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We want to know! Share your boards with us. Although not explicitly designed for weddings, users have carved out quite a niche on Pinterest for just this purpose. Pinterest makes it easy to save your favorite centerpieces, suits, dresses, floral arrangements and more for later – comparing notes with other couples and building your wedding socially. Check out one of our sister website’s Pinterest Boards: http://www.pinterest.com/abeachwedding.

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 Many brides have decided to stray from the typical favors and offer a candy buffet instead. Rather than buying each guests a favor, you can purchase large amounts of candy for guests to place inside bags or boxes to take home. Everyone loves sweet candy and will enjoy being able to customize their gift. Scatter some flower petals or jewels around the bowls of candy to add texture and color.

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Once you’ve been pronounced as man and wife, it’s time to celebrate with your friends and family. Even though you want your best man and maid of honor to share their feelings during the toasts, you don’t want them rambling on for an hour about what an animal you were in college. It’s a good idea to give a time limit prior to the reception to whomever are giving toasts. This will prevent all of your guests from staring at their watches, waiting desperately for the person to stop speaking.

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In years’ past, grooms’ cakes were often very unusual as brides seemed to try harder and harder to shape cake into something special to the groom. While this is a great gesture, a large fish, mug of beer, favorite football player’s helmet or poker table can be extremely expensive to have custom-made. Most bakers can pull off such a feat but must pour hours of hard work and creativity into it. Another option is to purchase a cake in the groom’s favorite flavors that is beautifully designed. He’ll still appreciate your gesture since he might not like the raspberry filling you chose for the main cake.

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The centerpiece of every wedding reception is the cake. Whether traditional, out of the ordinary, big or small, this decadent desert as  been a common part of marriages for many generations. Although it has evolved over the years, the main foundation remains the same: delicious, mouth-watering cake. No matter what colors, design or decorations you add, make sure you choose a flavor that most people will enjoy. If there’s a particular flavor you can’t live without that requires a different kind of pallet, ask the baker to do a smaller layer in that one and the rest of the cake in a more normal type.

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When people enter a large facility or even open spaces for a wedding, they often need directions on how to get to the correct location. Using fashionable signs that are personalized with the bride and groom’s names is a great way to lead the way. Available in so many different sizes, styles, and colors, you’re sure to find the perfect match for your theme and decor.

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