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Weddings have a certain flare for bringing out the most creative form of artistic and romantic expression.
It is safe to say that some vendors and venues have remained reasonably affordable to the budget minded yet creative bride working within a given estimate of cost and the big breakdown .
It is up to the bride and family to determine the hard budget for the BIG DAY and to put their largest percentage towards what they feel is the most important aspect to them when all is said and the day is done.
Now realize this price tag doesn't also include the honeymoon,
This is also a National average so if you will be getting married outside of your local area and choose a popular destination such as New York or The wine country you might expect to pay more for the venue and other services.
This study is based on 2013 so add $1,000 or so overall.for the upcoming 2015 season.
As for my business www.michelescornercakes.com my specialty will be to write about wedding cake prices to give you a better idea of how it all works.
Judging from the 2013 national average being $546 for your wedding cake, I can say this is a very good standard not high not low. I am guessing this is for a three tier round cake with buttercream frosting as the majority of brides order this type for their wedding day.
Some of the many factors to keep in mind when placing your order with your baker are the details/design/originality and of course variety of flavors.
The cost of wedding cakes range greatly within these categories.
The icing for example can be ranging from $5.50 per serving for buttercream to $12 for Rolled fondant.
Hand molded flowers or extensive labor intensive piping will for certain raise the base price.
The Base price of a baker really will determine weather or not they are in your price range, sometimes the base price will remain as long as the details stay within certain boundaries of their rate.
You are probably wondering why one baker is so much more or less from another it is the simple concept of supply and demand. If a baker is highly accredited and books up full and early for the year expect to pay the premium. If a baker is beginning a business and is just getting out into the public eye with a few good reviews this could be a great find as long as you trust the source.
All bakers must have a business licence a commercial kitchen plus health and food safety permits updated on an annual basis. Plus a rental space for equipment and tools of the trade, this will always be good cause to pay a higher ticket price as the baker will need to add these costs to the whole package.The fancier the shop/ kitchen the higher the cost to you.
Always keep in mind the Base price is the starting price and each baker will differ.
Set up delivery and equipment rental might be added to the final and a %25 to %50 down of the total is customary to book an order to secure a good baker for your day.
Most of all have fun at the tasting and keep in mind your overall budget, this will help determine your overall experience for the day and final design..
Thank you and as always Boun Appetite!..