(Closed) Serving The Cake

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We are cutting the cake right after dinner! Gotta get that show on the road and goodness knows, no piece of cake is going to hold us back! 🙂

Post # 4
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I’ve never been to a reception where there was dessert after the meal and cake “later on” but I do know it’s traditional (altho outdated IMO) to cut the cake towards the end of the night.


We did it right after Darling Husband and I finished our meals.  Guests were still eating but that way they could finish their meals while the reception vendor cut and plated pieces to be served.  After that we had our first dances and so goes the night!

Post # 5
526 posts
Busy bee

 We cut the cake right before we sat down to dinner, but they put it out at the end of the night in cute wrappings with forks for people to take home with them, it was a HUGE hit for people who left before the late night snack AND those who left after!

Post # 6
1285 posts
Bumble bee

Ask your venue what they suggest. Sometimes they like to start cutting the cake immediately after serving the last tray of dinner (if it’s a sit down)  and getting it ready for the servers to bring out and serve.  Most bride and grooms cut the cake after they are called into the reception, before toasts and dinner.   The attention is still on you.  I’d go for that option.  

Downside with cutting it after dinner – guests get up from their dinner to come take pictures – the get back to their table and the servers take their plates…when they weren’t even done eating..makes for some unhappy guests…


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