Wedding cakes are a bit expensive depending on the number of cakes, the size of the cakes, the desired cake décor and the cake flavors used. Therefore, it is always important to know how to save on wedding cakes and stick within your budget. Here are 8 quick wedding cake ideas to help you save some money and still have a delectable wedding cake.
Go for square cakes – A square cake is easily cut into small square parts and will always feed a large number of guests compared to round cakes.
Accept Onsite Caterers – Some wedding venues offer catering services and wedding cakes upon request. If this is the case, go ahead and accept the deal. This will help cut down on delivery costs.
Narrow Down your Invites – Cutting the guest list will be a guarantee that every guest gets a slice of that cake. The idea is your budget should be able to accommodate all your invites.
Go for cupcakes instead of full wedding cakes – though not so common, cupcakes are cheaper. If you have a huge list of invites, your guests will have enough servings.
Have Minimal Cake Decorations – every fancy technique in cake decoration costs some money. Cheap wedding cakes have fewer decorations. You do not need extra expensive because plainer cakes can be as tasty. However if the budget allows the extra costs, you can choose fresh fruits as toppings.
Compare Price Quotes – When planning for your wedding you need to have as much information as possible. For cakes, have different contacts for different bakeries, contact each one of them and compare their prices. This way you will be able to pick a bakery that favors your budget
Bake you own Wedding Cakes – If you a professional baker or one of your friends or relatives is, you don’t need to hire someone else to do it. This actually cuts down on the expenses. Even if you will have to pay that particular friend or relative, the cost will be a bit lower.
Skip the Wedding Cake – This may not be an option for many, but trust me it is possible. You can choose to have your guests enjoy buffet selection of brownies and cookies or your choice desserts which of course are way cheap compared to wedding cakes. You can even select a cheap wedding theme- like some brides who go for the African theme and forego the wedding cake.