Because you are serving a lot of people, some may be allergic or cannot eat chocolate. Stick to vanilla with great fillings, strawberry, guava, etc. You can do one level with chocolate or chocolate cream in between the layers. If you like chocolate, line good chocolate around the bottom of the cake. It is a nice touch!
It would really depend upon the theme of your wedding. I know that for summer weddings something that has a rich flavor but is still not heavy is good. For summer go vanilla or buttercream, winter and fall opt for red velvet and chocolate, for spring, think berries and lemon.
It's not just the flavor of the cake, even more important is the QUALITY. Wherever you get your cake done, be sure to ask for a tasting first. I was lucky, my grandma did my wedding cake as a gift, it was white cake (my favorite and moist, not a dried out from the freezer cake like some bakeries try to foist off on you), homemade buttercream frosting tinted lavender with white accents. It was gorgeous AND good.
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I am retired from the cake business (hence my user name) and can tell you my champagne cake with strawberry filling was far and away my most popular wedding cake flavor followed by white chocolate cake and raspberry filling.
We had a beautiful wedding cake with 3 layers, the cake was a delicious almond flavor, with pineapple filling, strawberry filling in the next and buttercream in the last. It was also covered in white buttercream frosting with small pink rosebuds!!!! I would love a piece now!