Wedding Budget Tip #45: Grocery Store Wedding Cake

This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB where we share money-saving wedding tips to help you cut costs! You can access all the wedding budget tips on a single page for your convenience and future reference. This post shares a savvy secret to saving money on your reception dessert by choosing a grocery store wedding cake! Your local Publix and Costco are the real MVPs of affordable wedding cakes.

Wedding Budget Tip #45: Choose a grocery store wedding cake.

Wedding Budget Tip #45:

On a really tight budget? Consider a grocery store wedding cake!

The keys to planning a debt-free wedding are to prioritize, budget accordingly, and find alternatives for the items that are of lower priority. If you're looking for a way to cut back on costs across the board, seeking alternatives to traditional wedding vendors is a great place to start.

I have nothing but respect for all wedding professionals and the work and artistry they provide to the couples they work with. But unfortunately, it's unrealistic for most low-budget couples to be able to afford professional services for every aspect of their day. If you find yourself in a tight spot with your wedding budget and are looking for a way to slash your spend, consider a grocery store cake!

Where to Buy a Grocery Store Wedding Cake

Publix and Costco are both well-known for their awesomely delicious cakes. You can get a beautiful, simple wedding cake for a fraction of the cost of a boutique wedding baker. Another cost-saving option would be to order sheet cakes to serve your guests, as the amount of labor and time involved in creating them is much lower than a traditional tiered and decorated wedding cake.


Read this: Costco Wedding Supplies


Grocery store bakeries can often accommodate different flavors for a much lower cost, so what's the harm? You still get a delicious cake and you'll spend far less. If you're unable to afford a traditional wedding cake, a grocery store cake is a great option for your big day!

Grocery Store Wedding Cake Examples

Check out these grocery store wedding cakes from previous BSB features:

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This Publix Wedding Cake was simple and chic! Photo by Evoke Photography – see the full wedding here.
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Another Publix Wedding Cake! Photo by Andie Freeman Photography – see the full wedding here.
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Another simple and chic wedding cake from Publix! Photo by Emily Katharine Photography – see the full wedding here.
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This three-tiered wedding cake came from Publix! Photo by Rudy + Marta Photography – see the full wedding here.

This Costco Wedding Cake with Trader Joe's Flowers Went Viral!

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See the original from @cottagefarmhouse on instagram

This Costco Wedding Cake, shared on Instagram by blogger @CottageFarmHouse, totally went viral for its budget-savviness! It was featured on Today, GMA, Fox News, and more!

The couple purchased two sheet cakes from Costco for $40, cut and stacked them, then re-iced with some buttercream frosting, before finally embellishing with a bundle of Trader Joe's flowers they paid $10 for!

And the final result is quite lovely! If, for whatever reason, you're unable to afford a professional cake designer for your big day, just know that there *are* options for you to still have a nice looking wedding cake without breaking the bank.


So tell us: would you consider purchasing a wedding cake from a supermarket?

Leave a comment below and let us know!

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