Summer Wedding Tips (Part 2 of 3)

The second part of our series bringing you tips and tricks for Summer Weddings.  Missed the first post?  Summer Wedding Tips Part 1

My Mantra:  Summer = Hot Weather

#4 Fondant vs. Butter cream (and other Summer cake ideas)


PinkCake Box Whimsical Wedding Cake
PinkCake Box Whimsical Wedding Cake


Talk to your cake baker about their concerns for the wedding cake.  If you have always wanted butter cream or cream cheese icing, you may need to bend a little to ensure a tasty desert.  Especially if you are having a tent reception, the type of cake is very important.  Fondant is a better choice for icing because it holds up much better in the heat.  Even the inside of the cake matters.  Strawberry filling, although indicative of Summer-time, may lose consistency within the cake. 


#5  Candy Favors
Amy Atlas Old Fashioned Wedding Candy Bar

Amy Atlas Old Fashioned Wedding Candy Bar

As candy buffets gain popularity, I have seen a wide variety of candy used.  Some couples choose to do different candies of the same color.  My personal favorite was a nostalgic ‘penny’ candy bar, with wrapped candies from the days of corner candy stores.  Regardless of your candy buffet theme, keep in mind that chocolate melts (unless you’re an M&M of course!) and that guests do not want to take home a melted mess.  Choose hard tacks, jelly beans, gummies, and even lollipops to make your sweet expression of thanks.




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2 responses to “Summer Wedding Tips (Part 2 of 3)

  1. Sarajane

    I’m planning a wedding and I LOVE the tags on your candy jars in the picture. Could you tell me where you got them?

    Thanks so much,

    • Hi Sarajane,
      Thank you for stopping by my blog- and congratulations on your upcoming wedding! The photo of the candy jars is from one of Amy Atlas’ creations. You can visit her website at I personally make tags using a Cricut machine. I bought it a long time ago at AC Moore. If you’re not familiar with one, you can buy templates in every shape imaginable to make di-cuts. The machines are expensive, so if you decide to go that route, you may want to find someone who has one. Teachers often use them for school projects, too.

      Hope that helps! Good luck in your planning endeavors!

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