3 Popular Wedding Cake Traditions
Just like most parts of a wedding there are traditional ways to adhere to the etiquette or there is a choice to stray away from what’s been done before. Wedding cakes have been a part of the ceremony for decades now, but as the years go on their decor becomes more and more elaborate. It’s surely going to be a substantial part of your budget so it’s important to keep in mind what kind of emphasis you want to have on the cake on your special day. If you’re planning to invest in a beautiful wedding day dessert, here are the most popular traditions to keep in mind.
Save It For Your Anniversary
The top tier of a wedding cake is most often never cut at the wedding. Instead the bride and groom take the top tier home and freeze it. The idea is that on your one year anniversary you should defrost the remainder of the cake and eat it as a celebration for your commitment to each other! Tip: don’t freeze any of the extra trimmings with your cake as they might catch freezer burn and will just take up extra space.
The Cake Cutting Ceremony
A number one tradition in the realm of wedding cakes, is the ceremony that comes after dinner when it’s time to cut it. In a traditional ceremony the couple uses one knife together to take the first slice of cake. They then proceed to feed each other bites of cake to signify their commitment to each other. As a more contemporary tradition couples decide to surprise each other with an attack of cake to the face. The smashing cake tradition surely brings a few laughs from the guests but isn’t for every bride and groom.
Classic wedding cakes feature figurines of the bride and groom atop the final tier. Today we still see the traditional toppers but there are certainly a lot more options to either tie in the theme of the wedding in some way, or to play up a comedic factor.
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