How To Purchase The Perfect Wedding Cake

Every wedding deserves delicious catering, and while hors d’oeuvres and entrees are certainly important, your guests will definitely be looking forward to your wedding cake. After plenty of celebrating and partying, a great wedding cake is the perfect cap to your big day. But how do you find the perfect wedding cake?

Purchasing a delicious wedding cake can be tough, especially considering the number of options available to you. If you’re unsure of where to begin when it comes to finding your wedding cake, you’re in luck, because the team at Olivia Restaurant is here with some helpful tips on how to purchase the perfect wedding cake.

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What’s Your Budget?

Before you begin meeting with wedding cake vendors, you need to decide your cake budget. The wedding cake can be a pretty significant part of your budget, especially considering you’ll also need to budget for cake transportation and set-up. Remember, wedding cakes are typically priced by the slice, and it usually costs somewhere between $4 and $15 per slice per guest. Be sure to know how many guests you’ll have at your wedding before deciding how much you should spend on wedding cake.

Decide What Style Wedding Cake You Want

You should definitely think about what kind of cake you want before seeking out cake vendors. Be sure to sit down with your spouse and discuss your cake ideas, from favorite flavors to how you’d like it to look. Do you want a massive, decadent wedding cake? Or would a smaller, simpler, more classy cake be right for you? Think about the overall style of your wedding and be sure that your cake fits.

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Meet With Wedding Cake Vendors

The most important part of your wedding cake process is meeting with bakers. While you might be tempted to go with the first wedding cake vendor you meet, it’s important to talk with at least two to three cake bakers before making your decision. You want to have a good idea of the different options available to you, and meeting with a variety of bakers is the only way to know what’s available. Best of all, most wedding cake bakers will provide you with samples to help you make up your mind.

Get Referrals From Family & Friends

It can be tough to decide who should make your wedding cake, and if you’re unsure of who to consider you should definitely ask friends and family for advice. You likely have some family or friends in the area who’ve recently gotten married or attended a wedding with a great cake, and they’ll be more than willing to put you in contact with a great cake vendor.

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Don’t Forget The Contract!

The last step in securing the perfect wedding cake is signing a contract between you and your cake vendor. Be sure the contract includes all the important information about your event like the wedding venue address, when your cake should be delivered, and the specifics of your wedding cake recipe. A contract will ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to your wedding cake, providing a delicious final result.

The wedding cake is the centerpiece of a great wedding, providing you and your guests with a delicious cap to a great night. Luckily, with a thoughtful approach, you’ll be able to purchase the perfect wedding cake with ease. And if you’re looking for a great wedding venue in Los Angeles, you should consider Olivia Restaurant. Our event venue offers beautiful decor and exceptional catering, making the wedding of your dreams a reality. For more information about booking and availability, contact Olivia Restaurant today.