A wedding remains a special event which marks the beginning of a lifelong union for the newlyweds. Everything about the day is special and intimate especially to the couple who desire to have memories to cherish all their life. While planning a wedding, couples decide on the theme, decorations, the venue with most of them opting for a custom wedding cake that tells their love story.
Recently, there is growing demand for custom designs which has seen couples become creative with their wedding day ceremonies. Instead of a church wedding, we are seeing more of garden weddings. Some brides are choosing other colors for their gowns. Same sex weddings are nothing new anymore. The wedding cake is the only tradition that has remained unchallenged. The will be unique designs, decorations and flavors, but never has there been a wedding without a beautiful wedding cake .
In case you are wondering if you really need to have a cake at your wedding, here are three reasons why you must have the wedding cake at your reception.
- It brings good fortune and fertility – The tradition of the wedding cake began in Ancient Rome where it was broken over the brides head. This was to draw good fortune and fertility to the bride. Currently, the groom in helping the bride cut the cake also shares in the good fortune. The guests join in this tradition as well since the bride’s good fortune follows everyone who takes a bite of the cake. Therefore, you must have a cake to distribute with your guests and share in the good fortune it brings.
- It’s a promise of sharing in the abundance of life – Wedding cakes are made of sweet ingredients, flavors and decorations as a symbolism of the goodness of life. The richness of the cake symbolizes the abundance of life and ad the newlyweds cut the cake together, they promise to partake the abundance together. Having made the promise at the altar, a wedding cake is an opportunity to make more promises to each other. Both the bride and groom cut the cake all the way down symbolising a lifelong commitment to each other.
- The traditions surrounding the cake – Besides the groom and bride, there are other wedding cake traditions for your bridal team and guests to relive. For instance, it is believed that if an unmarried bridal team member carries a piece of cake home and sleeps with it under the pillow, she will dream of her future husband. The cake can also have charms tied to the bottom chamber. The bridal pulls a ribbon and whatever the charm says, it is believed to come true. So it is a sweet way to wish your bridal team good fortune also in their lives.
Wedding cakes are a perfect way to end the day’s celebration. After cutting and serving the cake to your guests, they are free to leave at their own pleasure. You can choose to have a simple wedding cake or get a themed cake for your wedding. Visit our website or showroom to speak to expert cake bakers for your wedding cake needs.