Post # 1
I want to use as many items from my parents and my Future In-Laws weddings as possible. Since they have both been married for over 35 years there isn’t much to choose from but the one thing I found was my parents cake knife.
I guess in the 70’s they didn’t always use cake knives and servers. Do we have to have a server or can we just use the knife? Our caterer will be plating the cake in the back room so does it matter?
Post # 3
You just need the knife. That’s the only thing that shows up in pictures anyway, I think!
Post # 4
We didn’t have a special set. We used a knife from the location on our cake.
Post # 5
We just bought a knife and a pair of matching small forks from Cost Plus, we never even thought to use a server!
Post # 6
I think that sounds like an awesome thing to incorporate!!! the pictures usually only show the knife anyways like @jenbrand said 🙂
cool idea! can you show us a pic?
Post # 7
I didn’t plan on buying a cake cutting set either. I was just gonna get a knife from the kitchen at our venue. Maybe put a ribbon on it. Future Mother-In-Law has her knife/cake server from her wedding. It is engraved with her and FFIL’s names and wedding date. Future Sister-In-Law used it at her wedding last year and it is engraved with their info now as well. So Future Mother-In-Law asked if we’d like to use it at our wedding and add our engraving too. So now it’s like the family cake knife. Cute, sentimental and I don’t have to buy a knife I am gonna use for like 5 mins!
Post # 8
we just used what the caterer provided. nothing special. a knife alone will be just fine.
Post # 9
We went with one from Ikea (the ENVIS). It was very economical and allowed us to put more money towards things that we felt were more important:
Post # 10
You can probably just use a knife. Sometimes people just use a server (cake cuts easily!)
Post # 11
I think you might be fine with just the knife or borrow one from the caterers. We actually didn’t have a special set of cake knife/server, they just provided us with something at the reception site.
Post # 12
Yes, you can just use the knife. I think it usually comes in a set so you can use it for fancy dinner parties or something later.