For me, spending $500 for my cupcakes was money well spent. Spending that money allowed me to not have to worry about backing and decorating 140 cupcakes the 2 days leading up to my wedding. It allowed me to not have to worry about storing, packing, transporting or setting them up the day of my wedding. It gave me piece of mind that if something happened to them then I would get a refund. Finally, I knew that they cupcakes were going to taste amazing and look amazing because that is what the baker we picked does best.IMO, DIYing decorations and invitations is one thing, but when it comes to food or baked goods, you leave that stuff to the pros.