Post # 1
My FI and I are at a crossroad right now.We are trying to decide what to do.We are on a budget and love the idea of a cake that costs only 250.Plus my aunt has worked at this place for years and the cakes there ARE delicious,but they dont deliver.AHHH!How can u make cakes and not deliver??
So I decided that if we go with the cheaper cake,I only trust my FI and his brother or my FI and his bestman to pick up the cake.No one else.
Im really leaning towards the cheap one.But are there any other brides who has gone with the none delivery option?
Post # 3
@Earlybride: If your having a crazy elaborate cake, then I would be lery about having a ‘non’ professional deliver it. But if it’s just a traditional stacked cake than I think your FI and bestmen can handle it.
Post # 3
I’m having my cake delivered, but I’m having groomsmen people pick up our flower arrangements. Can your FI and bro/best man swing by early and pick up the cake and bring it to the venue before they even start getting ready? That is a huuuge price difference. If I were you, I’d go with the cheaper one!
Post # 3
I’d be all over that 250 dollar cake too, especially if it’s a good bakery! Maybe your aunt has some ideas on how best to transport it, seeing as she works there?
Post # 4
Ok I recently carried a wedding cake like 200 yds to a fridge and it was one of the most nerve-racking experiences of my life. And guess what, we bumped it slightly on the lip of the fridge. Luckily you couldn’t tell unless you were right on top of it and that part went to the back anyway. So I might be tempted to go for the one with delivery just so that a professional had that responsibility.
Post # 5
We are having ours picked up as well to save on the delivery fees. I agree with a PP that as long as it is not too elaborate then it should be fine…
Post # 6
Isn’t there anything priced in between? Or have you eliminated all of those bakeries? I would be really nervous about transporting and setting up a cake. At least if they do it, they are responsible for any damage or mishaps.
It just seems like there should be more options here…
Post # 7
My cake did not have delivery – so, I got a friend to pick it up. It was about a 30 minute trip between the cake place and the venue. They packed it up fine and the venue staff put it on their cake stand. It was fine.
I would NOT task FI or any of the groomsmen to do it on the day of. There’s to much going on and running errands is not what you want them to be worried about.
If it’s a tiered cake – who will be putting together the tiers at the venue? I’m assuming it wouldn’t come assembled…. that sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.
Post # 8
We did the no delivery for ours, due to the delivery cost would have been over $300.00. My DH aunt has made wedding cakes and only reason we didn’t ask her to make ours is cause she drove over 10 hrs to our wedding. But we did ask her to put the cake together for us.
Surprise though when DH, then FI picked up the cake the day before it was already put together for us! So his aunt didn’t have to do a thing. The bakery just told us especially if doing buttercream make sure the vehicle you are using to travel it in has AC and a flat surface! Our cake arrived in one piece and looked and tasted really good!
Post # 9
What about having your aunt deliver and set it up? It would seem she has experience with such?
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2011 - Spring Grove Park & St. George Banquet Center
I’d be nervouis about being responsible for the transportation, too. Wedding cakes can get very heavy, so the more tiers you want the riskier it will be.That is a big price leap, though….
If your FI and his crew pick it up, you’ll want it to be early enough so that it doesn’t interfere with them getting ready and enjoying the last moments leading up to the ceremony. Which also means you’ll need a cool place to store it until the reception, so just keep that in mind!
Post # 11
Cake delivery isn’t so much about skill as making sure that a) the people who are trying to carry it can carry it (cake can get pretty heavy), and b) there’s someone to blame if something goes wrong. Seriously, cake delivery is not rocket science. Nerve-wracking, yes, worth 550 bucks, no.
Post # 12
These are our favorite bakeries.Now my aunt has worked there for years but is not working there now so shes not in the innerloop anymore.
And the cake will be a simple 3 layer cake with nothing in between the layers.Very simple.Plus the 250 cake bakery has a design that looks so similar to the design that I have been looking at!
And if we go with the cheaper cake,I ONLY trust my FI and/or his brother/bestman to pick it up.I really dont trust anybody else to do it.
Post # 13
Oh and these guys are pretty buff.One is in the army reserves so they can lift and carry a 3 layer cake no problem.
And I figure it would be a good idea to send someone who will REALLY care about the cake.The groom…brother….bestman.I dont think I could get any other people who care to pick it up.
And I know my FI and men will be busy that morning,but the only thing they really need to do is shower and get the tux on!!Compared to what I have to do to get ready.
Post # 14
Aren’t there any other options?!??