Hello, my Littlefinders! I hope life is treating you well. Our wedding date is quickly approaching (March 21st), and I don’t think I am the only one feeling like time is flying. Christmas will be here before you know it, and then wedding time! Because I’ve had a 20-month engagement, most essential things are ready for the big day, but a few weeks back we got to do one of our favorites to date. Dessert tasting!
I’ve always known I didn’t want a huge cake for my wedding. I know the cake is a tradition; however, My fiance and I don’t love cake, and after all, it’s our wedding, right? Instead, we are opting for a small cake and a dessert table from “Inspired by Eleonor”.
How to find the perfect vendor?
If you can’t trust your friends then who can you trust? I opted for using Facebook for recommendations on where to get our wedding desserts. We wanted to support a local business, and I received a ton of recommendations from my friends and narrowed it down from there.
Trust your heart.
I ended up with a lot of great recommendations, I browse through their websites and Instagrams, but in my heart, I knew what I wanted. Modern yet classy, and as soon as I saw Inspired by Eleonor’s page, I knew she was the one! (even though I had not even tasted the desserts) I had a budget I wanted to stay within and explain this to Rachel. She was extremely responsive, heard my ideas, and didn’t try to sell me something we ultimately did not want, or was outside our budget. Relying on websites like “The Knot” or “Wedding Wire” is excellent, but for me, it meant a lot more to have a cake vendor someone I knew in person, had used in the past. In fact, all of our vendors have personally been recommended to us.
Ask people that “like dessert” to join you at the tasting.
My fiancé does not have a sweet tooth. He cares about presentation, but won’t try the majority of desserts. My dad, however, loves sweets, just like me, so I knew he would be the perfect companion and would give an honest opinion. Also, I took the opportunity to invite my future father in law and made it a Dads only event. It was so special for me to do something alone with my dad’s.
“Inspired by Eleonor” came to our home with all the different desserts we had spoken about. Having the tasting at home was so much more enjoyable than having to go somewhere. We didn’t feel pressured but rather more comfortable. If your vendor can do the tasting at home for you, I highly recommend it.
Remember it is YOUR wedding day.
Ultimately I will say everyone’s wedding, taste and budget are different so go with what works for you and your fiancé. it is YOUR SPECIAL DAY, and there is no right or wrong.
Until next time #Littlefinders