Post # 1
I have a question about serving my wedding cake. We plan to serve our wedding cake as dessert instead of offering a separate dessert and cake later on. My question is, when should I serve the cake? I don’t want to wait too long after dinner to do the cake cutting because I don’t want guests wondering if they’re going to get dessert or not. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Post # 3
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
- 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been to a reception where there was dessert after the meal and cake “later on” but I do know it’s traditional (altho outdated IMO) to cut the cake towards the end of the night.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
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
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…