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Page 4 The Ultimate Wedding March Ill It's the night before the big be perfect, or a private dining day, and you are a bundle of room in a hotel or restaurant is nerves, another option. You are worried about heat, A catered dinner in some- rain, wind or snow. You are one's home or a picnic in a park worried that Aunt Gertrude will (weather permitting) are also pick a fight with Aunt Betty. good choices. Instead of worrying about Your dinner host is responsi- things that can go wrong, why ble for taking care of the invita- not concentrate on something tions. They should be sent out more positive like celebrating after the wedding invitations your impending nuptials with are mailed to give guests family and friends at a rehears- enough time to make proper al dinner? You can relax and lodging and transportation keep your mind free of worries, arrangements. A rehearsal dinner is usually The invitations can be for- held the night before the wed- really engraved, printed from a ding. Guests should include computer or handwritten on both sets of parents, grandpar- fill-in-the-blank cards. Include ents, siblings and all members directions and parking infor- of the wedding party. It's up to marion. Ask people to RSVP so you -- and your budget -- you can give the venue a prop- whether you want to invite out- er head count. of-town guests or people you Most guests will want to rest don't see that often. It may be a up for your big day, so don't be good idea since it will give you surprised if some make an early more time to chat with them exit. If you and a few of your than during the wedding recep- guests aren't ready to turn in tion. just yet, you might suggest that You don't want any unneces- guests gather in someone's sary stress the night before hotel room or at a nearby bar. your wedding, so choose a Just don't make it too late an place that's relaxed and casual, evening or you'll wake up to A small restaurant that you can puffy, baggy eyes.Mow will all take over for the evening would those photos look? It This cake created by Cindy, her cake decorating and floral Cindy Eben J skills. By Kathy Reinke Rock. They have five grownare wintering in southern Editor, Special Sections children and are the grandpar- Texas. She uses regular ents of one child and ~xpecting almond flavoring also, but it is It beg 20 ago another one soon. In addition the pure vanilla that makes the a Cake decorating class -- Well, • to helping husbmid 0n the difference in icing. actually it was supposed to be farm, Cindy also works three Cindy offers a variety of fla- two classes -- but Cindy Eben days a week at Flower Village vors in her cakes: carrot (with went into labor during the lust in Rock Rapids, where she does the scrumptious cream cheese class, so the second class never floral design, frosting), white, chocolate, and happened for her! Cindy's "claim to fame" marble. Customers may also Over the years, Cindy creat- with her wedding cakes is her choose a cake filled with either ed a variety of cakes for family icing. Through experimenting, strawberry or raspberry filling. and friends and then about four she has developed a mixture of In her years of experience, years ago, she began doing a buttercream icing and the tra- Cindy has decorated for birth- wedding cakes which give her ditional Royal icing. Her cus- days, graduations, weddings, the opportunity to expand her tamers tell her that the icing is baby and wedding showers and creativity, smoother and not so sweet,anniversaries. One of her more This busy lady and her hus- But Cindy does have a unusual requests was from a band, Jeff, live on a farm secret ingredient that she was woman who wanted a birthday between George and Little willing to share with us -- the cake to celebratd her deceased vanilla she uses is absolutely husband's birthday. pure vanilla (not artificial) that She has decorated cakes in a she purchases in Mexico when variety of ways including such she visits her parents while they fun things as Merry Moos and cgl a Your downtown florist and custom framer 472-3668 - 1-888-218-7673 I 304 1st Avenue, Rock Rapids Mon-Fri. 9-5:30;. Wed. 9,.8; Sial 9-4 l_L0~j John Deere tractors wedding cakes that opportunity to fresh or sili flowers. 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