Wedding cake prices can vary tremendously based on a number of factors. The average wedding cake price according to the Bridal Association of America is $543. And since there are so many different designs, ingredients, fees, etc.. your wedding cake prices could be more or even less. I'll go over some of the things that make wedding cakes more expensive and how you can save money on your wedding cake.
Knowing Wedding Cake Prices Will Help with Your Wedding Expenses
You may not realize just what you're actually paying for when you get a wedding cake. It's usually not the ingredients, although they have an effect on prices, but the labor it takes to build a wedding cake. Bakers can spend hours on end creating your wedding cake and usually that labor cost is reflected in the wedding cake prices. Typically, the more elaborate the cake, the higher the cost.
Bakers can spend hours on end creating your wedding cake and usually that labor cost is reflected in the wedding cake prices.
Shop Around for Your Wedding Cake
One thing that you can do to save money on your wedding cake here in Myrtle Beach is to shop around for the perfect vendor. Here at WeddingMB we feature wedding cake vendors in the Myrtle Beach area. Give them a call or stop by to get pricing on your wedding cake.
Delivery Costs and Cutting Costs
One thing that you'll need to keep in mind is how you're going to get the cake to your destination. If you're planning a Myrtle Beach wedding and you're planning on having your wedding reception at the beach then a higher delivery charge may be required. Consider having your wedding reception at a local Myrtle Beach hotel. Larger, more elaborate cakes will require special handling and will likely need to be constructed on site to prevent any mishaps from occurring.
For cutting costs of the wedding cake make sure you as about discounts for pre-plated cake slices. You may also be able to save money on the wedding cake by getting a square cake which will serve more people generally. Also, consider that not everyone at your wedding reception will eat cake. Take a survey or visit other brides who have had recent weddings to see how many of the people eat cake. The general consensus is about 80%.
Changing Ingredients can Change the Price of the Wedding Cake
The ingredients that go into a wedding cake can affect the wedding cake prices. Adding special ingredients like cream filling, nuts, or some other special ingredient may cost more. Getting the wedding cake as plain as possible will help to reduce the cost of the wedding cake.
Get the Cake as Part of a Wedding Package
Separating everything in your wedding can make it more costly. There are lots of ways to combine items and save money. One way to reduce wedding cake prices is to combine it with another service you may be getting. Most Myrtle Beach catering companies will have a baker on staff to handle wedding cakes. You can also get a complete wedding package in Myrtle Beach that includes everything, even the wedding cake.
If you've ever dreamed of making your own wedding cake, you may be able to do just that. Be warned, however, that it's not as easy as it sounds.