While planning our wedding, my husband and I were researching wedding cakes and we were blown away at how much a cake that feeds 200 people would cost…
During our hunt, we ran across … cake rentals!?!? Basically, these companies will rent a faux wedding cake (stock or custom made) to you for a fraction of the cost of a real wedding cake! You can display the faux cake (starting as low as $100) during your reception and have the edible sheet cake (avg $80 per 100 people) in the kitchen to serve to your guests (sneaky!!!).
Since my husband and I were not your traditional bride and groom, planning to skip the “cake cutting/feeding” part of the reception, we definitely considered this option (many company’s offer a secret compartment built in for your real slice of cake if you opt to have the cake cutting/feeding for photos).
For those brides and grooms out there who want an elegant, yet cost effective wedding, I would definitely encourage you to look into this option! It is such a great way to have the wedding cake of your dreams without spending thousands for it, especially when you consider the fact that over half your wedding guests won’t even eat their slice of cake!
Here are some sites that offer faux wedding cakes: