Post # 1
After seeing another post, I started thinking about doing the cake just after the ceremony… hear me out!
– We had a minimum booking time for the string duo of 2 hours and I want to use as much of that as possible considering I am paying them $1500! Cutting the cake after the ceremony would use some time up
– As we are out of town, there is a large gap between ceremony and reception to give people time to get to the next venue (hotel), check in, freshen up etc and I am sure people would appreciate a cupcake to nibble on.
– Reception venue does not have a huge amount of space and not having a cake table would free some up.
What would you think if you went to a wedding and the cake was cut just after the ceremony?
Post # 3
I would think “THIS IS AWESOME”
I think you bring up logical points that you’d like to use the quartet, there’s a gap that would be made nicer with nibbles, and the reception venue not having a good cake table
Everything about wedding timelines is so flexible anyway that you can literally do what you want, when you want- I think having cake sooner is a great idea.
Post # 4
@missmidcentury: wicked. I put the idea to himself last night and he didnt seem to have an issue with it (his response was ‘meh, I dont really care, I just want cake’) lol
Post # 5
You know I’ve always wondered about doing this myself. Not necessarily right after the ceremony but defintely not at the end of the freaking night. I say go for it.
Post # 6
Hi I just posted about having this same idea – but also doing the toasts during this time. Just wondering if you did this and how it worked out?
Post # 7
My brother did this at his wedding last July. It turned out great.
Post # 8
My DD did this too! Our theory was to have them cut the cake during the cocktail hour (they did their photos before the ceremony) so it could be plated for dessert for the guests. I have never understood cutting the cake towards the end of the ceremony, but I know it is tradition. Gee – let a bunch of people drink all night long and then wonder why you have so much cake left over!
She and her now DH cut the cake and the fathers each did a toast during the cocktail hour. It went swimmingly!