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Real Wedding Features!!!

Wedding Collectibles Real Wedding Features Ruffled Handcrafted Sonora Wedding Real Wedding Featured on Ruffled. Photo By: Joleen Willis We are so excited to announce that we are now taking submissions for real wedding features on our blog. We love working with brides and now we want to see the final event. By submitting to be featured you will not only inspire us as we develop products, but also soon-to-be brides as they are delving into their wedding planning and accessorizing journey.

What We Are Looking For

  • Brides that love their wedding and want to share their favorite aspects and vendors with other brides!
  • If you strayed from tradition or were creative in a particular aspect of your wedding decor we want to know about it!
  • If you stayed traditional, we still want to hear about how you did things. We love traditional weddings!
  • High quality photos. A picture is worth a thousand words here! We want to see photos that really show off the beauty of your wedding.
  • What you wish you knew when you started planning your wedding and other tips and tricks you picked up along the way.
  • If you used a Wedding Collectibles product, we want to hear about it and see how it turned out!

How to Submit

It's easy! Just follow the link below and fill out the questionnaire. Click here to submit your real wedding! If your wedding is selected to be featured, you will then be contacted with further instructions regarding your photo submission. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Fun Wedding Cake Toppers Add Smiles!

Fun Wedding Cake Toppers Add Smiles to Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day is a day to be remembered, celebrated, and of course, it should also be filled with smiles and laughter. It is a joyous day of two people coming together in a long-lasting union, the next chapter in their lives that they also wish to share with friends and family in a special ceremony. While memories will certainly be made, one of the best ways to do this is through wedding decorations and accessories. Whether it's a quirky guestbook, photobooths for guests, or even the decor itself, a bride and groom need to consider how they want to put smiles on the faces of their guests. Fun Wedding Cake Toppers Eskimo Kiss Wedding Cake Topper.
One of the best ways to achieve this? Choosing the right wedding cake topper. Most wedding cake toppers are the traditional bride and groom in their respective wedding dress and tuxedo, but there are other ways to entertain guests with the wedding cake by making it quirky and unique. There are all sorts of cake toppers out there.

Perfectly Fun Wedding Cake Toppers

Is the happy couple fans of Disney? How about being a geek couple? There are character-inspired wedding cake toppers that can Mickey and Minnie Mouse, comic book characters, or even famous movie characters. Are the bride and groom animal lovers? There are wedding cake toppers for pets, too! Cats, dogs, birds, and even lizards can replace the standard cake toppers that can normally be found on top of the wedding cake.

A Fun Twist on Traditional Wedding Cake Toppers

Some of the most endearing wedding cake toppers of all are the "traditional" bride and groom wedding cake toppers captured in non-traditional poses. Instead of standing side-by-side, the bride could be dragging the groom behind her or maybe the groom forgets to put on his pants and is sporting boxers with hearts on them. For very casual weddings, there are even wedding cake topper figurines dressed in Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops. Wedding cake toppers are a great way to tie the theme together between the wedding decorations and cake while also being a small but memorable trinket to make your guests smile and enjoy the wedding even more. And the best thing of all? All of these unique wedding cake toppers are very affordable.
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Charm Guests with Vintage Wedding Cake Toppers

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Vintage Wedding Cake Toppers Add a Sublime Touch

It can get a little overwhelming when it comes to all of the decorations needed for the perfect wedding, especially when the bride and groom might be on a limited budget and need to make sure their decorations and are still very much what they want without having to pay over their budget. One of the best ways to keep the cost down and still have unique and personalized flair in the wedding is through wedding cake toppers. The wedding cake topper is the decoration that sits on top of the wedding cake, normally as miniature figurines of a traditional bride and groom. But, there are all sorts of wedding cake toppers out there, and some of the most popular happen to be handmade and vintage toppers 

Choose Wedding Cake Toppers You Will Always Treasure

For the couple looking to have a retro, vintage, or charming wedding full of handmade decorations, there are wedding cake toppers available at a very reasonable price. Wedding cake toppers you will treasure include: -Handmade wedding cake toppers created by experienced professionals that source all kinds of retro-like materials.-Plaid, antique gold, lace, and even crochet can be used to make a wedding cake topper that will be truly charming and unique. Not only can they be inspired by vintage themes but they can also incorporate all sorts of couple combinations, not just the traditional bride and groom. There can be animals, famous cartoon characters, and so much more. For some authenticity, the couple can actually buy a real vintage wedding cake topper for their own special day. They're normally very inexpensive, in great shape, and can totally be included as the "something old" for the bride! A wedding cake isn't complete without a wedding cake topper, but that doesn't mean it automatically needs to be the same old type of topper without any personality, and, it doesn't need to be hundreds of dollars to be high quality and charming. For the couple looking to have a vintage wedding, retro ceremony, wedding cake toppers are a great idea that won't break the bank.
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The Wedding Cake Topper and Your Wedding Theme

 

How to Choose a Wedding Cake Topper and Design Suitable for Your Wedding Theme

Wedding Cake Topper and Design Themes
Find Wedding Cake Toppers Perfect for Your Wedding Theme
Before the wedding cake can be checked off the wedding to-do list as being "complete" or even be considered completely perfect by the happy couple, there still needs to be one element to top it all off--the wedding cake topper--which can be either edible or a decorative piece, like a wedding figurine that the bride and groom can keep after the wedding. A wedding cake topper that doubles as a decorative piece needs to be able to coordinate with the rest of the wedding theme and even the wedding cake itself, but how can this all be accomplished?  

Wedding Cake Topper Coordination

A personalized wedding with inexpensive and affordable decor is still going to be just as memorable and perfect as a wedding where thousands were spent on the decor alone. One of the smaller pieces that can really set the theme is the wedding cake topper. Here are the best aspects of a wedding cake topper to consider coordinating with the rest of the wedding as well as the cake itself. For vintage or quirky weddings, consider a different kind of wedding cake topper that includes animals rather than humans. One of the most common animals used in wedding decor happens to be birds, but certain types of toppers can look vintage or absolutely elegant with cats or dogs. Look at the core colors of the wedding cake topper because it can tie the theme together, as well as match the cake itself. Whether the wedding colors happen to be dark brown and blue or yellow and white, pick the topper or have a topper created with the main colors of the big day.  

A Wedding Cake Topper for Every Style

A wedding that is both elegant and minimal can still have a cake topper that isn't seen as "over the top." In fact there are minimal toppers, which happen to be the traditional bride and groom or even the couple's monograms. For a chic and trendy wedding that isn't stuck in tradition, there are wedding cake toppers available! Pictures of the couple can be used and chic designs can also be included to complement the theme. Sometimes it feels as though something is missing on the wedding cake, and usually that's the wedding cake topper that sits at the top of the cake. It can truly make or break the overall wedding decor and theme and thankfully a unique wedding cake topper doesn't have to cost hundreds of dollars either.
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Wedding Cake Toppers & Table Settings

Wedding Cake Toppers What makes for the best, most memorable wedding? Why personalization, of course! The happy couple who is about to get married wants to be able to reflect their own likes and personality into the wedding and this also means a very unique and personalized wedding that every guest is sure to remember, which can include the customization of everything from the wedding cake toppers to table settings. So, what kinds of unique wedding decor should a bride and groom look into for a certain kind of charm in their own wedding? Here is a comprehensive list to check out: Animal Decorations
When it comes to the big day, why not add a little flair in the way animal decorations? One of the most popular happens to be birds (because of "love birds") and they can add a bit of uniqueness because there are countless animal decorations for table settings, wedding cake toppers, the guestbook, and so much more. Other animals can include dogs, cats, and even fish.

Funny Bride-and-Groom Decorations
Sometimes a wedding isn't going to be all about the glamor but rather a more intimate, casual setting and funny themed decorations happen to be the best. Wedding cake toppers with brides and grooms in Hawaiian shirts or in funny poses are perfect for such an occasion.  

Simple But Elegant Table Settings

The table settings don't need to be expensive in order to look elegant. In fact, there are inexpensive ways to make the settings look absolutely gorgeous--whether it is through a floral arrangement, colored stones, or even floating candles in water.

Why Not Monogram Everything, Including Your Wedding Cake Toppers?

  • From the guestbook to the invitations and even the wedding cake itself can be adorned with the happy couple's monogram to make everything even more unique and personalized. It is also very inexpensive to do with the right wedding planning.
A wedding doesn't have to be like every other wedding. It can be memorable for both the bride and groom and their guests, all it takes is making the theme and overall decor unique and personalized with the right kind of accents.
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Wedding Cake Toppers and Wedding Cake Trends: It's All About the Cake

One of the best parts about planning out any dream wedding is going to be, of course, the wedding cake. There are so many flavor combinations to choose from, what kind of cake it should be, and not to mention the wedding cake topper as a final decoration to really tie everything together. But, like most aspects of a wedding, there are trends that come and go any bride and groom should be aware of. What are the most trendy in wedding cakes and wedding cake toppers? Check out a full list below:  

Wedding Cake Toppers and Trends

  • Highly specialized and customized cakes with monograms or a personalized touch dear to the happy couple's relationship. No more towering cakes that are just there to be eaten, wedding cakes also should reflect the overall theme of the big day.
  • Flowers are always a wedding staple but they have since grown up from being little buds of frosting or on a cake. Instead, couples are using real flowers, craft flowers, or even ones delicately made out of sculpted sugar.
  • Boxy cakes are quite on trend right now, which make it more stable if it's a multiple layer cake as well as easier to eat and cut into. Normally these types of cakes are specially made by a baker's shop and wrapped in a fondant.
  • Pleats aren't just for the bridesmaids dresses any longer. They can also be incorporated into the design of the wedding cake, instantly adding some chic and modern flair.
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Wedding Cake Topper Trends

  • Don't be afraid to get a little quirky with the wedding cake topper! Characters from Disney and other franchises can be used or even non-traditional couples on top of the cake in order to truly express the personality of the bride and groom.
  • For a more contemporary and chic topper, the wedding cake can be adorned with a specially made monogram topper that can be kept as a keepsake.
  • There is also the wedding cake topper which takes pictures and turns them into "best of" memories on a plaque for the happy couple.
The wedding cake and cake topper are just as important as the rest of the wedding, but it can still be affordable and unforgettable with the right kind of resources. These tops trends should give some inspiration for couples looking to make their wedding unique but still on trend.
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Finding a Complimentary Unity Candle Holder

A Search for the Right Unity Candle Holder

Unity Candle Holder

  Many couples spend hours searching for the right unity candle for their big day. The selection of unity candles available online can sometimes become overwhelming, and couples can usually find something that fits their niche interests and unity whims. Couples do not, however, spend nearly as much time seeking out the perfect unity candle holder for their wedding ceremony. A unity candle holder is often even more important than the candle itself, as you want something that will support the beauty of your candle without overwhelming it. You don’t want an overly simple unity candle holder either, as everything that is a part of your wedding ceremony should be beautiful and classic. Consider shopping for these items, your unity candle and your unity candle holder, at the same time. Know the aesthetic you’re looking for before you do your shopping, and don’t rush to buy a unity candle holder before you’re found the right unity candle. Though the unity candle holder is important, it’s much easier to find a unity candle holder that supports a unique candle than vise versa. Above all, enjoy the search for the perfect unity candle and unity candle holder!
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Tips for Elegant Wedding Signage

Complimenting your Wedding Signage

Wedding Signage

Though there are many wedding decorations that you will utilize on your big day that send a subtle, non-literal message, sometimes you just want to say it with words. Wedding signage does just that. Whether it’s a banner above your getaway car, an aisle runner, a poster for your ring bearers, or a message in love spelled out in bunting, wedding signage is becoming very popular and is popping up in weddings of all styles all over the country. The trick with wedding signage is to keep it simple and not go overboard. Wedding signage should say what it needs to say in few words, and should be complimented well by less-literal wedding messages, such as complimentary colors and other decorations. Your wedding signage can be DIY or professional, but it’s important to keep it from looking arts-and-craftsy. Wedding signage is a delicate project, so this is one you might want to leave to the printer. Wedding signage is also wonderful at other wedding-related events, such as bachelorette parties and wedding showers. Present worded bunting or an elegant banner to welcome your guests, just be sure to observe the same stylistic guidelines. You want all of your wedding signage to be sophisticated and chic!
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A Subtle and Classy Bridal Bracelet for the Big Day

A Bridal Bracelet for Posterity

Bridal Bracelet

Though many brides spend months compiling their outfits and accessories for their big day, the entity that is the bridal bracelet is often ignored. A bridal bracelet makes a wonderful addition to any bride’s wedding attire, and they’re often striking and inexpensive while still maintaining the classy composure that a bride expects of her wedding jewelry. The right bridal bracelet will add to your outfit without distracting from it, and it makes a wonderful keepsake after the fact that you can pass down for generations to come. While styles in dresses, earrings, and even necklaces may come and go, a simple and beautiful bridal bracelet will likely stay in style for years to come. Finding this magical bridal bracelet is easier than you think, and finding pieces to compliment your color scheme is even easier. The most common color and material combos for the right bridal bracelet are white and silver, be it in pearls, rhinestones, or clasps, and combinations of these things will always produce a memorable but subtle bridal bracelet. Consider a bridal bracelet that will stick with your throughout the day, but will be easy to remove if you need to. A Tiffany’s-style clasp is ideal for this, and most conformers to the typical bridal bracelet style are equipped with it.
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The Limitless Opportunities of Custom Toasting Glasses

Finding the Right Custom Toasting Glasses

Custom Toasting Glasses

When you prepare your various wedding accessories for your big day, hopefully a set of beautiful hand-crafted custom toasting glasses will be among your various odds and ends. Custom toasting glasses are absolutely essential to a contemporary wedding celebration, and they make spectacular mementos for posterity. While there are custom toasting glasses that go the extra mile and serve as a service for the engraving of your and your partner’s names, but that isn’t all that custom toasting glasses are. These flutes, goblets, mugs, or any other drinking receptacle that fits your fancy are custom in that they belong to you, and they were used on your wedding day. Simply choosing the pair of glasses that fits your preferences as a couple makes them custom toasting glasses. Many custom toasting glasses are equipped with “bride” and “groom” already printed in a fancy manner across their sides, but some choose to adorn this designation in a more creative manner. You will often find custom toasting glasses with their own veil and bow tie, or frosted dinnerware. Some custom toasting glasses even come with custom color ordering – your imagination seems to be the only limit to their flexibility!   Many couples choose to keep their custom toasting glasses among their other glassware, and many others still display them proudly on the mantelpiece. It seems that they only inappropriate way to use and keep your custom toasting glasses is by not ordering them at all!
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Which accessory captures the spirit of wedding day romance and serves as perfect keepsake?

You can get some wonderful wedding garters of your choice with fascinating features. Depending on your tastes, you may opt for a simple albeit attractive or a jazzier yet elegant picks. Among our special recommendations is a magnificent Monogram elite garter that manages to capture the spirit of wedding day romance. It’s deftly embroidered with your very own marital monogram. Fashioned in super smooth satin and perfectly polished with a superb Swarovski crystal accent as well as sweet bow details, this garter is a precious piece. It’s available in white and ivory shades. You can get the garter (in white) embroidered at no additional cost with your monogram in light purple, sage, white, ivory, medium pink, red, aqua, chocolate or black thread. Beaded Elegance keepsake wedding garter is another lovely choice thanks to is crystal beadwork laced over sizzling chiffon. It helps make a contemporary wedding day statement on this beautiful bridal garter. Made with satin & organza, it carries a little pink rose bouquet in fine porcelain. Another wedding garter in cowboy western style looks adorable. It features a tiny rope bow aptly accented with a nice handmade porcelain Daisy. An elegant French lace garter, it has a pearl flower accent plus blue banding (specially for something blue!). To sum up, a gorgeous garter is a beautiful bridal accessory that not only meets a special wedding day tradition, but also adds a great finishing touch to with its classic appearance. It also makes for an ideal wedding keepsake!
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Are there some interesting and off-beat wedding accessories around?

Those acting as your ring bearer, ushers, or best man are bound to feel honored to be present in their respective roles for the occasion owing to some wonderful gifts. A bewildering bottle opener key chain is a perfect giveaway on your wedding day, surely among the most special days in your life. On top of our list is this lovely key chain that serves as a dual function gift. Whether you are shopping online for your bridal party, Christmas gifts or even co-workers, this captivating key ring makes a good choice. It’s a timeless accessory, so to say. This is a truly multi-function treat. Adorned with sleek dazzling dome shaped exterior, it incorporates a key ring, clasp and bottle opener. Everyone you gift it is certain to enjoy the bottle opener key chain. An interesting and off-beat post wedding item is a pretty beaded silver jewelry box. It is a perfect place to retain one’s precious treasures. One may keep them neatly and carefully tucked away without worrying about its safety thanks to this gorgeous jewelry box. This beaded silver-plated accessory is made to the perfect size so as to carry your most precious belongings. The lid deftly opens to reveal a magnificent mirror. Dazzling draped velvet lining, two separate compartments plus padded rolls to hold stud earrings and rings only enhance its beauty and value.
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