Cutting the Wedding Cake

It is a tradition for the bride and groom to cut the wedding cake at the wedding reception before it is served to the wedding guests.

Both the bride and groom cut the cake together.  The bride should place her right hand on the handle of the cake knife and the groom should place his right hand on top of the bride’s hand.   Cut a small piece of cake, preferably from the bottom tier of the cake, by making two cuts.  Remove this small piece from the cake and place it on a plate.

As a traditional symbol of their commitment and support for one another, the bride and groom politely feed each other a small, bite size piece of cake.  Do not smash the cake into the other person’s face. It is disrespectful and goes against the reason for the symbolic gesture.

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