Why You Should Add Cake Flowers to Your Wedding Budget

Staying true to your wedding budget is important, but it can be challenging. Especially when there are many factors are often forgotten about until the wedding day is practically here!

One of the most common areas for couples to overlook when it comes to their wedding floral budget is decorating the cake. If you’re assuming you don’t need cake flowers for your reception, here are some great reasons why you may want to reconsider:

Why You Should Add Cake Flowers To Your Wedding Budget

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1. Flowers can make a wedding style or theme look cohesive.

No matter what aesthetic you’re striving for, flowers are one of the few ways to complete the look and keep everything consistent. If you’re able to use the same (or similar!) florals in your bouquet, your table settings, your ceremony installation and your cake, the whole event comes together in a beautiful, cohesive way!

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2. A cake can look too plain or empty without florals.

While a minimalist design can be pretty, sometimes a plain cake can appear too “flat” without at least a little extra flair. Instead of going for a cake without any flowers, talk with your wedding florist and cake designer to come up with a clean, elegant style that isn’t too busy but still incorporates an organic style.

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3. They make a beautiful finishing touch.

Simply put, flowers can be the perfect option to complete a wedding cake look. Consider using them as your cake topper, or you can strategically place a couple florals on each layer to finish the design in a way that will have all of your guests taking pictures of the dessert table even before the cake cutting begins!

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4. You may regret not having flowers later.

All too often there are parts of the wedding day that couples will wish they had done differently. Your wedding cake flowers are no exception. Instead of regretting not having flowers or greenery involved in the cake design, ask your florist about their thoughts and suggestions before you make your final decision either way.

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5. Ordering cake flowers early on can prevent last-minute stress.

You may also run into another common problem: changing your mind only weeks before the wedding day arrives. Even if you think you won’t want them down the road, including wedding cake flowers in your budget up-front can save you headaches later. And who knows? You may thank yourself for having ordered them after you see the finished design after all!

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Contact the Top Wedding Florist in Louisville

Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant bouquets, ceremony backdrops and more for a truly romantic wedding!

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"Highly recommend Roots Floral Design - absolutely beautiful! I can’t say enough good things about Kaytee and her team. The flowers for our wedding far exceeded our expectations. They were stunning and our guests raved about how beautiful the bouquets and decor were! Kaytee understood our vision and created a beautiful setting for the wedding. Last but not least, Kaytee worked well within our budget and made good recommendations. Thanks Kaytee and team!"

-Megan, Mother of the Bride, Spring 2019 Wedding

Highly recommend Roots Floral Design - absolutely beautiful!

“Kaytee is an absolute GEM! She has so much passion and care for what she does, that you feel like she's a friend more than a vendor. She walks you through each step of the floral process with organization, examples, cost, and detail -- all things that make my detail-oriented heart happy. The end result far exceeded anything we could have hoped for or imagined. ALL. THE. GREENERY. Future brides, run, don't walk to Roots for your wedding. From start to finish, she took care of every single floral need to make our day positively beautiful.”

-Laura, Summer 2019 Wedding


"Kaytee became so much more than a vendor for us. The first time I met her I felt as though I met a long lost friend. She was the very first vendor I chose for the wedding (even before the venue) and she lived up to all my expectations and went above and beyond.  Each time I met with her I felt confident that she completely comprehended my wants and would fashion them into something that looks put together, yet natural. The day-of she silently transformed a bland rustic space into an enchanting, romantic barn. I couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful or unique."

-Grace, Spring 2019 Wedding


"Kaytee was so great to work with!!! I provided her with some floral inspirations from Pinterest and Instagram but gave her a lot of free rein coming up with the flowers for our wedding and she went above and beyond expectations. Our photographer was obsessed with all the bouquets and we got so many great pictures of them! She did such a good job making my smaller budget work to make high impact arrangements. She's also the sweetest person to be around!"

-Bo, Spring 2019 Wedding