Thamkyou. That was very informative and helpful!
Its a nice idea about the backdrop and the linens and such, but how often does a baker actually have ANY say in that? Its not so far fetched to discuss with the bride at the consultation that it should be something she should think about and to offer ideas but I am having a hard time imagining a bride wanting me to bring in different table cloths and put up decorations that may or may not even be similar to what she/her planner has already decorated with. Has anyone actually done these things for their brides? is it just my inexperience that I don't know about these things?
These ideas are wonderful and I loved your photos. The only problem I have is I am a small town decorator. Most brides are on a limited budget and I couldn't afford to have loads of material to suit everybody's decor. How does one handle this when you are not in interior decorator or a large bakery with lots of supplies? I do ask them if they want tulle, greens, ribbons, also if they want a cake stand or flat on the table. I do know what you mean - I have been to reception halls (fire companies, etc) that have obnoxious backgrounds,. but they did pick the reception hall. Help!
I would recommend that you talk to the bride and her wedding planner if she has one. They may not have thought about cake table decor and having you bring it up would be a great service. Showing them examples will inspire them to put some effort into it. I never provided the linens or cake stands, if you did you would have to go back and pick them up.
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