Traditions cover many aspects of the wedding reception - even how wedding cake is served. There is a traditional way to serve the wedding cake. Towards or at the end of the reception, the bride should cut the wedding cake. Starting with the bottom layer, the first piece should be served to her new husband. Next, beginning with her new family, the bride should serve each wedding guest that is present in the room at the time.

The second layer, if unused, should be offered and sent home with the bride’s new in-laws. The top layer is traditionally kept and frozen to be eaten on the first anniversary. We think a better idea may be to purchase a fresh, small cake to eat on this anniversary and simply use the original as a center piece!