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Wedding Cake - Need to Have or Nice to Have?

Lynnie, on August 20, 2019 at 12:06 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 1 135
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Move over wedding cake! There are a ton of new sweet options in town! Are you totally on board with the new trend of ditching the cake tradition in favor of other delicious desserts? Or would it not really feel like a wedding to you without the cake?

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Nice to have. There's so many other cheaper and nice alternative to cake now
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn Online ·
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    It was a need for us

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  • Michaela
    Super May 2020
    Michaela ·
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    Nice to have for most, need to have for me! I just love chocolate cake Smiley laugh

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Need to have- other desserts are fine too such as cupcakes but make sure there is more than just cookies. Went a wedding recently, they didn't cut the cake at all. But during the reception like a few people at each table got a slice of cake but not everybody did. Super disappointing, because it looked really good. I didn't get a slice..

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  • Elizabeth
    Expert September 2019
    Elizabeth ·
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    Nice to have-- we're going rogue. It's either cheesecake or the baked Alaska included with our dinner package. I was for having cheesecake, too, and I'm leaning towards not now, however, the cheesecake may appear and a different wedding week event!

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    Need to have. I would be so disappointed if I went to a wedding without wedding cake. It's one of my favorite parts.

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  • Stephanie
    Super August 2019
    Stephanie ·
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    Nice to have. We said no to the cake for a dessert bar instead. Neither of us are huge cake people, and think that as long as we put some mini cupcakes on the table then we are good!
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  • Justine
    Dedicated August 2019
    Justine ·
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    I think it is need to have. But I guess not everyone cares for cake
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  • Colleen
    Master September 2019
    Colleen ·
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    Nice to have
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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
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    Absolute must. I picked my cake before I even picked my photographer. No one in either of our families has ever had a nice cake. I wanted my dream cake.
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  • Samantha
    Rockstar October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    Need to have. I’m looking forward to cutting (and of course, eating!) the cake. It’s always a sweet part of the ceremony and I don’t want to miss it.
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  • Lauren
    Rockstar February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    Need to have for us! Cake is one of my favorite parts of weddings!
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  • Haley
    Beginner October 2019
    Haley ·
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    Need to have. Or an alternative to cake (doughnuts, cookies, pies). Everyone loves desert
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  • Lauren
    VIP September 2019
    Lauren ·
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    Need to have! Cutting the cake is tradition and in FH's culture the cake is a focal point and an art piece! Our cake will be 6 tiers and almost 4 feet tall.

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  • Tracy
    Dedicated August 2020
    Tracy ·
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    Nice to have. We don't like cake, so probably won't even have a little one. Instead we'll pick desserts we like!

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  • Future Mrs. Danger
    Expert November 2019
    Future Mrs. Danger ·
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    That's a need to have for me. You can always go a smaller size, but a cake is a must.

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  • Jess
    Expert October 2019
    Jess ·
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    Nice to have. we’re doing a cake but having other homeade dessert options as well!
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  • Ashley
    Devoted August 2020
    Ashley ·
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    This is a need to have for me! I love my sweets! We plan on having cupcakes, as well as a small cake for cutting.

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  • EmAbrams
    Devoted August 2019
    EmAbrams ·
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    Neither, I hate cake......lol. We are having mini cheesecakes so I guess nice to have

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Master December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    For me, a traditional wedding cake was a must! I'm a sucker for those three-tier cakes

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