The Big Wedding Planning Podcast
About This Show
2 fun-loving, wildly experienced Wedding Consultants share their deepest, darkest secrets to help you plan your wedding. You'll learn a lot. Laugh even more. And most importantly get the inside scoop on how to make the most of your big day.
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Most Recent Episode
#77 Funfetti Cake & Games With Lauren Kitchens
3 days ago
Funfetti, Metallic Icing, Dolly Parton’s Tattoos and no more naked cakes?!! Lauren Kitchens is back and she is talking 2018 Cake trends and how to work collaboratively with creative vendors.
Michelle felt really left out the first time we had Lauren on the show, and this time, she makes up for it! We are so stoked to have Lauren Kitchen’s - owner, operator and artist at Fancy Cakes by Lauren - back on the show. The first time, we talked about cake basics, and this time, we delve more into the artistic side of things. (Also, have you heard the rumor that Dolly Parton has tons of tattoos? It’s Christy’s favorite rumor of all time.)
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How do awesome clients work with Lauren? She gets clients that want to challenge her. It’s a brainstorm between the client and Lauren from the very beginning. A bride comes in with a vision, and Lauren asks questions and gets a feel for the couple and then starts to sketch...some ideas stay, some ideas go. It’s rare that a client will come in with a photo of a cake and ask Lauren to exactly replicate it.
Lauren specifically mentions that the more you can tell her about your other vendors, and about decisions that have already been made - the better. Give her the details, and you’ll leave the consultation with a VERY good idea of what Lauren can create for you. (Here’s a hint - a photo of the wedding dress will help get the creative juices flowing for Lauren. If you don’t want to show her the dress in person, email a photo of it.)
Vendors that have been around for a while, work really well together. For Lauren, the more communication she has with the other vendors at a wedding, the better. It makes the biggest difference in the success of the overall vision.
At the tasting - keep it small. Just you, and your fiance, and maybe your planner. Let the baker walk you through the process...the less opinions in the room, the better. You want time to actually TALK to and share ideas with the baker.
When negotiating with creative vendors, find out what THEY want to do...and you may be able to get a lower price because they want to have something cool and new in their portfolio. Lauren mentions doing an awesome cake for practically pennies because she really wanted to have it (Yoda) in her portfolio. And, having a wonderfu