If you've ever been involved in planning a wedding, then you already know they can get very expensive, very fast. Even the wedding cake, which will literally only be on display for a few hours before disappearing forever, can cost a pretty penny. If you've been stressing over every other detail of your wedding budget, but haven't stopped to think, "How much does a wedding cake cost?" then you might be in for a rude awakening. Many folks might not realize that even something as seemingly straightforward as a wedding cake can rack up quite the tab, especially if you have an elaborate design in mind. That's why cake-costs are not to be underestimated. The good news is, there are ways to avoid overspending on a dessert that most people probably won't end up finishing, anyway.
According to a 2017 survey conducted by wedding magazine The Knot, based on 12,000 United States respondents, the average couple spent about $540 (on average( for their wedding cake. If you and bae have your sights set on a pricier cake and don't want to break the bank, The Knot recommended a clever way to get cut your cost in half. "The secret is assuming guests will only need about half a slice — so if you have a guest list of 300, order cake for 150 people and serve it in 'half-servings,' suggested the site. Here's how much brides on Reddit spent on their wedding cakes. Their answers might surprise you.