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Wedding Cake Traditions

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

The wedding cake was originally made of many little wheat cakes. These were broken over the head of the new bride. This tradition was meant to bestow fertility and good luck to the new bride for her married life. Fortunately for the bride, this tradition is no longer practiced.

The cutting of the cake was once cut only by the bride and was symbolic of her upcoming loss of virginity. In modern times this tradition of cutting the cake includes the groom as well. Cutting the cake and sharing the first bite with each other symbolizes the couple’s promise to share their new life together.

The top tier of the wedding cake was traditionally kept and used at the christening of the couple’s first child. But today, this tradition has been modified and the top tier is saved to be used at the couple’s first anniversary.

Another cake tradition is if an unmarried person sleeps with a piece of a wedding cake under their pillow, they will dream of their future spouse that night. This is one custom that is sure to excite the single guests at your wedding!

Wedding Cake Etiquette

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Here is cake etiquette tips for you to know:

– The cake is displayed on a beautifully decorated table, which goes in front of the main table without blocking the guests’ view of the bride and groom. A decorated knife is usually placed at the table.

– The cake is cut after the reception lunch or dinner has been served.

– The cutting of the cake is announced prior to the cutting.

– The right hand of the groom goes over the right hand of the bride, while they cut the wedding cake together. The first slice is fed by the groom to his bride, after which the bride serves her new husband.

– The cake is then taken away by a family member, friend or the catering staff to be cut. The cutting is not done in front of the guests.

– The cake is then served with coffee or tea. Know that once the cake is served and eaten, your guests will start to leave