Post # 1
I finally got all my black/white family photos and had them framed in different frames. My table at home only seats 4 (as pictured) — the tables at the reception will seat 8-10 and it is my understanding that is the same size table that will be used for the cake table. Having said that, do you think this will be too crowded?
I’ve got family photos from both sides of our families, turned them into black/white and framed them. You can see the cake stand in the middle – our 4-tier cake will be on top of that.
If this is too crowded, I will probably make a separate table to display all the vintage pics. Thoughts?
Post # 3
Hmmm… how big is your cake? If it’s a big one, then I think it should be ok. But if it’s a smaller one, it might be overpowered by all the pictures.
Also, if the cake is large, you’ll be missing out on the pictures in the back.
Post # 4
@Miss Fish: It’s a 4-tier cake. The photos in the back were the ones I worried about, but if the table overall is bigger, I thought I could spread the photos out beside the cake. I guess until I actually see it, I won’t really know.
Post # 5
I agree that the pictures in the back wont show behind 4 tier cake. Also how easy will it be to cut the cake without disturbing the pictures around it
Post # 6
Do you know what size the cake table is? If your guest tables seat 8-10 I would guest they were 60″, so your cake would likely be 48″.
You’ll probably want to put the photos on a different table so you have an easier time cutting your cake. If you have a 4 tier cake, your bottom layer will be anywhere between 12 and 18″ in diameter depending on the difference in size between the layers.
Post # 7
@thewheelsonthebus: 60″ tables sounds right. I know she said it would seat 8 comfortably and they could fit 10 per table, if needed. I think the cake stand is 12″ across so our biggest layer is 12″ and then gets smaller, but it’s definitely 4 tiers.
I just thought of something else. Not only will it be difficult to cut the cake BUT the cake servers actually serve from the table and that would be close to impossible.
Looks like we’ll be moving the photos elsewhere. Thanks, Ladies.
Post # 8
I think the pictures look fine that close.. But im worried about you squeezing a 4 tier cake in there.. Maybe do this not on the cake table… idk how will you cute the cake.. idk But I do love all the pictures and frames it gives it such a vintage feel. Love it great idea.