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To cake or not to cake??

Hi everyone

Is it really bad to not have a wedding cake?
We already have chosen an amazing menu at The Cosmo which has loads of food including lobster and steak and isnt coming in cheap.
The problem is we know everyone will be stuffed and our cake which has to be made by The Cosmo is coming in at $840 and that is the cheapest option of cake we can have for our amount of guests (38), they range up to $1185!
We just cannot afford that, lots of weddings Ive been to hardly anyone east the cake anyway, do you think we still need to have one?

Re: To cake or not to cake??

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    jccswljccswl member
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    edited December 2011
    Are you allowed to bring in a cake from an outside vendor?

    If you're ok with not having the cutting of the cake then I don't think it would be a problem. I'd try to find other alternatives though. Like maybe have a something like the top tier of the cake, so that you and FI can cut then offer some sort of dessert.
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    edited December 2011
    No we are not allowed to bring in our own cake from an outside vendor, also our menu does include a trio of desserts.
    Can't say I've ever been to a wedding where they did not have a cake?
    Like the idea of a cake topper though if we can do that?

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    edited December 2011
    I will give you the motto that I have gone with this entire time. It's your wedding! You can do what you want! If you wanted to just do a cake topper you could put it at the table with your guestbook. With a trio of desserts already included I probably would not do a cake either.
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    edited December 2011

     After a large meal most people do not eat the wedding cake , maybe you can have a small cake just for cutting.

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    aerinpegadrakaerinpegadrak member
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    edited December 2011
    We did cookies from Toll House instead of cake.  Pics in bio.  I think as long as people get dessert, they're not really going to care what it is.
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    This is a belated married bio, with no reviews yet because I'm lazy.

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    Sometimes I feel like people think that brides are delicate little flower princesses who get all dressed up and pretty for one special moment of their dreams, when really they're just normal people who just happen to be getting married. Things shouldn't have to be sugar-coated for grown-ass women. -mstar284
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    edited December 2011
    If I was getting steak and lobster cake would be an after thought as a guest :)
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks guys, you've all been really helpful!
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    edited December 2011
    One of the joys to a wedding is the Cake and I look forward to YUMMY CAKE! I have been to a wedding in Beirut that only had a small non-trad desert and i was ok, and chaulked it up to "its another country" and i had a fun time dancing and forgot!
     Another in Greece that did not surve Cake, they gave Wedding Joradn Almonds after ceremony (which i ate asap) The worst was the Greek wedding b/c they did do a mini cake cutting and i thought, "oh they must have the rest in the back"...NOPE! I left early and did not dance as much.
    I would say if you have a desert on the menu, you will be fine. 
    But, Do not just do a mini cake for you and your FI. It will only make the guests (or at least the foodies) wonder where the rest is and get hopes up etc...
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    edited December 2011
    Is there a cake option listed for the desserts (as in not swapping it for the wedding cake but serving a normal cake)? Maybe you could get them not to cut it up and cut that instead and bring in a cake topper? If it is a chocolate cake with topping (think strawberries etc) it might work?
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