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Ask Kate: When should we cut our cake?

August 6, 2013

Kate Thompson has been offering heart-felt advice and sparklingly different wedding inspiration for ten years. She is married with two children, and often features in the national press. With her warm and caring nature and off-beat sense of humour, she'll answer every question with knowledgable insight and understanding to help and inspire or simply restore your peace of mind.


It sounds like a simple question but we’re not sure exactly when we should cut our cake, can you help?


You can really cut your wedding cake whenever you choose. Traditionally, the bride and groom will cut it just before or after the speeches.

However, if you’re inviting extra guests to an evening party, you might decide to cut the cake later on so that they can all see.

Alternatively, many couples are choosing to have their cake for pudding. In this case, you will need to cut your cake before you sit down to dinner to give your venue or caterers time to divide it in to portions.

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