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10 Unique Wedding Desserts To Wow Your Guests

Wedding traditions are a thing of the past!  Gone are the days where your wedding has to have the traditional 5-tier cake. We've noticed more and more Boston couples are opting for more unique wedding dessert options, such as the cupcake tower, dessert table, ice cream bar, and even edible favors. The wedding cake (although still present) is often not the focal point of the wedding dessert table anymore.

Dessert is one of the many ways you can use food and beverage to make your wedding your own. Together with tips and advice from local wedding dessert expert Cakes For Occasions, we've found eight unique wedding desserts that will give you the opportunity to do something special not only for your guests, but for yourself, as a representation of who you are as a couple.

Here are 8 out-of-the-box wedding dessert ideas that will set your Boston wedding apart from the rest:

6 Unforgettable Wedding Day Gifts For The Groom

via Leoni Bolt

The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here... After months of planning, you're going to walk down the aisle and marry the man of your dreams. As the bride, all eyes will be on you, but we can't forget about the other star of the day! Since you don’t get to see your groom until you're standing at the altar, sending a little something to remind him how much you love him is the perfect preview to the ceremony. 

The exchanging of gifts between the bride and groom is a tradition that's been around forever.Whether it be a simple love note or a grand gesture, this special touch is greatly appreciated. Of course the fact that he gets to spend the rest of his life with you is a gift in itself, but for the brides that are looking to do something extra special and sentimental for their soon-to-be husband, Long's is here to help! 

Having trouble coming up with the perfect gift idea? This ultimate list of wedding gifts for the groom is what you've been waiting for:

Your Day, Your Way: How To Personalize Your Food & Beverage Experience

Not only is your wedding reception a celebration of your love and marriage, it is also your first official appearance as husband and wife! This night is all about you and your one-of-a kind love, and as such the event should reflect your wedding story. 

We know the last thing you want is to have the exact same Boston wedding as all your friends, and personalizing your food and beverage experience is a great way for you to give your reception that extra personal touch (without much extra work!).

There are countless ways to tailor the food and beverage element of your wedding both in and out of the kitchen. Create an extraordinarily customized reception by putting a unique spin on both presentation, food, and beverage options with these tips from local Boston/Cambridge wedding expert Hotel Marlowe:

5 Essential Tips For Choosing The Right Wedding Videographer

Your big day goes by in a flash. Before you know it, people are saying their goodbyes and heading out the door. Of course you'll have a photographer to capture the most beautiful moments of the day, but nothing captures the essence and emotion of your special day quite like a professional wedding video.

At Long's, we're always helping our customers past the initial proposal. As you start to plan out the details of your wedding, we highly recommend considering a videographer. But where do you start when it comes to choosing the right one? We reached out to the local Boston experts at McElroy Weddings to give us some of their top tips for choosing the best video company.

This Season’s 8 Hottest Wedding Invitation Trends

You've spent months planning every last detail of your big day; finding the perfect venue, dress, photographer, and now it's time to start thinking about your wedding invitations!

You may not think this aspect of the wedding planning process is as important as the rest, it's actually one of the most important. This is going to be the first impression of your big day, and it gives your friends and family a preview of the incredible celebration you have planned. The presentation and style is key.

There are many important decisions that go into designing your wedding invitations. You want your invitations to be personal, elegant, and most importantly representative of the amazing day you and your S.O. have been planning. This is why finding the right custom wedding invitation designer is so important.

Like every other part of the wedding planning process, trends are constantly changing in the world of custom wedding invitation styles. We've partnered with local wedding invitation experts Gus & Ruby, TAG Design, and SKO Designs to bring you the season's hottest wedding invitation trends:

6 Keys To A Successful Rehearsal Dinner

You've spent months planning everything down to the last detail - your wedding dress, color scheme, floral arrangements, ceremony, reception, and of course the rehearsal dinner. We know how overwhelming and stressful the process can be, and the rehearsal dinner should be the last thing detracting your focus from the main event.

The last thing you need in the 24 hours leading up to your wedding ceremony is a night filled with stress and decisions. Your rehearsal dinner should be an enjoyable event where you can relax (if possible) and enjoy the company of your friends and family. Ease in planning and executing for the soon-to-be bride and groom is key to rehearsal dinner planning, which is why choosing the right venue is so important.

Together with our local rehearsal dinner expert, L'Andana, we've put together these key crucial planning tips to help you choose the perfect venue for your rehearsal dinner: