Ah, the cake cutting: one of the first things you’ll do together as newlyweds! But before the big day, there are a few things you’ll want to know for the cake cutting at your reception. Here are nine of our favorite tips PLUS a special giveaway from juliethefish designs featuring one thing you’ll love to have: hand-stamped wedding forks! Enjoy!
Cake Cutting Tips for Weddings
1. Have your DJ or band announce it.
If guests are talking and don’t know the cake cutting is about to happen, they’ll miss it! Have your DJ or band make a quick announcement that you’re about to cut the cake. And if you’d like, have (part of) a special song play during it.
2. The cake should be set up on its own individual table.
This makes it easy for photos, cake cutting, and transportation of the cake to the back room where the cake is prepared for guests.
3. Use a cake server and knife.
Sometimes, your venue will provide this; however, make sure they do ahead of time. If not — or if you want a personalized touch — grab a custom server like this one from juliethefish designs.
You’ll love using it at home for years to come.
4. Use a pair of personalized wedding cake forks.
And don’t forget the matching forks! I wish I had a set of these from my wedding!
* This is the giveaway item! See details below :)
5. Don’t let him get your face all frosting-covered.
Do not let him cover your beautifully styled hair and makeup with cake and frosting! Once you take the frosting off, the makeup comes right off with it. And don’t get him all frosting covered, either. The cake cutting usually takes place right at the beginning of the reception, so you’ll be cleaning it off all night long instead of enjoying the speeches, eating dinner, and taking photos. Plus, hair styling and makeup is not cheap! ;)
6. Stand towards guests when you cut the cake (if possible).
When you’re cutting the cake, try to face the guests if possible. Sometimes a table is up against a wall, so in that case you can’t do much about it. But, if at all possible, have the table brought out so you can face your guests. They want to see you, not your back — especially in photos.
7. Be careful with the cake.
That cake is pretty delicate, so be careful when cutting it especially if you have a few tiers. Go slowly, don’t rush… and don’t lean on the table. You’d hate to knock anything over!
8. Smile and take your time.
The cake cutting feels like it lasts 0.000003 seconds long. For real. It goes by so fast. So, enjoy it! Smile, take your time, savor the moment.
9. Save the top tier of your cake for your anniversary.
It’s a tradition to save the top tier of your cake, wrap it, and freeze it to enjoy on your 1st Anniversary. Andrew and I did that with ours and it tasted amazing!
Giveaway – Win a Set of Wedding Cake Forks!
o Giveaway dates: 12/4/15-12/14/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Win a set of wedding cake forks by juliethefish designs
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