Why is a wedding cake so expensive?
When should I book it?
If you’re reading this, then congratulations on your engagement and your forthcoming wedding. Whilst you are busy planning all that is required, the costs can seem to be mounting up and after all a cake is a cake- isn’t it?
With approximately 6 months to the ‘Big Day’ ideally you should be looking to book your wedding cake or cupcakes. Don’t panic if your wedding is closer than that, but booking the date with the baker and ensuring you have exactly what you want to feed the guests, then time is on the essence!
If you’re busy working out when is the best time to take on the tasks, we’ve put together an idea of a checklist of timescales- to ensure your day runs smoothly with an enjoyable time planning your perfect day.
Once you have decided on your style the wedding cake will compliment your event. All wedding cakes are a work of art and will stay on your family photos for years to come. The taste, texture, design and size are all important for your big day to ensure your guests all receive a piece, and you enjoy the ceremony of cutting the cake and all enjoy the taste. For smaller guests cupcakes maybe more in order or even a ‘cake bash’ maybe the order of the day!
A fully registered and insured baker will ensure all your designs, flavours, tastes and care of the cake are of the highest quality. (Some venues now require bakers to be Fully Registered). The creation of some cakes take weeks of intricate designs, to ensure the sugar-crafted designs are suited to the colours and styles to match the rest of the wedding. Real flowers can be used to reduce the cost, together with various other tricks of the trade that bakers use to keep to budgets wherever possible.
Here are some designs to see some fabulous creations across the country. If you decide to book one of these cakes, or indeed an alternative through the site, the bakers will confirm their booking with you and go on to discuss any specific colour schemes and flavours you require.
Have a look at a selection of beautiful creations below, with many, many more on the site for your local area-book it now and there’s another task ticked off your list of ‘things to do’! For more choices go to www.mumsbakecakes.co.uk If you need some help, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help to source the baker for you.
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As soon as possible–
Decide on the ‘theme’- large/ intimate/local/abroad
Reserve church/source details of licence-
Discuss your ‘wedding party- family/close friends- their key roles
Plan your guest list- considering priority guests/ evening only
Reserve Date and Venue- based on numbers from guest list
Start to research:-
Photographers, florist, DJ/Band, caterers if needed,
Approx 8-10 months Prior
Book photographer/ videographer
Arrange dress fittings and order
Book catering team if needed
Approx 6-7 months prior
Select invitations and arrange design
Purchase/ arrange hire of additional wedding outfits- bridesmaids/best man
Book Cake with baker to confirm date availabel
Approx 4-5 months prior
Plan hair and make-up session
Choose music for specific times- walk down aisle/first dance etc.
Approx 3 months prior
Finalise your menus
Purchase the rings
Dress fitting arranged
Menu cards if required
Arrange wedding favours if required
Plan Hen and Stag events
Approx 2 months prior
Check in with all suppliers
Meet with videographer/photographer emphasise specific group photos
Send out invitations
Approx 1 month to go
Check off RSVP’s as they arrive
Purchase marriage licence/ attend bands read at church
Final dress fitting/hair and make up checks
Purchase bridemaids gifts
Week of wedding
Final check in with all suppliers
Pack for honeymoon
Day of wedding
RELAX- it’s YOUR day- Enjoy every moment!
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