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Details you Cannot miss while Planning your Wedding

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We are used to talk about wedding etiquette a lot in reference on what you should do and what you shouldn’t during your wedding planning process. We all know that planning a wedding is a big, let’s say huge, thing! And sometimes leaving apart some details can definitely happen. That is why we are here! We will provide you with a complete list of little details that you shouldn’t miss while planning your wedding, think about this as a wedding essential little details checklist, a part from the big items such as decoration, flowers, cake, church, priest or officiant, this is a very imporant list of details you should take in account.

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It often happens that between a wedding cake tasting, the wedding dress shopping, the venue hunting, you can miss the little things. Never forget that in weddings every detail counts! And your guests will definitely appreciate it! Let’s be honest your guests can also be judgemental when it comes to weddings, they will compare your wedding with theirs (if married), they will look into the details and they notice if there is something missing or something wrong … this is part of the game guys. So better be prepared!

  • Escort Cards: it is important that every guest has his own escort card, never forget to include one of your guest. Go through the complete list of invitees hundred times if necessary, check that all the guests’ names are spelled correctly and that they are assigned to the right table. Also, try to design escort cards in line with your wedding color palette and put them at the reception entrance. They need to be easy to find and the tables chart needs to be self-explanatory. You do not want that your guests get frustrated while looking for their escort cards.

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  • Wedding website: nowadays it is essential to have a wedding website. It has to be useful for your guests in terms of including wedding ceremony/reception venue address, the wedding exact timeschedule, the dresscode if any, and any relevant information. In this article you will find all you need to know to set the perfect wedding website: http://sayidoinperu.com/blog/tips-perfect-wedding-website/ Remember that if you are planning a destination wedding, the importance of the website actually increases, considering that here you can include travel tips and recommendations for your guests, flight and accommodation information, restaurants recommendations among others.

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  • Nice favors: this is another important details! It is a way to let your guests know how thankful you are that they made it to your wedding! So choose nice favors, possibly in line with your wedding theme (if any), and put them on a nice table so that your guests can grab a favor before going away. It is very common today to opt for edible favors, such as a little bottle of wine, a little pot of jam or honey. Your guests they will definitely love it and use it!

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  • Have a Plan B: this is essential especially for outdoor wedding. So have a well planned contigency plan in case of bad weather, your guests will not appreciate being outside under the rain for your wedding ceremony or reception. It would be awkward!

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  • Food allergies: check with your guests if they have any food allergy or if there is any vegetarian/vegan among them, so that you can arrange a special menu for them. Once you have this clear, provide a complete list tou your caterer, highlighting the names of the guests and the tables where they will be seated. This is a nice touch that your guests will definitely appreciate.
  • Suppliers food: take in account that also the suppliers you selected for your wedding need to eat, so order some additional meals and pay for them in advance. You do not want to deal with this issue during the wedding reception.

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  • Music list: provide a detailed music list to your DJ or music band, include songs that you love it and that are meaningful for you and let them understand what are your favorite music genres. Specify to your music vendor the song you want him/her to play and when. I am referring to your reception’s entry music, your first dance song for instance. Also take in account your guests’s music tastes if you want them to have fun.

As you can see planning a wedding is a huge thing and sometimes is not easy at all to have every detail under control. Try to make lists of things you should look into and ask for help! That’s one of the best tip we can give you, always have someone, such as a wedding planner or a family member or a friend, able to look into these details with you. Four eyes see more than two!

 

In Cakes/ Decorations/ Uncategorized/ Wedding Trends

The Ultimate Guide To 2019 Wedding Cake Trends

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Eating cake at a wedding reception is something that will never go out of style! The wedding cake is en essential part of a wedding celebration, it has to be a beautiful cake, ideally in line with the wedding theme and at the same time it has to be delicious, let’s say as delicious as it looks! In the last couple of years we saw several cake trends, very far away from the idea of the white and classic 3-tier wedding cake. We have seen unique creative ideas, such as the naked cake for 2018 weddings. The aim of this blog is to focus on the latest 2019 wedding cake trends for the upcoming wedding seasons. So if you are planning to get married soon, get on board and read this article, which we consider the ultimate guide to 2019 wedding cake trends.

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-Colourful cakes: the use of colors is definitely a new trend for wedding cakes. You will see intense or light colors, such as blue, green, pink, coral among others on cakes this year. It is also common the use of hand-painted cakes, especially for cake covered by fondant. The use of gold and metal details is becoming a trend again this year as well, also black fondant cake are common this year. So in other words colors are a must! Our tip: stick with your wedding color palette!

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-Geometrical shapes: another trend is to use geometrical shapes instead of the classic rounded cake. For instance it will be easy to find 3-tier squared, rectangular or hexagonal cakes. Or you will also find structural and contemporary design with geometrical details on it.

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-Flower details: wedding cakes are now topped with real flowers arrangements, greenery and foliage, the use of edible flowers is also very common.

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-Non-traditional wedding cakes: another trend for 2019 wedding is to have cake in line with a country traditions, basically no-wedding cakes. For instance we plan wedding in Peru and it is very common that bride and groom ask for a traditional Peruvian dessert made as wedding cake. This is happening more and more often everywhere. So, get rid of fondant or buttercream, and go for a delicious pavlova, a turron de Doña Pepa cake, a classic sponge cake with whipped cream or an Italian millefoglie.

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-One-tier cake: forget the high wedding cakes construction, 3, 4, 5 tiers of cakes. This year will be very common to have simple one-tier minimalist wedding cake. Simple doesn’t mean boring taste or decoration. If you are afraid that a one-tier cake will not be enough to feed all of your wedding guests, you can have a bigger cake inside of the same flavors and taste to slice and serve.

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-Alternative cakes: the use of other elements instead of real cakes, such as donuts or macaroons towers are also very common this year. Also the cheese cake is a real trend this year, with the cake tiers made with actual wheels of cheese topped with fresh fruits. The cheese wheels cake is a good option for couples who are not into sweets, served this fromage cake with jams, fresh fruits and nuts.

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-Letter cakes: this is also a new trend for 2019 weddings. So opt for bride and groom’s initials shaped cakes topped with fresh cream/whippedcream/creamcheese (this is actually up to you) and decorate with fresh fruits or flowers.

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Remember that choosing your wedding cake is a very important decision of the wedding planning process. All your guests will be eager to have a slice of cake at the reception and the cake cutting is a very important moment of your wedding day, a memory taht you’ll cherish forever. Also some additional tips: think about using a selection of wedding cake photos to show the cake designer and make sure that he/she has understood your idea and schedule a cake tasting few months before the wedding to make sure that the combination of flavors is the one you are looking for.

For more wedding trends stay tuned since we will share them soon on our blog!

In Brides/ Bridesmaid's/ Uncategorized

Bridemaids’ Duties on the Wedding Day

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In a previous article we spoke about Bridesmaids’ duties before the wedding event, you can find it here (http://sayidoinperu.com/blog/bridemaid-pre-wedding-duties/) al our tips. 

Here we try to figure it our what are the bridesmaids’ duties for the actual wedding day, what are the specific tasks you should perform if you have been asked to be a bridesmaid for your friend’s wedding and you have no idea of what you can do to help and support her on this special day. Think of it about the ultimate checklist for Bridesmaids’s wedding day duties.  

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So after supporting the bride during the wedding planning process, the wedding shower and wedding side-events your job hasn’t finished yet, there is still the big day with the wedding ceremony and the reception to go. So be ready to be there for the bride! Here a list of duties for the wedding day: 

  • Try to keep a calm and happy atmosphere among the other bridesmaids and the bride throughout all the day: this is extremely important since your friend will need your emotional support on the wedding day, remeber that she will be nervous!  

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  • Try to be on-time for the bride’s hairdresser and make-up artist appointments, it could be at the saloon/spa or at her house or ceremony venue, but be there on time.  

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  • Prepare an emergency kit for the bride; this should include tissues, lipgloss/lipstick and other make up she might need during the day for a touch-upa sewing kit in case of last minute dress retouches or for any wedding dress problems may arise, quicksilvers are also essential in my experience and very practical. Also, include in the kit some basic remedies, such as aspirin. It is important to be prepared! 

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  • Do not forget the snack and a bottle of champagne for the bride and the other bridesmaids while you’re getting ready. This is very important also for creating a relaxing atmosphere before the ceremony.
  •  Get dress and ready before the bride to help her into the bridal gown. This is one of the nicest moment for the pre-wedding photography session, so make sure that the photographer is there to document this special moment.  

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  • During the ceremony keep an eye on the bride’s veil, it should be placed in the right way (depending on the veil usually it could go on a side or in the aisle) for the photographer to take great pictures. Seat in the front by the bride’s side and be ready for the procession back out at the end of the ceremony.

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  • Be prepared with the wedding party to enter the reception area right before bride and groom once you are announced. So do not get lost during the cocktail hour, nobody wants to look for you in that moment and bride and groom won’t be eager to wait for you!

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  • You might need to give a speech after bride and groom arrival at the reception venue, this actually depends on the bride’s choice. So be prepared for it and have your speech ready before the wedding day, considering that this day you will probably have no time to organize your idea and write down something. You can note down on a piece of paper your ideas or on your cellphone, or just memorize it. It is up to you! 

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  • Try to be the soul of the party and make sure that all the guests are having a great time! So, once the music kicks in, start dancing on the dance floor, so that people will join you and the party will easily start. Also try to mix with the guests and make sure that people are entertained. This will help bride and groom to relax and have fun. 

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  • Help with any surprise you prepared for the reception and party time, any entertainment show, special dances, flashmob, etc. 
  • Help with the newlyweds exit at the end of the reception gathering the guests outside and have the car ready for them to go away. 

So bridesmaids to be, we hope that this article can help you have your duties clear and be a real supportive rock for the bride during her special day! 

 

 

 

 

In Decorations/ Flowers/ Uncategorized

Dessert Table Inspiration for a Rustic Wedding

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I had the pleasure to organize several outdoor rustic weddings in the past years, but I have to admit that the last one really impressed me for decorations and the beautiful dessert table. Ceremony and reception were held in the same venue, a beautiful hacienda nearby Lima, and everything was set outdoor. In this article I want to share with you how we set up the dessert table, the desserts used and the decoration details.

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The sweet table was placed in the reception area, alongside the guests’ tables. The table was approximately 8 and half meters long, rigorously made of wood, considering that bride and groom wanted a rustic-style wedding. The table was also enriched with flower decorations, in line with the wedding’s colour-palette: white and navy blue.

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At the centre of the long table we placed the beautiful wedding cake, prepared by Dulcefina., one of our wedding cake supplier in Lima. The cake was a 2-layer naked cake decorated with immaculate white roses and foliage. Bride and groom opted for a carrot cake. It was a very elegant cake and it tasted spectacular!

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Alongside the carrot cake there were several other desserts on the wooden table, as you can see in the photos. Bride and groom decided to opt for a special mix of tradition Peruvian desserts, such as “Pie de Limon” and “alfajores” and more international ones, such as brownies and cupcakes.

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The desserts selected in this occasion were: blueberry and chocochips cupacakes, nuts cupcakes, little lime pies, passion fruit pies, three chocolates mousse shots, cornflour “alfajores”. “Alfajor” is a traditional Peruvian dessert made of two soft biscuits, in this case the pastry chef used cornflour, filled with “dulce de leche”. To respect symmetries and emphasise the beauty of the wedding cake, we placed two chocolate truffles arrangements decorated with Baby’s Breath flowers at the cake’s sides. We placed brownies in glass jars, cupcakes and mini pies in cake stands, all wrapped with flower arrangements.

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The result was a spectacular dessert table, finely decorated with a rustic style, with delicious desserts. I think this is the ideal desserts set up for a sophisticated outdoor reception in a Hacienda. Guests loved it!