What is a Cake Cutting and Why is it Important?

These days, brides and grooms have a lot of freedom when it comes to creating the perfect Big Day to mirror their style, their preferences and, ultimately, their love story itself. And yet, there are traditions most couples choose to never leave behind – and the Cake Cutting is one of them.

Becky & John

Why is this wedding moment so important and what does it symbolize? Why is it that it still deserves our attention? We have gathered some of the things every bride and groom-to-be should know – so read on and find out more.

  • Put simply, the Cake Cutting is a wedding reception highlight. It usually takes place towards the end of the wedding reception and it is generally accompanied by music.
  • The Cake Cutting tradition goes as far back as Ancient Rome when the groom broke bread over the bride’s head. This symbolized the end of her days as an unmarried girl and it was also supposed to bring the couple good luck in their marriage too. Later on, the bread was replaced with unsweetened cakes stacked on top of each other to create a very tall tower. The bride and groom had to kiss over the tower, which symbolized that their marriage would be blessed.
  • In modern times, the Cake Cutting has an even more romantic and candid meaning. The way in which the cake is cut (with his hand on top of hers) symbolizes the fact that the groom is ready to support the bride in their married life, while she is ready to take care of him and their family. Furthermore, the moment the bride and groom feed each other with cake is also a symbol of the commitment the two make to one another.

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