Let Them Eat Cake! Inexpensive wedding cake Solutions!
Your wedding cake will be the main attraction at your reception. Everyone wants a beautiful wedding cake but simply can’t afford the expense. Since wedding cakes cost approximately $400- $800.00, this is an instant negative when searching for a low cost wedding cake. How, you ask yourself, can I find a great but inexpensive wedding cake? Here are some low- cost wedding cake solutions:
- Ask for a recommendation from a friend or relative. You can find out where they purchased their wedding cake and the cost so that you can estimate this in your wedding budget. Also, if you have a friend or a relative who are renowned for their cooking skills, find out if they can bake a low cost wedding cake for you. As an incentive, you can sweeten the deal by suggesting that this can be their wedding gift to you.
- Visit bakeries in your town that are not too popular. You can receive great deals going this route. Key note: Don’t say that the cake is for a wedding, vendors see green when the word “wedding” pops up and the price automatically increases. You can say that the cake is for a family function or event, such as a anniversary or birthday party. See what estimates the baker provides for you that will fit into your wedding budget.
- Search the internet. Most bakeries have websites with a price list included on their web page. You can also do a search on low cost wedding cakes to find testimonies regarding the services of said bakery. This way, you can get an honest review from others who have purchased their cakes.
- Cheat. OK, it sounds terrible but if you are really on a restricted budget and want the “appearance” of a fancy cake, you can have a dummy cake for the Reception and serve your guests a sheet cake with the same colors as the dummy cake. Cake rental.com designs faux cakes for rent for prices between $175.-$275.00. Your guests will never know the difference and it will be your little secret (wink, wink).
- Last but not least, check your local grocery stores for bakery selections. Here is where you will find the low cost wedding cake of your dreams! You can buy 3 different size of sheet cake so that you can have a tiered look and you can add your own details on the cake for the fraction of the cost!
By using these cost effective methods,you can definitely have the wedding cake of your dreams without the expensive price tag! For more inexpensive and low cost wedding solutions, please see Budget Weddings Ideas.