Keeping the Costs of your Wedding Cake Down

Keeping the Costs of your Wedding Cake Down

As a wedding  videographer here in Tipperary, many brides -to-be  ask my advice on lots of different wedding planing ideas which I am more than happy to help with, with of course the help of my free wedding supplier site Brides in Munster- Tipperary, and one such request often comes up is the cake well  I am no expert on baking ….. my wife will  vouch for this, so I  have done some research into wedding cakes! so here goes, if I have left out anything out please comment and let me know.

A special part of any reception or wedding is the wedding cake. Wedding cakes come in many sizes and shapes and can be designed to accommodate any taste or budget. 

Wedding cakes are a necessary part of the festivities and require much thought and consideration to your theme. Traditionally, people often think of the tiered cakes when they think of weddings, but there are many ways that you can accommodate your own creativity into making your cake stand out on its own. 

Here are some tips to keeping your cake costs down: 

· Make your own wedding cake creations 

· Serve cupcakes and a smaller cake for the cake toppers 

· Ask a guest with a baking passion to make the cake for you instead of giving you a gift. Just remember to buy the ingredients and toppers yourself. 

· Have a baker make the cake but you can put it together yourself 

· Buy your own cake toppers and other decorative additions 

· Pick up the cake rather than have it delivered. 

· Use your own decorations like flowers, autumn leaves as accents rather than theirs etc. 

· Use extra candies and Hershey’s kisses as accents 

Extra cake accents and dividers that can be made at home for your wedding cake can be done by you and your wedding party. 

Nice home made dividers are: 

Oversized Brandy Glasses: you can accent these with ribbons tied around the bottom flute of the glass and flip the glasses upside down in order to allow room for the cake sections. 

The glass bottoms will also make a nice sturdy separator for the cake layers to sit on. The best part about this decoration is that you can also place candles or other nice things inside of the flipped upside down glass as an added accent. Aside from the ribbons, you can also use rhinestones or anything else that you might think would make your cake stand out. It’s beautiful, it elegant, and the decoration can be re-used later. 

When ordering your cake from a professional, you should be sure to do the following to make sure that you have the smoothest transition possible. Here are the best tips to get you the right cake at the right time, without any hassles: 


· Order your cake at least 6-8 weeks ahead of time 

 Be prepared to leave a deposit when you place your order 
 If you don’t know much about the cake that you want be ready to make an appointment for a taste test of different samples. If this is required, you might need to give yourself a larger amount of time for the cake like 6 months or more 

· Know that you will be paying for the decorator’s time as well as the baker’s and the reserved time for your cake 


· Think seasonal when it comes to your cake, for example, you can’t get a mousse cake in the summer months because it will go bad 

· Remember that the simpler your cake design is the cheaper it will be · If you are planning an outdoor wedding, remember that the heat will melt the icing, flies loves sweet stuff etc. think of this before choosing your cake 
· Have a big enough cake to serve all of your guests 
· Try to be mindful of allergies and tastes of your guests when choosing your cake 
· Choose ornaments that are not misplaced on your cake or too heavy etc. 
· Don’t forget to confirm later 
· If you have to cancel the cake, do it sooner rather than later or you might get stuck with the bill anyway.    Ok so there you go…  as I said earlier in the post I am a wedding videographer not a cake maker but I hope my little blog helps, also check out Abbey Video Face Book page for lots more help and  handy information   ~ Jo
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Wedding suppliers around Tipperary

Wedding suppliers around Tipperary

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While filming  weddings in and around Tipperary and the larger Munster area I am often asked by brides and grooms to recommend suppliers in the locality. Now this is not an easy task as I know so many over the years, but I often direct them to Brides In Munster,  a handy little supplier site which only has local and professional, and of course affordable suppliers, which I set up for this very purpose.  As I often say, if they’re not listed on Brides In Munster well …. what can I say?  The hotel of course is one of  the couples’ first port of call,  have a look here at Dundrum House Hotel Video – I think it speaks for itself.  You can also have a look at their fabulous wedding  packages here 

 Next I guess is your photographer, and where do I start here?!  Over the years I have worked with some greatTipperary wedding photographers and  also some fantastic guys outside Tipperary.  So to be fair I will recommend those whom I’m most familiar with. Andrew Mc Dermott  wedding studio is based in Waterford but covers all of Ireland.  Donal O Brien Photography – Donal is based in Mullinahone in Tipperary and I have met Donal at many weddings in Tipperary and Kilkenny.  Denis Vahey Photography  is Cashel based and Denis is a young, vibrant photographer.  John D Kelly Photography  is based in Clonmel  and is another fantastic photographer.  So as I said there are many more photographers out there, but remember when booking a photography for your wedding day you can’t put a price on quality!

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When it comes to wedding flowers I would have to recommend Janes Flowers Cabin  from  Kilcommon, Thurles, Co Tipperary.  I have met with Jane many times when I have filmed and while she has provided flowers for the same wedding.  Her flowers always look and keep so fresh and crisp, even on  a warm, sunny day, of which we had many last year!  So a quick call to Jane should have your wedding bouquet and church looking great on your wedding day – you would be surprised how many people comment on the flowers on a wedding day in the church.

For wedding car hire I would personally select All Events Limousines from Waterford, a fine group of experienced drivers who know nearly all of the churches and hotels in Ireland, along with all the best photography locations.  Their cars are second to none and with over 20 years wedding car hire experience in the UK and Ireland. They are well worth a call and maybe visit their website  All Events Wedding Cars for some more information.

 Videographers in Tipperary – well this is an easy one for me!  Abbey Video Productions based in Cashel.  As you may well know, I have been dedicated to this industry for some time.  I have filmed weddings in Tipperary and beyond, and over the years I have developed a keen sense of what is important.  I appreciate which crucial moments from the ceremony really need to be filmed and I know how to best record the finer details.  Because of my years of training I can put all of this into practice to create an artistic and beautifully flowing wedding DVD.  I take delight in sharing and witnessing these beautiful moments. For me, to capture these moments for the couple to enjoy again and again, really is the icing on the cake!  That’s why I love my job.

Many wedding suppliers are required in order to create the day of your dreams, so make sure you visit Brides In Munster  to see the  full range of wedding suppliers covering all Tipperary and Munster.  I do hope you will find it useful  in helping to create your wedding day.

~ Joe

Wedding suppliers for Tipperary

Wedding suppliers for Tipperary
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Brides In Munster

Did you know there are so many wedding suppliers on the net, a quick search and up pops about 1200 pages! Everything from flowers, cakes, dresses, videographers, photographers, and bands, but over 50% of these are based in Dublin. So if your from Tipperary Waterford Wexford and the likes these suppliers are going to charge you extra to have the honour of supplying you a service for your wedding. Have you ever checked out weddings on line, mrs2b and the likes? Ok they have great supplier sites but again over 50% of their advertisers are up the country and the few that need to advertise with them locally are well… pricey because they have to pay for that pleasure and that cost is factored into the price you get when you enquire for their service this is a fact!

We at Brides in Munster don’t charge our suppliers and never will, so there is no add on price when you use one of the suppliers from our site even better we recommend they give you a little off the price when you book them from our site.

Wedding suppliers Tipperary Munster Ireland’s number one Wedding suppliers

Wedding suppliers Tipperary Munster Ireland’s number one Wedding suppliers

Wedding suppliers Tipperary Munster Ireland’s number one Wedding suppliers

Did you know there are so many wedding suppliers on the net, a quick search and up pops about 1200 pages! Everything from flowers, cakes, dresses, videographers, photographers, and bands, but over 50% of these are based in Dublin. So if your from Tipperary Waterford Wexford and the likes these suppliers are going to charge you extra to have the honour of supplying you a service for your wedding. Have you ever checked out weddings on line, mrs2b and the likes? Ok they have great supplier sites but again over 50% of their advertisers are up the country and the few that need to advertise with them locally are well… pricey because they have to pay for that pleasure and that cost is factored into the price you get when you enquire for their service this is a fact!

We at Brides in Munster don’t charge our suppliers and never will, so there is no add on price when you use one of the suppliers from our site even better we recommend they give you a little off the price when you book them from our site.

Wedding Table Themes

Wedding Table Themes
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Brides In Munster

One of the major things that come up when planning a wedding reception is where people are  going to sit during the meal.We all know that Cousin Jimmy can’t sit next to
Uncle Bob because they fell out years ago! So you and your fiancé will have to work out a plan to make sure everyone is sat in the place where they will have the most enjoyable time for the day

Wedding Table Themes Ballykisteen Hotel Tipperary

In recent years you will have  noticed “table themes” at weddings you might have been invited to in and around  Tipperary, Cork, Kilkenny, Waterford, Munster, in fact at most weddings ,this is some thing that took off a few years back, it’s a simple but  very effective way of guiding people to their tables, one of my favourite ones I saw lately was in Faithlegg House Hotel in Waterford where an old suitcase was placed on a table in the reception area and as you walked into the dining room in the case was a load of travel “tags” with the names of guests and the table number  where they were seated nice one!

Dundrum House Hotel In Tipperary was another great one where a balloon had the names of the guests written on it and they took it to the corresponding table in the function room where the same colour balloon was attached to their table, good one!

Here is some I have come across    Flowers Tree names, Seaside Postcards, Personal Sayings, Numbers with Meaning, Famous Couples, Friends Episodes, James Bond Films, New York Locations, Legendary People

And a very original one was sweet wrappers!

Wedding DVD Gift Voucher

Wedding DVD Gift Voucher

If you are getting married in January or February and are looking for a wedding videographer in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford, or where ever you might be getting married,but think it is too late to book call us now for some great late deals! And if you want to give the wonderful gift of a wedding DVD to someone you know give us a call at Abbey Video Productions Cashel Tipperary, we know from experience that it is always a very well appreciated gift!  We will furnish you with a gift voucher to present to the couple with a package of your choice.