Cutting The Cake At Your Reception

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Before you officially serve dessert during your wedding reception, it is customary for you and your partner to cut yourselves the first piece. While this tradition has seen some changes – for example, fewer couples engaged in pressing cake into each other’s faces – it is a popular moment in the celebration. It can look deceptively simple at someone else’s gathering, but when you work it into your own wedding, you should take care to think about how you should plan it out. With the right approach, this can be a fun, picture-worthy moment, and you can seamlessly move from it to the distribution of dessert for the rest of your guests!

The Cutting Of The Cake Is A Popular Reception Tradition

When you go to cut the cake at your wedding reception, you can create a fun moment for guests, and put yourself in place for some amazing photos from your wedding photographer. While relatively short and informal, this part of your event is one that many people can look forward to. Of course, it helps that guests know that after you cut your slice, you will start distributing desserts to everyone else!

Fitting The Cake Cutting Into Your Schedule Of Events

An event coordinator can help you keep track of the time, which can make it easier to know when to move forward with different reception traditions like the cake cutting, the bouquet toss, and other moments you want to include in your evening. Obviously, the cake cutting will occur after your dinner is served, and typically after guests have had some time to dance. You can make sure that everyone is ready to watch this event unfold by having your event coordinator make an announcement. You can also ask your DJ or band to say something to your guests.

Sharing Cake With Your Guests

Once you cut your slice of cake, you should start carving out slices for guests! One way to do this is to have someone responsible for cutting the cake take it from you after this moment passes. To save money and space on your dessert table, one thing to consider is purchasing a smaller tiered cake, and having sheet cakes out of sight that can be quickly cut and passed out after you and your partner have your slice.

Create A Beautiful Wedding Reception At Texas Old Town!

Texas Old Town provides stunning Texas Hill Country backdrops for guests who come to enjoy a premiere Austin wedding experience, but you should remember that we also offer accommodating indoor spaces for receptions, as well as generous amenities to make planning and celebrating easier! If you want to learn more about how a Texas Old Town can serve as a testament to the love you and your partner share, please fill out our online contact form or call our Kyle, TX venue today at 512.396.1800!