Post # 1
I am not from the SD area so any personal recommendations for wedding cake bakeries or florists would be greatly appreciated! I’m not sure what is realistic but I hope not to spend more than $500 on the cake. It is not the most important aspect of the wedding to me. If we just get a smaller cake and sheet cake to serve, that would be fine with me too! I’m also looking for a florist. I like contemporary and modern, clean designs. I will need one bridal bouquet, two bridesmaids bouquets, bouts, and two bigger floral arrangements. As with the cake, I dont know what is realistic but I’m hoping to spend less than $1k?
If you have any personal recommendations (even if they are above my price point), I would love to hear them!
Post # 3
- Wedding: Small church ceremony, museum reception
I made some recs on the "cupcakes" thread (check there for other recs too!) but I really recommend Twiggs for affordable and YUMMY cake. Their designs are very cute, and it won’t break the bank! (twiggs.org)
Never got around to researching Florists, but hopefully you’ll get some good recs 🙂
Post # 4
I am helping a friend coordinate her wedding and she is using Trinity Flowers. The woman who runs the business, Sam, has a lot of experience and is really easy going too. Her designs are beautiful though her website (http://www.trinityflowersonline.com/) doesn’t show it. Another wedding which I helped coordinate used this florist: http://floralpoetry.com/index.html and her website has a lot of her designs. I have also personally met with a florist with some gorgeous designs but she does not yet have a website. I would be happy to email you some pictures if you leave your email address!
Post # 5
I am getting my (delicious) cake from the French Gourmet. About $550 for 150 people (a little less if you are doing a sheet cake for part of it), and they are very easy to deal with.
Post # 6
I’m getting my cake from European Cake Gallery for 195 people $326 it’s 3-tier with 1 sheet of cake. Their cake isn’t the best, but it’s yummy, better than Edelweiss I think.
$1K is more than realistic for what you’re asking for. I wanted a simple, modern, and elegant design. I’m using Diane’s Flowers Please. She works out of her home. I’m having a lot of flowers too, mainly orchids, for ~$1600. I needed 1 bridal bouquet, Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet, 2 bridesmaids, 8 bouts, 5 coursages, 22 centerpieces, 2 aisle bouquets for the church, and flowers for our cake. Plus she’s delivering my cake too 😀
My second florist choice was Tessilk in Chula Vista. Her prices were a little higher than Diane’s, plus I would have to pay delivery charges. Tessilk was recommended by my coordinator. Personally, I’d rather support the smaller business owner.
FYI…pricing wise you should be looking at…bridal bouquet 150-200, bridesmaids 75-100, bouts 8-20, large arrangements 175+
Post # 7
VGs Bakery in Encinitas. Hands down the best cake I have tasted in San Diego, and fairly reasonably priced as well. Every guest raved about the cake, and I have friends who have had wedding cakes from there as well, and everyone has had a great experience.
I was unimpressed with the cakes that I tasted at French Gourmet, they were dry and crumbly… however, I have not tasted their cakes at actual events.
Post # 8
I’m not from SD, but my Fiance went to UCSD and he swears by Extraordinary Desserts (they have 2 locations). We’ve been a number of times, and yes, it’s amazing – but pricewise…it could be ridiculously expensive, not sure?? Maybe you could get a smaller cake that isn’t necessarily a "wedding cake". It seems like as soon as vendors hear "wedding" they overcharge like nobody’s business! It’s worth checking out and getting a price quote. Good luck!
Post # 8
The florist we used for our wedding just recently was awesome. It was a great price and everything turned out beautiful. They are in the Encinitas area which is North County San Diego but they service all over San Diego http://urbangardenfloral.com/