(Closed) Who provides fresh flowers on cake? Florist or Baker?

posted 4 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My florist provided the flowers for my cake, but that’s only because I wanted them to be the same as the ones in my bouquet. The baker I used would have provided them also had I asked for that. Once the flowers were delivered, the baker arranged the flowers on the cake as she was setting it up. It didn’t cost me any extra–in fact, that’s why I opted for fresh flowers in lieu of sugar ones, as I just couldn’t see spending a godawful amount of money on something that was to be eaten. 

Post # 3
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

You should ask because I’m assuming it’s different for different bakers. I could provide flowers to my baker (I guess from my florist or the store) or she would pick them up for a fee.

Post # 4
6126 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


My baker asked that the florist provide them and then she actually put them on the cake when she delivered it. However, I think it’s really up to the baker whether they provide it or not.

Post # 5
8696 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

My florist did

Post # 6
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My florist did, but the florist and baker work together frequently.

Post # 7
4049 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

It varies. Sometimes there are issues with bakers putting inedible items on their goods. My baker would not add real flowers. I simply bought some myself and had my venue coordinator put the flowers on the cake. It turned out perfectly and only cost a few bucks. I had pretty simple wishes though.

Post # 8
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My florist did- and then I had a friend put them on (who has an artistic eye).

Post # 9
3825 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

SerendipityBride:  Florist. They should drop them off at the venue and either the florist delivery person will arrange them OR the wedding coordinator. My wedding coordinator arranged them on the cake.

Post # 10
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The florist provided the flowers. I’m not sure who put the flowers on the cake, since it happened while I was getting dressed.

Post # 11
8228 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My florist provided the flowers but I’m pretty sure the baker put them on the cake. They’ve worked together frequently though.

Post # 12
2352 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Florist. Though in my case, the charge for fresh flowers was twice what the baker charged for sugar flowers.

Post # 13
3215 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

It depends on the baker. Mine will not use any flower that they don’t source themselves, and only have a certain type of flowers they will use. They said they turn down business often from brides who want to use the same flowers from their bouquet or florist.

Post # 14
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My florist is going to provide my cake flowers 🙂

Post # 15
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I had 5 different quotes from florists and I told them all that I wanted about 4-5 matching blooms to put on the cake and they ALL added it to the quotes free of charge/gratis and also would add a few petals on the table if I desired. You don’t get if you don’t ask. Usually there are some that fall off the stems in transport anyway and those are perfect for the cake.

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