February 22, 2012
This is a wedding cake created by Black Swan Luxury (黑天鹅尊贵至美) which is a branch of mass bakery in China called Holiland (好利来).
The price tag of this cake? 1,999,999 RMB (approximately $315,000 USD)
To me, the cake isn’t that special, it is a 5 tiers wedding cake with one color, and it is surrounded by some white chocolate swans. It is tagged as the signature cake of the wedding cake bakery. Black Swan appears to have cracked China’s uber-spender market by appealing to buyers at state-owned enterprises, official gift-givers and the not insignificant number of people with crazy money to burn and a desire to flaunt their bonfires.
But why I am not surprised when I read the news? In nowadays China, people are struggling to find ways to spend their money, especially those who got rich in the last 20 years. And it appears that wedding cake is the next media that they will use to show off their money,
I look at the picture above, and look at the wedding cakes covered by my favourite wedding cake specialist in Vancouver, I feel so blessed that I have accesses to such nice wedding cakes in Vancouver without spending 100K on it.
February 14, 2012
This is by far the nicest wedding proposal done on an infographic. It gave me a smile on the Valentine’s day.
February 9, 2012
Speak with your parents first, if it is crucial to them to be the hosts of the wedding, respect their wishes and plan your wedding in a scale that is within your budget.
If your fiance or your family want something more elaborate than your current budget can actually afford, you should accept the financial responsibility. Even after that, you have a need to have his/her parents for the money, you should discuss with your parents first, then your finance should talk to his parents.
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February 3, 2012
You have to take into account the formality of the wedding and what you feel comfortable with. “Mr. and Mrs. Dave Linn” or “May and Dave Linn” are both valid options. If a bride is choosing to retain her maiden name, the couple may choose to be introduced by their full individual names, such as “May Golden and Dave Linn.” They may also be introduced by their first names only, which is typically more informal, but also an option.