Having a groom’s cake in your wedding is one of those southern wedding traditions that is often been pushed aside or forgotten about in most weddings. Traditionally, a groom’s cake is often decorated with dark colors or is chocolate flavor to juxtapose the “feminine” white wedding cake. According to this same tradition, the single women at the wedding would each take home a slice and sleep with it under their bed, hoping to have sweet dreams of the man they would marry. When it comes to planning the food at your wedding, you may ask yourself if you want to include this fun tradition.
Groom’s cakes offer another chance to add some personality to your wedding. While wedding cakes typically offer the opportunity for a little bit of personalization, a groom’s cake can become highly personalized to the groom’s interests or passions. For example, if the groom has a favorite hobby of fishing, it could be alluded to with the groom’s cake. This could create a point of interest and interaction with your guests that will leave them with a memorable experience.
A groom’s cake can give the bride the opportunity to surprise her groom on the big day and continue the surprises into the reception. The bride can take her time in choosing her groom’s favorite flavor and picking out the decor that he would enjoy the most. It’s a small gesture that can remind the groom that he too has a place in the festivities. The bride can show just how much she knows about her groom by gifting him this cake at the reception. This can be a great surprise for the groom that will keep him laughing for years to come.
If you have your heart set on a specific flavor for your wedding cake, having a grooms cake offers you the chance to choose between two different things. Your guests will appreciate having a choice in the flavor they choose and not be limited to only one flavor. However, having two cakes at your wedding could be too much for some couples. The groom’s cake is a great way to kick off your wedding weekend. If you choose to not have two cakes at your wedding, a good alternative is to have the groom’s cake at the rehearsal dinner.
Something for the Groom
Often times, the bride makes the major decisions in the wedding and is often the focal point of the entire day. After all, we all can’t wait to see what the bride is wearing when we attend a wedding. A groom’s cake creates a dedicated aspect of the wedding that is all about the groom. It has decor that caters to the groom’s personality while also including his favorite flavoring. If you choose to not have two cakes at your wedding, a good alternative is to have the groom’s cake at the rehearsal dinner.
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