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My wedding is in November.
Location: Yonkers, New York

asked May 22, 2013 in Cake by lucy

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It depends on the bakery. If you are using a popular bakery, it could be up to 6-9 months in advance to make sure they're not booked, but most small bakeries can do it in 6 weeks.

answered May 24, 2013 by milagros
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You're getting married in November? I'd say go ahead and schedule a tasting now, and then order it as soon as you find one you like.

answered May 27, 2013 by kylie
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Go ahead an schedule a tasting, and then I'd say order it right after you know they're the ones.

answered May 28, 2013 by samantha
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The sooner the better, it is true that depends on the bakery but also depends on the design; if you want a very elaborated cake it would take longer to be made. Sampling is great and you can have many flavors to choose from and some times is difficult to agree with the other person choosing (groom, mother, mother in law) so take your time and anjoy the sampling.

answered Jun 14, 2013 by anonymous
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Agree on complexity. I think if you personally the design of the cake, the flavors, etc. - you can go to smaller bakeries and get them to make it. However, if you want to rely on the bakery to design and conceptualize, it's best to book early. I've seen really great cakes become the highlight of a corner due to design, and also a great dessert if it taste yummy.

answered Jul 18, 2013 by anonymous
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When my sister got married she ordered her wedding cake 2 months before the wedding but then it was still like a rush so I guess the earlier the better.

answered Aug 13, 2013 by Hannah
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Hello, Lucy! This is a great question. Most custom cake shops, such as mine, recommend booking your cake at least 3-6 months in advance or earlier if your wedding is during the peak summer months or in a popular wedding destination. Since your wedding is in November, it would be good to start scheduling consultations right away. It could take some time to find your ideal baker. Good luck!

answered Aug 14, 2013 by Storybook Bakery(expert)
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By all means you should do it right away. Even though November may not be a busy wedding time, bakers appreciate as much notice as possible. I know some bakers who won't even talk with you if you are ordering with only 1 month's notice. If you haven't done a tasting yet, schedule that right away. Most bakers will charge a fee for a tasting, so you don't want to have to go through a lot of them and pay each time. Start with your best choice of baker and check them out on yelp.com.

answered Aug 20, 2013 by weddings(expert)
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If you have not chosen a baker, set taste-test appointments. Then make your decision, Ask them about their schedule. If your wedding is Prime Wedding season and it is a very popular bakery, they might need to put you in their schedule for the week of your wedding. Make sure you talk with your baker. They are the only one that can answer that question. However, you can go ahead and give them pictures/details of your cake for them to give you proposal $ amts. http://www.charlestonweddingphotographers.com/ We have pretty cakes here: http://pinterest.com/charlestonphoto/boards/

answered Aug 21, 2013 by charlestonweddingphotographers(expert)
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It's never to early to book your cake. I often suggest 6 - 12 months depending on the date of your wedding. Many smaller bakeries only take so many orders each weekend.

answered Aug 22, 2013 by Diane's Sweet Treats(expert)