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The 10 Best Cake Cutting Songs For Your Wedding

Best Cake Cutting Songs for Your Wedding

Whether you’ve hired a DJ or made the playlist yourself, music is a key component when it comes to putting on an awesome wedding reception.

While the wedding ceremony is the time that you declare and solidify your love, the reception is when you and your guests get to celebrate it, and nothing keeps the party hopping like a good soundtrack.

In planning out your perfect playlist for the evening, you of course want to get in a good mix of songs that will get everyone on their feet and joining in, but it’s also important to include a few slower, romantic songs for you and your new spouse to enjoy.

But apart from the overall mix, you also need to select songs for certain points in the evening. Such selective songs might be for the married couple’s first dance, a father-daughter dance, etc. And, of course, a cake cutting song.

The importance of cake cutting songs can be easily overlooked, as it somewhat takes a backseat to other notable points in the evening. Some weddings don’t even play any music at all during the cake cutting, instead focusing on the words of the bride and groom and whoever else may be speaking.

Yet a good cake cutting song can positively influence the course of the entire evening. The cake cutting ceremony is a unique moment of the evening: while both lighthearted and playful, often ending in the smashing of cake into one or the other’s face, it is also incredibly romantic, symbolizing the first action they take together as a married couple.

Cake cutting songs should be able to capture and magnify this moment of fun and love, setting the tone for a wonderful evening and, hopefully, a wonderful marriage.

What to Look for in a Cake Cutting Song

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Not everyone may notice the song you play during your cake cutting, their attention more riveted on the new couple, waiting on the edge of their seats to see if there will be any cake-face smashing that this particular wedding.

With the right song selection, however, you can not only grab the attention of your guests but also enjoy it with your new spouse.

Cake cutting songs usually go one of two different ways:

  • You can try the candy/sweet-themed route, where you play on the nature of the cake. This is a fun and clever way to entertain your guests and get silly with your husband or wife.
  • The other route is generally a more serious approach, focusing on your shared love as you perform this symbolic action together, promising to support each other in your lives together. This kind of song will ideally be meaningful to both of you, and it may turn the simple act of cutting cake into an emotional and meaningful moment.

Songs about love don’t have to be serious, of course. There are plenty of upbeat and peppy loves songs out there—many of which are on this list—that are great for creating both a fun a loving moment.

There is a tenuous third path, however, that combines both love and sweetness. Some couples may try to find a song that both captures the fun cake-theme and simultaneously expresses love, though this is a bit of tricky balance and one side may wind up outweighing the other.

How We Chose Our Songs

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We chose the below listed songs based off some of the most popular (though not overplayed) wedding cake cutting songs over the past several years that happy couples have endorsed.

We’ve tried to provide a good mix of fun versus romantic songs, as well as varying genres so that you can find a good song for your wedding no matter what your tastes.

All of these songs are available on iTunes and other music download sites, so there’s no need to worry about song availability.

Top 10 Cake Cutting Songs

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”—Natalie Cole

Marry You”—Bruno Mars

Accidently in Love”—Counting Crows

Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love”—Pink Martini

Honey Bee”—Blake Shelton

I Do”—Colbie Caillat

Perfect”—Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé

"Today was a Fairytale" - Taylor Swift

Sugar”—Maroon 5

Everything”—Michael Bublé

Final Words

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Picking perfect cake cutting songs is more important than people often realize. It’s the backtrack to the first action that you take as a new married couple, so you want it to be something memorable.

Themed songs can be a fun and memorable way to go, whether you’re matching the theme of cake or another theme that matches your wedding. In terms of general love songs, both upbeat and slow are great options that can characterize the moment any which way you choose.

When it really comes down to it, though, pick the song that best represents the relationship between you and your partner and your journey together.

Many of the songs on this list speak of the past and how love has grown, but many others focus on the future. Both are valid routes to focus on and will make your cake cutting ceremony more memorable than you could ever have imagined.

Check Out These 10 Beautiful Lace Wedding Dresses

Beautiful Lace Wedding Dresses

The big day is finally about to arrive. You have it all: the cake, the catering, wedding invites, the photographer… but what about the dress?

Shopping for a wedding dress can be the hardest part of all when it comes to planning a wedding. With the sheer number of styles out there, choosing a wedding dress can sometimes see a daunting and overwhelming process.

Choosing a wedding dress shouldn’t be stressful, it should be fun!

Looking at wedding dresses prior to hitting the shops is a great way to reduce stress. You can narrow down what overall styles you’re interested, as well as materials and add-ons, so that the time you spend at a bridal shop is well-spent and rewarding.

One of the most popular materials to use in wedding dresses is lace. Though lace has always been a staple of the wedding world, with the resurgence of vintage styles in recent years lace is more desired than ever.

If you think you might be interested in joining the legions of women who have already discovered the wonders of lace, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 lace wedding dresses of 2019 whose beauty is sure to make your jaw drop.

What to Look for in a Wedding Dress

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Before we get into the thick of it, let’s take a moment to discuss what you should be on the lookout for. Looking into dresses both online and in-person with a strategy can take a lot of the guesswork out of it and make your time both more productive and more fun.

One of the most important things to keep in mind as you commence your wedding gown search is the overall style/fit of the dress. You want to wear something that you feel comfortable and confident in on your wedding day, so finding the right dress style to best show off your body type is critical.

Research what styles typically look best on your body type and also what styles you like best in general, and take this into your consulting appointment.

Remember, though, to still be open to other styles that you haven’t initially thought of.

Other important factors to consider include neckline, sleeves, embroidery, and more. Once you have the style of the dress established, you can start looking at variations with the above listed factors to see what combinations most catch your eye.

Other small add-ons can also make a huge difference, such as the inclusion of a small belt or lovely veil. Never underestimate the importance of accessories when it comes to making the ultimate wedding day look.

For more helpful tips on the dos and don’ts of wedding dress shopping, check out this article on glamour.com.

While in this article we are only focusing on lace wedding dresses, we have tried to include a variety of body styles. These dresses also represent variation in sleeves/lack of sleeves, neckline, back, and overall lace pattern. Hopefully, this list will show you just how well lace can work with essentially any style.

How We Chose These Dresses

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We’ve done our best to compile a comprehensive list of lace wedding dresses from numerous designers in a variety of styles and price ranges. We’ve researched each company and designer on this list as well as individual dress reviews to ensure that each dress is as beautiful in-person as it is online. Each of these dresses is from a reputable designer or retailer, so you can be sure that the dress you fall in love with is actually out there.

With so many unique wedding dresses out there, it’s of course impossible to cover all of them. Each of the dresses on this, however, is stunning and can point you in the right direction of whatever dress you may end up buying. So, without further ado, here are our favorite ten lace wedding dresses that you have to see!

Top 10 Best Lace Wedding Dresses

Britney—Badgely Mischka

Liesel Gown—BHLDN

Allover Lace Cap Sleeve Sheath Wedding Dress—David’s Bridal Collection

Laura Wedding DressMorilee Madeline Gardner

GaiaWatters

A-Line Wedding DressAlvina Valenta

Buyer’s Guide

Hopefully if nothing else this collection of dresses has shown you how lace can work with any style of dress.

From short and flirty to long and elegant, lace adds a little piece of vintage to every dress that make them irresistible. Whether bunched up in a tightly-woven mass or spread out in a gentle pattern, lace is beautiful no matter how it is designed.

But what dress should you be racing out to buy? As mentioned earlier, one of the most important aspects of any bridal shopping experience is finding the right style/fit for your body type. The list above provides a pretty wide range of styles available and demonstrates how they can all still be draped in lovely lace.

While lacey gowns may have a stigma of being too pricey for some brides, this is certainly not the case. Though there are plenty of expensive lace wedding dresses, there are also plenty that are very affordable. Anyone can have a lace wedding dress.

So, whatever your style preference, adding a little bit of lace is always a good idea. While the dresses on this list are some of our favorites, there are plenty more out there just waiting to be discovered.

Light In The Box Reviews For Wedding Dresses

Light in the Box Reviews for Wedding Dresses

The big wedding day is right around the corner, and everything is just about ready… except one thing. The dress.

Whether you haven’t found the perfect dress shopping in-store, or you simply haven’t had the time to go out shopping in the first place, not having the perfect wedding dress is stressful.

So, what’s a girl to do? You can try hurrying off to the nearest bridal shops, but this can be time consuming and they might not even have the selection you’re looking for.

Luckily, online shopping has become increasingly popular and inclusive over the last decade and the internet just might hold the solution to your wedding drama. But would you really feel comfortable ordering a wedding dress off, say, Amazon or eBay?

Though Amazon may seem to basically have a monopoly on online shopping, there are plenty of other online shopping options out there. One such company is Light in the Box, an online retailer that specializes in clothing, accessories and gadgets, and home and garden products.

Light in the Box is data-driven, and its business model allow for customized products, such as wedding dresses.

While Light in the Box offers products for a variety of functions, the retailer has an entire section of its online store dedicated to weddings, including a selection of over 1000 wedding dresses. It doesn’t just stop there—Light in the Box for Weddings offers wide selections of bridesmaid dresses, tuxedoes, wedding favors, accessories, gifts, and more.

Sound to good to be true? That’s what we’re here to try and help you figure out.

In conducting our Light in the Box reviews, we will take a hard look at not only the product selections, but also their quality and the overall trustworthiness of the company, so that you can be sure your wedding is in safe hands.

What is Light in the Box?

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As mentioned above, Light in the Box is an online retailer that specializes in selling apparel, accessories, gadgets, home and garden products, and even décor.

This retailer operates on an international level, serving North America, Europe, and Asia. While it has headquarters in the United States, the United Kingdom, and India - it is mainly based in China and that is where products are manufactured and shipped from.

Light in the Box offers a wide variety of categories of these products, but in this review, we will be focusing specifically on their Weddings selection.

What Makes Light in the Box for Weddings Unique

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While there are many online retailers out there, there are very few that focus on wedding dresses. Wedding dresses require extra care than regular dresses.

You’ll only wear it once, but you’ll wear it on what should be one of the most memorable days of your life, so everything should be perfect. Because of this, wedding dress shopping is typically done in-person, and at multiple establishments to ensure that you get exactly what you want. Shopping for a wedding dress is a very personal endeavor, and not many online retailers are up to the challenge.

That’s part of what makes Light in the Box unique. In addition to being a destination for online wedding dress shopping, Light in the Box offers a wide selection of almost every kind of product you could ever need for your wedding.

Types of Products

Wedding Dresses

Need a second dress for the reception? They offer a variety of bridal gowns with a short and fun twist perfect for after saying “I do.”

Bridesmaid Dresses

Tuxedoes and Suits

Wedding Guest Dresses

Accessories

Wedding Favors

Wedding Gifts

Invitations

Ceremony and Reception Decorations

How it Works

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So how does an online retailer like this work, when sizing is so important? Whenever you go to order a dress, you can pick from one of the standard sizing options, which provide full measurement details, so you know if your definition of a size 6 is the same as their definition of a size 6.

If none of these measurement pairings are quite right for your body type, never fear! You can put in your own custom measurements for the dress to be made, detailing your height, bust, waist, hips, and even your hollow-to-floor measurement.

Need help making sure you’re measuring yourself accurately? Check out these helpful tips from the Azazie Wedding Blog.

The Cloud Fitting Room

Coupons and Deals

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Light in the Box for Weddings is almost always offering some sort of deal for its products at any given time.

Some of the deals available as of summer 2018 include 60% off certain wedding dress styles and 70% off some bridesmaid dresses.

Public Perception

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Public perception of the company is fairly negative, leading to some pretty bad Light in the Box reviews.

Because the company is based in China and ships from there, it seems a lot of international loopholes are take advantage of. For example, many complain that they were forced to pay an extra duties and shipping charge after already paying for the item and shipping because the company didn’t take care of this itself. Furthermore, some claim that things they order simply never arrive.

Customer service isn’t too great either, according to many customer Light in the Box reviews. When dealing with issues like the kind stated above, many found receiving a help to be a long and arduous process. Unfortunately, because the company operates internationally and there are no international small claims courts, Light in the Box does not need to hold itself accountable or overly concern itself with any malpractice of the company.

As for the condition of the products themselves, it seems to be a mixed bag. While some complain of damaged items and dresses that look far different from their online images, many others love the items they receive and praise their quality.

While dealing with Light in the Box may be a headache, then, it can be worth it for the products that are actually valuable. Checking individual product reviews can help you determine which products are actually worth your money.

How it Compares

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Now that we’ve seen how Light in the Box for Weddings holds up on its own, let’s compare it to a few other sites to get the full picture. Below, we’ll be comparing this company to two other online retailers, The Wedding Outlet and BHLDN.

The Wedding Outlet is an online retailer similar to Light in the Box that specializes in small wedding items.

Unlike Light in the Box, they do not offer wedding dresses or any other type of clothing that requires specialized tailoring. While this limits their selections, it also eliminates any chance that they provide less than quality dresses, which seems to be one of Light in the Box’s main downfalls.

The Wedding Outlet has received generally positive reviews, brides and grooms loving their selection of accessories, decoration, and small wedding gifts that are perfect for customizing your ceremony.

BHLDN (Beholden) is an online retailer that is a subset of Anthropologie and offers several stores in the US, so they are held accountable to a much higher standard than companies like Light in the Box. BHLDN offers all the standard accessories, décor, and gift selections, and also hundreds of wedding dresses. 

Women who shop here love it for their high-quality products and great customer service. If you live near one of their stores, you can go in and try on the dress if it’s in-stock while still getting those great online prices.

What We Think of Light in the Box

So, is Light in the Box for Weddings all it’s cracked up to be? We’re thinking… no.

While some customers have truly enjoyed the products they received, there have just been far too many customer service, shipping, and quality complaints for us to feel comfortable endorsing this brand.

With so many negative Light in the Box reviews from dissatisfied customers with so few positive reviews to counteract them, we’re going to have to make a solid pass on this brand.

Though they may be slightly more expensive, try checking out The Wedding Outlet and BHLDN for your bridal needs to ensure better quality and service.