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post #16 of 105
Anyone want to bet that the bride has grandiose ideas of what the cake should look like for $300? icon_rolleyes.gif
post #17 of 105
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Originally Posted by indydebi

yeah something is wrong with her math. 700 servings x $1.50 = $1050.

But here's what pisses me off. She's planning a big 'ole PARTY for 700 of her "closest and dearest" friends ..... and she wants to pay $300 for cake.

Tell Miss Tight A$$ that for 43 cents a serving, she'll be lucky to get day old Twinkies.

And she better get a reality check REAL fast or her Bridezilla gene is going to surface and it will be everyone else's fault that she can't have a "nice" wedding.

Sorry, but in my old age, I just have zero tolerance for crap like this anymore.





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post #18 of 105
Geez, what is she serving 700 people for dinner...Kraft mac n cheese? Chef BoyRDee? Hot Dogs?
post #19 of 105
Reading this I was thinking the same thing Jan and Indy did. Her math is way off. I would have clearly pointed out to her that $1.50 x 700 does not equal $300.

The best suggestion I'd have her call around to bakeries in the area and even send her to the grocery store for a cake. She won't get a $300 cake to serve 700 people there, but it will be there problem and not yours.

I wouldn't sit around trying to figure out how to bake a 700 serving cake for $300. Let her worry about it. She will either realise she needs to up her budget or as others stated only feed a small portion of her guests.

Even I charge at least $2 a serving, so all she could get from me would be 150 servings. I'd hate to be the other 550 wedding guests.

I totally understand budgets, but you have to be realistic with them. You have to do some research and figure out what you want and how much you will have to spend to get it. A budget isn't a number you just pick out of thin air.
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post #20 of 105
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Geez, what is she serving 700 people for dinner...Kraft mac n cheese? Chef BoyRDee? Hot Dogs?



You know what one bride told me she was doing... having everyone bring a covered dish to the reception!! That is just so tacky!! Needless to say, I was a little out of her price range. Maybe that is what this bride plans to do. Sounds like half the guest may not get cake.
post #21 of 105
O.M.G. Tarheelgirl, you are not lieing. That is SOOO tacky!!!

I personally like the lollipop suggestion. icon_biggrin.gif
post #22 of 105
Dunkin Donuts Munchkins anyone?
post #23 of 105
Weddings like this are all about the GIFTS, not about the guests. If they thought they could get away with handing each guest a starlight mint for dessert, they probably would.
post #24 of 105
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Originally Posted by cheeseball

Weddings like this are all about the GIFTS, not about the guests. If they thought they could get away with handing each guest a starlight mint for dessert, they probably would.



And I can tell you if I were a guest at that wedding, I'd be getting my envelope right back and putting a $5 bill in there...that's oughta cover Spagetti-o's and a munchkin! LOL!!!! icon_wink.gif
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post #25 of 105
The bride in the OP is a selfish gimmee-pig or an idiot or both.

First, the budget you can afford determines how many guests you invite. This is a simple rule. Why can't brides learn it?

If she's really determined to have 700 of her "nearest and dearest" (I don't even KNOW that many people!) at her wedding, she'd better be ready to lay out $1,400 MINIMUM for the cake.

Somehow I don't think she actually wants all 700 of the invitees at the wedding. In fact, it appears she's counting on it. But you'd better believe she's excpecting a pricey gift from everyone of those invitees (how dare s/he give me less than $100! It's myyyyy weddinnnnnng!).

As for any bride who requests her guests to supply any part of the wedding, up to and including "pot-luck" receptions. That is just rude rude rude rude rude. Not only would I not attend such a wedding, I wouldn't send so much as a card to the "happy couple" and I'd seriously rethink whether they are people I want in my life.
post #26 of 105
Here's a thought what kind of bride on a "Budget" has a wedding for 700 PEOPLE!! She is just trying to get something for nothing, cake for 700 ppl is an extreme amount of work! You will have yourself for doing this for $300. Stand your ground, she is taking advantage of you, will 700 what kind of Buget do you really think she is on. Bet the catering isn't cutting there price 80%.
post #27 of 105
If i sold cakes i wouldn't even begin to try to figure out how to make enough cake for 700pp for $300. That wouldn't even cover materials would it? Just wish her luck in finding someone to do this for her. Hahaha
post #28 of 105
She can't even get 700 cookies for $300, at least not cookies that taste good. Well I guess if she bought oreos she might.
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post #29 of 105
I know EXACTLY who can do a fabulous $300 cake for 700 - maybe even $250! Her name is Helen Waite.

Please tell the bride to go to Helen Waite.
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post #30 of 105
This thread has made me laugh out loud! Went to a wedding once and they actually had a "band" they knew play at the wedding. During the reception the band would periodically remind everyone, "We're doing this for the couple for free, so if you wouldn't mind dropping your donations into the (aluminum foil covered!) shoe box, we'd appreciate it." AWFUL! Maybe she could try this! hahaha!
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