Cake cutting ceremony is one of the highlights of a wedding, and guests absolutely love to see it. If you want the ceremony to go off without a hitch, you need to get some planning done. Here are 7 cake cutting ceremony tips that might come in handy.
#1. Choose the location. As we've already said, guests typically love to see the wedding cake cutting ceremony, so you need to make sure that everyone will have a good view. The choice of the location will depend on the venue and sitting arrangement. Also, ask your MC to announce the cake cutting beforehand.
#2. Choose a keepsake knife and spatula. Of course, you can borrow them from your caterer instead of buying, but nice utensils that you used for the cake cutting ceremony will be a good reminder of your wedding day that you will use on your anniversaries. You can have your initials or the wedding date engraved on the knife and spatula to make them more special.
#3. Keep it short and simple. The ceremony usually takes place closer to the end of the reception, so you shouldn't make it excessively long and pompous. Discuss the ceremony with your future spouse prior to the wedding and decide what you are going to do. Some couples feed each other a bite of the cake, while others shove the cake in each others faces (although the latter option is generally considered a wedding etiquette failure).
#4. Don't forget about photos. Cake cutting is a must-have wedding photo, so let your photographer know that you expect them to capture the moment. We also recommend that you ask the guests not to take photos, because it will make the job of the professional photographer harder.
#5. Make sure the cake will be served. You won't have to cut the entire cake, all the bride and groom have to do during the ceremony is slice off a single piece. Typically the caterer takes care of cutting the remainder of the cake and serving it to the guests, but it won't hurt to make sure that everything is covered before the wedding. The first pieces of the wedding cake are traditionally served to the parents.
#6. Save a piece of cake for yourselves. It seems a no-brainer, but a lot of couples actually forget to take a piece of their own wedding cake. To make sure you will be able to enjoy the cake, you can ask your baker to make a smaller version just for the two of you that you won't have to share with anyone.
#7. Consider saving the top tier of the cake. Some couples freeze the top tier of their wedding cake and eat it on their first anniversary. Although this tradition is not very popular compared to some other wedding traditions, your should consider it.
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