(Closed) When are you cutting your cake?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

We cut our cakes after dinner was served. Our timeline was something like:

grand entrance, toast, dinner, cake cutting, father/daughter/mother/son dance, dancing, tosses, dancing

Hope that helps!

Post # 4
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

We cut our cake later in the reception (around 9pm, reception ended at 10pm) because we served dessert as part of our plated dinner, so we figured we didn’t want to do cake right after just doing dessert.

Post # 5
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

It really is up to you, I have read of brides that cut the cake at all sorts of times during the reception. However, the best advice I read was of a few brides who really wanted to focus on the dance part of the reception, they all cut the cake right after dinner, that way the rest of the night was nothing but dancing and there would be no interuptions of their dance parties 🙂

Post # 6
2889 posts
Sugar bee

we are planning to cut the cake later in the evening, around 10pm with the reception ending at 11:30. Every wedding Iäve been to does the cake cut right after dinner and I never even eat the cake because I’m already up and socializing/dancing so I think this way people will actually enjoy the cake later in the evening.

Post # 7
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I just wrote out our outline for the reception.. which starts at 7pm and ends at 12 midnight.  Our plan is to serve the cake afte dinner, toasts, etc… I stated that no matter what I requested that the cake be served at 10:30, bc most of your older guests will leave at the cake cutting.

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