Who doesn’t love cake (well, truth be told, not a sweets fan myself). And the cutting of the cake is one of the highlights at the wedding reception. Traditionally, after dinner, the bride holds the cake knife and the groom places his hand over the bride’s. Together, they slice a piece of cake and then feed a bit to each other, symbolizing how they will always provide for one another. The cutting of the cake also signifies when guests can begin to leave if they don’t want to enjoy the full party.
Options? Wedding cakes aren’t cheap (they take days of labour and many are architectural feats) and many couples are opting for something different, such as tiers of cupcakes, a dessert bar or even a croquenbouche the traditional French wedding cake.
If you are opting for a different dessert, it’s still nice to feed each other a morsel (please refrain from smashing it into your partner’s face as it’s just so…nasty). And don’t worry about getting a bit of icing on each other’s face – some believe that some wayward frosting signifies how sweet your lives together will be.