The cake cutting ceremony is easily one of the most popular traditions, and perhaps the most anticipated event at any wedding reception.
DJ Interaction for the Cake Cutting Ceremony: For most weddings, the Cake cutting is your moment to cut the cake and take pictures with your photographer. At Epic 1 DJ we let your guests know about your cake cutting and invite them to the cake location in your venue. We then play your requested cake cutting song as you cut your cake. Another fun option is to hand out sheets of music lyrics and have your guests serenade you with songs such as That’s Amore or Sweet Caroline.
This is also an opportune time to thank your guests for coming.
The tradition of cutting the cake. The groom will place his hand over the bride and in a way help her in slicing the first piece. The couple will have to cut through the bottom layer to symbolize the continuity of their relationship. The meaning of the groom having his hand over his bride means his support over his bride while the bride allowing the groom’s hand on top of her means her ability to take care of her new husband and her family.
Once the cake has been cut, the groom will feed his bride, and then the bride will go second. This ritual symbolizes their commitment to provide for each other, and contains the meaning of good luck and fortune. Some also believed that the bigger the piece of cake that is fed to each other, the bigger their family would become.
Some couples are also replacing the ritual of feeding each other with a piece of cake with just smashing each other with a piece of it. However, most are still not at ease with this ritual since both the bride and groom took the time to make themselves prepare for their big day and ruining their make up with icing is not a great way to end a beautiful wedding.
Top Requested Songs for the Cake Cutting:
Sugar by Maroon 5
Sugar Sugar by The Archies
That’s Amore by Dean Martin
How Sweet It Is by James Taylor
Cake By The Ocean by DNCE
Better Together by Jack Johnson
* Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard
* I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) by Four Tops
* Marry You by Bruno Mars
* You Are The Best Thing by Ray Lamontagne
* L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole
Cake Sizes for number of guests: The average cake has 3 tiers feeding 50-100 guests. For a larger guest count you will most likely need four tiers or more.
8 inches: Serves 12-16
9 inches: Serves 16-22
10 inches: Serves 23-34
12 inches: Serves 36-48
14 inches: Serves 47-66
Epic 1 DJ recommends the following vendors for your cake:
http://www.itsallaboutthecake.com/ It’s All About the Cake
http://www.sweetandsaucyshop.com/ Sweet And Saucy Shop
http://plumeriacakes.com/ Plumeria Cake Studio