As you try to plan out your budget for your wedding, it can be tough to come up with an estimate on some expenses. For example, while you may have priced a dress or two here and there, you’ve probably never stopped at your local bakery to figure out how much a wedding cake costs, and there are so many factors that can alter the cost.Read More»
Location, decoration, catering and entertainment are the major things people think about when planning their wedding ceremony. If you’re not careful you might end up having a wedding that is not different from what other people have done. If you want to make your wedding look different, stylish and personalized without having to break the bank, these tips can be very useful. Just don’t be afraid to be bold and different.Read More»
There are a number of things that you can do in order to make the most of your wedding budget.
- Always Compare
When you first start looking around at suppliers you should create a price comparison sheet. When you receive a quote from a supplier write down their name and their quote price and compare it against the other quotes you have received for that particular product or service. This way you will easily be able to see who is the most competitive.
- Look for All Inclusive
Many reception venues will offer all inclusive reception packages. They will normally include welcome drinks, dinner, flowers and an evening buffet for a set price.
Every time I watch shows like Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, Amazing Cakes and all the other cake shows on TLC, Food Network and WeTV it makes my mouth water. If those cakes taste even half as good and they look – – boy oh boy! But those works of art do come with a hefty price tag. A multi-tiered creation can run easily run you into the hundreds and thousands of dollars.
Stacked sheet cake from Martha Stewart Weddings
Martha Stewart provides a beautiful solution for us shallow pocketed brides. Buy a few sheet cakes in whatever size and shape you like, and stack them yourself. Use standard cake dowels, available at baking-supply stores, to keep the layers from collapsing, then decorate with thick chocolate shavings or fresh fruits and flowers. You can get great tasting cakes from Whole Foods Market, or a local bakery. For that faux – customized effect, get each layer in a different flavor. If you want to go with sugar flowers check out Wholesale Sugar Flowers (www.discountsugarflowers.com). They have great cake kits and embellishment for your cake.