(Closed) can you cut the wedding cake right after dinner?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

We did. We just had the servers place slices at every seat regardless of whether someone was sitting there or not.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We cut it before dinner. We entered, got our official dances out of the way, cut the cake, and ate!

…then 3 hours later, a server came up to ask if they could cut the cake and put it on the buffet. DUDE. Really? Thats why we did it early.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We did it right after we finished eating.  People were a little slow to get back up from dinner, so we did.  🙂  Then we had the servers ask what flavor cake they wanted, since most people were still sitting there. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Roe:  Haha we had the same plan and the same malfunction — cut the cake early so it can be chopped up during the speeches. I guess nobody got that memo, so the cake wasn’t ready to go until we were already doing our first dances in the next room. Fail!

It still seemed to get demolished though, so I guess the timing didn’t hold anyone back from eating it!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Most weddings I’ve been to the cake has been served exactly like that! It seemed to work well 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

However you want to do it.  We’re getting introduced, doing the first dance and mother/son-father/daughter dances, then cutting the cake before sitting down for dinner.  We only have the photographer for a few hours and I really just want to relax after we start eating dinner.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Someone mentioned to me about cutting the cake in between courses (plated dinner).  We might do this since dinner is the only time everyone will be in the same room together and able to see it happen.  Our venue has an outside garden area, a dinner area, and a dance/lounge area so guests will be roaming around as they please all night.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@beachbride1216:  We’re getting introduced, doing the first dance and mother/son-father/daughter dances, then cutting the cake before sitting down for dinner.

us too!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@babyface2390:  Straight into dancing music, I could tell people were getting antsy

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