Post # 1
So when we met with our caterer, she said that she doesn’t charge a cake cutting fee because we can cut the cake ourselves and have bridesmaids pass it out to people?
Is she on crack? I’ve tried googling “How to cut a wedding cake” and it seems like there is some serious removal of tiers and strategic cutting schemes. Aka not something we should be doing in front of our guests, or in our big wedding dresses.
Has anyone ever heard of this? Or actually did the cutting of the cake for all of their guests?
Post # 3
I’m no expert, but that sounds weird.
Post # 4
No way! Our caterer included that. Why would you want to have your BM’s delivering cake when the caterer already has their staff serving everything else Makes no sense to me.
Post # 5
Our caterer charged a cutting fee. I think it was like $1/slice. I hated having to fork over that much money for someone to cut a cake, but there’s no way i would be standing there cutting that thing myself!
Post # 6
Seriously!?! That is beyond ridiculous. Can you imagine having your bridal party standing there and trying to cut the cake? Oy vey!
If you caterer isn’t willing to do it his/herself is there someone else at the venue that can? Even if you pay a minor cake cutting fee I agree with the PP that it is most definitely worth it.
Post # 7
I would not attempt to cut your wedding cake yourself and have your BMs serve it. If you’re having sheet cake, that’s one thing, but no way on a tiered wedding cake.
Post # 8
I would tell her unless she is willing to cut and distribute the cake, even for a fee, you will need to find a new caterer.
In fact, the reality is if she believes that, I wouldnt trust her to organize an entire wedding. And I would tell her that.
Post # 9
There is DEFINITELY a right and wrong way to cut a wedding cake and that is not something that a bride or her party should be doing. Especially tiered cakes. Each teir is stacked and made to feed a certain amount of ppl based on the standard Wilton’s cake chart. I find it hard to believe that the caterer won’t do it. Check with your venue and see if they have like a banquet manager who may be able to help take care of that for you.
Post # 10
We aren’t being charged a cake cutting fee but they are cutting the cake. I don’t even want to think about how we would go about it if they weren’t
Post # 12
I went to a wedding where the MOB cut and distributed the cake- it wasn’t pretty. She had catered a few small events herself and knew a bit about serving cake, but it was super messy for her, and there was a long line of people at the cake table all trying to get a piece because it took so long.
If your caterer suggested having your bridesmaids cut the cake, I’d be highly suspicious. Have they even done weddings before?
Post # 13
@Opus: Yes they definetley have. Maybe I misunderstood her. I think I should send an email….
Post # 14
Our caterer did not cut our wedding cake. When my now husband and I went to cut our slice of cake for the picture, I had no clue what we were doing. It didn’t even occur to me that cutting tiered cake would be so difficult. After we cut our little slice, our wedding planner helped remove the top tier to save. My mom help cute and distribute the cake and it wasn’t that bad. After a while people were coming for more cake and just helped themselves. I would suggest coming up with a good cake cutting plan though.
Post # 15
If they really won’t cut the cake can you pay the baker to come do it?
Post # 16
@jacinda10: My caterer is not cutting our cake, but my aunt is baking it. She will most likely be cutting/serving it with a few of my cousins. That way, the bridal party doesn’t have to do it.