(Closed) How early to order the cake?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I ordered my cake 10 months before the wedding.  I figured that if you find someone that  you like and you already know what you want your cake to look like then go ahead and order it.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Our wedding isn’t until March of next year. We have already done some tastings and are meeting with the cake person this Saturday to order our cake. If you have done some tastings and have fallen in love with a specific cake company, I say order now. If you don’t book your date when you have a chance, they might not be able to accommodate you because they will be booked.

As for the sundae bar, we are also considering having one. The price, like all other prices, will vary by location.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We did tastings/ordered our cake 8 months in advance. If you have the time, i’d go ahead and lock it down – one less thing to worry about, right?! And a sundae bar sounds AWESOME! I wish we were allowed to have an ice cream shop do that at our venue!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m getting married the first weekend in October and booked my cake vendor about three weeks ago.  It seemed a little early but it was good to get it off my plate!  (Excuse the pun!)  I had tasted a ton of cake at a wedding show and set up only one tasting/appointment with the girl I knew I wanted to book.  Booking the cake has been the easiest and most stress-free part of planning so far!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Book it now! Not much changes except the number of slices so get it out of the way. I did 6-7 months before but I’m only engaged for 8!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We booked ours in December for a July wedding.  I’m glad we did because the prices increased less than a month after we booked!  Once you sign the contract, your price will be “locked in.”

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Im a November bride also! Our Baker told us to come see her to chose everything 2 months prior, so we are going Sept

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our baker is one of the most popular in the area, so we picked flavors and booked her about 10 months out.  But we are picking the design and finalizing the order this month for our June wedding. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We ordered ours in February so 9 months before. Our baker said that min is 6 months

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I went to cake tasting 10months before the wedding, and order the cake 1 week aftter the tasting.

Sundae bar – i am interested in that too!  do we bring our own fridge?  i’m confused…

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

It depends on where you’re ordering your cake from! If its from a popular bakery or decorator- then the more notice the better chances you’ll get what you want! However, I’ve seen people come in a week before their wedding & select a cake 🙂 Most larger operations can handle last minute orders as long as the date isn’t already jam-packed!

If you know what you want, I’d suggest just getting it out of the way! It’s one less detail you need to worry about & you can check it off your list!

My work is making my cake for me & I change my mind on the design on a weekly basis lol. I’ll have my design finalized the week before my wedding & I’ll probably hate it. It’s just too hard to nail down a design.

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