One of the main icons for a wedding is the cake. So finding the right cake supplier is important. You can either go with a caterer or bakery, however a bakery who specialises in wedding cakes is probably the way to go. It is a good idea to ask friends and family if they have any references, this can save you time and stress. It is still a good idea to shop around and compare.
To help what style cake you like go through wedding magazines and cut out ones or parts of things you like about the cake, take clippings with you when shopping, also most cake suppliers should have a catalogue you can browse through. Remember to consider the number of guests, your wedding and reception colours, and what flavour (remembering you no longer have to choose the traditional fruit cake).
Discussing directly to the designer of your cake is very important as he or she will have a much clearer understanding of your requirements. Also ask to see photos of their past work.
When comparing prices make sure you include any extra costs i.e. delivery maybe included or excluded.