Wedding Cake Contracts 101

Before you order your wedding cake, review these contract points. Better yet, print this list, bring it with you, and get everything in writing before you sign on the dotted line.
by The Knot
Tiered wedding cakes with flowers and cupcakes
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Confirm all of the following information is included in your cake contract:

[ ] Your names and contact information (address, phone and email)

[ ] Your event date, time, location and phone number

[ ] Baker's company name and contact information (address, phone, and email)

[ ] Detailed description of the cake you have agreed upon:

  • Cake Flavor
  • Fillings
  • Number of servings
  • Number of tiers
  • Tier shape(s)
  • Icing type
  • Decorations
  • Topper

[ ] Cost of cake (price per slice)

[ ] Sketch of cake

[ ] Cost of cake (price per slice)

[ ] Number of slices (this may be adjusted later if guest count changes)

[ ] Delivery and setup fees (including how and when cake will be delivered)

[ ] Return fees (for stand, knife)

[ ] Cake-cutting fee (if applicable)

[ ] Location for deliver (Be exact on both the name and address of your reception site. Confirm with your site in advance if there's a separate entrance for deliveries and provide the name and telephone number of an on-site contact.)

[ ] Any related items (cake stand or cake server) that need to be delivered and rental fees, if any

[ ] Take-home boxes for leftover cake or top-tier preservation

[ ] Additional wedding pro information (florist, caterer, photographer) if necessary

[ ] Total cost, including delivery

[ ] Deposit amount

[ ] Payments to be made, in what form, and dates due

[ ] To whom checks should be made out

[ ] Cancellation and refund policy

[ ] All signatures

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