Post # 1
So I want to do an ice cream bar at our wedding….Can I do that inplace of cake or cupcakes? I would like to get a small cake just for him and I to cut. So, it is bad etiquette if we have everyone else go to the ice cream bar??
Post # 2
I would love an ice cream bar, but make sure your guests aren’t lactose intolerant. I think as long as you serve some sort of dessert, it’s fine.
Post # 3
I think it’s weird when there’s a separate dessert for the couple. It happened at a wedding I attended recently, and several people asked the venue coordinator where the cake was when they saw the bride and groom with some. It was awkward to say, “oh, no, the cake was only for them.”
I think an ice cream bar is fun, but I wouldn’t do it exclusively. I’d have both cake and the ice cream bar. Who doesn’t love cake and ice cream together!
Post # 4
My friend did something like this, but she had angle food cake (her favorite) with the icecream bar. So, they had a cake to cut, and people who wanted cake could have some. Plus, anglefood is pretty cheep cake.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t have anything at the wedding just for you. If it’s present it’s something that everyone should have available to them. You could make a faux icecream cake if you just want something to cut. Basically mold icecream into the shape of a cake and get a hot knife to slice through it. You can decorate it with toppings and stuff to still make it look cake like.
Post # 6
Could you maybe just feed each other ice cream in place of doing the cake cutting/ feeding each other cake? Instead of “time to cut the cake!” you could do “time to scoop the ice cream!” LOL. For the record, we are doing a gelato bar too and are pretty excited about it! But we will also have petit fours (for everybody) that will take the place of our “cake” cutting.
Post # 7
I don’t like the idea of something that you and your husband get but nobody else gets. So I would nix the cake all together. I’m guessing you want the cake so you can do the “cutting of the cake” tradition? I’d have you and your new hubby scoop ice cream together and feed each other a bite (on a spoon!) for the “cutting the cake” tradition. I went to a wedding that did this and it was super cute.
Post # 8
If you want to have a cake for cutting, maybe you can do small cupcakes or something for the guests.
For the ice cream bar, I would love it! But I went to a wedding with one and by the end it was a total mess. I’d reccomend having the ice cream pre-dished out if possible to avoid everyone getting sticky