It is no secret that weddings cost a lot. On average, a Singaporean wedding costs around S$30,000 to S$50,000, which is definitely a big chunk of change. For this reason, it comes as no surprise that many people try their best to cut down the costs of their wedding. One of the elements they usually consider in doing so is the wedding cake.
Wedding cakes are considered by many to be the much-anticipated showstopper of wedding receptions. However, this does not mean you need to burn a hole in your pocket just to make your wedding cake impressive. For instance, if you’re considering a customised wedding cake, you’ll have the advantage of complete control over the design, size, and cost, enabling you to tailor it precisely to your specific needs and budget.
However, if you’re still looking for ways to cut down on your wedding cake costs, here are some effective tips to help you save money on your beautiful cake without sacrificing its taste or style.
1. Simplify the decorations
Simplifying the decorations is perhaps the most effective way to save some cash on a wedding cake. Although elaborate design elements like drizzled chocolate masterpieces and fondant sculptures would be nice, you will need to shell out a significant amount of cash for these intricate decorations. If you want a beautiful and classy floral wedding cake, you can still have one with simpler decorations, such as ribbons, fresh flowers, and some good icing techniques.
2. Go for slimmer slices
Unsurprisingly, smaller and slimmer cake slices will help you save on cake costs since you will not be required to buy a huge cake just to accommodate all your guests. Days before the wedding, do not hesitate to ask your baker to serve a standard slice of your cake together with ½ or ¾ slices so that you can see the difference. Some couples opt for slimmer slicing, especially if they are looking to have an extra dessert bar on their wedding day.
3. Ask about cake accessories
When talking to the potential baker of your wedding cake, be sure to ask them whether they will provide all the extra accessories for your cake, such as cutting utensils, a cake topper, and an elegant cake stand. All these items can add up too fast and must be considered in the overall budget of your wedding cake. If your chosen baker does not directly provide them, they should at least be able to suggest where you can buy those accessories at a competitive price.
Cakes are undoubtedly an essential element in every wedding. However, you should not break the bank to impress your guests with your wedding cake. Achieving a luxurious-looking and flavourful wedding cake is still possible, even with a limited budget. Here at Yours Sincerely Bakery, we offer delightful and affordable customised cakes that are perfect for special occasions like weddings. We also have a variety of trendy cake designs, such as bubble tea cakes, money-pulling cakes, and even cartoon birthday cakes in Singapore for birthdays.
Feel free to visit our website to find the ideal wedding cake that fits your budget!