Originally Posted by scp1127
I made all of my family wedding cakes to get the pictures. I would never do it for a stranger.
costumeczar, good idea, but you are established and experienced with all of the resources in place for publicity. I can't see this working in the OP scenario. She doesn't have the audience.
It could work if you were willing to do some legwork, though, If you just want to say "I'm giving away a cake" and expect to have people beating down your door you'll be disappointed. If you use it as an opportunity to introduce yourself to a bunch of wedding planners, bridal shops, rental shops, florists, photographers, etc, it could benefit you in the long run if you're trying to break into the weding market.
I'm president of my city's bridal association, and weddings are an incredibly incentuous business. People refer to people they know. I get a lot of people emailing me trying to get information about joining and their businesses are too new. If someone contacted me about this kind of thing I'd give them some names of people to contact to try to spread the word, maybe other businesses who were also new and wanted to have something that they could use to get hte word out about their own businesss. Once they got the notice out they could run something like a "best engagement stroy contest" on their facebook page, then get other people to cross-promote it. It could be done, but it would take some work.
Actually, you could also partner up with some other businesses and do a gift package for a wedding if they were agreeable to it. Do the best proposal contest or a how-we-met contest or something like that, then have people on facebook vote for the winner. The contestants would be having their friends vote, so they'd see your facebook page, word would spread, blah blah blah. I've got a million of them.
Actually, this kind of thing would be a good excuse to introduce yourself to a bunch of wedding pros in a short itme.