My favorite thing about walking into the reception area is that it is always a surprise. No two weddings are alike so it’s always fun to see what our couples have done. It’s their chance to show all their family and friends their personality throughout their wedding day. The cake acts as a centerpiece for the entire reception. Here are some things you should consider when choosing a location for your wedding cake.
CLEAN AND SIMPLE BACKGROUNDS
This is the biggest mistake that people make when setting up their wedding cake table. Sometimes people’s first instinct is to put it to the side so that it is out of the way. This can sometimes lead to terrible backgrounds containing light sockets, air vents, and terrible lighting. If you can’t find a clean background in your reception hall it is best to rent a backdrop. This can be a cost-effective way to create stunning images of your wedding cake. Just check out the image below, this cake was actually in a tent outside. It’s amazing what a backdrop and some lights can do.
LEAVE A SPACE BEHIND THE CAKE TABLE
Your guests are there to celebrate your wedding day with you and they love seeing your first dance and cake cutting. They especially like it when a cake smash is involved! When your cake table is up against the wall not only does it block your guests view of the fun event, but it makes it difficult on your photographer to capture the moment. When you have room to stand behind the cake table it allows everyone to see and it allows your photographer to not miss a moment. You can also use a round table which will allow you to get close to the cake but not turn your backs to your guests. Think about it from your guests point of view when deciding where to put your cake.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE A LARGE CAKE TO FEED YOUR GUESTS
When you plan out your wedding cake you don’t have to have a cake that feeds everyone. There are a couple of different things you can do. You can do a small cake and have cupcakes for your guests. Another option is to have a sheet cake that can be easily cut into slices. This will keep you from purchasing an entire tier extra of cake that you may not need.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE CAKE
The fun part about your wedding is that it is your wedding. Some people don’t like cake and so they go the nontraditional route. There are so many other fun options out there from pies, doughnuts, cookies, and other fun desserts. The day should be about celebrating you as a couple and what better way than to do something fun and different.
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