Wedding Cake Check

Written by    Last updated: June 6, 2006

Points to remember when choosing a wedding cake supplier!

Eleanor's & James's  Real Wedding
Image from Eleanor & James’s real wedding

Selection and presentation

  • What kind of cake would you like ‐‐ traditional fruitcake, sponge cake, etc?
  • How would you like your cake presented ‐‐ flat, stacked or tiered? Round or square? Individual cakes?
  • How will the cake be eaten? With fingers or forks? Served or taken home in favour boxes?
  • Consider the decorations. Will you need fresh flowers or sugar paste? A cake topper? Ribbon?

Practicalities

  • How and when will the cake be transported? Is there a delivery charge?
  • Are there appropriate refrigeration facilities on site?
  • Are the decorations edible? Are there any nut allergies?
  • Who will provide the knife and cake stand?

Bookings and payment

  • What is the cancellation/postponement policy?
  • How far in advance are bookings required?
  • How much is the deposit to secure the date and when it is due?
  • How soon after the event is the balance due?
  • Is VAT included in the final price?
  • Have you confirmed dates, times and details with a written contract?
  • Do you have insurance?

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