(Closed) Should I get the big or little one?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t have direct experience with wedding cakes, but I would say get the smaller one – not everyone will eat cake and you don’t want to spend extra money just to have to take a bunch home…

Post # 4
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Are you serving any other desserts/sweets? If you are, I would get the smaller cake. Honestly, is probably get the smaller cake anyway.

Post # 5
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Get the big one. Wedding cake serving sizes are usually very small. Google cake cutting chart. Ask him to be sure but it is probably based off those tiny serving sizes. Plus, if it isn’t cut exactly right, you might not get all 75 pieces out of it.

For $75 it is worth it not to worry about not having enough for your guests and how it is being cut.

Post # 6
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know me I would rather have too much than not enough so I’d get the larger one! 

Post # 8
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would say go with the smaller one.  I would say not everyone is going to eat the cake.  But this depends on if you are keeping the top layer for your first anniversary?


Post # 9
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

the smaller one. I have never eaten a piece of wedding cake from any wedding i’ve ever gone to. usually by that time people are having way too much fun, drinking and dancing. I know a lot of other people who don’t eat the cake either.

Post # 11
5544 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well I do eat cake at weddings and would at least think in my head how cheap the bride and groom were if they ran out of cake before everyone got some. I also agree with a pp, depending on how it is cut that may not end up being 75 pieces at all because bakers think people only eat like a 1*1 square of cake. For $75 more dollars I say get the big one. 

Post # 12
1144 posts
Bumble bee

If you’re not serving it as dessert (so usually later in the night at the midnight table or something) then I’d get the smaller one. If it will be the dessert then get the big one.

Post # 13
1848 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

It depends on how much your family eats. For instance, FI’s side of the family can eat. For me I would get the extra slices. That way you have a slice or two for yourself in the fridge or whatever and people can take it home if they’d like.

Post # 14
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

“My guest max will be 80”

Have you received all your RSVP backs and 80 have RSVP’d yes?  Or is 80 the amount of people you have invited?  When does your baker need an answer?

If you are waiting on RSVP’s and you have requested to have them all back before the baker needs a final answer then I will say wait until you get all your RSVP’s back until you make your final decision.

If you have received 80 RSVP yes’ or if you will not receive all your RSVP’s before your baker needs a definite answer then I would say go with the bigger cake.

Post # 15
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I absolutely love cake, so I’d get the bigger one! I agree with NAvery  $75 is not worth the stress. We will have approx 14 people at our wedding and are getting a cake to serve 40 ppl lol

Post # 16
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We live in the same area (at least going by the town by your name)…which bakery are you using? I think you should be able to get a better price on that since there are so many vendors around here.

At any rate, if you’re not looking for leftovers, go with the smaller cake.

It’s fun to see a local bride on here 🙂

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