Wedding Tip - Explore wedding cake alternatives. Cakes can be one of the biggest ticket items at a wedding if you buy it from a bakery. But there are so many other creative (and delicious) options. If you want to stick to the cake idea, several smaller cakes are much cheaper than one larger cake. Bonus: you can even choose more than one design. Some couples opt for one smaller cake for the two of them and other kinds of desserts like pie for the rest of the guests.