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Why a good wedding planner is worth her weight in cake!

Wedding Cake Accident



As you may or may not know, there was a bit of a wedding cake-tastrophe this summer.  Another wedding cake professional in the Triangle got into a wreck with a delivery van full of cakes!  Can you imagine getting ready for your big day and you get a call that your $1000 wedding cake has been reduced to a pile of crumbly mess?  I know brides are known for their cool, calm demeanor, but that’s pushing it.

Cue Megan Gillikin of A Southern Soiree to the rescue.  This super hero of a wedding planner called your favorite sweet specialists to save the day!  In just under four hours (thank you, blast freezer) we were able to whip up not only a cake, but exactly THE cake that the bride wanted.  Original flavors, design, and all!  The moral of this story is not that we rock (though, if you come away with that knowledge too, we won’t complain), but that a wedding planner is more than just someone Jennifer Lopez played in a movie once.


A good wedding planner can give you professional guidance in the planning of your wedding.  They can help you find the right vendors and coordinate the day.  They are your liaison to the other wedding professionals ensuring that everything goes smoothly.  With a wedding planner, you never have to know if the caterer was late or tell them how to set up for the reception.  All you have to worry about is trying not to cry before you get your pictures taken!

In the case of the light-speed cake, Megan knew to call us because we had had lunch the week before and she knew that with our new store, there’s virtually no limit to the amount of cake we can make.  So when she called us she knew that we were the best place in the area to fix her problem.  This is not the kind of things just every body knows.  Do you know a florist or photographer or DJ you could call on the fly?  A wedding planner does.  When you hire a good planner, whether it’s full service or just day-of, you hire not only her and her expertise, but you hire her rolodex (iPhone?) too.

We here at Sugarland have several planners that we just love to work with~ if you need a recommendation, drop us a line.