Wedding

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2011
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AUBURN — For many brides-to-be,
the importance of the wedding cake is
rivaled only by the importance of the
dresses they will be wearing when they
take their vows.
“I’m not sure that is true all of the
time, but in my experience it is true most
of the time. I’d like to think so, anyway,”
said Linda Colbert, co-owner of Classic
City Cakes in Auburn.
Since 1980, Colbert and Classic City
Cakes have helped brides — and
grooms, too, for that matter — get the
cakes they want for their special days.
As the peak wedding season draws
near, Colbert has some advice on how to
make the wedding cake-buying process
go as smoothly as possible.
For starters, Colbert said, people
should come into a shop knowing how
many people will attend the reception.
“That way, we will be able to get the
right-sized cake to make sure everyone
gets a slice,” she said.
It is also helpful if the bride has an
idea of what type of cake she wants.
Knowing the theme of the wedding also
can be beneficial in creating the right
cake.
“A lot of the brides now are looking
online for pictures and designs. I like to
tell them if they have something they
want me to copy to bring in a picture,”
Wedding Cake
It takes planning to make the
perfect wedding, and we hope
this guide will help you in the
process.
Stories in our spring 2011
Wedding Planner will stimulate
your imagination to make your
marriage memorable. They’ll
help you with the many
decisions that lie ahead involving
reception sites, flowers, rings,
invitations and even the
honeymoon.
We hope the information in
this guide helps you create the
wedding of your dreams — one
that meets both your expecta-
tions and budget.
This wedding guide is also
available online at kpcnews.com
Best wishes to the bride and
groom from KPC Media Group
Inc.
COVER PHOTO: By Chad Kline
Best wishes
Cakes take center
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Colbert said. “Sometimes, I have brides
that come in without any idea of what
they want. In that case, I have books and
albums full of pictures from what we
have done over the last 30 years. I just
try to work with them to get exactly what
they want.”
As prices go, Colbert said most
bakeries charge by the serving. Colbert
charges $2.20 per slice and said her
cakes typically cost between $180 and
$350.
For brides on a tight budget, many
options are available to cut the cost of a
cake.
Alexandra Beard, cake decorator for
Angola’s Heavenly Breads & Sweets,
said she could design a “fake cake” that
can dramatically reduce cost.
“It is a tiered cake, but it is made
out of Styrofoam and looks like a
real cake,” Beard said. “Then you
have sheet cakes on the side that you
serve to guests.”
Another way to save money is to have
a main wedding cake for the wedding
party and sheet cakes for the rest of the
guests.
“A sheet cake is going to cost less
than the main cake, and that can be a
good option especially in large
weddings,” Colbert said. “And if money
is not a concern, go with the biggest and
best center cake.”
The wedding
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trend the past
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years, according to Colbert and Beard.
The cupcakes usually are placed on a
multi-tiered stand, or tree, and served to
guests. The cupcakes also can be paired
with a main cake that is served to the
wedding party.
“We really just try to do what the
bride wants,” Beard said. “I try to help
the bride’s dream cake come alive.”
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Choosing a Date
BY SUE CARPENTER
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For everything there is a season.
And brides can weigh the advantages
of each season when choosing their
wedding dates.
“Choosing a date for the bride depends
on their budget, especially in this
economy,” according to Natalie Taylor,
special events planner for Taylor Rental in
Auburn. “If (the couple) chose a date that
is off-season for vendors or event halls,
sometimes they can get a discount.”
Wanting a particular flower can play a
big part in choosing a wedding date if the
bride has always foreseen it as part of her
wedding. Certain flowers, such as tulips
and some types of orchids or peonies,
may not be readily available for more
than few weeks a year —or else at a
premium cost.
“It just depends what the bride
foresees for their wedding,” Taylor said.
Planning a wedding around holidays
can be tricky.
“Some people think if they schedule a
wedding around the holidays, like
Christmas, Labor Day and the Fourth of
July, they can get a lot of people to come.
Sometimes that ends up as either hit or
miss,” Taylor said.
The bride must do a lot of research to
make sure those who RSVP really intend
to come during holiday season. If a
couple choose a holiday wedding date,
they need to plan several events — not
just one day for the wedding, Taylor
added.
Some people do a golf outing on one
day. Others host a brunch and gift
opening the day after the wedding. These
carryover events ensure something for
everyone during a holiday wedding.
“I think if you are going to have
people there for a holiday, you need to
adjust for these things. And you have to
figure this into your budget, too,” Taylor
said.
Travel also needs to be considered. If
family will be coming from all over the
country, that becomes an additional
budget item, as well.
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“I think you have to schedule around
family events, if that comes into play.
Many of the couples getting married
already have children, or are blending
families, and you have to take that into
account. Or they have very large families
with other weddings to work around,”
Taylor said.
Taylor has seen a trend for couples to
choose a Friday or Sunday wedding,
which sometimes results in a discount
from reception halls and other wedding-
service providers.
“The nice thing anymore, there really
aren’t any more traditions or rules — the
girls kind of do just whatever they want,”
she said.
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advantages for each season:
• January, February, March — People
aren’t nearly as busy and guest attendance
is higher. The bride usually can get a
discounted rate from all vendors because
they are not as busy. White lights,
snowflakes and winter themes could be
used for decor. Flowers could be a lot of
calla lilies — they are white and elegant,
simple.
• April, May, June — Color tones
usually change to mores springy hues.
Black and white are the bridal colors all
year long, according to Grant, with the
accents from whatever color the bride
chooses. The advantage of April and May
is that the season starts to get busy, but it’s
not peak like June, so the availability is
better for reception halls and vendors.
Guests are not quite as busy as far as
vacations, leading to better attendance.
June is definitely the No. 1 wedding
month of the year. Grant has serviced
more than 13 weddings on the same date
during the month of June.
• July, August — Brides often use the
same colors as summer. Warm weather.
• September, October— “The fall is a
gorgeous time,” Grant said, and October
is rated right up there with June as far as
popularity.
“The weather has cooled down, but
you don’t have to worry about the snow. It
might be a bit chilly, but it’s a good time
of the year,” Grant said.
• November, December — “When you
go into November and December, you
enjoy the decor of the holidays, which is
nice,” said Grant. She recently used more
than 40 trees with white lights, canopies,
uplighting and spotlights for a winter
reception. Some of the holiday weddings
are among her peak days for attendance.
Given the chance to suggest a partic-
ular month for a wedding, Grant chose
November without skipping a beat.
“The weather is still promising, there
is not going to be a blizzard. And it’s the
least-busy month in the wedding
business,” Grant said.
But at the end of the day, Grant didn’t
offer a negative for any season.
“Any day is a good day,” she said.
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Wedding planning can be stressful,
but once a bride and groom have
decided to walk down the aisle, the
invitations and wedding apparel choices
don’t have to be a hassle.
The invitation
The invitation has been compared to
a first impression. Deb Klink, owner of
Paper Gourmet in Auburn, certainly
agrees.
“What better insight into the event
and what is to come than the invitation
itself?” Klink asked.
Klink said invitations can be
overwhelming. From the shape, size, ink
color and paper weight, to choosing an
invitation with a RSVP card or a return
postcard, the choices can be daunting.
But, Klink said, couples shouldn’t be
discouraged.
“You shouldn’t have to compromise
your hopes and dreams because of your
budget,” she said. Often, a cheaper
alternative can be found without
sacrificing the overall quality of the
invitation, Klink said.
As for what is trendy right now,
Klink said brides are choosing to
incorporate their wedding colors into the
design, and they are choosing pocket
invitations that include separate cards
inside each envelope with matching
response cards, reception cards, hotel
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their weddings.
But, she said, it is important to work
with a shop you trust, where you feel
comfortable. She said brides often begin
their dress searches a year in advance.
And with weddings as stressful as they
are, worrying about the dress ordering,
alterations or pickup shouldn’t be
something a bride has to dread.
“A bride should think about how a
shop operates, or how the staff makes
them feel,” Nowels said. “(Bridal shops)
can get their hands on almost any dress.
It is about feeling comfortable with the
people you are working with.”
Currently, nonwhite dresses are the
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the lead. Nowels said brides are
choosing ivory, champagne or blush-
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toned gowns heavily embellished with
beads, lace, flowers or even feathers.
“I think that (those gowns) kind of
give a vintage feel, which is always
popular with brides and looks very
elegant and classy,” she said.
The tuxedo
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From the length of the suit jacket to
whether a bow-tie is paired with a vest
or a cummerbund, the combinations are
endless, Davis said. Currently, he said,
couples are opting for the vest with an
accompanying long tie, because it offers
much more color than the alternatives.
Cummerbunds are out, while longer
jackets are slowly making a comeback.
As for long tails, Davis said they aren’t
as popular as they once were.
“By far and away the best choice,
right now, is the vest and Windsor tie,”
Davis said.
One other important decision to
consider, Davis said, is the shoes.
Comfort is key, he said.
“Comfort-wise, the square-toe tux
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“Men don’t want to wear pointy shoes
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AUBURN — Flowers are among the
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for her wedding, according to one area
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“Flowers are the bouquets a bride and
bridesmaids carry, and flowers are in the
church and reception. They’re in the
wedding pictures,” said Angela Wilson,
head designer and special events
manager for The Sprinkling Can in
Auburn.
It’s important to for a bride to pick
wedding centerpieces and wedding
bouquets that fit her wedding style, and
pick them early in the wedding prepara-
tion process.
“A wedding is one of the most
important and emotional events in a
woman’s life, and we highly recommend
the prospective bride selects and orders
her flowers early, in case there needs to
be changes or an alternative plan,”
commented Deanna Randall, owner of
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Wedding styles
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and types of
flowers can reflect
the style of
wedding.
Prospective
brides should
contact florists and
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planner and site visits, according to Donna Hite, manager of
the Dutch Blessing floral shop in Shipshewana.
“A visit to the site for the wedding can help the bride and
florist decide on flowers,” Hite said.
Most area floral shops can provide full service when it
comes to wedding flowers, including bouquets, site decora-
tions, adornments and reception table settings.
“It can be a total event for us,” said Hite.
TenEyck Florist in Auburn specializes in weddings, with a
full-time wedding planner, and can provide fresh and silk
flowers, accessories and invitations.
Most prospective brides know what they want, Wilson
commented.
“They look through bridal magazines and get ideas. It
helps if they can bring in photographs or a piece of the
wedding dress to determine color for flowers. One version of
aqua is different from another version,” she advised.
Sometimes brides have no idea what they want or seek
recommendations from the florist’s wedding specialist. Most
area florists have wedding planner books in their shops for
brides and the consultant to look through to get ideas.
“We can talk with them about the wedding and get a pretty
good idea what they would like,” Randall said.
Cost is major factor in selecting flowers for a wedding.
Florists can get pretty much whatever a prospective bride
wants as long as she is willing to pay for it. The cost for
wedding flowers in this area can range from $1,500 to
$20,000, Wilson said.
Roses, tulips, gardenias, daisies and hydrangeas and a
variety of springtime flowers are popular, according to Hite.
“Greenery is also popular in the church and reception
area,” she said.
Among the most popular colors are pink, aqua, teal and
blue.
“Right now there is no traditional color such as white,”
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KENDALLVILLE — When it comes
to choosing engagement and wedding
rings, it’s important to keep the cost
affordable, according to a Kendallville
jeweler.
“It’s really easy to overspend on the
wedding set,” said Morris Barker of
Barker’s Jewelry in downtown Kendal-
lville.
Couples need to put into perspective
what they can afford for rings, factoring
in other wedding costs, Barker said.
“A young marriage needs as little
stress as possible, and financial stress
adds a lot,” he advised.
Word was put out about a decade ago
that a young man should spend two to
three months’ income on a ring, but that
was a fabrication from people with a
vested interest in selling diamonds,
Barker explained.
“Take a look at what you can afford.
There’s no disgrace in going small to
begin with. If you’ve got the money, it’s
great to go big,” Barker said. If not, look
to go bigger in a few years when you
can better afford it.
A groom-to-be also should consider
his bride’s taste if he’s shopping for a
ring without her along, Barker said. In
most cases, the bride is with the groom.
Factors include the color of the metal,
Barker explained. Some women prefer
white gold to yellow gold, which affects
price.
“Traditionally, the center stone is a
diamond, but that’s not a hard-and-fast
rule either,” Barker said. He has set
everything from cornflower sapphires to
emeralds in wedding sets. Couples often
put the bride’s and groom’s birthstones
in the rings.
It’s important to know the shape of a
stone the bride would like, Barker said.
“Right now, princess cuts and rounds
are the most popular,” he noted.
But there are a lot of other shapes for
stones — heart-shaped, oval, emerald-
cut, marquis and some fancy cuts with
unusual shapes and different types of
facets, Barker said.
Once the shape is decided, Barker
said, the couple need to consider the
four “C’s” — color, clarity, carat weight
and cut.
Diamonds are priced differently
according to the amount of yellow in the
stone, Barker said. To a point, less
yellow equals a higher price. However, a
vivid yellow is a specialty, precious
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Clarity refers to flaws in a stone,
Barker explained. The fewer or smaller
the flaws, the more valuable the stone is.
Carat weight can greatly impact a
stone’s price, Barker said.
“As a stone gets heavier, the price per
carat raises somewhat exponentially,” he
explained.
How well the stone is cut really
makes a difference, Barker said.
“It makes the stone prettier when it’s
cut better,” he said.
It can be a really good idea to “go
plain,” putting the money into the center
stone with a solitaire mounting, Barker
said. The bride can choose the wedding
band, wrap or guard that goes around
the diamond ring that way.
Barker’s has sold more used wedding
sets in the last two years than in all the
prior history of the business, Morris
Barker said. That’s also true industry-
wide.
Used rings come from estate sets,
Barker explained. In hard times, a
couple can get a lot more ring on a
limited budget by buying used.
Couples always should be careful
about financing for a ring, Barker said,
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BY MATT GETTS
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You’ve found your perfect mate.
You’ve got a date for the ceremony.
You’ve got the church and pastor all lined
up.
What’s next? If you’re smart, you’ll
start planning for the reception right away.
Allowing time to get the location you
want is a must, according to Kendra
Klink, operations director at the Auburn
Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a
popular reception site.
The bridge and groom should find
their reception hall “at least a year in
advance,” Klink said. “Being flexible is
always important.”
According to Klink, one of the first
things on the minds of brides and grooms
is how much they will have to spend.
“Cost is always one of the first
questions,” she said.
The No. 2 topic on people’s minds is
food.
Many venues offer their own catering
services and others, including the
museum, have a selected list of caterers.
Choosing a different caterer could cost
extra.
At the Potawatomi Inn, people are not
allowed to bring in their own food,
according to Diane Morey, the inn’s
director of sales, but they are permitted to
bring in a decorated cake.
Things to keep in mind include:
• the guest list. If you plan on inviting
300 people to your reception, don’t pick a
site with a maximum seating capacity of
200. The occupancy level is one of the
most frequently asked questions,
according to Morey.
• the site of the ceremony. Where will
the wedding take place? Will you be
asking guests to drive a considerable
distance from that location to the
reception?
• your personal style. What kind of
location would you want? Something
simple? Something elaborate? Are your
tastes more “down-home” or “fancy?”
Once you have those criteria in place,
make a list of possible reception halls in
your area. Then go through the list and
eliminate the ones that don’t match your
needs, your vision or fit in with your
wedding-day budget.
Once your list has been narrowed, take
some time and visit the two or three
reception halls you are seriously consid-
ering. Get a feel for the layout. Will there
be adequate dancing area? Where would
the DJ or band be located?
Some receptions halls will allow things
other won’t. The Potawatomi Inn, for
example, does not allow fog or bubble
machines, glitter or confetti.
Another factor to consider is the time
frame. Will you need to be out of the
reception hall by a certain time? Is there
any flexibility or extra cost if the
reception runs over?
Having a list of questions you want to
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BY KATHRYN BASSETT
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Finding a photographer who is
compatible with the couple with is
essential to a great wedding photography
experience, according to Steve Zoller of
15th Street Portraits in Auburn.
“Wedding days are a big day. Find
somebody that your personality will
blend with,” Zoller said.
Couples booking Zoller as their
wedding photographer typically do so
about nine months in advance of the
event, he said.
Zoller said some brides are very
detail-oriented and prefer to compile a
list of groupings they would like to see
in wedding pictures. While that is not
necessary, Zoller said brides are
welcome to do so if it makes them more
comfortable.
Zoller said capturing the wedding day
in a blend of contemporary and
traditional styles is important.
“You’ve got a lot of people to please,”
Zoller said. “You’ve got to work that
blend to keep your bride and groom
happy and make sure you’ve pleased the
rest of the family.”
Deb King of Stopher-King Photog-
raphy Studio in LaGrange advises
couples to examine the quality of work
when selecting a wedding photographer.
“If you aren’t happy (with the
pictures), you can’t redo your wedding,”
King said.
The use of special lights and
equipment allows professional photogra-
phers to outshine the work of amateurs,
King said.
Some couples do not know how many
pictures they want, King said. Couples
visiting her studio are invited to browse
through the studio’s albums, giving the
ideas on the type of groupings they
might want.
“We have a check sheet, and they can
mark anything that they want,” she said.
King and her husband have operated
the LaGrange studio for 22 years. While
King’s husband is taking the pictures,
King is busy managing a check sheet to
coordinate groupings so couples receive
the pictures they requested.
Some brides prefer their wedding
photos to be shot in a more candid,
journalistic style, King said.
“They want pictures of them laughing
and looking at each other, watching the
veil flying,” she explained.
King said couples also should
consider the quality of paper on which
their pictures will be printed.
“I think there are going to be a lot of
people disappointed in the future when
they’ve printed their pictures on nonpro-
fessional quality paper,” King said.
“They will fade.”
King also advises couples to consider
a professional studio’s ability to custom
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BY BOB BUTTGEN
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One of the first things newlyweds need
to check before planning their honeymoon
is their bank account.
Experts recommend couples take a
hard look at their finances and make sure
they can afford the trip they are dreaming
about. And if money happens to be tight,
there are many affordable options
available.
Consider factors such as how much
money you are earning, how much credit
card debt you think you can handle, and
which expenses you will have to incur
right after you get married.
Then come up with an estimated figure
for how much you are willing to spend on
your honeymoon.
Decisions have to be made. Do you
want to embark upon a two- to three-week
journey? Or is three to five days long
enough for you to relax and enjoy
yourselves?
If you’re on a tight budget, you may
want to lean toward a shorter honeymoon
— because lodging costs are among the
highest charges on any final travel bill. If
you still want to lengthen your trip,
consider low-cost options such as a road
trip instead of airfare or relaxing at an in-
town resort or hotel.
Newlyweds who want to make sure
their honeymoon is an enjoyable trip have
many options open to them.
Phyllis Howe, a travel agent for
Edgerton Travel’s Mishawaka office,
recommends that a trip to one of the
island nations can be both unforgettable
and affordable for those on a budget.
“Any of the Caribbean islands have
been very popular for newlyweds, as is
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Republic is also becoming more and more
popular each year.”
Want to stay in the United States?
Howe says Key West, Fla., is a “nice
destination where you will pretty much be
guaranteed warm weather and sunshine.”
Orlando also offers many opportunities
for people who want a domestic
honeymoon.
“Disney has numerous properties and
theme parks, and there are also a lot of
nonDisney options available in central
Florida,” Howe said.
A new trend is for couples to set up a
honeymoon registry so family and friends
can contribute to a wonderful trip for the
happy couple.
Don’t assume you have to jet off right
after you get married. There is no hard-
and-fast rule that a honeymoon has to be
taken immediately after a wedding. In
fact, it’s quite common for couples to
delay their honeymoon for several weeks
or months after they tie the knot.
Wedding planners have good advice
for couples who, for a variety of reasons,
can’t take a real honeymoon right away.
In that case, they recommend couples at
least splurge and reserve the honeymoon
suite.
If you can’t afford it for the entire
honeymoon, at least do it for the first
night. Many hotels and bed-and-
breakfasts have special honeymoon
packages with hot tubs, massages and
champagne.
Once a couple is on their honeymoon,
they need to take the time to do things
together they might not get to do at home.
That includes moonlight walks on the
beach and picnics.
If you are in an area with water, take a
boat trip alone or go kayaking and find a
little remote area where you can be alone.
Be sure to bring a nice bottle of wine and
cheese to snack on. A nighttime picnic
under the stars is always romantic.
And while it may be obvious to most
people, don’t forget to ask friends and
family members for advice on
honeymoons. Find out what others have
had fun with.
There’s no need to re-invent the wheel.
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