Countdown to BLISS-Wedding Cake

The Final 100 Days: Day 78 by Valerie K. Baldwin

One aspect of planning a wedding that I knew would be important but difficult is staying within the budget! Ever since I started thinking about marriage with Zack I have wanted to respect my parents and the budget they set.

 And one area that has become surprisingly difficult to stay within budget is the CAKE!

I have always heard about the extortion that occurs in the wedding industry, but good grief, cake is ridiculous. Here I am at day 78, and one of the last “big things” on my list is the cake.

I’ve been to several bakeries here in my home town, and I refuse to pay hundreds to thousands of dollars for a cake! I realize that it takes man hours to do the beautiful creations that are wedding cakes, but come on people! You go in and buy a decorated birthday cake that serves the same amount of people and it is a third of the cost. I find this ridiculous, and I refuse to pay it.

So now it is time to get creative! I am still in the process of investigating every bakery in the area where I live, but I am also looking into purchasing a pretty topper for us to cut and serve cupcakes, or doing some mix of cake and cupcakes. I do not necessarily have the solution for this yet, but I do know that I am not going to compromise my budget. There are always creative ways to have a beautiful (and delicious) wedding, save money, and stay within budget.

 I’m still working on perfect cake solution, and I will be sure to let you know when I figure it out!

About oneanotherlivinghttp://oneanotherliving.comWhen she isn't writing, speaking or reading Elaine enjoys golf, tennis, hiking, and vacations to the mountains or the ocean. She enjoys football, watching not playing, and the occasional TV mini-series. A night of games and cards with family and friends is a great delight.

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