This decision may put me soundly into the "crazy person" category, but I will be making my own wedding cake! I used to make wedding cakes as a side job and I guess I did a good job because I got so busy I had to give up that hobby. It's been a while since I've done one, but I think it's a lot like riding a bike (or, I hope it is)! It will save us at least $500, so I think it's entirely worth it! My mom has agreed to help, so I think it will at least be a fun adventure.
I'm planning to do a white cake with raspberry filling. For the decorations, I'm going to do white swirls on a white fondant with black ribbon. I am hoping to find (or make) an initial cake topper that somewhat matches our monogram for the top!