Cutting of the Wedding Cake

At far too many weddings the cutting of the wedding cake is over in a flash. Yet when you consider just how much money is spent on the cake at many weddings seems a shame, or even more so when a family member or friend has gone to the trouble to create a beautiful wedding cake.

cutting of the wedding cakeTo add some significance to the cake cutting ceremony why not organise for one of your wedding party, or family friend, to read out a poem just before the two of you cut the cake, as all the guests are gathered around the cake?

If you have any guests with a literary flair, who can write a special poem, all the better. If not, you can find many appropriate poems on the net, such as this piece, which is perfect for the cutting of the wedding cake.

4lb of love
1 lb butter of youth
1/2 lb of good looks
l lb sweet temper
1 lb of blindness for faults
1 lb of self forgetfulness
l lb of pounded wit
lb of good humour
2 tablespoons of sweet argument
1 pint of rippling laughter
1 wine glass of common sense
1 oz modesty
Put in the love, good looks and sweet temper into a well-furnished house.
Beat the butter of youth to a cream, and mix well together with the blindness of faults.
Stir the pounded wit and good humour into the sweet argument, then add the rippling laughter and common sense.
Work the whole together until everything is well mixed, and bake gently for ever.

cutting of the wedding cakeFor those who would prefer a piece of music to accompany this ceremony, the following is a selection of songs that couples have requested in the past for the cake cutting ceremony. A real mixture of fun, sentimental and zany!

Adam Sandler = Grow Old With You
Archies = Sugar, Sugar
Avril Lavigne = Smile
Average White Band = Cut The Cake
Beatles = When I’m 64
Bruno Mars = Just The Way You Are
Cake = Love You Madly
Colbie Caillat = I Do
Dean Martin = That’s Amore
Def Leppard = Pour Some Sugar On Me
Eddie Rabbitt = I Can’t Help Myself
Frank Sinatra = Love And Marriage
Frank Sinatra = The Way You Look Tonight
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole = Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World
Jack Johnson = Better Together
James Taylor = How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Jason Mraz = I’m Yours
Jason Mraz = Lucky
Louis Jordan = Knock Me A Kiss
Michael Buble = Everything
Nat King Cole = L-O-V-Ecutting of the wedding cake
Nylons = Happy Together
Pat Benatar = Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Plain White T’s = 1,2,3,4
Queen = Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen = You’re My Best Friend
Sarah McLachlan = Ice Cream
Train = Marry Me
U2 = Sweetest Thing
Weird Al Yankovic = Eat It