Creative Wedding Ideas? Oh, yes!
by V.V. Denman | @vvdenman
Welcome to the 8th installment in the MOB Blog Series.
Two months ago, when I became a mother-of-the-bride, I didn’t realize how much things have changed.
The Bride of the 80′s:
In the recent dark ages (when I got married), weddings were all pretty much the same.
Every bride walked down the aisle to Wagner’s Bridal March, had a short ceremony, then formed a l-o-n-g receiving line. The bride’s table consisted of a multi-layered cake flanked by nuts, pillow mints, and a crystal punch bowl. The groom’s table held some variation of chocolate cake with a silver coffee service.
It never occurred to anybody to serve food. Only people in movies did that.
The Bride of 2012:
Wagner’s Bridal March? Not hardly.
A receiving line? Who knows what that is!
Monstrous wedding cake? In this economy?
Pillow mints? Be serious.
This MOB is not complaining.
In fact, if I ignore the endless work, the sleepless nights, and the nauseating waves of panic, I can honestly say that . . . I’m having fun.
Things have changed for the better. In 2012 it’s appropriate, even expected, for us to do whatever we want.
So . . .
Big Boy isn’t much of a cake person, so we’re serving brownies, sugar cookies, and Snickers over in the Groom’s corner. And our guests will sip some chocolate milk (Big Boy‘s beverage of choice).
We had considered cupcakes for Precious Daughter‘s table, *see this post* but we changed our minds (which is also encouraged). Now we’re planning multiple cakes.
We’ll have a small, three-tiered extravaganza made by our good friend, Beth, over at the Sweet Factory, and we’ll surround it with eight to ten cakes of various shapes, flavors, and styles, served with pink lemonade and iced coffee.
Oh yes. Change is very, very good.
What creative wedding ideas have you seen lately?
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