(Closed) Is this too kooky of an idea?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Cake before dinner?
    Naughty girl, didn't your mother teach you to eat your veggies if you want dessert? : (23 votes)
    50 %
    I'm afraid people would miss the cutting of the cake : (5 votes)
    11 %
    No one eats wedding cake anyway : (1 votes)
    2 %
    I love it! Who wouldn't rather start with dessert? : (13 votes)
    28 %
    Other, your options are too weird and specific. : (4 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Well its not something I’ve seen before but if that’s how you wanna do it- go for it!  I just wonder if your guests will eat that and not be too into the entree?   But I like the idea of doing everything early and having an afterparty, that’ll be a fun continuation to the day!

    Post # 4
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m not sure why you want to do cake first I guess? I wonder if people’s appetites would get ruined.

    Personally I like dessert AFTER dinner.

    It’s not like you’re not having dinner…maybe ppl would get concerned you’re not serving food!

    Post # 5
    2398 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Hmmm…. Maybe instead of doing the cake at the beginning you could do it in the middle of dinner, right after people finish toasting the happy couple?  You keep the drama of the moment and gain the extra time, but don’t have to worry about grabbing your guests’ attention or delaying the food.

    Post # 6
    2000 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Personally, I’m not doing it. Just because I’ve always seen cake served after dinner & that’s the way my Wedding Planner has it worked out for me. Also, I only crave sweets after a meal! BUT it could be something new you bring to the table…if it’s what you want, DO IT! I’d definitely ask your friends advice, too, about doing this and see what they think about it…since they’ll be the ones there! 🙂

    Post # 7
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We are CUTTING our cake first, but thats so it can go in back to get plated while we eat our dindin and get served in a timely manner

    Post # 9
    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I know a lot of people CUT the cake first so that it will be served right after dinner, but I have never eaten cake first.

    Just because it’s not been done doesn’t mean it can’t be done.  The schedule is whatever you want it to be.  If you want your cake first, eat your cake first!

    Post # 10
    1037 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

    Hmmm its definitely different! I personally love dessert, but I am not sure that I’d want it before my dinner! I tend to inhale dessert, and knowing me, I’d ruin my dinner because I’d hork down the entire piece of cake….and part of Mr. Buttons’ 😉

    Post # 11
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    Personally, I’m a HUGE dessert fan, but I’d totally ruin my dinner if I had dessert first. I like the idea of cutting it first and then serving it after!

    Post # 12
    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Nah, I say start with the dinner as well, I think you could def cut it first

    Post # 13
    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re doing our cake first too. Our ceremony will be late – ending about 5:30pm – so people will be hungry and the sparkling wine, with which they’ll be welcomed might knock them out without anything eaten before… dinner will start 8 pm (reception starts at about 6:30-7).

    Post # 14
    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think the cake should be the grand finale, after the meal and dances

    Post # 15
    372 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    You can still cut the cake at the beginning of the reception without serving it then. Isn’t that how it’s done sometimes? The couple cuts the cake, then dinner is served… while everyone is eating, someone in the back is cutting the cake for after dinner?

    Post # 16
    1982 posts
    Buzzing bee

    agree with teaadntoast and all the others who suggested that it be cut before dinner, but served after. I think that’s a great idea!

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