Post # 1
I met with my photographer last Friday night to just go over that days plans, etc. I told her that I had a tentative timeline set up for everything right now besides her timeline for photos, but would get that finalized within the week – and one of the things was to get photos of us cutting the cake. I told her that I thought that could be done right before it was served to everyone, but she said that it could be done after we were done eating to get it out of the way. So, that got me thinking.
When did you do your photos of the cake cutting?
Our dinner starts at 7, and I’d guess we’d be done eating by 7:20 or so and could easily do it then while others are finishing up, and before we do speeches around 7:30 or so. It does make sense and isn’t the worst idea. I trust her info, since she’s been doing this for awhile, ha.
Post # 3
Kacie209: I think that sounds good. My dinner started at 7 also and we did the cake cutting at 7:45ish/8ish becuase it took an around 50 minutes for everyone to finish up. After the cake cutting, we did speeches so people were eating cake and we had our speeches start.
I’ve also been to a wedding where they did the cake cutting before dinner started and it was weird. Everyone was confused, but to each their own!
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Most weddings i’ve been to recently have done the cake cutting immediately after the bridal party enters the reception – before dinner. (This is usually so that the caterer can cut the cake during dinner and have it ready to serve immediately.)
Post # 5
amberback: I guess I should have mentioned… we are serving sheet cakes, so those will be in the kitchen ready to cut and serve when needed. We’d be cutting from our 2-tier which will be outside in the reception area. Right now, we are not serving from that… cos I didn’t even think of using that as part of what we’d serve.
Post # 6
This was our order:
Dinner (taco cart, self serve)
Bride & groom speech
Post # 7
We met with the caterer yesterday and she suggested cutting it while everyone was eating so that the photog could get the pic and they would have enough time in the back to cut it. Knowing that we will eat first (Buffett) and then start visiting tables…so I’m good with that. I’m also very casual about most of it, she’s the professional and I trust her advice. If I don’t like something, she’s fine with that too.
Post # 8
SweetShe: We meet with our reception venue Wednesday to go over final details and make the final payment, so I do have it down to ask when they usually serve the cake, and may go from there. I do also want to know so that we can have our slideshow going while cake has JUST been served, so people are still sitting down. But, I’m sure we’ll do the same thing that your caterer suggested, too.
Post # 9
We are doing our cake cutting later in the night. After cocktail hour and then a full buffet dinner, I just don’t see anyone having room for cake! We plan to do ours around 9:00 pm.