To smash or not to smash-that is the question.
We’ve all been to weddings where the bride and groom end up shoving cake in each other’s faces during the cutting ceremony.It can be entertaining for the guests and usually offers a fun photo opportunity, but is it really worth it?
I’ve seen a couple take it to extremes.Icing and crumbs were everywhere – throughout their hair, in their ears, up their noses, all over the gown and tux.And rather than the applause and laughter they may have hoped to receive, the guests were astonished.I wouldn’t have been surprised had they started chasing each other with the cake cutter!It wasn’t cute, in fact, it seemed downright mean-and I couldn’t help but feel bad for the bride and her ruined make-up, -do and dress.
The tradition of the feeding of the cake is supposed to symbolize how the bride and groom will care for one another throughout their married life.So what does it say for the couple who take it to the level of smearing cake all over their loved one’s face?I wouldn’t proclaim it means they’re doomed for years of gloom – after all, it’s just cake.But, in my opinion it’s best to keep it classy.
This topic receives mixed reviews.Many feel it’s tacky, others think its fun.Really, I’d say it boils down to the bride and groom’s personalities.Either way, I believe it’s really important for the bride and groom to be on the same page with it.I can speak from experience here because while I chose to nicely feed my husband, what I got in return was a streak of fondant up the side of my face.I’m an easy-going girl and was able to laugh it off, but I won’t deny the fact that I would have loved the opportunity for a do-over.
Ultimately, there will never be a united answer to the smash or not to smash question.If you’re a couple who’s more reserved then it’s probably best to keep it sweet.If you and your fianc share a similar sense of humor, then there’s nothing wrong with having fun with the tradition, just try not to take it to extremes and astonish your guests!After all, it’s the first day of your lives together and no one wants smeared cake to take anything away from that.