Alternative Wedding Cakes

25 Sep

Butter cream icing and white fondant is very traditional for weddings. However, if these don’t appeal to you or fit your personality, there are numerous other options for your wedding cake. I personally don’t like cake so I have been browsing for alternatives. Here are some of the more popular options from the last couple of years!

Chocolate Fountains:Chocolate fountains are beautiful and very classy at wedding receptions. As a bonus, they are also very affordable and very tasty! Offer a wide variety of food to dip in the chocolate. Options include strawberries, bananas, pineapple, cream puffs, angel food cake, marshmallow, and pretzels.  Just avoid standing too close to the chocolate fountain if you’re the bride! You don’t want to have chocolate stains on your wedding dress! Find chocolate fountains in Provo here!

Chocolate Fountains

Chocolate Fountains

Groom’s Cakes:A groom’s cake is a longstanding tradition in the southern U.S. It is usually a gift from the bride to the groom. It is typically smaller than the wedding cake, and is usually a chocolate cake. Most of the time, the cake is decorated to reflect a particular hobby or interest of the groom. Tradition said that the groom’s cake was not to be served at the wedding reception. Instead, it would be sliced and packaged for single women at the wedding. They would then take their pieces of cake home and sleep with it under their pillows in hopes of dreaming of their future husbands.

Groom's Cake

This Groom's cake was decorated to reflect the groom's love of football!

Candy Buffet: Candy is such a fun treat that brings out our inner child. A candy buffet can also be used for wedding favors for your guests. Include bags or boxes for guests to take away. The easiest way to choose candies is to consider your own wedding colors. Check out  for a variety of candy. Place candy in jars, clear containers, and buy or rent old-fashioned candy scoops.

Cupcakes: Cupcakes are one of my favorite wedding trends! Place individual cupcakes on tiered stands for the traditional wedding cake shape. Cupcakes are sometimes advantageous over cake because they can be made in a variety of flavors, instead of just a single flavor as is the case in most wedding cakes. Your guests are sure to find a flavor to like if you use cupcakes. Wedding cupcakes are easier than most cakes too! They can be made several weeks in advance and frozen in airtight containers. See more wedding cupcake ideas at one of my favorite sources: Martha Stewart’s website.


Substitute cupcakes for traditional wedding cake!

Consider other ideas for your wedding cakes like an ice cream sundae bar, cookie buffet, doughnut cake, cream puffs, or hot chocolate bar! Make your wedding treats as unique as you are!

Doughnut Wedding Cake

Doughnut Wedding Cake

Rice Krispie Cake

Rice Krispie Cake

Chocolate Groom's Cake

Chocolate Groom's Cake with Tuxedo Strawberries

Creme Puff Cake
Creme Puff Cake

See other related material:

Wedding Cakes in Utah Valley

Cutting the Cake


Florists In and Around Provo

23 Sep

Local Florists in ProvoFlowers on Main Street

Flowers on Main
470 W Main St, Lehi, UT 84043
Flowers on Main is a family owned and locally operated company in the Salt Lake Valley. They are personable and work within your budget to help you create the perfect bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces.

Campus Craft and FloralCampus Craft and Floral
685 E. University Parkway, Provo, UT 84602
Campus Floral serves the Provo and Orem area specifically. They will charge extra to deliver outside of these two areas. Campus Floral offers a wide variety of services, including wedding flowers. Schedule a consultation today with one of their florists.

Costco – Many brides choose to order their wedding flowers from Costco. The quality of the flowers is beautiful, but doesn’t put quite a dent in your budget! Check at your local Costco for specifics on how to order.

Check out these other florists for more options:

Florists Around Provo

Florists Around Provo

Orem Floral
97 S State St, Orem, UT 84058
(801) 224-5258

Flower Patch

4370 South 300 West
Murray, Utah 84107


Flower Basket

45 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601

Provo Floral Inc
1530 N. Freedom Blvd. Provo, UT 84606

Wedding Gown Preservation

21 Sep


If you want to keep your dress forever you better get it cleaned and preserved. Wedding gown preservation costs anywhere from $90 to $500. If you want to preserve your wedding gown do not wait for too long to do it because stains will become more visible and darker with time.

Also ask your married friends for recommendations; you want to send your gown to dry cleaners that have experience with bridal gowns and some kind of warranty available.




Bridal Kare international

Dry Cleaning and Beyond

44 South 200 West, Provo – (801) 373-4863


Durfey Extra Care Dry Cleaners

35 South Main Pleasant Grove UTph: Provo 374-6242


Bridal Care International (online)

Are Wedding Shoes Difficult to Find in Provo?

21 Sep

There’s no place like Zappos.

There’s no place like Zappos.

Finding the perfect wedding shoes can be tough, especially in Utah County. is a great online resource for those brides wanting a large selection, trendy styles, and the ease of shopping at home (or in class) worry free. They carry every type and color of shoe imaginable, so finding the perfect wedding slippers is a snap!

Go to to begin your search. Browsing through the dress shoes for women works great. From there you can narrow your search down by selecting different options in the following catagories: size, width, style, heel height, occasion, color, brand, price range, personality,materials, patterns, and accents. The combinations are endless; a simple search works best.

For example, here is a screen shot of a search for red heels (peep toe, D’Orsay, and pump styles), 2”-2 ¾” high, and costing under $100. Twenty six pairs were found. There would be no way to find that same variety in a day of shopping in the valley.

Red Wedding Shoes from Zappos

Red Wedding Shoes from Zappos

A search for white and silver heels produced this result:

White and Silver Wedding Shoes from Zappos

White and Silver Wedding Shoes from Zappos

Payments can be done online with a credit or debit card, through PayPal, or over the phone. The shoes will arrive in 3-5 business days. You will never pay for shipping, for new purchases, or for returns. They have a 365-day return policy which is absolutely hastle-free. Purchase a few pairs, then send the ones you don’t choose back. Again, they offer free shipping both ways as well as speedy service.

The greatest thing about purchasing through Zappos is their outstanding customer service. At most companies, representatives are in a hurry to move on to other calls. Zappos is the exact opposite; they want to chat! Working with these fine professionals creates a fun, efficient, stress-free experience.

Check out the links below to learn more about Zappos and enjoy a stress-free wedding planning day!


20 Sep

Regis Salon 

1200 Towne Centre Blvd # 2116, Provo – (801) 852-4448


Salon on the Ave LLC

83 N University Ave, Provo – (801) 404-5205


Paul Mitchell The School

480 North 900 East
Provo, Utah 84606


20 Sep
  • Find a hair school close by and ask to do a pre-wedding trial with a stylist who is close to graduating
  • Find someone in your friendship circle who is a hair stylist. You might even want to post it on Facebook
  • Tell everyone you are looking for one and ask for recommendations
  • It is typically cheaper to travel to the salon rather than having the stylist come to you.

Provo Wedding Bakeries

19 Sep

Annes’ Cake Creations
1209 Locust Lane, Provo. 801-361-0400
She makes delicious cakes. She made my wedding cake. It looked beautiful and delicious.

Annes' Cake Creations

Annes' Cake Creations

Wedding Cakes by Dawna
Phone 1-801-785-6372
All our standard cake fillings are included at no extra charge. Raspberry, Strawberry, Cream Cheese, Buttercream and more.

Have an idea of wedding cake colors before you meet with a baker. It is also a good idea show them pictures of cakes you like before meeting with the baker.