How Much Is Too Much?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: How much did you spend on you wedding cake
    between $100-$300 or less : (23 votes)
    42 %
    between $400-$600 : (17 votes)
    31 %
    between $700-$1000 : (9 votes)
    16 %
    More than $1,000 : (6 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    2915 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    We only had 1 cake for 120 people, and the cost was 600$. I’d say since you have 2 cakes and more guests it sounds about right?

    Post # 4
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I had enough cake to feed 150 people (honestly more, but that’s the nature of wedding cake!), the big 3-tier (2 for guests, 1 to keep) and a separate grooms cake, and it was $600 with tax/delivery/cake stand. Both cakes had above-basic flavors (like raspberry filling between cake layers, etc) and the design added a bit of price to it. I think we would have been at ~$500 if we had gone with something more basic.

    I would personally shop around for a little better price, but that’s just me! 

    Post # 5
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Fyi your poll’s a little wonky – there’s no spot for $300-400 (which is what we spent) or $600-700.

    Post # 6
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I had a 3-tier big enough to feed 75 people PLUS the top tier we took home!

    It was $90, but we also got married in Upstate NY, where weddings are cheap!

    Post # 8
    567 posts
    Busy bee

    @Bjones107:  You are going to think this is stupid, but you can get an amazing cake at Publix, nice and plain for like $150 and then you can get a florist to put (non harmful real flowers) between the tiers or on the actual cake.  They won’t be able to eat where some of the flowers were, but you could make it super beautiful and cheap.

    I promise you NOBODY can tell between a high end cake from a famous bakery and a publix cake when they are drunk at a wedding.  Shoot i can’t even tell when I am sober.

    Post # 10
    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    we’re doing cupcakes, and a small cake to cut. the price was the same as doing a traditional cake, as they price cakes per serving. it came out to be a little less than $400.

    Post # 12
    1112 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Ours was free! It was our wedding gift from some family friends. It was 3 tiers, big enough for at least 130 (but I’m pretty sure there was TONS left over) and really pretty!

    Post # 13
    1604 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    A friend of mine from high school did ours. We got about 250 cupcakes for $400.

    It was a custom “Stanley Cup” cake to go with our hockey theme.


    Post # 14
    567 posts
    Busy bee

    @Bjones107:  Yes I agree:) I know two brides that did the publix cakes and nobody could tell… they were yummy and cheap and the decor they had the florist do on them was breathtaking.

    Post # 15
    11614 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We had one 3 tier cake and a sheet cake, so enough to serve about 150 people, and it cost us over $1,000.  It was a simple design with nothing fancy. 

    Post # 16
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    $800 something. We had a 3 tier cake with 2 flavors (chocolate with raspberry filling and vanilla with fresh berries) It was enough to feed 150 guests and we took the top tier with us.

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