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This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB – we share a wedding budget tip every Tuesday to help you save money on your wedding! You can also see past posts (and a sneak peek at what's ahead) on this wedding budget tips page for your convenience and future reference.

Wedding Budget Tip #47: Choose buttercream frosting for your wedding cake!

Wedding Budget Tip #47:

Go for buttercream frosting over fancy fondant designs. Tastes better anyway!

If you're looking for another way to cut down on the costs for your big day, this one is simple! Just choose buttercream frosting over fondant for your wedding cake!

Often times, fondant can be much more expensive because it's used to create ornate designs and elaborately decorated cakes. Buttercream is often cheaper and let's be honest… it tastes better, too!

So save your wallet a few bucks and save your tastebuds from the cardboard-like taste of fondant and choose buttercream frosting for your wedding cake. Choosing a simple wedding cake design will also save you a few bucks, as will purchasing a grocery store wedding cake.  You could also consider the wedding cake switcheroo — always a clever idea and a great way to save money on your wedding cake.

So to be the most savvy, choose a simple wedding cake with buttercream frosting from a grocery store! The budget savvy wedding cake trifecta! 🙂 Don't want to serve cake at your wedding? Check out these wedding cake alternatives.

Want more cost-cutting cake advice? Check out this guest post from LearnVestHow to score a cheap wedding cake.

 

 

So tell us:

Did you choose fondant or buttercream frosting for your wedding cake?

Leave a comment below and let us know!

 

Want more wedding budget tips? Come back next Tuesday for the next post in this series.

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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  • Yes, yes, yes! We did this at our wedding and got loads of compliments 🙂 And they still looked just as beautiful as the fondant ones.

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