The wedding cake way to plan a wedding: A three-tier series | Part 3

Welcome to part three of this three-tier series all about how to plan your wedding. After delving into the foundations of tier one, we tackled the middle tier which brought those foundations together. So, now here we are on tier three. The top layer. The prettiest piece with its gorgeous cake-topper decoration. Ultimately, it’s the icing on the cake!

The Top Tier – Your Wedding Day

After weeks, months or even years of planning, the culmination of all your hard work happens on the most important day of all. It’s the day of your wedding! After all that work and stress, it’s easy to understand why any problems on your wedding day can result in a meltdown. The pressure to provide a perfect wedding to all your friends and family is real. It’s no wonder tensions can be running high and nerves can be a little frayed.

But there are three very important things you need to remember on your wedding day. So before you cut the cake, before you take a bite… I want you to read the rest of this post and try to remember this top tier advice before you celebrate your special day.

Bride feeding groom wedding cake

1. People rarely eat the icing

It’s all just decoration, people! But tasty nonetheless. The point being, the pretty stuff, while it looks lovely and brings everything together with a touch of sparkle and shine, is just that. It’s trimming, a garnish and certainly not the thing of most substance on your wedding day.

2. The cake might tip over

So, it’s been a warm day and your cake hasn’t held up in the heat. Horror of horrors, by the time you come to cut that cake, it’s got more subsidence than the Leaning Tower of Pisa! Or maybe one of your bridesmaid’s rips her dress. Or perhaps the flowers are wilting before you’ve even made it down the aisle.

The point is, problems may occur. The likelihood is that your day won’t be one hundred per cent perfect. It could be something small, or it might be a really big problem. But you know what? It doesn’t matter!

Bride and groom holding hands at the altar

Here’s why…

3. There’s only one thing that does matter

However things turn out – however many details you have, whatever problems might occur – the most important thing that will happen on that day is that the two of you get married. Ultimately, that’s your end goal. To exchange those vows, to make those commitments to one another and to come away from the day as a newly married couple. Nothing matters more than that, I promise you.

Whatever happens throughout the day, whether the cake sinks in the middle or ends up being smaller than you’d first planned, it’s nothing without the key ingredients bringing it all together.

You guys, I’m talking about the two of you!

You are those important main ingredients. Without you, the cake would not be possible! You are what binds that whole glorious cake together and no amount of extra ingredients, flavourings or decoration is going to alter that. In the end, if you try to focus your thoughts on that, then really nothing can go wrong at all. Because as long as the two of you are together, the small stuff is not worth worrying about after all.

Bride and groom hugging in corridor

So, if something goes wrong, take a breath. Weigh it up. Is it going to stop the marriage from going ahead? If the answer is no, then it’s not important enough to worry any more about it. Go and get yourself married you loved up pair! Enjoy every moment and then celebrate… like you just got married. Yay!

P.S. Save me a piece of cake though, ok?

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