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Congratulations!!! It's exciting isn't it? I'm engaged myself and we're getting married in April 2011. So I've been dealing with all this planning stuff nowadays which is why I've been busy! As for cakes; that all depends what area you live in. We getting married at the same place we're having the reception and they make the cake for us so I didn't have to deal with that. Try checking out bakeries by you or see if places specialize in just wedding cakes.
Although an idea I wanted to do if I did have to get a cake for the wedding was instead of getting a wedding cake. Get a whole bunch of cupcakes with a giant cupcake at the top. Here's an image to show you - http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wmfHgDBMAQE/SBfnprYtMyI/AAAAAAAAAPk/UJ3ip...
they have tons of different kinds - (you can even do a small cake on top like this) http://www.weddingandcakes.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/cupcake-w...
I've always loved them. That's up to you of course. Just search for cupcake wedding cakes. Good luck with planning!
Oh boy....you know you can have 2 matrons if you want. It happens sometimes, but go with the person who you feel connects closer to your heart. If you still can't then do both. Although both of them should just be happy for you and not care what their place is lol.
I actually just attended a wedding on July 30th. One of my friends got married and her husband chose his father to be his best man. So even though yes they have a job being the parent of the bride/groom if you still want them to have that extra spot they should still accept the task with honor. Maybe your mom doesn't want to handle all the responsibility. Maybe even a best friend to be neutral instead of family and have the sister as a bridesmaid. I don't know. Hopefully you'll figure it out. I have no sisters so I just have friends and a couple of cousins in my party. My best friend is my MOH.i wanted my mother but she told meshe already ahs a part, which is being the mother of the bride. She has been there for me through everything and the next best person is my sister, but there was problems with that already, I just don't want to get mad about anything while making the plans you know?