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What's a More Critical Splurge: Wedding Cake or Champagne?

What's a More Critical Splurge: Wedding Cake or Champagne?

When it comes to treats, champagne and cake take top billing for me. I don't need truffles, I don't need souffles, I don't need fancy cocktails, but I love me some bubbly and cake. This week the Savvy bride shared that cake and champagne made her priority list too, and I got to thinking about how I'd cut back on one or the other if I had to. Unfortunately, many couples trying to plan a wedding on a conservative budget have to cork it somewhere — and that means cutting the dream of a decadent five-tier cake or champagne river. Which decadent delight are you more apt to splurge on — cake or champagne?

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danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 6 years
Not really big on either one. :speedy:
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 6 years
I'm lucky enough to live in a region with some great vineyards/wineries, so I can get really good bubbly at a really good price. I would be willing to spend a bit more on a cake that not only looks beautiful, but also tastes good.
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
i just went to a cakeless wedding this weekend. it was not missed whatsoever.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
a good toast is a great memory, but if you had to cut one or the other, i bet no one would notice there was no cake
weffie weffie 6 years
Champagne for sure, I've always thought expensive cakes were a huge waste of money.
Kellanawida Kellanawida 6 years
I would be splurging on cake. My boyfriend and I aren't big champagne drinkers.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
I can (and do frequently) bake a damn good cake... but fine champagne is a rare treat. Honestly I'd rather skip the cake entirely and have the best champagne available. My family is full of drinkers anyway.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
We totally splurged on our cake and it was very much worth it. It looked beautiful in the pictures and the top tier froze well and we enjoyed it for our first anniversary. As for the champagne, most people in my family don't appreciate "good" champagne enough for us to have splurged on it.
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 6 years
I wouldn't do away with either, but since most guests will only be getting one glass of champagne I wouldn't be opposed to getting a cheaper champagne. The wedding cake is very important, and if its blah or dry people are going to remember that more. Besides, people like to bring home a piece of cake for those who missed out, so who wants to bring yuck cake home?
ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 6 years
This could just be because I'm not much of a drinker (and neither is my family generally speaking) but the cake is a lot more memorable and a bigger centerpiece than the champagne!
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