Post # 1
Is a wedding cake necessary? What do you think? We have thrown around the idea of cupcakes as well. I just know I always forget about the cake at weddings, even though they’re awesome! But dessert is also served with our meal. I think cake cuttings are kinda corny so wouldn’t be doing that. Share your opinions!
Post # 3
It is not necessary but people expect it LOL
Post # 4
Not necessary at all! In all honesty, I’ve been to weddings and never seen the cake and I didn’t even think about it til later. If you don’t want one then don’t have one! i’ts your wedding, you get to do what ever you like.
Post # 5
i don’t think it’s necessary. i’m not a big fan of cake and couldn’t care less about having one at my wedding, but everyone had a panic attack when i said we were considering not having cake. so now there will be cake. it’s just going to be something small & simple for us to do the whole tradition of cutting it and feeding each other. our guests will be getting sheet cake from costco.
Post # 6
@lanny: like you, we thought it was corny (for us)… We had beautiful chocolate fondant for desert. No one mentioned anything about the cake and we certainly didn’t miss it..
Post # 7
I don’t think so. We are not having one for three reasons:
1. We have a full sweet table, including some cupcakes.
2. They are expensive!
3. Every wedding I’ve gone to, nobody really eats the cake… seems like a waste, it’s just for the photo I guess
Post # 8
If you don’t want one, it’s not necessary. We decided against a cake because I wanted to have something more fun/interesting, and we really didn’t want to do the whole “cake cutting” thing. We had a sweet table (part of our package) and an ice cream sundae bar (added on). Nobody missed the cake at all!
Post # 9
I think cupcakes are an accepted substitute for a full cake. And if you don’t have cupcakes either, that’s fine too.
Post # 10
I don’t think it necessary. We had a wedding pie instead of a wedding cake. We had one pie out for display which we cut and the rest of the pies were in the back. The pie came with our meal so it was cheaper for us and people loved the pie (it was maple sugar pie, how could they not love it, lol?)
Post # 11
it’s not necessary, but i do want one, and i think to keep costs down will serve it as dessert 🙂
Post # 12
We did strawberry shortcake. It is our fav. and that is what we wanted so we did it. Our parents still made us do the cut the cake thing, but I felt corny doing it. We just feed each other a bite and moved on.
Some people did expect it, but we didn’t really care. At their wedding they can have a cake. It was ours so we had the right to do it our way.
I love the cupcake idea. I have been to a few weddings where they did that. I think it was incredibly cute.
Post # 13
I have always preferred he receptions where there were fewer ceremonies (it gets in the way of the fun) and other desserts since cake is not on my list of favorie foods.
Post # 14
Half of the things we do for our weddings aren’t necessary! Its your wedding, your money, so do what you want! 🙂
Post # 15
A wedding cake is never required and no one will miss it if it isn’t there. That said, if you don’t want cake, then cupcakes really aren’t any different. I love cake and I have never seen anyone turn it down at a wedding, but I’d be just as happy with any other dessert, even though I have never been to a wedding wihere there was no cake. Even if you choose to have a cake for tradition’s sake, you don’t have to do the formal cutting for pictures if you don’t like it.
Post # 16
I will probably substitute the full cake to cup cakes 😉