And when it comes to weddings, my favorite parts are the details. I dig details. Of course making sure you’re marrying the right person can be kind of important too, but that concept is definitely beyond the scope of today’s post. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy HERE.*
I’m talking about the little things. In my mind, it’s those little things that show your guests that their presence is important, and that the day is important to you. Those little things can make a big impact.
It’s probably a pretty universal truth that everyone thinks their own wedding was the best on record…and that’s a good thing. We should relish everything about that monumental occasion. I’m not unique in this assertion. I loved our wedding. But before I sit you all down and pull out the big ‘ol wedding albums and turn on the video for your viewing pleasure, I will dial it back today and just share one detail from that day.
I give you our grooms cake.
In this modern age of pinterest and google and theknot.com, it’s almost impossible to have a truly original idea.
But we were married before the age of pinterest…before googling “grooms cake ideas” could yield pages of search results with brilliant ideas. And so I claim that this grooms “cake” is truly a “one and only” original idea that we dreamed up for our event. (And if you decide to google this kind of grooms cake, please be kind and do not tell me if there are, in fact, eighteen pages of similar items out there…I would like to remain blissfully unaware).
We wanted to have something that was off-kilter, quirky, funny and “us”. This is what we came up with. We made it ourselves, and if you want one, you could make one too.
grooms cake supplies
cigars of choice
airplane bottles of choice
It’s basically two heavy gauge cardboard boxes, flipped upside-down, that we sprayed with spray adhesive and glittered. Then we lightly hot glued each airplane bottle of Jim Beam to the sides of the boxes. On top of the bottom box, we placed a layer of cigars. On top of that, a piece of heavy white cardboard that created a ledge to place the second tier of airplane bottles on. More cigars on top, and of course, a super cheesy cake topper.
Voila! You now have a quirky (and very functional) groom’s cake!
And that’s what I call having our cake and drinking it too…
So go ahead! Stick that on your cake and smoke it!
I know…I couldn’t resist.