Monthly Archives: March 2013

Reception: Decorating Your Wedding with Garlands

When it comes to decorating for your wedding there are many different ways to do so.  From floral arrangements on the tables to  paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling and many, many more ideas. Lately garlands are becoming more popular than ever. Now we aren’t talking traditional crepe paper bells. No, what  we are talking
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Inspiration: A Fresh Idea for a Spring Treat

Spring is definitely in the air. You can hear the birds chirping as you get ready for work. You can actually see the road while driving to work and you can see the Capri pants and bikinis popping up in your local department store. When spring starts to show that means the wedding season is
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Rings: Insuring Your Wedding Ring

Your wedding ring is more than a fashion statement. It is a symbol of everlasting love and commitment. So it goes without saying that insurance is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you glance down at the wedding ring on your finger. Insurance can never replace the sentimental value of a
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Etiquette: Wedding Gift Etiquette

As with most aspects of a wedding there is “etiquette” for receiving gifts, and these rules are as basic as the manners we all learn as small children. It is not polite to ask for a gift and when you do receive a gift, be sure to say “thank you”. Unfortunately, it seems that these
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News & Press: Congratulations Facebook Contest Winners!

You may have heard of The American Wedding’s Facebook page and if you’ve visited it recently, you will have seen hundreds of photos! Last month we had a great contest for five winners to get the chance of winner $100 to The American Wedding! The response to our Engagement Photo Contest was exciting! We received
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Flowers: Wedding Flower Checklist

In addition to the flowers you will need for the wedding party and family members, you will need flowers for the ceremony and reception sites. Use this handy checklist when shopping for flowers so you’re sure not to forget anyone: Flowers for the Wedding Party: Bride’s Bouquet Tossing Bouquet Matron/Maid of Honor Bouquet Bridesmaid Bouquets
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Planning: Choosing the Wedding Date and Time

The wedding and the events leading up to the ceremony are steeped in ancient traditions. The month and day of a bride’s wedding was considered a very important decision. Many followed this rhyme when choosing their wedding month: Marry when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind and true. When February birds do mate,
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Cake: Top 10 Wedding Cake Trends

1. Flavored Cakes. Believe it or not, but chocolate cake is becoming more popular than the traditional white or yellow cake. Other popular flavors include carrot, coconut, mocha, tiramisu, lemon, strawberry, red velvet, and cheesecake. 2. Frostings infused with unusual flavors like amaretto, champagne, hazelnut, Kahlua, mocha, rum, strawberry cream, etc. 3. Frostings with a
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Budget: 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Cake

1. Consider purchasing your cake from a non-commercial baker who works out of his or her home. 2. Consider buying your cake from a culinary school. If students are baking and decorating wedding cakes as part of their curriculum, you may be able to get a really great deal on a cake. 3. Keep decorations
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Advice: Glossary of Wedding Cake Terms

Basketweave – A piping technique that features interwoven vertical and horizontal lines made to resemble a wicker basket. Buttercream – A smooth, creamy icing that stays soft. It can be in any color and flavor. Also makes a good filling. As the name suggests, buttercream contains a lot of butter, so it melts easily in
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