Post # 1
So, I’m having trouble figuring out if I should do cake immediately following dinner or if it’s better to let dinner settle before cake. I’m afraid it’s going to be a bit of an interruption if it’s not done directly following dinner, but I remember being at a wedding they waited a little while and I appreciated it. My main focus is dancing and having fun while the band is there (I’m thinking 7pm-11pm) but dancing will begin immediately following dinner. I wonder if I can make a super early dinner, or is that too weird? Any thoughts on the cake cutting or my itinerary would be appreciated! I’m so lost!
4:15pm – introduction as Mr and Mrs, introduce bridal party
4:15-4:30 – toasts
4:30-5:30pm – cocktails
5:30-6:30pm – dinner
6:30-7pm – cake service
7-11pm – band plays
8:30 bouquet, garter toss (band break)
*9pm photographer leaves
Post # 3
We had our cake cutting after we had coffee after the meal but before the actual reception started, and then it was cut up and served with our evening buffet, which seemed to work really well, so perhaps you could have the cake cutting ceremony before the reception but not actually serve the cake until a bit later on?
Post # 4
I like that idea, amysunshine! Since you had an evening buffet, that sounds like it would be perfect! I’m wondering if it will break up the momentum of the dancing mid reception, (I was thinking if I did do this, it would be after garter/bouquet toss)?? We also have a band for the reception (the most expensive part of the whole wedding!) so I’m not sure I want to take away from the band time, 4 hours play time, either!
I’m sure every bride stresses about this part…share your timeline with cake cutting and service with me and how it worked out. Thanks!
Post # 5
We are cutting our cake before dinner is served that way our guests can eat the cake whenever they want. You can always have it sevred and let them leave it at their tables if they want to eat it later.
Post # 7
most reception halls suggest cake cutting before dinner (assuming you are having a traditional wedding cake) … it always the staff to cut up the cake and have it ready for serving after the dinner (or later if you like)