Are there more couples NOT getting a traditional wedding cake?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 46
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

We had a cupcake tower with no cutting cake at all. While I do think big beautiful cakes are lovely we decided that cutting a cake in front of everyone while both trying to awkwardly hold the knife at the same time wasn’t something we needed. And I’ve seen weddings where most of the cake wasn’t eaten because people had already had a 3 course meal, so we provided little cupcake boxes and then people could easily choose to take theirs home, which was a popular idea. Plus, 5 different flavours!

Post # 47
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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we had a small wedding cake for display, along with a kings cake, bread pudding, parfait cups, and ice cream. pretty sure 90% of the cake got tossed in the garbage haha

Post # 48
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

We are going to have a traditional cake. My Boyfriend or Best Friend is doing it for us as a wedding gift, or else I’d probably have gotten a small one and a dessert table.

 

On another note, this thread made me crave for cake 😐

Post # 49
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

nonablu :  I so wish we had skipped cake cutting. Can’t even put into words how awkward and anxiety filled I was. It wasn’t supposed to be announced. Did the DJ respect that? No! So now there’s 50+ people crowding around us to watch this dumb tradition staring dead in my face. Plus the photographer made us do it three frickin times. Hand to food (not a typo, food is holy to me) I nearly fled to the patio. Easily one of the worst moments of an otherwise beautiful Sunday.

Post # 50
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

I “kind of” had both! 

I had a big cake (wouldnt say it was traditional, but yeeah) but only the top part and a piece for cutting was edible. It was more decorative than anything (we have good pictures beside it) 

and we had a desserts table, full of everything and people loved it!  

We also had some staff passing trays with ice cream cookies in the shape of a heart and popsicles made of champagne (rooftop wedding on a very hot country) 

the sweets table was more expensive than a real cake, but it was more fun and I coukd see my guest enjoyed it, by the end of the night it was empty!! 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 51
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Busy bee

We had an ice cream truck for dessert at our elopement celebration!

Post # 52
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

we won’t be doing a cake.  Cakes can be $500+ and some people don’t even care for it.  we’d rather have a large assortment and skip the cutting all together (more time for dancing).

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We did both. Cake to takeaway (simply because I was NOT missing out on cake!) and a dessert at the dinner. 

I’m a UK bee and I’ve seen more of a selection in recent years…dessert with a cupcake from the cupcake cake to takeaway. But then another couple had a really low budget wedding but spent a lot on their cake. It’s all about what matters to you two.

Post # 54
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m making the cake for our wedding. It will be a two tier baked cheesecake. We’re having a small wedding for 50 max. people. 

Post # 55
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

We recently attended a wedding where there was a deserts table with cake pops and macarons and icing dipped pretzels and other sweet treats. It was all delicious and available for people throughout the reception. There was a small cake, which the bride and groom did cut (and did the whole feeding each other ritual) but that wasn’t distributed among the guests. we were all still very happy with the options, though.

Post # 56
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

TwilightRarity :  just reminded me of something! I have heard of people doing just that – personal cutting cake on the dessert table – and guests cutting into it because they didn’t realise it was separate. So do be wary.

Post # 57
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

heavenlyflower :  Aw, it’s ok, I’m sure no one else felt awkward about it! My husband and I hadn’t wanted to do a speech but people made us go up to the microphone anyway and my husband tried to do one on the fly and it was really embarrasing! We’ll just blank those parts out in our memories and remember the rest!

Post # 58
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

I would have loved a really decorative cake, but I couldnt justify the price. I bought an acrylic cake stand from ebay and my husband picked up Krispy Kremes the morning of the wedding, total cost was around £120. We love doughnuts so this was perfect for us and I loved that it looked so different and was still pretty!

Post # 59
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2020 - Windermere, Cumbria

mstattoolady :  Those sound amazing!

Post # 60
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We’re doing pies (apple, pumpkin, blueberry, and key lime) and cider donuts. 

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