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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.

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Wedding Budget Tip #48:

Consider a dessert buffet instead of a fancy cake.

If you're not a fan of cake or you just can't stomach the price tag of going with a professional baker, perhaps you'd rather opt for a dessert buffet! You can easily snag a bunch of tasty treats and display them on a table in a nice way for a super savvy price.

Are you and your fiancé more into cookies than cake? Hit up your local Costco Store to buy a variety of fresh baked cookies in bulk! You can display them creatively for a cute visual impact.

cookie buffetLove & Lavender‘s Wedding Photo by Simply Rosie Photography via Style Me Pretty

Is cheesecake more your thing? Choose a variety of cheesecakes for your dessert. This is more likely to be cost effective for an intimate wedding.


Photo by Marvelous Things Photography via Lucy Dylan Weddings

Maybe you're more into donuts? A donut cake is super adorable and tasty, and super cost-friendly.

donut wedding cake / donut cake

Photo by Meg Ruth Photography

So tell us:

are you planning a dessert buffet?

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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  • It’s cool idea, especially with children on board:) But the moment of cutting and eating the wedding cake is also something to be rememered from the wedding;)

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