This morning it's all about the cake stand on Bridal Musings ~ a small detail in the grand scheme of wedding planning (much like this) but definitely one worth considering.

I remember searching high and low for the perfect pedestal cake stand for our wedding. It was really important to me that the cake we spent a small fortune on should not be plonked on a little table but sit atop something pretty!

And today, as a treat, I'm giving you a double dose of BUY or DIY? Mainly because I think you're lovely.

Vintage Plate Cake Stands

Vintage plate cake stands are perfect for scrumptious treats at bunting clad, village fete style weddings. Pop an array of pretty cupcakes on them, a small cutting cake on top and you're good to go.

All you need to decide is whether to BUY or DIY…


I'm loving these delightfully mismatched options from:

I Love Retro via Not on The High Street at £29.95 ( $45) and Vintage Home Art via Etsy at £45 (£70)


I discovered a fantastic vintage plate cake stand tutorial over on Rock My Wedding for those of you who aren't afraid to get busy with power tools. I just adore the china blue and white ‘matchy matchy' ness of it all, don't you?

Check out Rock My Wedding for the full tutorial.

Pedestal Cake Stands

Want to show off your cake? Raise it up high with a pedestal cake stand!

In case you're wondering, I got mine from John Lewis. It was a simple, white, porcelain stand and it's been in the box ever since the day after the wedding! (I'm not much of a baker.)


How gorgeous is this dusty pink beauty from Sweet and Saucy Supply? It's £47 ($75). What a way to make a statement and display your wedding cake to full effect!


This wooden DIY option is just as pretty but bear in mind it doesn't have such a sturdy base. This tutorial by Tori Jayne is so beautifully laid out and simple. There are no power tools necessary! Just a bread board, candlestick, glue and paint. That's it.

Check out the full tutorial over on Torie Jayne's lovely blog.

So, you know what's coming next…would you BUY or DIY your wedding cake stand?