A Guide to Choosing a Wedding Cake Budget – How much should my wedding cake cost?

A couple holding hands thinking about their wedding cake budget

This is a helpful guide to choosing your wedding cake budget and finding out ‘how much should my wedding cake cost?’

At Love From Luisa I can guide you through choosing your wedding cake budget. I understand that weddings are a costly. I want you to understand how and why our wedding cakes are priced according to the ingredients used and work involved. When asking “how much should my wedding cake cost?’ there are a few things to think about and we will go through these considerations below.

We can work to most budgets

Before we begin with the three main wedding cake budgets it is important to note that at Love From Luisa we can work with most budgets however the price of your cake will reflect the work involved and quality of the ingredients used.

Every ‘Love From Luisa’ sustainably made wedding cake is individually priced. I will provide an initial quotation upon enquiry. Below is a guide for three main wedding budgets. Your personal quote will take into consideration the cost of the premium ingredients used and the time it takes me to design and sketch, bake, assemble, decorate and deliver your cake.

We have split the following guide into three main categories and explain the difference in price whilst giving some examples of the designs you might expect from each category. You can see more on our wedding cake designs here: Wedding Cake Design Inspiration.

3 budget categories: Modest, Showstopper and Bells & Whistles

We have three budget categories; modest, showstopper and bells & whistles. When thinking about how much your wedding cake should cost it is important to first consider your budget as this will be the biggest factor in setting the limits of your design. The budget categories in this article are based on a three-tier wedding cake with around 50 coffee serves. You can see more on choosing the correct cake size with the right amount of servings here: Cake Sizes & Servings.

‘Petit’ Wedding Cakes for Mini Covid Weddings

I has been a difficult time. 2020 was a challenging year for us all and we have all been affected to differing degrees. At Love From Luisa I totally understand the need for strict budgets so I am happy for my clients to tell me their budget and I can advise on what I can design for you. You can get in touch here.

At Love From Luisa we do offer smaller, single tier ‘Petit Wedding Cakes’ in keeping with the new government guidelines and regulations around Covid-19. So if you have less guests than the guides below I am happy to discuss your options. And I am also happy to talk through any security and deposit questions surrounding your wedding cake booking. Please get in touch if you have any questions for me.

Category 3 – The Bells & Whistles

An opulent & indulgent cake, made sustainably, with all the bells & whistles: from £690

Our third category is for couples for whom budget is less of a consideration. Or for conscious couples who have specific wedding cake design ideas with a budget set aside for their special cake. A three tier wedding cake starts from £690 (from price £690 has 80 serves a 10, 6 & 4 inch cake. Larger tiers create more serves). This would include a fully customisable design decorated in Swiss meringue buttercream or chocolate ganache in modern and unique trends. The sky is the limit when it comes to designs in this category.

A three tier geode wedding cake for an opulent wedding

The sky is the limit when it comes to designs in this category. This amethyst geode cake with gold leaf, for example.

Category 2 – ‘The Showstopper’ Luxury Wedding Cake Budget

A show stopping cake, made sustainably, on a luxury wedding cake budget: from £575

A more lavish wedding cake budget will get you a more elaborate wedding cake design, with extras and embellishments to off-set your cake and fit with your unique wedding theme. A three tier wedding cake starts from £575 (from price has 80 serves for a 10, 6 & 4 inch cake. Larger tiers create more serves). This includes my signature fruit petal twist designs in your choice of colour palette. With options for panted buttercream designs, individually hand painted decorations and/or fresh floral arrangements.

An elaborate wedding cake for a show stopping cake on a medium wedding cake budget. Luisa's signature design with fruit petals

A more elaborate wedding cake with my signature fruit petal twist design, for example.

Category 1 – A Modest Wedding Cake Budget

Eco-wedding cake design on a modest budget: From £450

If you are planning a wedding on a modest budget but still want to think about your sustainable impact a three tier wedding cake starts from £450 (from price £450 for 80 serves for a 10, 6 & 4 inch cake. Larger tiers create more serves). This includes minimalist, modern, semi-naked design and some fresh floristry florals to compliment the cake and your wedding decor. This price bracket includes a consultation with Luisa to discuss your needs, a cake design & sketch, our premium, seasonally sourced menu options and an option for personal delivery and professional set-up at your venue.

Minimal wedding cake. Semi naked wedding cake.

Minimalist naked-cake design with fresh eucalyptus foliage, for example.

Carbon offset deliveries

I offer carbon neutral deliveries within central Brighton and a personal and professional set-up service for an hourly rate. Delivery further a field is also available and will be calculated on enquiry.

There are some considerations when asking “why does my wedding cake cost so much?”

A two tier wedding cake in white with pink roses and sunflowers. A spring wedding

Your wedding cake isn’t some ordinary cake made to feed the masses. It is a personal and luxury experience that forms an integral part of your special day.

All of our premium cake prices reflect the following:

  • All our ingredients are locally, responsibly and ethically sourced and organic where possible.
  • We source our ingredients from small-batch local suppliers where possible and support independent and female-led businesses.
  • We source any animal products from farms that ensure high animal welfare standards.
  • Our premium flavours have the highest quality, seasonal ingredients and are tried and tested recipes. They are a labour of love.
  • Wedding cakes come with a design consultation and a fully personal service. You will get an initial consultation, unique cake design, cake sketches and I will be available to make any changes you require (up to one month before your date).

Final Thoughts on choosing a wedding cake budget that is right for you

All our cakes, no matter what budget category, will be made using high-quality, seasonal ingredients with flavours from our premium wedding cake menu. All our tiered celebration cakes can of course be ordered as wedding cakes. If you want to look at our tiered celebration cakes that have slightly less intricate flavours and designs. Feel free to browse these options if you need to find a cake on a tighter budget: Celebration Cake Gallery.

I hope that you found this wedding cake budget helpful. Please remember this is just a guide and I am happy to advise on specific budgets. I know that planning a wedding in these trying times is difficult but I am happy to discuss your options so please get in touch for a quote or with any questions.

My love from Luisa signature in plum.

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