Post # 1
We are having A LOT of cake at our wedding. Our guest list took a nose dive, and between the wedding cake and the groom’s cake we are going to end up having about three times the amount of cake we “need”. I do not want to change our cake order, as it is one of the main parts of the reception I am looking forward to.
We have made the decision to give cake slices as our favors (our guests will appreciate it – we’re all cake fans) and save the money we would have spent on other favors.
We are getting bakery boxes for our guests to carry the cake home in, and my question is this:
If you gave or are giving cake as a favor, how did or how will you handle the box issue? Did you have them unassembled and flat somewhere for the guests to put together themselves, or did you have them pre-assembled? If they were pre-assembled, where did you put them?
Right now I am waffling between having them unassembled and underneath each place setting or assembling them and leaving them at each place setting with a note on each box explaining what they are, and explaining the tradition of sending a guest home with a slice of wedding cake.
What do you think would work best? And keep in mind there will be under 50 people at the reception, all immediate family (parents, siblings, grandparents) or friends (4 couples and one single), so it isn’t like there will be a room full of hundreds of confused people holding empty boxes 🙂
Thanks in advance for any input!!
Post # 3
once the cake is cut and passed around to each guest I would instruct the caterer to cut up the remainder and place it in the bakery boxes and stack them on a table near the exit. Have a sign on the table that asks guests to take a slice, or two, when they go.
Post # 4
@Meowkers: I agree. I would not want my guests to have to assemble the boxes themselves or even put the cake in it themselves. I think if they have to do it themselves they won’t even bother.
Post # 5
I agree with those above. I would have everything assembled and filled to consider it a favor.
Post # 6
@Meowkers: Exactly this is pretty normal here (Australia). The slices are already in boxes or bags for the guests to take as they leave. I agree you don’t want guests putting them in the boxes themselves, or assembling the boxes.
Post # 7
We’re doing this for any extra cupcakes. We’re putting preassembled boxes on the cake table with a note encouraging people to take one to go.
Post # 8
We did this. We had our cake maker bake a ‘kitchen cake’ and the venue sliced and popped it into little bags for our guests to eat on the busses we supplied to take them back into town. They all loved it!
Post # 9
I’m doing exactly what Meowkers suggested. I’ll give the caterers the boxes (with a fork attached to each one) and guests can grab them on their way out. The escort card table will be flipped and act as the favor table.