegance. If you’re a bride in the New York area, Wishpot wedding vendor The Hudson Cakery is a custom cake boutique that does many...

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Featured Wedding: Dana and Jeff

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Pat Furey& Ted Nghiem of Ted Nghiem's Photography Dana and Jeff couldn't have chosen a more perfect place for their wedding than Stone Harbor Golf Club at the Cape May Courthouse in NJ. Along with the main wedding photographer, Pat Furey, we shot an absolutely awesome wedding! The weather held and instead of the forecasted rain, we had blue skies! I guess Dana and Jeff's magic rubbed the weather in the right way! I should also mention that their cupcakes were...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: I Hate Wedding Cake!

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question about wedding cake alternatives that turns out to be about something just a little bit different. Don't forget, OneWed offers two great resources for getting your questions answered. If you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships, ask The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com. If you have questions about wedding how-tos, ranging from logistics to decorations, write our all-star panel of...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: The Vampire Wedding Edition

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Welcome To The Vampire Wedding Edition! Calling All Brides, Vampires, Maenads, Shapeshifters & TrueBlood Fans! If you're a fan of HBO's sexy hit TV show True Blood, you are probably aware that (*spoiler alert*) this weekend's Season 2 finale was quite wedding related! Vampires and weddings? Could it get any better? Yes! A couple of months ago, I invited a few other wedding bloggers to join me in a special group blogging project...one where we could...

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Wishpot: The Art of a Wedding Cake

by Azure

Wedding cakes have long been a way of adding elegance, class, personality, and creativity to a wedding with everything from flowers and pearls to polka dots, stripes, and various shapes. To celebrate the creativity of this delectable dessert, the Wishpot Wedding Team has compiled a list of some of our favorite wedding cake styles. (clockwise from top left) Flowers Between Layers: There is nothing new about this wedding cake style but year after year it continues to be a stunning...

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Wedding Cake Traditions, a Little History

by Azure

One of the things that makes planning a wedding so challenging is that people like to tell you that either you can’t, or must, do something because “it’s tradition.” What’s so interesting about this is that most of us actually know very little about the wedding traditions to which we’re so attached. For example, did you know that wedding cake was traditionally a meat dish, and not a very tasty sounding one. Lamb testicles anyone? It wasn’t until the 1500s, when sugar...

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