Planning Your Wedding

How wonderful! He’s popped the question and you’re engaged to be married!

Congratulations as you take your first steps into your happy future together.

You’re going to be busy over the next few months but don’t panic. There are masses of wedding planning tools out there to help you through every step of the way. If you decide to use a professional wedding planner that’s fine but if you’ve got some time, then plan your wedding yourself and make it a day that’s very personal to you.

The most important thing to do before you start is to set a realistic budget. Work out with your fiancé exactly what you can afford, find out if your parents are happy to contribute and go from there. You really don’t want to start off on married life together with credit card debts and a huge loan to pay for your wedding – family and friends come to your wedding because they love you and want to share your special day with you, not because they want to be impressed.



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DIY cake topper
August 14, 2012

Retro Style DIY Cake Topper Adds A Personal Touch To Your Wedding Reception

Posted by Emma in:
DIY Weddings, Wedding Accessories

What do you think of this DIY cake topper?  I just spotted it on Style Me Pretty and thought it was really effective and personal. It’s also very inexpensive to make.

Who Would You Feature On Your DIY Cake Topper?

In this image, the instructions have shown a bride and groom from yesteryear – maybe the bride or groom’s grandparents on their wedding day? That’s a charming idea – and I think it would work fabulously for an anniversary (in fact on your first wedding anniversary, you could put a photo of you on your spouse as newlyweds on a cake).

But there’s no reason why you shouldn’t include a more up to date shot of you and your fiancé. Maybe a couple of photos of you as kids? Or when you started going out together? The first shot you had taken of you both as a couple? Your engagement pictures?

Whatever you choose, this DIY cake topper idea is a very personal way to decorate your wedding cake (which is often a centre of attention at a wedding reception).

DIY cake topper

You need very few materials to create the topper:

Photo of you two as a couple (or an old wedding photo if you’re taking the vintage route)


Sheet music (for the base, or you could in fact use any sort of patterned paper you wanted)

Paper glue

Patterned stock paper for the back of the photograph

DIY cake topper


Cut out the photograph you’re using, creating a silhouette of the individuals featured. Stick the photograph onto the patterened stock paper with the glue and leave to dry. (Make sure that the pattern on the stock paper is facing outwards!) Cut the music sheets (or whatever other paper you are using) into two separate 2 1/2″ strips. Fold like a fan to make a half circle. Stick the half circle to the bottom of the photo at the front, and then put the other half circle at the back to form a stand.

Voila! You have your very personal, highly individual cake topper!

Check out our other DIY wedding ideas here.

Thanks to Style Me Pretty for sharing (where you can read the full post). Photography by Jackie Wonders




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