Should probably explain that. We WILL have cupcakes and/or macarons as well for everyone. But we are considering just a very small cake for the cutting, is that okay or should I definitely plan on getting a cake that serves all guests?
That's what we are doing. Found it fit our budget better to have a small cutting cake and cupcakes for the guests. Also we factored in that many people on both sides of the family are not big cake eaters so we wanted to make sure everyone had something they liked.
I've been to weddings like this. It isn't rude, exactly, but I really hate it. As a guest I feel like the couple gets a cake because they want to cut it, but they cheap out on crappy cupcakes for guests.
I've never had a good cupcake at a wedding so to me it just screams "we're cheap!" --- but I know that's not usually the reason people do it. If that makes sense.
We are getting a smaller decorative cake for cutting that will only serve around 50 people, but getting a bunch of 8 inch round cakes to serve the rest of the guests. it's less expensive than doing a big cake that will serve 150 people, but everyone still gets cake!
We are gonna be doing a cake cutting with a smaller cake and have a sheet cake back-up. The guests won't know because after the cake cutting, they'll take it into the kitchen to plate the slices then hand them out.
You're fine as long as there are cupcakes for everyone. I know macarons are trendy but I personally strongly dislike them and I think that if that was the only dessert choice for guests it would come of as cheap.
Celia Milton ·
Personally, I hate it too. The concept of a cake is that everyone shares dessert with the couple. I'm also over cupcakes. It was cutting edge like six years ago...
As long as there is enough desserts/cupcakes for everyone, I am sure you are fine!
Rachel DellaPorte ·
I prefer the pretty wedding cakes that are shared with everyone, but I'm not willing to take a stand for wedding cake only. As long as the food, drink, and entertainment were good, everything else is a plus.
We will be doing a small cake for just the two of us. One reason is the price of wedding cakes is absurd and we will also be having an Italian Dessert station for our guests as well as a chocolate and wine pairing station.
I'm always pro any kind of cake as long as it's good. I had a friend make the cupcakes for her wedding, she had to do it days ahead of time and by the time we ate them they were super dry and bland. So definitely still have a pro doing the work!
I would say if you do it like this then make sure it's a small cake for just the two of you and then cupcakes for the rest. The last wedding I went to they had a smaller cake that was very beautiful and elaborate for cutting with filling and fruit and top, and then cupcakes for the guests. However, they cut the rest of the smaller cake too so some guests got huge pieces of this really nice cake with filling and fruit, and the rest got just really small plain cupcakes.
ETA: also, I wouldn't really side eye someone for having cupcakes for everyone else, but it is pretty disappointing compared to cake.
@Leah Cupcakes in general are never as good as cake. I've had good cupcakes before but I would take cake 10/10 times lol. If you're not going to serve cake at a wedding then just do something more interesting like fudge or creme brulee....yuuuum. Like Celia said, the point is to share dessert with the couple. If the couple wants their pretty princess cake cutting shot but won't share that with guests because the cost---well it's just plain weird. But---not like I realllllly care, this is just what I think silently at every wedding that has cupcakes, I'm just telling OP because she asked
Jay Farrell ·
The problem with cupcakes is they're messy, cake is a knife and fork food, people have nice clothes and aren't as appreciative of anything potentially messy.