Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wedding Cake Tastings and Design Consultations!

The holidays are generally a very popular time for couples to get engaged! With this in mind, we thought we'd use today's Weddings Wednesday post to share some helpful information with all of the newly engaged couples!

So first, CONGRATULATIONS! This is probably one of the most exciting times in your life! One of our most frequently asked questions is, "When should I come in for my tasting and design consultation?" This varies from couple to couple. Some couples come in a year or more in advance, and some come in a few months before their wedding. We think a good guideline to follow is to make your consultation appointment after you have selected your location, colors, theme and flowers.

So, what's next? When you have a good idea of what you want those important aspects of your wedding to be, start looking at cakes on our website, online and in magazines. Print or tear out a few pictures of cakes that you like and hold on to them. It will be helpful for you to bring those with you, along with your color swatches, to your consultation appointment. There are so many possibilities in terms of you wedding cake design, that it can often feel like an overwhelming task without some general idea of what you like and don't like.

Then what? Look at your calendar and come up with a few days and times that work for you and your fiance, and then give us a call. We'll look at our calendar and try to schedule your complimentary tasting and design consultation at the most convenient time for you.

Once we've scheduled your appointment, we're going to ask you what cake flavors you'd like to try at your tasting. You can view the menu on our website and have your choices picked ahead of time, or we'll email you the list and you can get back to us. Generally, we'll let you try 2-3 flavors ABSOLUTELY FREE! Please try to get your flavor choices back to us as soon as possible. The wedding department staff needs to let the kitchen staff know your choices so that they can make sure those flavors are available for your tasting.

What should I expect when I show up for my tasting? When you get to the retail store, let one of the staff know that you are here for a tasting. They will notify the wedding department and someone will come up to greet you and show you to our Bridal Suite!

Once you've make yourself comfortable, we'll ask you to fill out a little bit of information about your wedding while we get your tasting slices for you. We'll explain each of the flavors you selected (in case you forgot!), and give you a few minutes to taste and discuss which flavor you prefer. When we join you again, we'll look at the pictures you brought with you, give you some time to look through our portfolios, and eventually design your wedding cake!

We'll price the cake out for you, explain all the details, and answer any questions you may have. If you know you definitely want Dessert Works to create your wedding cake for you, you can put down a $100 deposit to secure your wedding date with us before you leave. If you want to think about it a little more, we'll give you all the information you need to take with you.

It's as simple as that!

A few other bits of information that may be helpful:
  • Most appointments are held on Saturday or Sunday, but if a week day works better for you, we can certainly do that as well. The only day of the week that we are closed is Monday.
  • Appointments generally last 30 minutes to an hour.
  • On the weekends, appointments are scheduled back to back, on the hour, so it is important for you to get here on time, so that your appointment does not spill over into someone else's.

  • If you need to reschedule, please try to give us at least 24 hours notice. We understand that things can pop up unexpectedly, but please just let us know!

  • You can certainly bring your fiance, mom or maid of honor with you, but try not to bring more than 2-3 extra people. The bridal suite isn't necessarily small, but it gets cozy around the table with many more people than that.
If you have any other questions or if you would like to schedule your complimentary tasting and design consultation, please call or email us!

781-769-1133 ext. 208

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