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Planning the perfect wedding can be the most magical time of your life. However, it can also be incredibly stressful. Let us help you tackle one of the big aspects of wedding planning with this list of seven tips for choosing the right wedding cake.
- Start By Ruling Out
The best place to begin is by immediately ruling out the types of wedding cakes or desserts that will not work for you or your partner. Do you have allergies or a specific food intolerance? If so, cross those cakes out right away. Not a fan of the traditional, tiered, fancified cakes? Keep a list of all of the things that will not work for the two of you. You may also want to take your guests into consideration here. If one of your loved ones has a severe nut allergy, then keep it out so that you can be sure a medical emergency won’t pop up and ruin the magic of the day.
- Explore, Explore, Explore
Now that you’ve made a careful note of things that won’t work, you can now dive into the things that will work. Instagram, Pinterest, wedding websites and magazines are a great place to start. Set up a folder on your desktop and make yourself a Pinterest board (you can mark it secret so that your guests aren’t privy to everything you see) so that you can keep track of what really catches your eye. There’s nothing worse than finding something great and then never being able to find it again! Creating a board of your favorite images will go a long way towards making your own cake not only perfect, but uniquely you. It can also help you center on the overall theme for your day.
- Pick The Perfect Style
So, you’ve narrowed down both what you don’t want and gathered some general ideas of what you like. Now it’s time to choose the perfect style for your wedding. Because this is such a beloved, lasting tradition, the possibilities are nearly endless! Take your time looking at the different cake styles, whether that be an elegant cake topper topped tiered masterpiece, or exquisite servings of macarons, donuts, or cupcakes shaped like a cake.
- Keep It On Theme
Remember to match your cake with the wedding theme! Don’t become so entranced by one cake that you end up with a clashing design. Taking the time to match your cake to the theme of your wedding dress and tuxedo just creates a next level event. Online tuxedo rental services can be a great way to help you provide the options, thus take your time to look at all the styles available.
- Size And Budget The Are Key
As you scroll through the images of wedding cakes of different shapes, styles, and sizes – there is one incredibly important factor to keep in mind: SIZE. The size of both your guest list and your wedding budget should always be kept in your mind. It can be tempting to blow a chunk of your budget on a cake, but resist the urge! You’ll have all kinds of surprise costs. Work closely with a baker and be honest about your budget and they’ll help you ensure that you end up with something that works for you.
- The Best Part: Tasting!
Now comes the fun part! Visit a variety of trusted bakers in your area and taste the cake flavors. You and your partner can have a blast tasting and comparing, and enjoy a break from the more stressful side of wedding planning.
- Establish Trust
The last thing you want on your wedding day is to be left high and dry. If you visit a baker and get a bad feeling, or notice some red flags that concern you, it might be a good idea to continue on to the next one. Sure, maybe your gut is wrong, but if it isn’t – you’ll kick yourself later for not listening.
Get yourself a wedding cake that suits the personalities and preferences of you and your partner. Wedding planning doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Stay organized and focused on your goal and the shining beacon of your upcoming nuptials and honeymoon- and the prospect of enjoying your wonderful wedding cake- and all will be well.