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I’m a wedding expert and was shocked by some amazing wedding cakes – at Walmart

Let them eat cake – but at a cheaper price.

A finance guru and wedding expert named Courtney has shared her secrets to saving hundreds of dollars on weddings, including cutting cake costs.

“Wedding cakes are very expensive,” she says said in a TikTok Publish. “Now factor in inflation and all the supply chain issues – prices are going up for these bad boys.”

In a tracking video, the wedding lover has revealed a surprising source for a budget cake – big box retailer Walmart.

The TikToker shared a series of photos showing the wedding cakes of the walmart website, exclaiming, “I really couldn’t believe it myself!” as she flipped through the images, noting that prices start at $68 for a 10-inch flavored cake.

The TikToker was shocked by the quality of Walmart cakes.
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She couldn't believe how cheap Walmart cakes were.
She couldn’t believe how cheap Walmart cakes were.
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Courtney Cakes displayed in his clip had three tiers, with different frosting patterns on the side.

“Are you kidding with frosting like that?” These flowers? It’s breathtaking!’ she wondered.

“There are so many options,” Courtney said. “I can’t be the only one who didn’t know Walmart was selling cakes.”

Courtney couldn't believe the Walmart cakes.
Courtney couldn’t believe Walmart’s deals.
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The Walmart cake also received the taste test seal of approval from one of its supporters.

“I would also like to add that the cake from Walmart is way better than the expensive bakery cakes I’ve tried that cost hundreds of dollars,” one user commented on the video.

Courtney, who works on Wall Street, manages the TikTok account thefinancebrideswhere she explains how people planning a wedding can cut costs without cheapening the overall look of the big day.

She offered other alternatives for brides not wanting to blow the cake budget, suggesting not going for a “crazy layered” cake and having a smaller cake instead – with a sheet cake” behind” and hidden from view.

“[The sheet cake] can be cut up and given to guests,” she explained. “Guests don’t actually see the sheet cake, so in their eyes they think they’re getting the regular cake.”

TikTok is a haven for money-saving hacks. In April, a bride who pledged to keep the cost of her wedding under $500 sparked heated debate over her methods after revealing she had bought a $47 dress – and told guests to pay for their own meals.

To reduce the cost of wedding flowers, couples are also turning to artificial flower rentals for their big day, which can reduce the cost by the thousands, according to the founders of Something borrowed from Blooms.coma high-end silk flower rental service based in Lafayette, Louisiana.