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Just Said Yes July 2020

Cake cutting fee

Michelle, on March 11, 2019 at 5:26 PM Posted in California Planning 0 6
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What’s the average cake cutting for venues in California? I received a quote for 5 dollars a person and no cake included. So for a guest list for 125 that’s $625 in cutting fees? Is that even average?


  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Hi Michelle!! Welcome to WeddingWire!! Smiley ring That sounds like a pretty steep price for cake cutting. It looks like the national average is about $2 for cake cutting fees, but it can range up to $5. Have you asked your venue if there is any way to get rid of that or lessen the cost? Maybe if you get a cake through a preferred vendor or something like that?

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    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Michelle ·
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    Hi Maggie.. thank you for writing to me Smiley smile I have asked if I can be lowered! We will see what happens!
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  • Adrianna
    Devoted June 2020
    Adrianna ·
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    That's an outrageous price for a cake cutting fee! Most venues, that I toured at least, did not have a cake cutting fee. The venue we booked certainly doesn't.

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  • Kellie Martinez
    Super October 2019
    Kellie Martinez ·
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    That is insane. none of the venues around me (central valley) have a cake cutting fee

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  • Realynn
    Expert September 2019
    Realynn ·
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    A cake cutting fee is usually included if you get a cake from outside the venue’s catering (or sometimes from outside their preferred vendor’s list). Maybe you can also go beyond and the discount ask them if there is any way to get this fee waived, especially if you’re ordering through them
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    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Catalina ·
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    I think the cake cutting fee is so ridiculous! Instead we ordered a small cake for tradition and hired a desert caterer to serve ice cream sandwiches with the extra money we saved from the cake cutting fee if we were to order a huge cake!
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