Kelly
Legend October 2022

Necessary or Not: Wedding Cake?

Kelly, on February 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Wedding Reception 131

Is it a wedding without a wedding cake? The cake cutting and cake face smash are classic wedding traditions, but many couples have been switching it up recently with different delicious desserts! What do you think? Is wedding cake a necessity or not? Photo from Sweetcakes by Bernadette Martin in CA...

Is it a wedding without a wedding cake? The cake cutting and cake face smash are classic wedding traditions, but many couples have been switching it up recently with different delicious desserts!

What do you think? Is wedding cake a necessity or not?


cfb_1140857.jpg

Photo from Sweetcakes by Bernadette Martin in CA


Next Question: Necessary or Not: Grand Exit?

Back to the Beginning: Necessary or Not?


131 Comments

  • Jazmin
    Super April 2019
    Jazmin
    • Flag

    It depends on the couple. I could really go without it, but my husband liked the idea so we are having it.

    • Reply
  • Samantha
    Just Said Yes June 2019
    Samantha
    • Flag
    Were having a small cutting cake just for the cutting since neither of us really like cake
    • Reply
  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
    Victorian Bride
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    Yes, who would have thought a baker would be the cake police! 馃槀 Thanks, Kelly!馃挅
    • Reply
  • Laura
    Master October 2019
    Laura
    • Flag

    Not for everyone. I don't think you have to have a 10 tier cake. We plan to have a smaller tiered cake to cut, and then probably individual apple pies

    • Reply
  • Julie
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Julie
    • Flag

    I believe it is important because on your one year anniversary you have to get the top layer out of the freezer and eat it! lol

    • Reply
  • Steffney
    Beginner September 2019
    Steffney
    • Flag
    Definatly necessary but without the face smash. I will be so angry if I get cake and icing all over my dress.
    • Reply
  • C
    Beginner October 2019
    Clara
    • Flag
    Totally necessary! I think a good idea is a smaller cake and then incorporating other baked goods for those who don鈥檛 like cake
    • Reply
  • Chrystal
    Super May 2019
    Chrystal
    • Flag
    I almost didn鈥檛 do a cake just because I was having a hard time finding a bakery in Paris to make it in advance. But I ended up finding one that speaks English and has great reviews so we will have cake and I鈥檓 excited about it!
    • Reply
  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra
    • Flag
    Necessary! I鈥檇 be a little disappointed to go to a wedding without cake.
    • Reply
  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment

    That sounds awesome!! I always hate to see cake go to waste!

    • Reply
  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment

    Lol, so true!! That sounds great, I know a lot of couples are going this route nowadays!

    • Reply
  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment

    That's awesome! Are you going to serve other dessert options?

    • Reply
  • Kadesha
    Beginner July 2019
    Kadesha
    • Flag

    Necessary for us.

    We will be having a small, personal cake for us to cut and fed each other (no cake face smashing, as I will have spent way too much money on my makeup to be messed up midway through the wedding).

    The rest of the cake will be made of cupcakes for the guests, to waste a minimal amount of food and money. Also, considering other desserts, such as cookies, ice cream (I'm obsessed and am even considering an ice cream cake for our personal one), chocolates, etc.

    • Reply
  • Samantha
    Just Said Yes June 2019
    Samantha
    • Flag
    Yes we will have cookie bags with three different cookies in each. Sugar, short bread, and chocolate chip
    • Reply
  • HayMrsO
    Master October 2018
    HayMrsO
    • Flag

    For us it was a necessity. In fact, it was one of the few things that my husband insisted on and wanted to help pick out. He loves him some cake!

    • Reply
  • C
    Beginner September 2019
    Candace
    • Flag
    Not necessary. There are so many cute things you can do instead. That said, I really want one.
    • Reply
  • LaLa
    Devoted October 2019
    LaLa
    • Flag

    Necessary. I don't think you need cake only, but a dessert of some sort. I'm a sweets girl, and I need my dessert! lol

    • Reply
  • Kristine
    Beginner May 2019
    Kristine
    • Flag
    Yes but we are doing cupcakes instead. Also comes with our venue and paid for it in the price whether we want one or not.
    • Reply
  • A
    Dedicated November 2021
    Amber
    • Flag
    I'm thinking a cutting cake and other desserts
    • Reply
  • Katelyn
    Expert October 2020
    Katelyn
    • Flag
    I think it鈥檚 definitely needed, but I鈥檓 not going to go to a bakery and tell them the cake is for my wedding. I鈥檓 going to tell them it鈥檚 for a birthday or something so that I get a cheaper price! Sorry, but I鈥檓 not paying for something I鈥檓 only going to eat once!
    • Reply

You voted for . Add a comment 👇

×
WeddingWire celebrates love ...and so does everyone on our site! Learn more

Groups

WeddingWire article topics