I think those cake toppers are cute! Tell your family it could be worse...I think we're going to use Han Solo and Princess Leia action figures for our cake topper. I think it will be cute as my fiance is a big star wars fan. I may fashion a little veil for princess Leia and a tie or something for Han.
Sweets- I love what is being read at the beginning of your ceremony. Where did you find that? My mom died a little over a year ago and I'm getting married next May. I miss her like crazy and wish she was here to help with wedding planning. I would love to have something like that said at the beginning of our wedding, but I don't think I could handle it as I started crying just reading it. So, so beautiful.
Mar-the charms are really lovely. I definately think this is something that I will try to do for our wedding.