So, why is the cake getting the axe? Wedding planners say that couples today want to make every aspect of their big day unique. And serving their favorite dessert is a way to make the ceremony more personal. Plus, a lot of people don’t like wedding cake and there’s nothing worse than seeing a slice of cake used as a guest’s ashtray at the end of the night. One wedding planner says, out of the 30 weddings she worked on in the last year, only 7 had a traditional cake. A lot of couples consider it stuffy and old-fashioned, like something our parents would have had.
But even though a lot of couples aren’t having a cake, they still want to experience the traditional milestone of “cutting the cake.” They want the moment and the picture more than the actual cake. So, they’ll find a way to incorporate that element. One couple had a baker arrange cinnamon buns in the shape of a cake, that way they could cut it for the pictures.
What did you serve at your wedding? Would you consider something off beat? Or do you like the tradition of having a wedding cake?