When looking for a wedding cake vendor, the options are almost endless. The first and obvious thing you should do is to narrow down the list of vendors you are considering. You can achieve this by doing a simple online search. You can also ask recent brides and friends for recommendations. The point here is to ensure that you find a wedding cake vendor who will bring your vision to life and be great to work with. When looking for a wedding cake vendor, here are some things you should be on the lookout for.
Define your style. Before you even start looking for a wedding cake vendor, you should have a clear idea of what you want. Some of the questions you should ask yourself at this point include whether you want a six-tier cake or just a simple petite-sized cake, do you want your cake to feature hearts, figurines as well as butter frost to go along with your taste. If you are not sure about the kind of cake you want, a good wedding cake vendor can point you in the right direction.
Vendor availability. It is very important for your wedding cake vendor to make it clear to you about his or her availability during your wedding day. This is very important because bakeries tend to book very fast. Therefore, it is very important to ensure that you have reserved your spot with your wedding cake vendor.
In any wedding, the budget is very crucial. It is important for your wedding cake vendor to state clearly the prices of the cakes. It is important for the wedding cake vendor to explain to you how the cakes are priced including whether the cakes are priced by slice, size or the extent of decorations. This will help you to make informed decisions when hiring a wedding cake vendor without hurting your budget.
Portfolio and references. It is also advisable to request a portfolio from your potential wedding cake vendor. You can request for photos of previous wedding cakes. This will give you an idea of the expertise of that wedding cake vendor. You can also request the vendor to connect you with his or her previous customers. You can chat with them, and they can give you an impression of what kind of wedding cake vendor you are about to hire.
Contingency plan. It is important for you to ask if the wedding cake vendor has any contingency plans should anything go wrong. You can ask the vendor whether they are insured and licensed. This will give you confidence and one less thing to worry about when planning your wedding.
Cake delivery. The last thing you want is the cake being frozen days before the wedding day. The wedding vendor should make it clear on how he or she will deliver the cake and whether the cake will be fresh on the wedding day.
Published on: Wednesday, 10 October 2018 Modified on: Tuesday, 15 January 2019