Thank you, everyone!
Yes, it is going to be a lot of cake! I did try to tell the bride that and she cut me off and said she didn't care, this is what she wanted and then proceeded to explain which 5 flavors she wanted. I am meeting with the MOB later this week to sign contract and get 50% .... i may try and discuss the bottom tier perhaps being a dummy, but I really don't think this bride will go for that!
My plan is to stack the first two layers and then assemble the rest at the venue...
The bride wants the largest, bottom tier to be carrot cake with raisins, specifically - then yellow cake, then orange cake, then white cake, then strawberry cake. It's going to be a very interesting wedding, this is for sure!
CWR41 ~ I'm sorry, I originally misread your first comment. I understand now what you were saying. I believe they've invited, at maximum, 150 people. I told the bride she would have a lot more cake and she just laughed and said she didn't want those wimpy wedding servings anyway, that when they eat cake they want CAKE! Whatever floats her boat and fits Daddy's wallet, I guess....
Thank you again, everyone, for your responses! I don't have but two square pans so I have to order more - now I have a better idea of what to get!