The First Cut is the Sweetest
The Wedding Cake

The wedding cake is always one of the star features of a wedding reception and people have been known to spend thousands of dollars on the 'perfect' cake. While a tasty and beautiful cake is something every couple would love, the tips and tricks are available for getting a great one at the best possible price.

  • Never buy your cake as part of an 'all inclusive' package without getting it price itemized first. Some packages I've seen worked out to nearly $500 for a standard three tier cake!
  • Cakes are an item where the variation you find by calling around and doing a price comparison will amaze you! Call different size bakeries in different parts of town and be clear about what you want – you can then go and visit and taste test at the ones that give you the best price.
  • Stacked cake layers are almost always less expensive than the old tiered style due to the difficulties in balancing them. Ask your baker what the price reduction would be to have your cake in a stacked style like the one pictured below.
  • Have a natural or silk flower topper rather than sugar icing sculptures or an old fashioned figurine. You can arrange your own silk flower topper in the weeks before the wedding and give it to the baker to attach or have the florist prepare a natural flower to match your bouquet. Keep in mind not all flowers are safe on food products!
  • Always check to see that the bakery includes delivery in their charges. If not, how much extra will it cost? Try to get them to include it for free anyway!
  • Even for a baker, time is money. The more ornate the style, the more it costs. Try to choose a more classic and less 'fussy' style.
  • My number one tip – be on the look-out for someone who does cake decorating or wedding cakes as a sideline. My wedding cake was made by an award winning cake decorator who was a teacher by trade. She made my four tier stacked style cake covered in hand-made sugar roses and orchids for $100 – a $210 saving on the nearest quote from a baker!


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Page 01: Welcome / Donate & Link Info / Feedback.
Page 02: Intro to Low Budget Wedding Ebook.
Page 03: Priorities / The Budget.
Page 04: Save Money on Your Wedding Dress Pt. 1.
Page 05: Saving Money on the Wedding Dress Pt. 2.
Page 06: Save money on wedding accessories, hair, and make up.
Page 07: Save on Veils, Stockings, Lingerie, the Extras And the Garter.
Page 08: Save Money on Wedding Mensware.
Page 09: Saving Money for Your Bridesmaids.
Page 10: Save Money on Your Wedding Celebrant.
Page 11: Save Money on Wedding Ceremony Locations.
Page 12: Saving Money on Wedding Decorations.
Page 13: Save Money on the Wedding Rings.
Page 14: Save Money on Wedding Transportation.
Page 15: Save Money on Wedding Photography And Video.
Page 16: Save Money on Wedding Reception / Location.
Page 17: Save Money on the Wedding Cake.
Page 18: Save Money on Wedding Music and Entertainment.
Page 19: Save Money on Wedding Flowers.
Page 20: Save Money on Centerpieces and Wedding Thank You Gifts.
Page 21: FAQs from our valued visitors/readers.
Page 22: Happily Ever After / Donate & Link Info / Feedback.




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