Whooooooooaaaaaaa........ What a circus!
It's good there's some humor in it.
Speaking of humor, my oldest niece is getting married in three weeks. They're having a Beauty and the Beast themed wedding. Yes, really. The groom is wearing a suit like the Beast wore in the cartoon where they dance, and the bride is wearing a dress reminiscent of Belle's except it's white. At the reception they're serving - I swear I'm not making this up - plain Twinkies for the groom's cake and chocolate milk!!!!
I would say, if your couple is picking out such a $$$$$$ cake and you are on a budget, in this particular case, cut the corners where you can and don't mention it to the bride. Sounds like she's got other things to worry about (like growing up!) than little details on the cake.