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Adding Sparkle to Your Wedding Is Easier than You Think

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Every bride wants to make her wedding unique and special, but many brides assume, incorrectly, that memorable and personal details will cost an arm and a leg. In fact, even the most frugal brides can use affordable elements like rhinestone trim for wedding decor that is stunning and elegant.

If you have your heart set on a designer wedding cake but are balking at the price, consider purchasing your own cake decorations. Ribbons of rhinestones can be placed around cake tiers to transform a plain cake into a sparkling centerpiece. You can purchase cake trim on your own for a fraction of what a baker or professional cake decorator would charge. However, professionals might charge extra to apply the trim, so be sure to ask if there are extra fees for using materials that you supply.

If you are comfortable with some work, you can apply the trim yourself. Don’t worry if you’re not a baker, this trim is so easy to put on cake that anyone can do it. If you have a cake that is frosted with buttercream, the ribbon will easily stick to the frosting, but the surface will also scratch and show errors very easily. If your cake is covered in fondant, all you have to do is brush a small amount of water around the cake where you want to place the trim. Then gently arrange the trim and lightly press it against the cake. The water will hold it in place until you’re ready to cut the cake. Remember that this trim can be fairly heavy because of all the crystals, so arrange it along the bottom of each tier so that it rests against the tier below for extra support.

Don’t feel that rhinestone ribbons can only be used on your cake. Glue lengths around votive candle holders for sparkling table centerpieces that match your cake. You can also glue short lengths of rhinestone ribbon into rings to hold napkins or silverware. By using the same basic element throughout different wedding elements, your decorations will seem more polished and coordinated.

If you’re looking for an affordable source of high-quality rhinestone ribbon, check out Wedded Glitz. We sell it by the foot or by the roll, so you won’t come up short when you start to put together your decorations. We also stock different widths and colors so that you can be sure to find the right trim for your personal wedding style.

Donate musical instruments

I don’t know of a particular group that needs second-hand musical instruments at the moment. But the old guitars, drums, or clarinet that has been sitting in the corner of your house can make a big difference to musically-inclined children. They can use those instruments to enhance their talent to perform or join future contests. You can ask the church you are affiliated to or schools in your area that may need these musical instruments. If you have extra funds to spare you can check some local music stores for discounted musical instruments. You (future donor) will definitely make a lot of children and adult happy for the gift.