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Let them eat…anything but cake!

Let’s be honest here. Some people – including brides and grooms – just don’t like cake. Fortunately, people are getting used to the idea that a wedding cake – no matter how traditional – it no longer mandatory. Here are some great alternatives that we’ve seen. Get inspired!

S’Mores

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You don’t need a campfire to make everybody’s favorite summer treat. S’mores bars are an up and coming trend, with button burners, gourmet marshmallows and a variety of chocolate-based candy so your guests can create their own unique dessert.

Breakfast Treats

No matter what time of day you marry, you can make serve your favorite breakfast confections. We’ve seen crepes, donuts, Danish, cinnamon rolls and even Rice Krispie treats stacked into tiers and crowned with a traditional cake topper.

Perfect Pies

If you’ve got a local baker who excels at pies, why not? You can select a wide variety of fruit and cream pies to please every guest.

Sweet Treats

Candy buffets are fun and completely customizable. Load up on the happy couple’s favorite sweets and provide little cups, boxes or decorative waxed paper rolled into cones for the guests to make their own cornucopias of confection.

Ethnic Delectables

Using the traditional treats from your family heritage can add a special nod to your grandparents and older relatives. Czech kolaches…Italian cannolis…African mandazi…French macarons…Japanese dangos…Filipino pitsi-pitsi…Mexican churros…There are as many options as nations!

Cake with a Twist

“Naked” cakes with minimal frosting,upscale cupcakes, gourmet petit fors, or cheesecake are good ways to have cake that isn’t exactly cake.

Whatever you decide, let your choice reflect your tastes and personalities, and you can’t go wrong.

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Fall in Love with an Autumn Wedding

Summer’s almost over, and we’re gearing up for all our autumn weddings. If you’re planning to be married during these days of gorgeous foliage and breathtaking sunsets, we’ve hunted up the best fall wedding ideas from some of our favorite blogs.

The Knot has literally hundreds of fall wedding ideas, including great advice on avoiding pitfalls.  Martha Stewart Weddings offers 58 genius tips. A Practical Wedding offers some elegant color combinations.

Is your wedding *this* autumn? Magnet Street has ten great (and affordable) ideas  that you can put to work for your big day.

Still undecided about a fall wedding? Our friends at David’s Bridal have 10 reasons to choose an autumn month at their blog.

Plenty more ideas on our Autumn Weddings Pinterest board.

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“…To Have and To Hold…”

There are so many ways to personalize your wedding: clothing (of course!), flowers (of course!), decor, location, music, menu, favors…

Your wedding vows are another opportunity to reflect your relationship. Traditional vows are great – they cover all the bases and are brief, understandable and classic. Some couples choose to add their own spin to the traditional vows with a few tweaks. Others start from scratch and create vows that are completely unique.

We’ve rounded up some of the best blog posts on wedding vows to help you decide what is best for you.

Martha Stewart Weddings has a comprehensive list of traditional vows for almost every religious ceremony.

The Knot provides inspiration from vows used by recently married couples. A Practical Wedding offers 25 vows guaranteed to make everyone cry…or laugh.  OffBeat Bride has some really unique vows they encourage you to steal.

Wedding Paper Divas has a mind-boggling list of 600 different options to choose from, and The Spruce has some great tips for writing your own vows.

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