You can spend hours online looking at wedding dresses and pictures and cakes and reading other couples stories - I know because I do but I get to call it research.

Not only do I perform weddings, I receive tweets about weddings, I google weddings and I befriend Facebook wedding sites.

These are some of my favourite ways to while away my time - oops I mean make the most of professional  research opportunities!

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 Cake Wrecks: A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places