- Now that you have chosen what you just have to have, set a budget for each item. Start with the most important item on your list, i.e. Wedding Cake, venue, church, flowers, etc.
- Best way to find vendors is thru referrals, bridal shows, checking testimonials on wedding sites on the Internet, etc.
- Let the vendor know your budgeted price for that item. Don’t be surprised if they say that they can’t do it for that price. Still see what they have to offer. Go home, think about it. If your really like the item, it is actually what you want, see where you can cut back on other items.
When looking for wedding cakes, ask the wedding cake vendor for a consultation with a cake tasting. Their price may fit your budget, but the cake may not be to your liking. Some wedding cake bakers charge a fee for tastings. then take it off your order.
As for me, I give free consultations and tastings. At your consultation, give me your budget and together we will create a wedding cake for you within your budget. When I got married, years and years ago, my baker didn’t create what I wanted and I have been upset about that ever since. You are the bride and groom and you deserve to have your dream realized.
REMEMBER NEXT TO YOU IN YOUR WEDDING DRESS,
THE WEDDING CAKE IS THE MOST REMEMBERED.
Mohegan Sun unveiled the world’s biggest wedding cake at the New England Bridal Showcase on February 08, 2004.
The wedding cake measured 17 feet high and weighed a whopping 15,032 pounds.
It was made from 10,000 pounds of pound cake batter and 4,810 pounds of icing and could feed 59,000 people.
Quite the extravagance …
“One of the several reasons I can recommendation Merry is that she works diligently to make sure that the cakes meet the customer’s expectations. Another thing that I can recommend about Merry is the fact that she is consistently trying to learn about different methods to make her cakes even more special than they already are.”
Owner of www.pbwebfootdesigns.com
This is one of my favorite cakes as it makes a memory for not only the new mommy and daddy, but grandma & pa, auntie and uncles, and both new friends & those who knew them as kids.
This cake was for a baby shower that mommy almost didn’t get to as baby was born later that night. The bottom tier has baby pictures of mommy with top tier daddy’s baby pictures. The top is quite different with the baby shoes holding up an ulta-sound picture which I framed for mommy and daddy.
Just think of your mom and dad celebrating 25 or 50 years with pictures on their cake of them getting married, hold and playing with their children, and pictures of them doing things they have enjoyed doing together over the years.
What about a “Old lordy, look who’s 40?” cake having pictures of him as a kid, doing ridiculous things with friends, getting married, etc?
What about Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Wedding Showers, Graduation or any occasion making memories with this cake?
Meghan’s graduation cake was a square chocolate cake topped with a round white cake. Meghan first passion is her bunnies. So, of course, her bunny had to graduated too. I included pictures of her with her bunny, her with her mom and pop and on with her favorite (and only) sister.
A dowry – the money or property a bride brings to her husband at marriage – was common throughout much of the ancient world, and also flourished in medieval Europe.
In many places around the world, weddings were formal occasions, accompanied by much gift giving and ritual. The practice of dowries apparently originated when a bride’s parents gave her presents. As time went on, the dowry developed various functions. A dowry of household goods often helped the newly weds set up their own home. A dowry of property or jewelry would help the wife support herself if her husband died. Generally, the husband returned the dowry to his in-laws if he and his wife divorced or if his wife died childless.
Sometimes, the groom’s family paid for the bride, often to compensate her family for the money spent raising her. If the bride had been a valuable worker, her family was sometimes compensated for the loss of her economic support.
Romans, having complicated traditions governing marriages, had specific dowry laws. Traditional Chinese and Hindu engagements and weddings were also governed by specific rules and considerable ritual.
The Wedding Cake — lovingly prepared and beautifully presented — is a major part of this event. I can help you design a cake that will meet all of your high expectations, as well as respect your budget. Then I will work with you every step of the way to ensure that things are carried out flawlessly, so that you and your new spouse can relax and enjoy the day instead of fretting over details.
Please note that I do not play the game that many bakers play. When you ask, “How much will this cake cost?” they quote you a price that sounds eminently reasonable. What they “forget” to mention is that this is just the cost of the cake, and that everything else is “extra” i.e. delivery, set up, rental of plates, pillars, fountain, etc. By the time this is all tacked onto price of the cake, you wind up paying two or even three times the initial quote.
I think that’s outrageous. It’s standard industry practice, but I disapprove of it, because I want you to feel good about working with me, not like you’ve been sucked into a whirlwind from which there is no escape. I will sit down with you over cake and coffee/tea, find out exactly what you need, and then give you one all-inclusive price.
Great cake, great service, and honest pricing — I’ll take good care of you!
Of course you’ve thought of the dress, the colors, the flowers, the invitations…… And now it’s time to think about the wedding cake. So where do you start?
Wedding cakes are a predominantly a Western tradition in marriage ceremonies.
It is the tradition that a newly married couple stand together, hand on hand, and cut the cake together. This is because cutting the cake is a symbol of unity and togetherness. Cutting the wedding cake together is also another essential marker of the couple’s commitment to one another on their special day. This is basically the reason why wedding cakes are still so popular in modern culture.
When looking for your wedding cake, think taste and looks first. Always get a tasting of cake from the cake designer you are considering. Love the taste and love the creativity and looks of the baker’s cakes, go for it.
A good baker will:
- listen to you and see what kind of cake you want
- will answer all your questions. Remember, no question is ever stupid.
- give you ideas to help you make your decision