Well, we're at a stump right now. I watned a cake, but I think we are going with cupcakes! I love...
Some one had commented earlier that you could do fake cardboard tiers and then just have the top tier be real so that you and your hubby can cut it at the reception. This still has a nice presentation and its less expensive.
Assuming i provide alternate desserts for my guest [hence the cupcakes in the post below] I don't see why this isn't a brilliant idea.
SO... I'm thinking that i might DIY my wedding cake. if you asked me about this 3 months ago i would've said 'H no' BUT now that I'm actually engaged and paying/planning for this event is a reality I don't see why i shouldn't.
I found these edible peacock feathers on Etsy.com [great for anything wedding related that you may need handmade: invites, hair accessories for bridesmaids, etc.] I think they make the cake look elegant and professional [despite the fact that it won't be]
I still have a year to perfect my fondant technique [my first attempt will be this weekend as i construct a cake for my engagement party] Pictures will follow, but let me know what you all think!