Post # 1
At a wedding I attended in someone’s home, a guest found the extra cupcakes (that I had made!!) in the kitchen. He started chowing down before the bride and groom had their first bites, then others followed his lead! No one would dare cut a cake before the bride and groom, so why should the cupcake etiquette be different?
I’m having pies, coookies and mini cupcakes. I don’t really want people chowing down before we have our “pie cutting” and I’m nervous that someone will get into it too soon. What do the bees think of a sign?
Post # 3
I think a sign would be useful. At a wedding I attended, they had the cupcakes out ona table but next to where the appetizers and buffet were served. People just helped themselves to a cupcake after dinner not realizing there was also going to be a cake cutting. They put the cake on a separate table. I think if they had put the small cake on the table with the cupcakes or moved the table, people would have understood that it wasn’t part of the buffet spread.
Post # 4
“Please wait for the bride and groom to cut the cake to eat, share, or take us home!”
Some people feel talked down to by such signs, however.
Have you considered having the venue rope off the dessert table until the appropriate time?
People can still see but can’t touch.
Post # 5
We had a dessert buffet and I was concerned about the same thing. However, I didn’t feel comfortable putting up a sign or a rope because that just felt a little controlling to me. What the caterer did to disuade people from getting into the dessert early, is they didn’t put out any dessert plates or silverware at the dessert buffet. Without plates and silverware people couldn’t really grabe any desserts.
Only one person dared to touch the dessert early. She was super rude because she grabbed a whole platter of desserts and brought the whole thing to her table to eat off of. All we could do is laugh. Honestly you’ll be having such a good time on your wedding day that you won’t even notice these things.
Post # 6
@Meowkers: Wow that lady had some nerve lol
Post # 7
I like the rope idea! Definitely more than the sign.