Thewedding cake is one of the most important parts of a wedding. Whether you’ve decided to go with an actual cake, multiple cakes, or a pyramid of cupcakes, you’ll want to make sure the dessert of your choice stands out. After all, the tradition of couples cutting the wedding cake together symbolizes the first task performed together after the “I dos.” Here, eight ways to make sure your guests know just how sweet love can truly be:
It’s easy to pick a white cloth and toss some flower petals on the table for a simple, classic look, but why not make your wedding cake table really stand out? The wedding dessert table is a great place to show some personality.
You can sit your cake on anything you want to, including vintage or antique pieces of furniture. That includes the following:
Using light to illuminate the cake will look great in photographs, especially when it comes to the wedding cake cutting tradition. Try lighting it up with these ideas for your wedding cake table:
It’s your wedding, so why not turn your wedding cake table or dessert bar into your own personal memento with the cake as the centerpiece and flowers adorning the table. Include the following to make it a personalized ode to who you are as a couple:
Throw caution to the wind by displaying the cake on a stand covered in the floral arrangements of your choice and then suspend the entire setup from the ceiling. It gives the illusion of a chandelier holding the cake—just like Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney and Edward Judge’s wedding cake.
For an extra rustic feel, place your wedding cake atop a wine barrel surrounded by flowers. Or, if you have several cakes, use multiple barrels to create a tabletop for each cake. You can also place a flat tabletop or slab of wood on top to mimic a real table.
Place a mirror underneath the cake to create a reflection. Place floral arrangements, petals, pearls, crystals, or greenery around the mirror.
Use signage on the front of the tablecloth, or even on top of the table placed off to the side of the cake. Personalize the sign with your last name, first names, or even keep it simple with the words “love” or “cake.”
Whether you’re planning a garden-inspired celebration in springtime or a rustic wedding during fall, Zola is here to help make your wedding dreams become a reality. For more information on decor design for your wedding reception, check out this guide to find out your wedding style. For more tips on how to get started on wedding planning, click here.