If you don’t have your heart set on a very extravagent or elaborately decorated wedding cake, you might consider decorating your own cake to save some money. You can create a truly unique and personalized cake that matches your wedding theme with just a little bit of effort. Find a picture of a cake that you like for inspiration, and start with a plain white iced or fondant covered tiered cake from your local bakery. From there you have many creative options to decorate your cake.
Colorful, satin ribbon is an easy and neat way to create a very simple and elegant looking wedding cake. Wrap the ribbon at the base of each tier for a classic look. You can even layer ribbons of different sizes and colors, or add a few fresh flowers for a romantic effect.
Have your florist bring extra flowers for you to use that will coordinate with the rest of your wedding flowers. Simply cut the stems short and tuck the flowers in a neat row in between the tiers and have your florist make a small arrangement for the cake topper.
For the artsy bride, these damask cake stencils are a great idea. You can mix and match and be creative with the patterns to create a very designer effect.