New! Personalized Fortune Cookies!

October 30th, 2012

I’m so excited! We have just added Personalized Winter Design Fortune Cookies to our site! Fortune cookies are so much fun to have at a reception. These are extra special because you can choose the sayings, they will be totally unique to your wedding. Not only are they unique, but scrumptious as well . These are hands down the best fortune cookies we have tasted.

Not only are they great for weddings, but also for Corporate Gifts! Your clientele won’t forget you when they crack open this delicious cookie!

Having a winter wedding? These are perfect treats for your guests. You can choose to have your names and date of the wedding inside, a quote from your favorite poem, song lyrics…there are so many options and no one else will have the same fortunes!

“Love is patient. Love is kind.  Love is not boastful or rude.”

Today I marry my best friend,  the one I laugh with, live for, love.”

“All you need is love”

“To have and to hold, from this day forward”

“So this is the miracle I’ve been dreaming of”




Say Cheese! Trend Alert

October 12th, 2012

I’m loving the new trend of photo booths at weddings! What a great idea and instant memento! You add props and let your guests go at it. The pictures can be serious, funny or a combination of both.

You can rent photo booths, ask your photographer if that’s an added option or even make your own.

To make your own you can use a fabric backdrop and any number of fun props. You can tailor props to your theme, provide either a disposable digital camera or a Polaroid camera. You can even create a great guest book with a picture and note from your guests. The fun is endless. I admit that I got lost on Pinterest and there are so many cool props!

Photo credit: ruffledblog.com

Picture frame favors are perfect for a reception with a photo booth. They give your guests a way to display the photos and are great for the cost conscious bride who still wants to say thank you with a favor. They can be used as place cards as well. Dual function!

See our selection of frame favors at http://www.favorsbyserendipity.com/wedding-favors-frames-1.html

Did you have a photo booth? Are you planning on having one at your upcoming reception? Drop us a line here, tweet us or stop by our Facebook page to let us know!

Photo credit: www.hawthornephotography.com

Let them eat cake!

October 2nd, 2012

Photo courtesy of weddingsx.com

Who doesn’t love dessert? Your wedding cake is another big decision along the way to your perfect day. Your cake will serve as the focal point of your reception. I know that one of the first things I look for when I go to a reception is the cake. Today we’ll be giving you some pointers on choosing the perfect cake.

Again, planning ahead is the common thread in wedding planning. Make time to sit down and think about what your likes and dislikes are. Give yourself 4-6 months ahead to plan, interview and taste.

  • Compile pictures from Bridal magazines, cake decorating books and the internet. There are so many choices as far as design goes. After you’ve found cakes you like then sit down with your fiance and narrow it down to 5 or 6. Going to a baker with 20 pictures might overwhelm them and they won’t have a clue as to what direction to go.
  • Decide what icing you’d like. That will also determine which direction your baker takes. The cakes you like may be only available with fondant. Some may be possible with butter cream.  Remember that the time of year you choose for a wedding date may also help to determine what icing. Think ahead to whether or not melting will be an issue.
  • Budget. This is a big one. Make sure to ask the baker when you interview if the price per slice includes labor, transportation and set up. You want to get the total cost up front and not be met with surprises on the day of the wedding. Some bakers are able to decorate foam tiers and provide sheet cakes to serve. If budget is a deal breaker, but  you have your heart set on that baker then ask if that’s a possibility. You probably won’t have rsvp cards returned to you before ordering so a ballpark figure may have to do.
  • Taste. You and your groom may love different flavors. You also have to think of what your guests will enjoy. Multi-tier cakes can be made with different flavors in each tier. Make sure the baker you are interviewing doesn’t mind giving you many choices. They should have cake flavors, fillings, and icing at the ready for your appointment. If you are going the sheet cake route, make sure to ask pricing for the flavors and fillings you choose.
  • Wedding cakes have become works of art. See if your baker is comfortable with varied shapes. The traditional 3 tier, round cakes aren’t the only thing out there these days. Ask to see photos of the cakes they’ve done. See how they support larger structures.

Make sure you know what kind of topper you’d like for your cake. That’s something you may want to take to your tasting/appointments with your potential bakers. We have a great selection of cake toppers so make sure you take a peek!

Cake Jewelry available at www.favorsbyserendipity.com

Elegant Porcelain Cake Top - www.favorsbyserendipity.com