(Closed) Where does the cake table go?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve seen the cake table all over the place – near the head table, near the buffet table, near the dance floor – pretty much anywhere.  Once you’ve cut the cake, they will most likely take it to the back to cut into pieces and then bring it back out to serve (at least that’s how I usually see it done), so you could pretty much put it anywhere.

Post # 3
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Your set up is “somewhat” similar to mine. We didn’t have a head table but we did have a beautiful fireplace/mantle with the dance floor in the middle. We put our cake table in front of the fire place but didn’t move it. There was plenty of room for dancing.

Post # 4
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would put it near the fireplace and just move the table after it is served.

Post # 5
375 posts
Helper bee

Since the stage is out, I’d put it at the lower end of the hall, towards the left edge of the fireplace, that way it’s on display but, hopefully, far enough from the actual tables and dancefloor to avoid being knocked over (I used to do wedding cakes and always worried about what could happen to them after I delivered and assembled them!).

Unless, of course, you’re going to be actually using the fireplace, then I wouldn’t put the cake anywhere near it unless you want to see the decorations sliding down the side. In that case I’d scootch the head table towards the dance floor a touch and put the cake behind the head table, in front of the stage. Will make for great pictures early on, too, with the pretty cake just behind you.

Post # 8
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Typically the cake should be near the headtable. Often times it can be more more towards the center when its times to cut it.

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