To answer that question, I think we need to first discuss wedding cake pricing. Most bakeries will price their wedding cakes at a per serving cost ie the number of people you intend to serve. So, for example, you may see that their wedding cakes are Ksh40/serving or Ksh100/serving. And a serving equals a person. Other bakeries will price their wedding cakes based on the size of the cake. So, for example, you may see that a 3 tiered round cake (6″, 8″ and 10″), is Ksh 35000. While these are two different ways of pricing, they are really the same. The price you see for the particular sized cake is based off of the number of servings you can get. So, essentially it’s all based on your guest count and the number of servings you need. Now, the cost of the wedding cake is a combination of a few different items;
First, you have the ingredients and the quality of those ingredients.
Then there is the labor, the actual time it takes to make it.
Then the craftsmanship of your baker and the artistry and design they bring to it.
Then, of course, comes the freshness and the taste.
And lastly, the customer service, how you are treated and what your experience is like.
So, the answers to your questions are one in the same. All of these items play a factor into that price per serving cost. So, the price will differ depending on the level and quality of those items. How much a wedding cake costs depends on what is important to you about that cake. If the design is important to you, you’ll be paying for their skill. If you want local, organic ingredients, you’ll be paying for that. When you’re looking at different companies, it’s hard to do an apples to apples comparison as you won’t have the information on many of those factors. But, know that a cheaper baker is cheaper for a reason. It might be because they are newer or because their cakes aren’t as fresh or because they only do really simple cakes with little design. And there isn’t anything wrong with those things. You just have to understand what you want and what is important to you about the wedding cake. Then you’ll know what you’re comfortable with and can go with the baker that makes most sense for you.
You know when you go shopping and you find an item you like and then you think, how much is this supposed to cost? You have some doubt and hesitation. You like it but, you’re not quite sure if it is worth it. And it’s because you have nothing to compare it to. It might be a great price or be totally overpriced. It’s all relative. But, once you understand that cost, you can make a decision on whether it is worth it to you or not. This same situation can apply to purchasing a notebook, a couch, a laptop, a T-shirt or your wedding cake. So, How much do wedding cakes cost? Find out in this post and interview with Beatrice from sweet inspirations. Q&A so that you can make a decision on what is worth it to you. Click here to read the answer and find out why there is such a big a difference in cake pricing . Happy planning
What comes into your mind when you think of a custom made gown? Well, to many, it may look like an unobtainable luxury, the preserve of the people with money as well as the extravagant brides who won’t mind going beyond their means once in a while. In the past, and this is during our grandparents time, handmade clothing was not so unusual. It would either be home-stitched or bought from a local seamstress. In comparison to an off-the-rack gown, a custom-made gown, or a Made-to-Measure (MTM) or bespoke gown is one that is made according to the bride’s specific measurements, design and requirements. The gown undergoes the whole design process taking anything from a week (pushing it) to a year, as you wait. An off-the-rack gown can also be referred to as ready-to-wear (RTW). It is made before purchase/order, and can either be bought online or from a local boutique. Off-the-rack gowns can also be rented. Companies plan their collections and production ahead of the season, and you choose from the existing styles.
Ogake Mosomi, an accomplished bridal wear designer who was voted the people’s choice for the FAFA Emerging designers Award in 2012 is one of those designers. She holds an impressive record, having dressed various celebrities like Wahu and Sauti Sol and her pieces have been worn at various corporate launches like Samsung, Lux and others. During an interview with Samantha’s bridal, Ogake explains how with technology and a bit of creative design have made it easy for the creative bride to be able to have a custom made gown designed according to her design.
Here are some of the misconceptions she gives of custom gowns:
People assume that it is cheap. It is not as materials have to be outsourced at times and it takes a lot of time for everything to be done based on what the bride desires.
Locally made gowns are not good quality: According to Ogake, fashion designers in Kenya are making effort to ensure that the quality of the trims, fabric as well as finishing is great hence brides should not be scared
To find out more on custom gowns and how you can have one perfectly made to suit your body, why don’t you meet her at the Samantha’s bridal Fair from 3rd -5th March? She promises to surprise you with the latest trends as well as give you advice on gowns and what will work for you.
This is for the spicy chic who is not afraid of color. All hair up displays the details of make up,dress and jewellery well.Side parting with hair on the face helps hide the high foreheads or receding hair lines.Its important to do any color procedures two weeks before your
big day.If one does not have hair strong enough for a color process it is advisable to used colored hair extensions instead.
Hair by Corrine Nyumoo @cmnyumoo @rickykish 0721515927
Make up by Lorna Irungu
Photography by Digital Eye
A-line, natural waist, ballgown, mermaid, trumpet, , empire, , dropped waist… when it comes to wedding gowns, there are so many shapes and sizes to choose from, but not every cut flatters every figure.
Concepter settled for this head turning illusion neckline trumpet fit, that flatters her body.
Marriage is just about the most important event in a woman’s life, so looking best on that special day is the wish of each and every woman. In the earlier times, the bride’s family , relatives and close friends assisted in grooming her with her make-up, attire, ornaments, etc. In this present time, the job of bridal makeup is often handed over to the make-up experts along with the wedding outfits and bride’s hairstyle.