Southern Utah Wedding Showcase

– The first 50 brides through the door receive a FREE 2 night stay!
– Don’t miss the Cake Dive, taking place at 5:30pm where 5 lucky brides-to-be get a chance to compete for a mens weddings band! You don’t want to miss it.
– Ways to get the most of your showcase experience:
* You might have to wait in line for just a few minutes to register. Be patient! It is well worth it. To avoid the lines, pre-register online at soutahweddings.com
* Make sure your get your card signed by ALL the vendors at attendance. By doing so will get you entered into the cake dive to win a grooms wedding band!
* It can be really convenient to bring some pre-printed self adhesive address labels or cards with your contact information. This can save a lot of time when you want to sign up for contests or  to get more information from a vendor you fall in love with.
* Bring a pen and print very clearly when registering for contests or to receive additional information.
* You may want to have your checkbook handy in case you decide to book a vendor or services, or to hold dates with a deposit.
MAKE SURE THAT YOU CHECK THE REFUND POLICY AND READ THE CONTRACT CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU GIVE PAYMENT OR SIGN ANYTHING.
* Be sure to collect any information that interests you so that you can take it home to look over again when you have the time.
* If you aren’t available on the day of the show, then send someone close to you. Perhaps your mother,sister or a friend to register you for prizes and to collect information about the services  you might be interested in.
* Wearing your pink wrist band, given to all bride-to-be, will get you special attention at the show.
* Perhaps your fiance will be willing to attend with you, but only IF he is interested. As many as 30% do attend,so he won’t be the only one there!
* Make sure that you arrive at least one hour prior to the time of any fashion show that you want to see. Seating is first come-first serve

 

 

What to expect during your wedding cake consultation:

  1. Cake and filling for you taste!  What’s the fun of the appointment if you can’t have a taste.  I hear cake tastings have no calories, so make sure you enjoy them :) (We all wish that was the truth!)
  2. Photos or cake samples in their shop for you to view. (and please bring some that you like with you also)
  3. The ability to help you decide what you would like.  For example, at Sweet Cakes by Karen, we sit with you and talk through options and pull from you “who you are.”  Each designer has a style for how they run their appointment.  It’s best to let the designer “drive” for you will have a more thorough experience, for they will not forget to cover anything.
  4. By the end of the appointment you should have a pretty good idea of design for your cake(s) and the price.  Sometimes if it is an exceptionally large cake, the vendor may ask for some additional time to make sure they are engineering something that will remain standing (very important), includes all elements and logistically makes sense.
  5. And last but not least –  nice, memorable experience

Something i found that is a great help

Your Budget

Before you dive in, know how much of your budget can be spent on your cake. Before you make appointments, be sure your potential cake bakers are within your price range. What is your cake budget?

 

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Overall Style

When you think of the perfect wedding cake, what style comes to mind?

 

[ ] Contemporary
[ ] Dramatic
[ ] Ornate
[ ] Regal
[ ] Simple
[ ] Traditional
[ ] Unique
[ ] Trendy
[ ] Classic
[ ] Glamorous
[ ] Themed (for a bird wedding, or a french-style wedding)

tipNot into the cake topper idea? Don’t use one. Some cake designs look great without any topper at all. Do it this way and you won’t distract from the pattern on the cake.

 

Tier Shapes

Given your cake’s style, which shape will represent it best?

 

[ ] Round
[ ] Square
[ ] Rectangular
[ ] Hexagonal
[ ] Triangular
[ ] Topsy Turvy
[ ] Mixed Shapes
[ ] Scalloped
[ ] Sheet cake

Learn more about the wedding cake shapes before you decide on which is best for your wedding.

 

Number of Servings

The number of cake servings will help determine the size of your cake. In general, three tiers will serve 50-100 guests. So, if you’re having 150 or more, you’ll likely need four or more tiers. How many guests will you have?

 

[ ] 0-10 servings
[ ] 10-50 servings
[ ] 50-100 servings
[ ] 100-150 servings
[ ] 150-200 servings
[ ] 200+ servings

Tip: If you have a small guest list, but still want a tall-tiered cake, have your cake baker create the bottom layer out of styrofoam and decorate it to look like the rest of the cake. Alternatively, if you have a robust number of guests to feed, consider ordering a three-tiered cake, and then making up the rest of the slices with a sheet cake (to be sliced up discretely in the kitchen).

 

Flavors and fillings

When it comes to wedding cake flavors, the more flavorful, the better. First determine your cake flavor. Then, check out the fillings sidebar for mouthwatering suggestions.

 

[ ] Vanilla
[ ] Chocolate
[ ] Carrot
[ ] Red Velvet
[ ] Yellow
[ ] Lemon
[ ] Orange
[ ] Angel Food

 

Cake Colors

Decide whether you want your cake to perfectly match your wedding day colors, or whether it will complement them. When it comes to choosing cake colors, stay away from bright, bold colors, and go for edible versions of your wedding day hues.
What color(s) will dominate your cake?

 

[ ] Yellow
[ ] Green
[ ] Blue
[ ] Purple
[ ] Pink
[ ] Red
[ ] Orange

What color(s) will you accent your cake with?

[ ] Yellow
[ ] Green
[ ] Blue
[ ] Purple
[ ] Pink
[ ] Red
[ ] Orange

 

Cake Add-ons

The add-ons you choose for your cake will take it from flat to eye-catching. Whether it’s a simple ribbon-like trim, sugar flowers, or a polka-dotted patter, decide which accents you want on your cake:

 

[ ] Stripes
[ ] Swags
[ ] Ribbons
[ ] Bows
[ ] Dots
[ ] Swirls
[ ] Flowers (fresh or sugar)
[ ] Pleats
[ ] Basket-weave
[ ] Quilted
[ ] Scrollwork
[ ] Monogram
[ ] Fresh fruit
[ ] Invitation motif
[ ] Lace-like fondant (to mimic your dress)

 

Read more: Wedding Cakes: A Complete Wedding Cake Checklist – TheKnot.com http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-cakes/articles/a-complete-wedding-cake-checklist.aspx#ixzz1exWNm79b