Help With Vancouver, Canada Wedding – Vendors/Suppliers/Tips

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
448 posts
Helper bee

I can help with Cake.

Anna’s Cake House is one of my favorites (and the only one I know that actually makes wedding cakes), I suggest the main branch on East Broadway. Ask for their fresh mango cake. It’s TDF.

Post # 4
47203 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Chris4 :  You might get more responses if you post on the local Board and if you don’t appear to be shooting down the responses you do get. Just politely thank the person for their suggestion.

Cake- Given that you are going to cover it with flowers anyhow, I would buy 3 plain cakes and add the pillars and plates yourself. Bring them with you ro shop the two Michaels stores in Vancouver proper- On West Broadway or Alberni St.

Take out lunch-

lanterns- Many shops in Chinatown, many Dollar stores or the Daisco store in Aberdeen Mall, Richmond

Rehearsal dinner- are you looking for any particular cuisine? Budget per person?

         Check the latest winners in The Georgia Staight’s Golden Plates or the West Ender Best of the City Dining

The Vancouver Food subreddit is quite quiet but there is some good information there

Post # 6
448 posts
Helper bee

They also make the best cakes out of all those you’ve listed, you’re asking for local recommendations but shooting them down?….Also, yes most bakeries that cater to weddings tend to want you to show up and taste the cake, decide on decorations etc. That’s only responsible of them and yes, all of them understand English – I’m not a cantonese speaker and they understand me fine. Maybe you should tell your couple to hire a local wedding planner in addition to your service from Edmonton, a local planner would be more helpful in terms of who can do last minute flowers/cake etc, since you’ve left this all to a month before the wedding to start looking for vendors.

At $3/slice, maybe try Costco, they make custom bday cakes, they should be able to swing a tiered wedding cake. And their cakes aren’t half bad for how cheap they are. If they can’t do wedding cakes, just do what you suggested, order 3 sizes of cake and assemble yourself.

For anything Asian related (like the lanterns), try Richmond or Chinatown…for good take-out, depends on where in the sprawl of metro Vancouver you are – tons of place downtown, a quick google will bring up everything from Chinese to Italian takeout. As for good rehearsal places…what’s your budget? Where do you want it held? Do you want to book the entire restaurant? How many people will be at the rehearsal meal…

Try posting in the Vancouver subreddit, you’ll get more local suggestions there than here on an international wedding forum.

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