When planning a wedding, many couples prefer to be more engaged in each and every activity that has to do with their wedding—which is good by the way. However, some couples literally overstep in terms of what they should and shouldn’t do.
At the climax of July 2017, Ronald Mutibwa and Rachael Muyinza (not real names for the couple) held their wedding at UMA Exhibition Hall in Lugogo. For some reason, the bride insisted that she be the one to deliver her own cake to the venue, a decision that the cake supplier was totally against but didn’t have a bigger say in the matter—after all, the customer is the boss.
The cake was packed and handed over to her. The supplier asked to tag along so she could be the one to place the cake on its right table after the décor service provider had done the needful with the decorations.
Hell broke loose when Rachael reached the venue and the cake had broken during transit. With a worried and perplexed face, she stared at her cake supplier before asking whether it could be fixed. So the supplier had to the fixing; double work, right!
Now according to Kanyonyi Joy of Kanyonyi cakes, “it’s not strange or unusual that a client would ask to be the one to deliver their cake at the venue” especially sometimes due to transport constraints. In fact, she says it’s common for venues around Kampala although she adds that this is often for small events.
For big cakes, like that for a wedding or introduction, Joy is against the idea of the client being the one to deliver their cake to the venue because anything can happen. As a supplier, don’t you worry that a client may ruin the cake before it gets to its final destination? I asked.
“Yes, it’s proper when the supplier delivers because a few people know how to handle cake,” she remarked.
Cakes are a very delicate product that one must handle cautiously. “Cake delivery takes coordination. Complex cakes may not necessarily be delivered in final form. Allow time and space for assembly, if needed,” reads an advisory statement on theknot.com
Now imagine what if Rachael’s cake supplier had not tagged along since the cake didn’t have any final touches that needed to be done. The supplier’s deal was as good as done, signed and stamped. Everything would have been in shambles. Remember, the cake is literally the pinnacle of the wedding.
Rachael’s cake supplier had to rush back to her bakery to pick some equipment that she used to fix the cake. So to avoid any last minute hiccups, let your cake supplier be the one to handle the delivery and set up at the venue. Some suppliers may charge you a transport fee but trust me, it will be worth more than what it would cost you if you ruined your own cake as a result of inexperience in handling such delicate items.