Have your cake and eat it too

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Exams and Wedding Plans

You’ve picked out your dress, the venue and other important aspects of your big day, but have you thought about the cake? The wedding cake is another way the bride and groom can show off their personalities and really get creative with it. Now I love cake as much as the next person, but these non-cake wedding cakes really take the cake. (Bad pun, I know, but it needed to be said)

Oreo cake

Oreo cake

The inner kid in me is loving this nontraditional cake! This cake is easy, to cut, share and save.

Donut cake

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For all you breakfast pastry lovers out there, this cake is for you. The heart sprinkles add a sweet, romantic touch to it as well.

Macaroon cake

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There’s nothing better than tasty macaroons, and you can get them in your wedding colors!

The possibilities are endless when it comes to wedding cakes. You can use pie…

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Evolution of the wedding dress

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Exams and Wedding Plans

I am going to sound like a typical college girl, but I love following fashion trends and seeing what new styles are hot. Nine times out of ten, my tv is either on E Network or TLC’s What Not To Wear. Lucky for me, my guilty pleasure became my inspiration for today’s post. I wanted to trace the popular wedding dress styles and show how historical events affected the fashion (thank goodness the styles have improved!) Below I have included my favorite decades of wedding style and don’t forget to check out the link to view all the styles.

1930s 

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Weddings during the 1930s had a tricky time at buying a gown because of the Great Depression. Often the dresses were made from rayon (cheaper than silk) or women wore their nicest dress they already had.

1940s

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I’d most likely belong in this decade because I am the queen of…

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Tips For Weddings On a Budget

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If we could all afford weddings like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (the wedding that could have paid a student’s college tuition for 25,465 years), then we would all have amazing weddings. But who is to say you can’t have an amazing wedding without spending over $12 million? You absolutely can, and it’s even possible to do it on a slim budget like $2,000 or less.

Make a budget.

First things first, how much money are you (or your family, partner, etc) willing to spend? This should be the first thing you decide before you start planning your wedding. It doesn’t have to be exact, but it’s good to have this in mind when you are buying things, so there are no surprises.

Allocate parts of your budget.

Do you want fabulous photos, but don’t care as much about the decorations? Great, allocate more money into your photography fund. Or…

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