Post # 1
my idea is to cut the cake right after dinner. has anyone else done this? were thinking dinner, cut the cake and straight to the dancing! there is two different layers of cake so my idea is to place pieces of cake on the table where the cake is to be originally sat and people can go up and help themselves or is this not a good idea? at previous weddings in my fiancees family i know they are more into the drinking and partying so i thought maybe this would idea work?
Post # 3
We did. We just had the servers place slices at every seat regardless of whether someone was sitting there or not.
Post # 4
We cut it before dinner. We entered, got our official dances out of the way, cut the cake, and ate!
…then 3 hours later, a server came up to ask if they could cut the cake and put it on the buffet. DUDE. Really? Thats why we did it early.
Post # 5
We did it right after we finished eating. People were a little slow to get back up from dinner, so we did. 🙂 Then we had the servers ask what flavor cake they wanted, since most people were still sitting there.
Post # 6
@LGenz: did you go straight to dancing music or did you play more mellow music like you would for dinner? like i said in the post i figured dinner, cut cake and go straight to dancing! lol
Post # 7
@Roe: Haha we had the same plan and the same malfunction — cut the cake early so it can be chopped up during the speeches. I guess nobody got that memo, so the cake wasn’t ready to go until we were already doing our first dances in the next room. Fail!
It still seemed to get demolished though, so I guess the timing didn’t hold anyone back from eating it!
Post # 8
Most weddings I’ve been to the cake has been served exactly like that! It seemed to work well 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
However you want to do it. We’re getting introduced, doing the first dance and mother/son-father/daughter dances, then cutting the cake before sitting down for dinner. We only have the photographer for a few hours and I really just want to relax after we start eating dinner.
Post # 10
Someone mentioned to me about cutting the cake in between courses (plated dinner). We might do this since dinner is the only time everyone will be in the same room together and able to see it happen. Our venue has an outside garden area, a dinner area, and a dance/lounge area so guests will be roaming around as they please all night.
Post # 11
@beachbride1216: We’re getting introduced, doing the first dance and mother/son-father/daughter dances, then cutting the cake before sitting down for dinner.
Post # 12
@babyface2390: Straight into dancing music, I could tell people were getting antsy