Cake Decisions: Shape, Size, and When to Cut.

The cutting of the cake at your reception is one of the most memorable aspects of your wedding day. The ceremony was flawless. The sound technician played the songs at the correct times. Speakers and singers knew when to walk up to the podium. Now, it’s time to cut loose. However, there are still some aspects to the cake cutting that you will want to keep in mind as you go into the reception.

Before we get to the actual cutting of the cake, let’s talk about the cake itself. It is quite common to have only one cake. Even so, some couples choose to have two different cakes because they both may want different flavors and designs. You could also have one large, layered cake that incorporates both flavors to save space. If these choices don’t interest you, try providing cupcakes. You could still have one small cake so that you have something to cut.

Once you have decided on what route you will take with the cake, you should know what will occur during the actual cutting of the cake. In many cases, the couple cuts the cake after dinner, right before the dancing festivities begin. However, you may choose to cut the cake at the very end of the reception. Cutting the cake sooner allows the photographer to capture the bride and groom with more energy as compared to waiting until later. The choice is completely up to you. Whatever you think will allow the reception to flow and breathe would be the wisest route to choose.

Knowing specifically what you want to do for the cake-cutting portion of the ceremony will greatly reduce the stress factor of planning your wedding. This will allow you to focus your energy on enjoying all the aspects of your special day. Just remember that there are choices for you to pick from when it comes to the flow and etiquette of your cake cutting.

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