Well, we're at a stump right now. I watned a cake, but I think we are going with cupcakes! I love...
(This is another long post, so I apologize in advance. First is my venting/rant, and last is my question.)
So I don't want to give out too many details, because my family and friends frequent my blog postings, but our budget is a good size. With that said, I'm still cutting back on certain things, so I have a dilemma.
I feel like just because a photographer (for example) starts his basic package at 5,000, doesn't mean I have to pay that. Regardless of my budget, or any other brides budget.
And I understand that you get what you pay for. A friend of mine went with a young freelance photographer, and her pictures looked like ghetto trash. All fading circles around them, they looked like they were edited with a cheap photoshop program, with cheap frames, etc. Terrible. And keep in mind, that's the only account of your wedding day that you have! So sad.
But If I found an awesome photographer, with beautiful reviews, and a gorgeous portfolio, that charges 2500 for the same package, I'm gonna go with him. I just think that its logical to take the time to keep searching.
NOW (sorry about the rant)
I went to a cake tasting today. The bakery does AMAZING work. I mean the lady paints Van Gough paintings on CAKES!! (see left) and she did the Corpse Bride too!! Shes so awesome.
So we went. The cake is really good! and her work is beyond words. The problem is her price... 7.50 a serving. :\ I have almost 200 people coming. That's $1500 for..a CAKE.
My FH says, "well we're paying thousands for a photographer, tens of thousands for a venue, and crazy dough for a DJ, whats another 1500??"
My question to all of my WBC family IS:
Is the cake something I can look around for? Or is it something that if I want a certain quality, I'm going to have to bite the bullet and just pay it?
It just seems like SOO much money for something that no one even eats!!