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September 9, 2011


Sylvia Weinstock is an incredible cake designer.  The pastry chef you select to design your wedding cake is crucial to the final appearance and taste of your cake.  Arrange a tasting with your pastry chef.  Each bakery has their own “signature recipe”  for flavors, fillings, and icing.  Find out if your cake will be made from scratch or if it will be frozen at any time.  Find out if your bakery will deliver and setup your cake, including your cake topper.  For your initial cake consultation, take photos to share with your pastry chef so they see your vision of your cake style, shape, and color preference.  Make sure you get a color swatch to take with you for your pastry chef to keep in your cake file.  Your only limitation is your imagination.  Use a design from the bodice of your wedding gown, a monogram from your invitation, or another detail which may be enhanced to create a design thread for your wedding theme.  You may want to have different flavors and fillings on different layers so your family and friends get a variety.

Buttercream – icing made of butter, sugar and eggs, and may be used as a filling, or to create details and flowers which are edible.  

Fondant – icing which coats the entire cake and makes a seamless canvas for decorating.  You either love it, or could live without it – taste it.  You will love the look, and many brides prefer the taste to get the versatility in their design.

Whipped Cream – heavy whipping cream and sugar, the same whip cream you know and love. 

Royal Icing – icing which is strictly for decorating complex patterns and details.  Used for a lot of ornate cookies – the hard icing you see on top.

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Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Ring. 

Expenses for your wedding add up quickly. Meet early to discuss and determine realistic budgets and who will be responsible for which expenses so there are no misunderstandings or hard feelings later. The following list indicates the traditional division of expenses. Normally the bride’s family pays for the largest share of the expenses. With the average age of couples getting married on the rise, financial responsibility has shifted from the parents to the couple themselves. The bride’s parents should have the opportunity to graciously decline offers of financial help. The question of who pays for what normally comes down to who is most willing and able to pay. When you are planning your budget, remember to be courteous, realistic, and communicate with everyone involved.

Wedding ring for the groom.
Wedding gift for the groom.
Gifts for the bridal attendants.
Personal stationery.
Accommodations for her out-of-town attendants (optional).
Attendants’ dresses (optional).

Engagement party (optional).
Bridal consultant.
Cost of ceremony (location, musicians, rentals, flowers, and decorations).
Entire cost of reception (food, beverage, gratuities, wedding cake, rental fee, rental items, decorations, music, and flowers).
Wedding gift for the couple.
Bride’s wedding attire and accessories.
Bridesmaids’ bouquets.
Flower girl bouquet or basket.
Wedding invitations, save the date cards, announcements, enclosures, and mailing costs.
Wedding programs.
Transportation for the bridal party to the ceremony and the reception site.
Engagement, wedding, and reception photographs.
Bridesmaids’ luncheon.
Gratuities for those directing traffic, valet parking, and checking coats.
Personal wedding attire.
Rehearsal dinner (optional).

Engagement and wedding rings for the bride.
Wedding gift for the bride.
Marriage license.
Gifts for the best man and groomsmen.
Groom’s wedding attire.
Bride’s bouquet and going-away corsage.
Mothers’ and grandmothers’ corsages.
Boutonnieres for all men in the wedding party.
Accommodations for his out-of-town attendants (optional).
Groomsmen wedding attire (optional).
Attendants’ gloves, ties, ascots, and vests (optional).
Fee for the ceremony officiant.
Bachelor dinner (optional).

Personal wedding attire.
Travel and hotel expenses they incur.
Wedding gift for couple.
Bachelor’s dinner (optional).
Rehearsal dinner.

Traveling expenses.
Wedding gift for the couple.

Wedding attire for themselves.
Any traveling expenses.
Wedding gift for the couple.
Showers given by maid of honor or bridesmaids.
Bachelor party given by best man or groomsmen.

Gifts of appreciation for parents or others who helped with the wedding.
Expenses of items desired which have exceeded the original budget.

Copyright 2011, Kim Horn, MBC.

To you have Kim Horn be your wedding planner, contact:

Kim M. Horn, MBC
Master Bridal Consultant | 1 of 59 in the World
Publisher | Pres. |
AZ State Coordinator | Assoc. of Bridal Consultants
ABC 2010 Conference Chair

O 480.921.7891
C 602.418.9089
F 480.829.6292

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