Welcome and Congratulations!
Congratulations on your new engagement or upcoming vow renewal!
It's never too early to begin securing all your vendors.
We would love the opportunity to work with you on your upcoming nuptials. This page is dedicated specifically for you and all questions you may have. Whether you are at the beginning stages or your event is right around the corner. We help all our brides with all their questions and concerns. After all! This will be one of the most special days of your entire life! If you have a wedding cake emergency (trust us, it happens all the time), give us a call. We will try to help anyway we can.
Give us a call to schedule your consultation now.
Consultations are scheduled Wednesday - Friday 10AM- 6PM. Please call to confirm your appointment.
757-234-3216 or fill out our form with all your wedding information and the desired time for your appointment here.
We will first discuss our payment options for our brides (and only our brides).
PAYMENT OPTION #1:
Every penny counts! If you sign a contract and pay for the cake in full at the time of contract signing you will receive 10% off.
PAYMENT OPTION #2:
Upon contract signing, you may opt for payment option #2, by putting the typical 50% deposit down with the balance being split up into low & easy monthly installments. Full payment must be made 30 days prior to event.
PAYMENT OPTION #3:
Upon contract signing, you may opt for payment option #3 by putting 20% down and breaking up the balance into monthly installments with an additional 10% charge. Full payment must be made 30 days prior to event.
We will gladly decorate your table at no charge when you provide the necessary decor, we can help you with suggestions at the time of your consultation.
When should I book my wedding cake?:
There are certain months that are more popular such as May & June as well as September & October. If you are choosing a date within those months you should book 6 months to a year in advance as those dates are quickly booked and are hard to get. So call as soon as possible.
Do you deliver wedding cakes on Sunday?:
Yes we do and there is no additional charge to do so. Just ask.
Scheduling a tasting:
This is a good idea to do as soon as possible. We do our tasting appointments Tuesday - Friday 10AM - 6PM. If one of these times don't work for you, please don't fret, we can also have a tasting delivered or available for pick up if you're local or if you're not local, we can ship one to you.
This also applies to brides who may want a family member to help make a decision who may not be local. All you have to do is go to our order page to process the"Tasting".
In the shipping notes, type in the address you would like it to go to. Let us know if there are any additional notes you would like us to know in the link that states "Send message to merchant" when processing the order.
What should I bring to the tasting?
Mostly your appetite!:-))
Pictures of perhaps cakes you have seen in magazines or online is good. We can either recreate a cake you've seen or take a little from several you have seen and create your cake. We can also just design something uniquely for you. The sketch will be done while you are sitting with us in front of you and a price will be given during our consultation. No need to wait. Everything firmed up right there during the consultation.
Do you provide fresh flowers for the cake?
We prefer not to. A florist is the best person to talk with. They are more knowledgeable about their flowers and putting together a package for the cake. It may be useful to let them see the sketch of the cake and allow them to know the sizes we will be using. If you prefer not to use fresh flowers, there are always gum paste flowers and artificial flowers as an alternative.
What's the cost on delivery?
That varies depending on the design of the cake and where we will be bringing it. Our normal delivery fees do not apply to wedding cakes as they are much more complicated to set up and handle to deliver. While during a consultation we will let you know what that cost will be. The usual cost for delivery and setup within a 25 mile radius is $50. Anything beyond this would be an additional $1.50 per mile.
What if I want Bella Cakes, Inc. to do my cake, but I don't live in the area?
No problem. As long as you are coming to the area to get married we can deliver that for you. We have done many wedding cakes where all communication was via e-mail, phone, and fax. Just shoot us over an e-mail to let us know your needs. We will be happy to accommodate if we can!