I'm not a huge fan of wedding cake. I don't think they taste that great, their sole purpose is for pictures, and they are over priced. Sometimes I think I'd be better off with a sheet cake from Walbaums (they have great cakes!).
I had to send some pictures to a potential baker and here is what I sent.... they are simple and hopefully won't cost $6+ a person.
The 1st cake is fondant and silver dragee and the 2nd is butter cream, ribbon and roses in all ivory. I like the understated elegance of both. LESS IS MORE! Hopefully that goes for the price too!