Post # 1
So I’m trying to decide what to do about our “Cake”..
We are having about 200 guests and can’t afford to spend the 400-600 dollars on a classic wedding cake. My mom has made wedding cakes before, but she doesn’t have the time to commit to making ours (she is currently taking college classes).
She did say that if we decided to do cupcakes she would be able to do those. I really think the idea of cupcakes is cute. I mean our wedding isn’t very formal, we are having and outdoor ceremony, and we would still have a small two tier cake to do the formal cutting of the cake.
My MIL and SIL think that it would be tacky and that some people don’t want cupcakes because they will have to eat it with their hands. I personally don’t see how you couldn’t just eat it with a fork. They are both very opinionated and can be pushy..
I was thinking of something along these lines.
I just don’t know what to do, is it tacky? I don’t think so, but I can’t help but second guess myself.
Post # 3
There will always be someone who thinks its tacky. And there’ll always be someone who thinks that a traditional cake is tacky. Personally I think it’s a cute idea, really fun and less formal than a full cake slice on a plate with a fork. Also I’m not a big cake person so I’m up for any way to make eating cake type substances more fun.
Post # 4
I love the cupcake idea bcuz some of the places i had looked at charge a cake cutting fee but sometimes the venue will include the cake. I think im gonna do the cupcake thing.
Post # 5
That is such a cute idea!! I think you should go for it! Ignore naysayers of cupcakes, a cupcake is just a piece of cake in a wrapper. Seriously some people are so NITPICKY! I think it’s a fun idea, and I would think it was so cool if I attended a wedding with cupcakes!
Post # 6
I think it’s an awesome idea, in fact we are having cupcakes as well. I agree with littlemissmoo, and you are not going to be able to please everyone. If you are trying to save money you could also have a traditional cake, but do sheet cakes in the back. Your display cake would be a smaller cake, maybe two tiers, and then more cake in the back that will be cut and served to guests. Wedding cakes can cost a lot because of the labor that goes into stacking the layers. Just another option to look into 🙂
Post # 7
Girlfriend – cupcakes are totally in this year!!! And it’s a fun little spin on tradition. I would eat a cupcake!
Post # 8
Go with what makes you happy! Don’t let anyone’s “pushy” opinions cloud your feelings. Future in-laws being pushy on something like this makes me mad!
Post # 9
I love cupcakes and I am doing them for sure. Mine are going to be pretty simple and we are adding blackberries, raspberries and blueberries to the top. My caterer is setting a table up like this with my colors –
Post # 10
I love both ideas! That it not tacky at all! I love the cupcake stand with the cake on top!
Post # 11
I had cupcakes at my wedding and they were a HUGE hit.
Do it, it was really fun and sweet.
Post # 12
we’re 95% for sure doing cupcakes, and it’s a fairly formal wedding (ie evening, ceremony at a synagogue and reception at a hotel). not tacky at all! 🙂
Post # 13
I love the idea and look of cupcakes! I don’t think its tacky at all. And I’m all about the less expensive alternative!
Post # 14
I am most likely having cupcakes. I love those:
my main reason is that they don’t need cutting, are easy to take home as favors, and I can have lots of flavors! And they look really cute! (:
Post # 15
I dont think its tacky at all. I did cake because it was traditional but I wouldve love to have cupcakes too! What about doing some mini cupcakes so people can eat them in 1 bite?
Post # 16
Cupcakes are definitely NOT tacky! If that’s what you want and your mom can make them, don’t let others’ pushy opinions sway you. People who are uncomfortable picking them up and eating them will use a fork. I was at a baby shower with cupcakes yesterday, and about half of us got forks to eat our cupcakes and half picked ’em up. People know what to do 🙂