Cake cutting is one of the multiple traditions the bride and groom will undertake at the wedding reception. Just like the first dance and first kiss that everyone looks forward to, cutting your came is also one of the big traditions on your wedding day.
Some bride and groom do not know the traditions and etiquette surrounding cutting of cake. Below are guidelines to give you knowledge of how your cake cutting event should be like.
1. The Traditions of The Cake Cutting
There was an ancient rule, dated back to the Ancient Romans that baking of bread was being used as a ritual union. The bread was baked and broken over the bride’s head to symbolize a break from life as a single woman.
Scotland is an example of a country that still practice this tradition.
2. Where The Wedding Should Be Placed
Your wedding cake should be placed where of would be visible during speeches and hosts. It should be placed where the guests can see of properly when you’re cutting the cake and where the photographer can take lovely shots.
3. When To Cut The Wedding Cake
The wedding cake should be cut immediately after the main meal. However, the bride and groom may cut the cake at the beginning of the evening reception, since desserts are usually served after the breakfast menu.
Decide when you’ll be cutting the cake and your vendors such as the photographer and caterer should also have an idea.
4. Announce The Time of Cutting The Cake At Your Wedding Reception
Announcing when you’re about to but the cake will ensure that your wedding guests are present to witness one of the special moments on your wedding day.
The best man should be in the best position to make the announcement since the cutting of cake actually comes after the speeches and the best man’s speech should be the last.
5. Make An Event To Liven The Cake Cutting
Liven the moment by having a nice music played.
6. What To Be Used To Cut The Cake
Of course it has to be a knife, but an ordinary knife? Definitely no! You could have a special written words engraved on the blade.
7. Cutting The Wedding Cake By The Bride and Groom
The cutting of the cake should be something the bride and groom do together since it is the first task you’ll both do together.
The bride would and the groom, placing his right hand over hers. The bride and groom should stand in a way that the photographer can take good shots of them.
8. Serving of The Wedding Cake
Share a loving moment with your Parents by serving then the cakes first. The photographer could capture such loving moment that will add to your wedding memory.
After this, the catering staff could take it over to the kitchen and slice it for the wedding guests to have a bite of the nice treat.
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