If you want a beautiful wedding cake but are worried your budget might not stretch, take a look at these clever tricks!
#1 Don't over-estimate
Use the below diagram to help you work out exactly how much cake you’ll require.
#2 Not bothered about traditional tiers?
Serve stacks of cupcakes, macarons, cake-pops, doughnuts and so on in order to avoid incurring the cost of cake-cutting. Alternatively, opt for smaller cakes that can be easily sliced up by a member(s) of your bridal party.
#3 Floral flourishes
Use blooms from your bridesmaids bouquets to double-up as decorations for your cake, rather than forking out for expensive sugar blooms.
#4 Fake it
Make your cake look instantly bigger by alternating sponge tiers with faux layers of styrofoam.
#5 Ask guests to #BYOC
Ask guests to bring along their favourite home-made cakes, in lieu of a wedding gift, for an instant sweet buffet.
Image: Dominique Bader Photography
#6 All the right angles
Pick a square design: this is easier to slice into satisfying chunks than a circular cake.
#7 Create a stunning cake display
Add some effortless luxe to your cake by placing it somewhere striking, whether it's an elegantly understated space or an overly-adorned table top that can add some instant glamour.
Image: Calli B Photography