This is the next part in a 20-day long series. If you’ve missed any of it, you can find all of the tips in the category: Do it Yourself Wedding Plans.
These are all of the steps you need to schedule your time and budget for when you’re planning a DIY Wedding. The who’s, what’s, where’s as well as the when’s and how’s.
Bring on the Cake!
A budget-friendly wedding needs a budget-friendly cake!
There may be the possibility that you’re a fantastic baker and can do it yourself without too many swear words involved.
If you aren’t read on…
Choosing the wedding cake.
You and your groom will be standing in front of everyone, holding that knife and feeding each other.
But there’s so much more to your wedding’s grand dessert than that one simple slice.
What flavor wedding cake do you want?
What color should it be?
Sugar or butter frosting?
How many people will it feed?
While making your own cake is a very good possibility and money-saver, there are other options, too.
Do you want the traditional white cake or something modern and silly?
You would be amazed at what a creative baker can do with fondant cake frosting!
Having a friend or relative that is an experienced baker is definitely a plus for any bride-to-be.
Ask around and post on social media to see if you have a budding baker on your friends list.
Ask them if they would be willing to make your cake at a discounted rate.
Small bakeries are popping up all over the place and this is a great way to shop around and save some cash.
Multiple tiers are standard and you can have each one a different flavor.
Often, there’s an extra tier, the smallest one, that the bride and groom save and freeze to eat on their one year anniversary.
I promise you that it is merely tradition and if you want to save money, forego that extra tier.
Do you really think you can bring yourself to eat that year-old cake?
If not, skip it and save a few dollars.
Cake toppers is another thing to keep in mind.
Do you want the typical bride-and-groom statues?
Would a few rosebuds be cheaper?
I’ve even seen cakes with waterfalls and crystals.
It’s a dessert, why should it look nicer than your dress?
Get an idea in your head of what you want the cake to look like before calling around for prices.
Find out how long you have before you need to order.
Will they deliver it to the reception hall?
Do they include some pretty votives or flower petals for the cake table?
Can they accommodate if you’re gluten-free or need a vegan wedding cake?
Another popular choice is cupcake cakes!
They make as many cupcakes as you need and place them on tiered cake stands for a beautiful alternate to a cake.
They are pretty and popular and easy to make!
If you can’t get a friend or family member to bake your cake for you, shop around at local small businesses.
They often have great pricing and even better customer service.
They may have their own cake toppers for you to choose from or you can check online for some great deals.
Make sure your cake is big enough for everyone to have a slice, but remember that it should reflect your style and taste.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next step of many that you’ll need to attend to for planning your Do it Yourself Wedding.