Do I need a cake knife?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Do I need a cake server and a cake knife?
    Yes, you need a set : (3 votes)
    6 %
    No, it doesn't matter : (47 votes)
    94 %
  • Post # 3
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I really don’t think it’s important but I’m not one who is fussed for details. No one will really see it anyways, you can just use one from your caterer. 

    Post # 4
    957 posts
    Busy bee

    It doesn’t matter. I wouldn’t worry about it! No one is going to be looking at what kind of knife you used in the photos.

    Post # 5
    42166 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    In the traditional pose of the bride and groom cutting the cake, your hands completely cover the handle of the cake knife. If you want one for sentimental reasons, go ahead and get one.

    If not, does anyone in your family have one you could borrow?



    Post # 6
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @vanessa7:  At my first wedding I had a cake knife set. And then after the wedding it went in a box and sat in my closet. Biggest waste of whatever I paid for it.

    Post # 7
    605 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My friend used her parents knife, is that a possibility ? 


    Post # 8
    8678 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We used a rented one from our bakery. I didn’t really care about it, I just wanted cake.

    Post # 9
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @vanessa7:  I forgot to use the one I bought for my first wedding and for my most recent (and last) wedding we barely remembered a knife to cut the cake at all.  I wouldn’t waste the money on something that isn’t essential and won’t get used again except for maybe the occasional anniversary.

    Post # 10
    2341 posts
    Buzzing bee

    it’s not somethng i think we’ll be getting. the cutting the cake takes a whole 5 minutes of our running sheet & during that time its completely covered anyway.

    Post # 11
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I bought a cheap set on Amazon for $7. Now I use it when we have desert at family gatherings or parties. I wouldn’t spend a lot of money on one.

    Post # 12
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I dont think they are really needed. In the pictures all you can see are the blade anyways. I’m just going to use one from the venue. 

    Post # 13
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We had to buy a set, the hotel we had our reception at wouldn’t let us use one of their knives

    Post # 14
    3596 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    They aren’t really needed. We also used my inlaws knife, since their daughter used it in her wedding starting somewhat of a family trend. I guess.

    Post # 15
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I don’t think you *need* one, but we did register for a nice set just because we don’t have one at the moment. If nobody buys it, we’ll either borrow from my FI’s parents or use what the venue has to offer.

    Post # 16
    1035 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We bought a Vera Wang one with money my Grandma gave us for our engagement. We used it for the wedding and will keep it as a souvenir and hopefully use it again. We didn’t need to do this though as the venue offered to lend us one.

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