Tips to Save Money on Your Wedding Cake


A wedding without a cake is just plain wrong, however not every budget can handle a show stopping wedding cake. As a wedding planner I know every budget has it limits, and so I am sharing my top tips to save big on your wedding cake. I like to tell my clients that they can have their cake and eat it too. If there is a will, there is a way.

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  • Not every guest will eat cake, and since cakes are priced per slice, you can opt to go for fewer slices less than your guest head count.
  • Want a big wedding cake without the cost? Then do what I did... go with a few dummy tiers, your guest won't even know the difference.
  • Cake cutting fees can cost anywhere from $4-$8 per person, so save on the cake cutting fees by going with the venue's in-house or preferred baker.
  • Try budget-friendly accents like fresh flowers or chocolate covered strawberries.
  • Create a mini wedding treat table with mini cakes, cupcakes, pies, and cookies displayed on platters and pedestals.
  • Remember more labor goes into fondant cakes, so you may want to consider buttercream frosting.
  • Go for a smaller specialty cake display, and cut a sheet cake to share for the guests.

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