Next up in our wedding planning series here at The Eloise, we’re talking all about one of our FAVORITE parts of a wedding day: the dessert! Yours too? We thought so.
Depending on the intricacy of the cake or desserts you have envisioned for your wedding day, you’ll want to hire your baker or dessert vendor 7-9 months out from your date! Your wedding cake and/or desserts are meant to complement the rest of the details in your wedding, so having a clear vision of the style, theme, and colors of your wedding will be helpful in directing your potential baker.
Pro Tip: Have an idea of your budget and how you want your cake to look prior to going to your consultation. Pin all those mouthwatering, stunning cakes and desserts you’re seeing all over Pinterest to help guide your meeting together when talking about shape and style!
P.S. You can pin any inspo you find right here on The Eloise blog to Pinterest with a single click!
If you’ve been around for our wedding planning series so far, you’ll know that by the time you’ve gotten to this point, you should already have the vendors listed below on your dream team! If this is the first time we’re catching you, no worries, just click the link next to the step you’re on to find the corresponding blog post + FREE DOWNLOAD!
12+ Months Before | Venue (click here!)
12+ Months Before | Planner (click here!)
10-12 Months Before | Photographer (click here!)
10-12 Months Before | Caterer (click here!)
10 Months Before | Florist (click here!)
7-9 Months Before | Baker
From cakes to cupcakes, macaroons, trifles, donuts, bars, popcorn, candies, pies, and more, (can you tell we have a little bit of a sweet tooth?) there are truly endless options when creating both a tasty and beautiful dessert display for you and your guests to savor! Let your creativity and palette run wild when dreaming up ideas together and alongside your baker!
Once you’ve narrowed down a few bakeries or dessert vendors, it’s important to sit down with them in a meeting to ask some important questions about their services. Here are a few to take note of:
#1: How are your wedding cakes/desserts priced? (by the slice, etc.)
#2: What size and shape would you recommend our cake be based on our guest count?
#3: Does the price of a wedding cake include the top tier and do you preserve it?
#4: If we want real flowers on the cake will you work with our florist for the design?
#5: Do you offer organic, vegan, gluten-free options or alternatives for allergies? Is there a difference in
Enjoy your FREE DOWNLOAD below full of questions to bring to your vendor meeting with your potential baker! Full of space to write in pros, cons, notes, and your final thoughts, our guide will help you and your love be confident in building your dream team of vendors. Stay tuned for more helpful resources throughout our wedding planning blog series here at The Eloise!
Venue: The Eloise
Coordination, Design + Floral: Mod Bloom
Organizer + Publisher: WedPlan Madison
Photography: Temerity Photography
Paper Goods + Signage: LK Bridal Studio
Rentals: Event Essentials, A La Crate Rentals
Cake + Desserts: Carl’s Cakes