- Frugal Bride
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
My Fiance and I were originally planning a very large wedding for next summer, but for numerous reasons (finances, grandparents health, etc.) we have opted to scrap the $30,000.00 wedding in favour of a much, much smaller wedding with only our immediate families. We will be married in 2 months at a small 1835 Inn in one of Fiance and my favourite little towns, with an outdoor ceremony in their private gardens and a great dinner in a private dining room. We are SO excited!
Anyway, Fiance and I had already put a deposit on our wedding cake for our bigger wedding, and also because we didn’t want to lose all of the traditional elements of our day we decided to keep the wedding cake, so we could have the great cake cutting pictures.
The question is, how to give the cake to our guests? The meal will be including dessert, and the night will be ending early so there will not be a late-night sweet table to set the cake out on. Fiance and I are considering 3 options:
1. Include the wedding cake on the menu as an option for dessert. The pro in this option is that we are paying individual menu prices as opposed to a package price, so we would save about $10.00 per person that chose the wedding cake over one of the restaurant’s dessert. Also, the cake cutting fee would be limited to only the number of people that want cake.
2. Have the cake cut and plated and put out on a side table for guests to take in addition to their dessert off of the menu. The pro of this is that it would give the guests options, the con would be that I don’t want to have 30 pieces cut and only 10 of them eaten, which would be a waste of money (the cake cutting fee for each piece) AND more importantly, a waste of cake!
3. Have the cake cut and packaged in little take-away boxes for our guests. The pro of this would of course be that everyone gets a menu dessert, and everyone gets a little something to take away at the end of the night. The cons would be that it is the most costly of the options (paying the cake cutting fee for each guest plus the cost of boxes) and almost all of our guests will be driving home following the ceremony, and I’m not sure how the cake would stand up to the 1 – 2 hour drives.
Sooo, which do you think is the favourable option?