Wedding Planning Guide

what to ask your wedding cake designer

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AVAILABILITY & EXPERIENCE

Is my wedding date available?

Do you have other weddings or events on the weekend of my wedding?

How long have you been in business?

How many wedding cakes do you make a year?

Do you have a portfolio I can look through?

Are you licensed and insured?

Who will make my wedding cake?

Do you offer other types of desserts?

CAKE DESIGN & FLAVORS

What cake size and shape do you recommend for our guest count?

Do you design custom cakes, or do I select from set designs?

We have a few inspiration ideas—can you recreate them?

We have no idea what we’d like! Can you offer some design suggestions based on our budget and theme?

Do you specialize in a certain kind of cake?

Are your cakes finished in buttercream or fondant?

What are my cake flavor and filling choices?

Do you have a set menu of flavor combinations, or can we mix and match cakes and fillings?

What's your favorite cake to make or the one that gets rave reviews?

What kinds of ingredients do you use?

Do you offer organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free options?

Do you make sugar flowers?

We’d like to use fresh flowers on our cake. Can you work with our florist to do so?

Will you sketch my wedding cake design?

How will the cake be displayed?

LOGISTICS

How far in advance will my wedding cake be prepared?

What's your delivery process?

What happens if the cake is damaged in transit?

Can we freeze the top tier? Will you provide a box so we can save it?

Do you rent cake stands, cake knives, and/or cake toppers?

If we rent items from you, how and when should they be returned?

PRICING & PAYMENT

How do you price your wedding cakes?

Do you have a minimum cost?

Does the pricing include the top tier?

Are multiple, smaller cakes more cost-effective than a single large cake?

How can I maximize my budget?

Are there any additional fees I should know about, such as delivery and set up?

When can I come in for a tasting?

Is there a fee for the cake tasting?

How far in advance do we need to order our cake?

How much is the deposit? When is it due?

When is the final payment due?

How far in advance should I let you know of any changes to guest counts, colors, etc.?

What is your refund policy if we need to cancel our order?

When should we expect to receive a contract?

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