Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fresh vs. Sugar

I constantly have brides tell me "I didn't know that wedding cakes are SO expensive!" A wedding cake with 100 servings can start between $800 to $1000! For the brides and grooms who are on a tight budget, does that mean they have to leave out the cake?

The good news is that you don't have to be without a cake and still fit a beautiful cake into your small budget. Instead of sugar flowers, have fresh flowers instead. There are two advantages to this. One is that the fresh flowers is much less expensive than sugar flowers. You can imagine the reason for this, sugar flowers take many hours of work, that is why they are so costly. Fresh flowers can add a beautiful touch to your wedding cake.

Secondly, have your florist provide the fresh flowers for the cake. This way, the flowers on your cake will match your bouquet and your flower centerpieces so there's a nice flow to your floral elements at your wedding.





Images courtesy of True Confections.

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1 comment:

Judy C said...

Caryn,

Thanks so much for featuring my creations on your blog. You are so right that fresh flowers can be a great way save money on your cake. There are lots of other ways, too. Brides should never be shy about letting their wedding professionals know what their budget is. We're here to help you create the best event possible within your budget!