I recently saw some really gorgeous wedding cakes and it set me to thinking.
Cake has been a popular item in weddings in many cultures and can be traced back in history. In Ancient Greece a cake made of barley was broken over the brides head as an element of the ceremony.
But how big is too big when it comes to wedding cake? I checked with the Guinness Book of records and the biggest wedding cake on record weighed in at 6.8 tonnes and was made for a wedding fare.
In the 19th century it was traditional to keep the top tier of the wedding cake and use it as the Christening Cake for the couples first child. Today many couples keep the top tier or a slice of cake to eat on their first anniversary as it is meant to bring good luck.
It is also said that if you put a slice of wedding cake under your pillow you will dream of the man you will marry.
According to the latest Wedding survey undertaken by Hitched, the average cost of weddings have dropped slightly since last year. London has once again topped the poll with average wedding costs of £40,000 as compared to £41,000 last year.
How does your area compare ?
South East £33,000
North East and Cumbria £31,000
Yorkshire and Humber £30,000
West Midlands £30,000
East of England £29,000
East Midlands £29,000
South West £28,000
But do weddings really need to cost this much ?
I feel that there are lots of couples who have had their perfect day, celebrating with family and friends for a fraction of these amounts.
If you achieved your dream day without a high price tag why not share how you did this ?
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I don't know about you but whenever I see "free" in the title I have to take a peek.
Recently I read a blog on Hitched.co.uk that had 50 free ideas to transform your wedding day.
Amongst my favourites were a range of free downloadable items such as wedding planners, hen night quizzes and stationary items.
There were lots of ideas for table decorations and I loved the pebbles used as place cards.
I think the old adage "Something old, something new, something borrowed something blue" could also be applied to the whole wedding rather than just the brides outfit. So arriving in a friends vintage car, or as one of my brides did recently on a sofa attached to the front of a low loader - there is lots of scope to get creative.
Happy planning !
Choosing a Celebrant to help you create that special ceremony is an important step towards making your occasion a really memorable one. Why not take advantage of the free initial meeting I offer ? I believe it is important to meet informally to discuss your ideas and what I can offer. Meeting also gives us an opportunity to explore the type of ceremony that would best suit your needs.