Hey all! Just wanted some opinions on this. Our DJ has on his questionnaire that he prefers to do the cake cutting right after the introductions, which is just my FH and I as we don’t have a wedding party. He says it’s a good time because you have everyone’s attention. Thoughts on doing it then instead of later on?
We did ours before and the first dance before. The mother of the groom and father of the bride dance we saved until after dinner then opened the dancing to everyone. We did this so that the staff would have time to cut the cake into pieces so guests could just grab a piece right after dinner. Our dance floor was pretty small and we didn't want a ton of photos of people not looking at us and eating during our first dance (kinda lame I know but it really did make a difference in the photos). Just a heads up if you do decide to cut the cake before just make sure you have a wet rag. I ended up with cake all over my fingers and I didn't have it all the way off by the time we were dancing so my husband and I were joking about my sticky fingers the entire dance.
I’m assuming they mean for us to cut the cake but that they won’t serve it until after dinner. The only reason I may do this is because our intro song is long and I really want the whole song played. Cutting the cake would take up most of the song.
We did it after toasts. It’s weird to me to cut cake before dinner. It’s like look guys, we got cake!!! But none for you for another hour! I also don’t like the first dance after the grand entrance. I was so hungry I just wanted dinner as soon as possible. We did dinner, toasts, cake cutting, break to allow guests to get dessert, special dances
I think cake cutting is often something that is very missed by guests because as soon as dinner is over people are walking all around especially if it's nice weather and areas outside for people to hang out. I always say I almost miss or have missed the cake cutting and it's one of my favorite things at weddings! So maybe this is why the DJ suggests that BUT ultimately it's your choice. You could do it right at the end of dinner when people are still seated. I personally am going the ensure our DJ extra announces our cake cutting. Maybe even give it a time stamp so people don't miss it.
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