Wedding Wednesdays Q&A: DIY Wedding Cake

Wedding Wednesdays Q&A by Jamie Chang Destination Wedding Planner of Mango Muse Events

We’ve got an all-new Wedding Wednesdays Q&A for you and today we’re talking about a DIY wedding cake:  I really enjoy baking and have even made desserts and cakes for my family and friends.  I’m now getting married and I’m thinking about making my own wedding cake.  I want my cake to be exactly as I imagine it and it will save me some money to make it.  I think it would be cool if I made it but, do you think I’m biting off more than I can chew?

So, I’m a fan of DIY creations because they are home made and made with love.  But, when it comes to weddings there is a line that needs to be drawn in order to make sure that you can actually enjoy your wedding day.  What many brides don’t know (And really how could you? You’ve never been married before!) is that the last month before the wedding does get a bit intense with the final details.  Having a big DIY project (like a DIY wedding cake) in that last month and especially in the last week is just too much.

I would typically recommend that you don’t go the DIY wedding cake route and instead just hire a vendor that you really like and communicate how you want the cake to be to ensure that it turns out the way you want it.  You don’t want to be stressed out in the days prior to the wedding having to deal with other wedding things, family and friends and also having to think about making your cake.  However, I don’t know you personally and so perhaps baking calms you.  If that is the case, then perhaps you would be ok since wedding cakes are usually made in advance.  I definitely don’t recommend that you do anything on the actual wedding day itself.

You know yourself better than I, so you’ll have to make a judgement call on how much you want to make your wedding cake and whether you think baking will be a good thing and not a hinderance.  But, if you are in doubt at all, I’d hire someone.  It may cost you a little more out of pocket, but it will be worth your sanity and happiness.

Wedding cake for Half Moon Bay wedding planned by destination wedding planner Jamie Chang of Mango Muse Events.

(Photo credit: Strotz Photography)

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