Kelly
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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?


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Photo from Sweetcakes by Bernadette Martin in CA


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131 Comments

  • Katie
    Savvy August 2019
    Katie ·
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    Necessary, for my wedding Smiley smile
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  • Monica
    Savvy March 2019
    Monica ·
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    Cake was a necessity for me because most of my wedding is nontraditional - this is one of the few things I’m sticking to! We’re having a small wedding, though, and I anticipate there will be a lot of leftover cake, so I’m doing separate tiers (purchased a cool cake stand) and pretending the leftovers count as a wedding favor 😂🤷🏻‍♀️
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  • Katelyn
    Dedicated April 2019
    Katelyn ·
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    Not a necessity, at least for us. Neither of us like cake, so we are doing pie!
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  • Lizzy
    Super October 2019
    Lizzy ·
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    I think it's nice but not necessary. We have not decided between a wedding cake and cupcakes
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  • S
    Savvy March 2020
    Shannon ·
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    We are currently debating on a wedding cake. I think it's more for show than it is for dessert/taste. Most guests at parties don't eat the cake anyway, so we are afraid that it will just go to waste. I am also budget conscious with our wedding so having a small cake for display and large sheet cakes from a Costco/BJ's in the back that will be cut up for everyone works for me! We are also thinking about doing cupcakes or other desserts to add variety.

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  • Ana
    Devoted September 2019
    Ana ·
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    It’s totalky a personal choice. One of my friends had doughnuts they were great 👍 we having a small cake for show( a bjs small cake with topper) but we love sweets so much we are doing a dessert table.
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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    I love it, Chris!! It's always nice to have some sweets to end the night!

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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    Yes, cupcakes for the win!! How many different flavors are you going to have?

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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    Good point! This seems to be the popular route for dessert these days!

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  • Katie
    VIP November 2019
    Katie ·
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    Not. We are having a cupcake cake
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  • Alexandra
    Savvy September 2019
    Alexandra ·
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    I'll have a cutting cake, but its not necessary, just our choice. I also love having a desert bar, and we'll have many other deserts for guests to choose from so they can get what they want.


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  • Candi
    Super October 2023
    Candi ·
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    We are doing a mix of brownies, bars, pastries and cupcakes during the tea party and a small nearly naked cake at the end. Don't worry not all food served will cause diabetes. Tea sandwiches wit tea as well and a buffet in the evening.

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  • Nique
    Devoted July 2019
    Nique ·
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    Necessity for me and my fiance because we love cake .however not evrey couple dose
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  • Fmv
    Super October 2020
    Fmv ·
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    Ehh.my fh does not like cake. We are actually going to get a nothing bundt cake for ourselves and apple cider donuts for guests
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  • Kayla
    Dedicated October 2020
    Kayla ·
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    We want to do a small cake to ceremoniously cut and then do cupcakes and truffles for the guests. Imho cupcakes are far superior for full cakes
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  • eyelette
    Devoted August 2019
    eyelette ·
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    YES wedding cake is called for and we are having cupcakes that way cake is not going to waste

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  • Gabriela
    Dedicated October 2019
    Gabriela ·
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    Personally, I don’t think it’s necessary, even if it’s a small cake and you have some type of dessert table or fruit bar.
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  • Gabriela
    Dedicated October 2019
    Gabriela ·
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    Personally, I do** think it’s necessary, even if it’s a small cake and you have some type of dessert table or fruit bar.
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  • Trisha
    Just Said Yes April 2019
    Trisha ·
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    We need 120 cupcakes and can have a newmflavor ler ever doven, so were thinking 5 or 6 flavors
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  • Lianna
    Dedicated May 2019
    Lianna ·
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    Neither of us are huge cake fans so we decided that we were going to get donuts instead from our favorite shop (it is the best in the central valley, really) and our guests are excited for it.
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