Post # 1
Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our first anniversary! As we ate a piece of our anniversary cake, I thought of a piece of advice to share.
We had a heavy hor dourves reception and so we didn’t sit down at one time to eat but spent our time mingling with guests. Needless to say, I didn’t eat at all during the reception. My friends made a plate and handed it to me but I was so excited to see friends who had come in from all over the country that I didn’t want to waste my time eating!
My husband and I fed each other a bite of cake and then of course, I was right back to soaking in every moment with our guests. While we were on our honeymoon, we both commented, “Wow! That cake was good! Too bad we didn’t get more than a bite.” Thankfully, I have an awesome friend who insisted that my mom take a large piece back to my house and put it in the freezer for when we were back from our honeymoon. On our first night home, it was so nice to enjoy the cake and think about the wedding.
Maybe you’ll actually eat the cake at your wedding. But, it doesn’t hurt to ask someone to save some for you so you can enjoy it with your husband when you get home! 🙂
Post # 4
I’ve never understood why the couple doesn’t eat anything when they certainly have time. Including just getting one bite of cake.
At the same time, I have heard lots of brides say that year old cake tastes terrible so they wish that they would have just taken it with them to their hotel room the night of the wedding to munch on instead of saving it to get freezerburned (even following the proper wrapping directions) and ending up with food poisoning.
Post # 5
@Ember78: As far as not eating goes – we had people come from all over the country to our wedding: New York, Pennsylvania, California, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, etc. I was so excited to see these people that are so important to me, that eating was not a priority! Our wedding was at one and we had a heavy hors dourves reception. After leaving the reception, my husband and I went out to a late dinner just the two of us at a nice restaurant. This may not be how everyone like to do things but for me, I just couldn’t focus on eating when my guests were there.
I totally agree with you on the year old cake! The bakery we used does a very cool thing. They tell you not to bother to save the cake. They will give you a free cake on your one year anniversary. They give you the same flavor and decorations as your wedding cake was. You get to enjoy it all over again without the freezer burn or food poisining concerns!!!
Post # 6
i fully intend to eat! lol. we’re doing toasts during dinner so that we’ll have at least 10-15 minutes to sit down and just get to eat without talking to anyone.
Post # 7
Wow, we had people form 8 states and 3 countries at our wedding, and still ate! It was something that we decided beforehand was non-negotiable. If we were paying all that money for food we carefully selected, we were definitely eating! And, on a side note, I packed the top tier of my wedding cake in my carry-on luggage and brought it on the honeymoon! Nothing like sitting in a hot tub enjoying it all over again 🙂
Post # 8
I am the exact same way at work functions when it is cocktails and appetizers, I never eat a bite b/c I am talking to people! We had the top of our cake sent home with my parents to put in their freezer I can’t wait to eat it next June! 🙂
Post # 9
We completely missed the appetizers at our wedding. Even though we were there for the entire cocktail hour, we spent so much time taking pictures and talking with our guests that we never even SAW the appetizer tables. When it came time for our meal, we did get to eat. We planned it so that the toasts would happen towards the end of dinner so there was nothing to interrupt our eating.
Unfortunately, when it came to the cake? Yeah, I never even got a bite of it. When my hubby fed me a piece all he got was a fingerful of icing, which, while delicious was NOTHING compared to the mocha chocolate chip cake underneath. I am practically swooning at the thought. Since dinner was over and dancing had already started by the time we cut the cake, we were up dancing and mingling and never even saw the waitstaff serving the cake!
As for a good reason not to have eaten at your wedding? My mother loves to tell the story of how at her wedding her brother kept stealing her silverware whenever they would kiss or something. Even when she would get another set, she would only get a bite or two before he would steal it again! In other words, beware of sibling pranks! lol