A multi-tiered wedding cake beautifully decorated is an important part of any bride’s dream wedding, but the price tag can give you nightmares. Use these tips to take a bite out of the bill. Your cheap wedding cake will still look and taste fabulous.
Modern wedding cakes come in a vast array of shapes, sizes and flavours. The wedding cake is an ancient tradition, that has always been one of the most important aspects of the wedding ceremony. Looking to history, we learn that the wedding cake originated in Roman and Greek culture – but, it wasn’t always the same sweet, beautifully decorated offering that we’re accustomed to to ...
Traditionally the bride and groom are first on the dance floor as they start the first dance of the night. The best man & chief bridesmaid and parents of the bride & groom then join them on the dance floor halfway through the first dance.
There are no rules as to what your first dance should be. Most couples choose a song that is special to them in some way – whether it reminds the ...
Choosing your wedding venue is the most important decision you will make when planning your wedding especially if your ceremony and reception are to be in the same venue. Wedding venues vary considerably in terms of type, size, quality and price. Your budget will determine how much you can spend on your wedding venue – but a number of factors will affect what you will get for your money. Before yo ...
Wedding cake toppers add beautiful or fun decoration to your wedding cake, and there are endless options, meaning you do not have to stick to anything traditional or most popular. You could buy a topper or put something together yourself. A customised or homemade wedding cake topper can add a personal touch. The best cake topper for your wedding depends also on the theme and setting of the event.
The traditional white, vanilla-flavoured wedding cake has long been surpassed by exotic new flavors inspired by modern cuisine. Butter cream fillings or mixes in different flavors can be tucked away under traditional white frosting. Alternatively, a deliciously flavoured and coloured frosting can cover a traditional vanilla cake. The choice is yours and it is limitless.
Prioritise and draw up a shortlist as to what’s important to you. If you can be flexible about your choice of wedding venue, you’re more likely to find a better deal.
Search for wedding venues online.
Draw up a shortlist of potential wedding venues, check availability, then make an appointment to visit. Popular wedding venues will be busy at weekends, especially during peak wedding season.
Have a few dates in mind just in case your first venue choice is not available. If the venue owner is keen to fill the space, you might be able to negotiate a discount on your wedding venue.
Visit different wedding venues and spend time looking around. Have a look at portfolios of other people’s weddings.
Speak to the staff that will be on duty on the day – do you feel comfortable with them?
If you want to bring your own beverages and there is a corkage fee – try to negotiate a lower rate. There’s no harm trying – especially if you have a large number of guests.
Weddings can be expensive so it’s easy to just ‘accept’ the cost quoted. If you don’t think it’s worth paying what you’re being quoted, try to negotiate or walk away.
Before you pay a deposit and sign a contract, read through the contract carefully. Look out for any hidden extras or restrictions and anything that contradicts what the wedding venue has already told you. If in doubt – ask.