Post # 1
We are having a dinner party reception. There will be a cocktail hour, full Dinner, and live music.
There will not be dancing, garter toss/ bouquet toss, or possibly even speeches (aside from Fiance and I thanking our guests). We just aren’t interested in those traditions.
But I want a wedding cake. I love pictures of the bride and groom cutting the cake. Plus, I love cake!
My dilemma is, when would it be served? It seems a little redundant to serve people cocktails, an appetizer, main course and dessert and then feed them cake.
I can’t serve cake in lieu of dessert because Fiance doesn’t actually care for cake (I toyed with the idea of wedding pie but it doesn’t satisfy me in terms of wedding tradition).
I’ve thought of serving it alongside the dessert, as an alternative option (or in a addition to, if people so choose). I’ve also thought about providing cute take out containers for people to take home with them (would it be taken? Or would no one want it?).
Or do i just save the money and scrap the idea of a wedding cake altogether?
Post # 2
You can have a small wedding cake on a beautiful cake stand, so you get the cake cutting experience and pictures. Depending on the dessert you choose, you could serve the cake with the dessert. It would go well with something light like a mousse, a fruit dessert, pavlova etc. Those who want cake can have it.
You can ask the staff to box up any remaining slices and leave them on a table by the exit door for your guests.
Post # 3
The package that our venue offered also includes dessert. They said that we could serve our wedding cake instead, but it really didn’t lower the cost of our package by much (as they would plate it up with cream or ice cream etc). So what we decided to do was keep the dessert offered by the venue and serve our wedding cake at the same time. It was cut up by the staff and arranged on platters that were placed in the centre of each guest table – guests who wanted cake instead of dessert or as well as dessert helped themselves. We also had take home baggies laid out next to the platters so that guests who wanted to take cake home could. We didn’t have any cake leftovers (except for the top tier, which we had asked the staff to put aside for us beforehand) and the desserts offered by the venue were also a hit.
Is this something that you would be able to do?