(Closed) Do we NEED a cake cutting set?

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would ask the hall/location.  Ours said that if we didn’t bring one, they had one for us to use.  It was just simple and silver, nothing fancy, but would have worked just fine.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

To put it simply: nope! We borrowed our parent’s set and we ended up forgetting it and just used a large knife the caterer had. We didn’t notice and neither did anyone else!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We didn’t have one, and we didn’t have a need to buy one, either. Our venue let us use some they had. I was about the use a butter knife, and could have cared less.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i would guess your venue will have a knife. after all, after you do the ceremonial cake cutting the venue takes the cake to the back to cut it up and distribute to guests….and it’s not like they are taking your nice cake cutting set with them. they use their own. i have to say, this is one item that is definitely on my “i’d rather put that money elsewhere” list.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

A regular knife works just fine and is used to cut any other type of cake. Your guests won’t notice at all or care what it is cut with. Never assume anything. If they have a full kitchen on site, there is no reason they won’t have a knife on hand, but you need to let them know this is your intention.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

At the restaurant where I work we have a nice silver set with hearts on the handle that people can use if they like. It’s engraved with the names and date of some couple from a few years ago who never cared/forgot to bring it home!

I think we’re just going to borrow from his parents or mine.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Your caterer can rent the set through your rental company.  You don’t need to buy one!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Nope. It is another must-have item concocted by the wedding industry.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@camrie: A woman I worked with said that she didn’t have one for her wedding, and wished she had, that there were so many times later she would have  used it that she went out and bought one years later.

So of course, my impressionable, pre-wedding mind, decided that I NEEDED one.  My sister got me the set for my shower.  It’s pearl filled handles.   Pretty, just fancy enough.  I have no idea if I’ll ever use it.. but I will try to remember, each time there is a cake in my house (or pie, or brownies, or flan) to bring those bad boys out!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we used the ones provided by our venue.  We just know we’ll never use it again.  So we didnt get one.  One year late, still dont regret it =o)  so  o you dont NEED it.  Its a matter of want =o)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You don’t NEED a set, but there are a lot of “wedding-related” things that you don’t need.  We bought a pretty set for the wedding, and we’ll be using it often (during holidays, birthdays, other celebrations), so it was worth it to us.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

i don’t think a server and knife set are remotely applicable to your wedding… seriously, not unless you are counting on a detail shot of the server/knife/cake shot.

if you would like one but aren’t keen on purchasing one, check into your family heirlooms or with grandparents/relatives. i think cake servers and knives used to be more common in “the olden days” and you might even have one in your family already

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We totally forgot to buy one … and forgot to borrow one, so ended up cutting the cake with a butter knife that I grabbed off of our table (LOL) no one noticed!

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