Tips for your moment before the cake when everyone is watching and the cameras are clicking:
Be sure the DJ or MC, photographer, and videographer know when the cake cutting is to begin and have it announced or make known by playing the first dance song. After the first toast (typically done by the best man), it’s time.
If possible, use a special silver cake knife for the occasion. Danforth Pewter and The Kitchen Store at J.K. Adams have wonderful selections.
The groom’s right hand holds the bride’s right hand as they slice through the bottom layer.
From the first cut piece, the groom feeds the bride and then bride will feed the groom.
The groom is expected to offer slices to the bride’s parents and groom’s parents will receive their slices from their new daughter-in-law.
Don’t: To smush or not to smush the cake in the face of your spouse should be discussed well before the fondant is in close proximately to your face! How do you want the official first act as a married couple to be: classy and dignified or messy and unsightly?
After spending time, energy, and money with professional make up and hair styling, the last thing a bride wants is to disturb is her flawless face and every-strand-in-place up-do. A graceful, gentle cake bite offering is a refined choice. This moment will be captured on film and memory cards and stay in the minds of guests for years––make it a proud one.Photo [above] by The Portrait Gallery