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post #46 of 49
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Originally Posted by MeghanKelly View Post

I just get frustrated that they pass it off as just as good as a custom made cake from a bakery, which implies by suggestion that bakers who charge to make tiered cakes are ripping them off.  My wedding was also DIY- but I appreciate the effort of professionals.

 

I agree. That's what I meant when I said that they make it sound like a professional has nothing to offer. You just said it better. :D

post #47 of 49
I think it's a matter of realizing what's important and putting your money into that. For some people the monkey-iced cake is as good as one from a professional because it's not a priority. They might have had amazing photography, or an amazing caterer because that was more important to them. These threads usually devolve into people just complaining that there are people who don't hire a pro for their cake, but not everyone gives a rat's patootie about a cake.

Personally, I made sure to pay for a humorous Elvis impersonator/drunk Elvis parody act and an open bar. Our friends were grad students and musicians, so the booze and entertainment were what we were thinking about:)
post #48 of 49
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla View Post

So you don't have a huge budget, but a giant family? Get married on Saturday afternoon and then throw a mother of a party in the evening. Everyone feeds themselves, and changes their clothes and comes back for a fun gathering. I mean how many sit down dinner weddings have you been to that you remembered for the dinner? 

 

For me, personally, I'd rather have 10 great parties, than one gigantic fantasy ball that leaves you with a lot of debt. Does that make sense? So don't teach people gimmicky ways to have a three tiered cake, teach them ways to get good quality out of the money they do have. 

 

Jen

Can I agree times 1000% !?! 

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post #49 of 49
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Originally Posted by MeghanKelly View Post

I just get frustrated that they pass it off as just as good as a custom made cake from a bakery, which implies by suggestion that bakers who charge to make tiered cakes are ripping them off.  My wedding was also DIY- but I appreciate the effort of professionals.

THIS. They try to make it seem like what all of you amazing bakers do is just as easy as baking some cake, jamming it together with toothpicks, and slapping frosting and herbs on it. I think that's why everyone gets frustrated at articles like that.

(but c'mon you gotta admit, that cake does look pretty silly!)

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