The invitation to your wedding is one of the most important design elements a couple can incorporate when creating the overall feel for their event. The wedding invitation not only holds important information guests need to know, but it also sets the tone for your special day. That is why the invitation, like every other element to your wedding, needs to be thoughtfully planned, beautifully designed, and perfectly executed. Or if you are planning on having a casual affair, go ahead and send those candid shots the two of you took on the Superman roller coaster at Six Flags. Hmm… now that I think about it, that’s not a bad idea. Picture it. Sicily, 1987. Red, white and yellow streamers, a Superman cake, comic-book party favors, and pin-the-tail on the donkey. Oh wait!! I wasn’t in Sicily, Italy. I was in Detroit, Michigan. Yeesh! I have got to stop with the late night “Golden Girls” marathons. But I digress… Here at The Best Gay Wedding Blog Ever! we believe that couples should blend the unique characteristics that make them special with elegance and class to create a special event that guests will talk about long after the wedding is over. This all starts with the invitation. We’ve listed a few important considerations every couple should discuss when creating their wedding invitation.
How to Choose a Splendid Cake Design
If you’ve watched any Food Network as of late, you probably have seen the extremes that cake design has come to. I have seen cakes made to look like the Eiffel Tower or the groom’s Ferrari. I’ve even seen a cake made to look like a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes! Oh wait… that wasn’t [...]
How to Choose A Reception Venue
Choosing a reception site for your wedding can be really easy or so annoying that you decide forget the whole thing and elope. While the wedding ceremony is supposed to be the main event, everyone knows that the crowning achievement is the reception. The reception is an opportunity for your guests to celebrate your new [...]
How to Choose Your Wedding Colors
One of the most important parts of planning your wedding is deciding on which colors you are going to use in your theme. This can either go two ways: 1) You and your boo will be able to agree on colors so easily that the conversation wont even last five minutes. Which is great because [...]
How to Get Started when Planning a Wedding
Planning a wedding can be stressful and at times downright annoying. Figuring out all the little details from party favors to which linens to use can be overwhelming if you’re doing the planning on your own. Being disorganized when planning a wedding is like dating Kim Kardashian. PAINFUL AND DESTINED TO FAIL!!! Sorry Kim, but [...]
How to Plan a Memorable Proposal
This is going to sound unusual, but the key ingredients needed in having a successful proposal are successful LIES! Stop right there, don’t get weary, these are lies for the greater good of your relationship and, let’s be honest, THE WORLD! In an ideal situation, most couples who are ready to get married have at [...]
When Aaron and I started The Best Gay Wedding Blog Ever, we wanted to put some practical advice out there for same-sex couples planning a wedding, like us. We’ve been so pleased with the support of our advice articles, but also realized that couples are looking for ideas too. So I am so pleased to announce our new sister site – The Best Gay Wedding Inspiration Ever! On this site you will be able to browse images from real same-sex weddings. And we will be updating the site regularly so there will continue to be inspiring photos from real weddings for any couple planning a wedding to use. Why not check it out now?? Just go to www.bestgayweddinginspirationever.com.
So you’ve chosen the perfect cake design. But the reality is that people are also going to be eating that cake, and you want to be sure that your cake is as tantalizing to the taste buds as it is to the eyes. The worst: looking at a beautiful cake only to cut into it and discover it’s dry and flavorless! When going to taste cakes, keep some of these points in mind:
Mark from TN says: We have 210 guest coming to our wedding. We have everything planned for wedding, but we are worried that we didn’t plan for the unexpected. Any suggestions?
If you’ve watched any Food Network as of late, you probably have seen the extremes that cake design has come to. I have seen cakes made to look like the Eiffel Tower or the groom’s Ferrari. I’ve even seen a cake made to look like a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes! Oh wait… that wasn’t a real cake! I was just daydreaming again. Today, cake can be made into almost anything, which is exciting and at the same time a little scary. Deciding on a cake design can be daunting for a couple trying to choose the perfect wedding cake. But fear not! Here are some tips for helping to decide on the perfect design.
Destination Wedding Dilemma
Tricia from Detroit, MI says: Just looking for some help in the planning of our destination wedding. My fiancé wants to have it in Florida where it will be warm and fun but on a beach, I want to have it somewhere where our union will be legal. It is going to be a small group of only 10 people and we can’t seem to agree on a location much less a venue that won’t swallow our party up. Just looking for some thoughts on the whole legal side, do you think it’s worth it to go somewhere that same sex marriage is recognized even if our home state doesn’t? When it becomes legal in our state will our union from now count for anything?
The time has come to talk about money. Most people don’t like to talk about money because it is a sure fire way to make your hair fall out. So unless you have a hairpiece from the Raquel Welch Collection laying around the house in case of emergency, I suggest you slow down and breathe deep! But something tells me that more of my male readers actually do have a wig or two lying around the house. Emergency or not! But I digress…
While we have been impressed with the recent rise in support of same-sex marriage, there is still a lot of work ahead before we see equality more mainstreamed. Our friends at SimplyBridal.com have put together this infographic of the current state of same-sex marraige in the U.S. and abroad… just to keep things in perspective.
Can someone please tell me why the majority of engagement photos out there consist of a man and woman dressed in their best clothes, sitting in some obscure park giving each other googly eyes! One word: BORING. I mean, what a snooze!! Photos like this don’t tell me anything about the couple. No, I take that back… they do tell me something. They tell me that the couple possess the uncanny ability to pretend to look into each others eyes with interest when they are both clearly thinking about getting food from the hotdog cart they past on the way in!
Now that you have narrowed down your search for a fabulous reception venue, the next step is to make sure the venue not only will look good but will treat you good as well. So go ahead and put on your best Nancy Drew outfit and get to work. I mean, who doesn’t love a fitted trench, a sexy fedora, and a sensible handbag equipped with a giant spyglass! To help you get the interrogation started here are a couple questions you and your boo should be sure to ask when considering a venue.