Plus Size Wedding Dresses Are Best Done When They Are Custom Wedding Dress

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Plus Size Wedding Dresses Are Best Done When They Are Custom Wedding Dress

Plus size wedding dresses have been in vogue for many years now. Once upon a time, plus sized people found it really tough to find the right dresses. Especially on the wedding day, when everyone wants to look at their best, plus sized people found it difficult to choose the right attire. Then many fashion houses and garment manufacturers came up with the idea of plus sizes for such people. From normal everyday wear to dresses for special occasions, plus size dresses have now given much better options to larger sized people. We recommend that in the plus size wedding dresses category, to make the dress fit perfectly, you must look at the option of custom wedding dress.

A custom wedding dress is something that is tailor-made for you. For getting a custom wedding dress for you, the best option is to go to a tailor. You must be prepared for shelling out some extra money. Ready made wedding dresses are less expensive any day. However, since you are probably looking at options in 1950s Style Wedding Dress, the readymade option may not be suitable in all cases. You may stumble upon something that you fall in love with. However, there are chances that you may not get that particular gown that you saw somewhere. In this case, a custom wedding dress is a more viable option.

These days, most fashion houses and garment outlets have options in plus size wedding dresses. It is a huge market and everyone wants a piece of this pie. Whether you visit a departmental store or a local garment store or a boutique, there will be no end to the options in plus size wedding dresses. Once you choose the gown and decide on the fit and style you want, you can have the dress altered to your personal taste. For the best fit, as we have mentioned before, you should go for a custom wedding dress.

The Internet also gives you loads of options when it comes to plus size wedding dresses. There are many websites that sell these items. They have a separate section for plus size wedding dresses for you to choose from. You can also use the Internet to get information about people who make custom wedding dress. Websites like Craigslist will give you an exhaustive list of establishments that design handmade and custom wedding dress.

These days, most business establishments these days have their websites. If you take out time to visit their websites before you actually visit the store, you will have a fair idea of what to expect and what extra you can get. You will manage to save a lot of time by narrowing down on stores that sell plus size wedding dresses and those that offer to make custom wedding dress.

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Short History of Wedding Cake Toppings & Wedding Cake Toppers

Article by Rose Haller, Wedding Expert & Editor- www.WeddingCakeToppings.info and www.WeddingLDS.com

The History of Wedding Cake Toppings and Cake Toppers

The modern wedding cake is an out growth of wedding traditions dating back to the Roman Empire. Putting toppings on cakes ar wedding receptions, also called cake ornaments or cake toppers, are the outgrowth of a number of old traditions from around the world.

In the United States toppings, ornaments or toppers for cakes at weddings show up in the traditions of middle income and affluent American family’s even before the American Civil War (or for Southern families what they call “The War of Northern Aggression”) and grew in popularity to be common in the 1890′s.

Wedding reception cake toppers or toppings were simple in the late 19th Century. The cake at the Wedding reception were often decorated with flowers or ornament such bells and small objects that related to the bride and groom. Wedding reception cake toppings were commonly handcrafted and made of frosting, gum paste, icing, or plaster of Paris by a professional wedding cake baker or a member of the bride’s or groom’s family.

Decorative Cake Toppers became more popular immediately after World War I. In the 1920′s, the High Society in the US went beyond using flowers, or cake toppings from the baker hands, and they eagerly adopted the use of putting bride and groom figurines on top of cakes.

Historically, there are two significant events in the United States which boosted the popularity and use of bridal cake toppers in the form of small figurines of the bride and groom atop the cake.

First, the well-known and highly respected American etiquette expert, Miss Emily Post, in her 1922 Best-Selling book clearly stated that the: “wedding cake is an essential of every wedding reception.” Emily Post further counseled and commented about the placement of the bride and groom figurines as a cake toppings specifically that “the wedding cake is almost always ordered from the caterer who delivers it shortly before the hour of the reception. It is usually in several tiers, beautifully decorated with white icing and topped by small figures of the bride and groom.”

Secondly, American businesses and retailers including the retail giant Sears, Roebuck & Company (now Sears Brands, LLC) began marketing and selling wedding cake toppings with bride and groom figurines for the top of the wedding cake.

Wedding cake toppers in the early 20th Century commonly or usually made of small figurines of the bride in wedding dress and groom in a tuxedo standing beside each other on a stand. Some brides and groom figures were depicted under an arch or a small gazebo. In an informative Wedding Cake Toppers article entitled, “Bride and Groom Wedding Cake Toppers,” Robert Reed wrote in the June 2006 issue of The Antique Shoppe Newspaper, “In 1924 one U.S. wholesale catalog was offering an assortment of wax bride and groom wedding cake toppers. Selections included a hatless groom or a groom wearing a “high hat” or top hat. The bride meanwhile could come with or without a cloth veil. All of the bride and groom wax figures were about two inches tall. The catalog listing offered them as a couple, or in groups of 100 for wedding favors.”

Reed added the importance of the including of wedding cake topper in the 1927 mail order catalog form Sears, Roebuck and Company: “The idea of wedding toppers in general and bride and groom toppers in particular had expanded enough in 1927 for the Sears and Roebuck mail order catalog it include a whole page of wedding cake ornaments. The following year Slack Manufacturing offered bride and groom figures made of celluloid. The bride wore a paper dress and the groom wore a paper suit. Both figures were about two and a half inches tall.” In the early 1900′s wedding cake toppers or cake toppings were made from glass, paper, or wood, and many of the toppers were handcrafted. Over time the popular wedding cake toppings (cake toppers) began to be manufactured or mass produced commercially in the United States, Europe and Asia.

The usual cake toppers traditionally featured a miniature bride and groom figurine. These miniature bride and groom figurines could come in a wide range of poses. During or immediately after War, the groom might be featured in a Military uniform from one of the various arms of the Military (Army & Army Air Corp, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard). Some grooms who were Policeman or Fireman might be shown as figurines in their uniform.

It has always been a long standing tradition that the bride and groom would remove and save the Cake Toppers or Cake Toppings as an important memento of the wedding ceremony and wedding reception. Tied in with the removal of the Cake Toppers or Cake Toppings is the removal, saving and freezing the top layer of the wedding cake for the bride and groom to thaw out and eat to celebrate their First Wedding Anniversary.

As time passed in the Twentieth Century the range and variety of wedding cake toppings expanded beyond solely using the bride and groom figurines as cake toppers to include a wide range of wedding cake toppings or ornaments. Some wedding couples choose instead of the cake toppers using a bride and groom dressed in a wedding gown and tux respectively, to choose to alternatively or additionally select such bridal cake toppings as: bows, cupids, cherubs, hearts, love birds, silver bells, or even a small framed picture of the wedding couple (maybe an engagement photo of the wedding couple).

As a side note, the terms wedding cake toppings, toppers, or wedding figurines are pretty much completely interchangeable. The term Cake Toppers usually refers to bride and groom figurines placed on top of the wedding cake that are made of Paper Mache, Plastic, Porcelain, Polymer Clay, or even high tech Thermoplastic. While wedding cake toppings, usually bride and groom figurines, made of out of shaped and colored icing may also be referred to as “icingtons.”

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