The cake cutting ceremony is a tradition that dates back quite a long time, and many couples cite it as one of the most memorable parts of their wedding day experience. After all, what could be more fun than slicing up your wedding cake, grabbing a piece, and shoving into your partner’s face? Though it sounds like all fun and games, the cake cutting ceremony is actually quite important and many guests will be looking forward to it. To do it right, you need to choose the perfect wedding cake knife set to match your decorations and your personalities. Here are a few of the most popular styles of wedding knife sets to make choosing what’s right for you a bit easier.
When you open up your wedding cake knife set, you’ll notice that it is comprised of two parts; a cutting knife and a serving knife. Obviously, you use the cutting knife to cut the wedding cake, and you use the serving knife to lift each piece up and place it on your serving plates.
Stainless Steel Sets
Stainless steel is probably the most popular choice for wedding cake knives because they look very formal, are built to last a very long time, and are less expensive than many of the other options. The shiny exterior will look fabulous to your guests from a distance while the strength of the steel blade will easily cut through your cake. Additionally, if you choose to buy your knife set, it is dishwasher friendly and will last for many years.
Crystal wedding cake knife sets are incredibly elegant, but they also carry a very hefty price tag. On top of that, crystal is fairly brittle compared to the metal sets that are on the market, so you need to be very careful not to drop them or even set them down too hard. However, if you are looking to impress everyone in the room, a crystal wedding cake knife set is the ultimate status symbol.
Much like the stainless steel sets, a silver wedding cake knife set will be made of metal so it will be more durable than one made from crystal. Additionally, since it is made from .999% pure silver, it actually makes for a pretty good investment and will be a great heirloom o pass down to your children. However, since silver tarnishes quite easily, you’ll need to make sure you keep it polished on a regular basis. Most people don’t use their silver cake knives on a regular basis but instead use them as display pieces that are only used on very special occasions.
Renting vs. Buying
Though many couples choose to buy their wedding cake knife set, there are some cake suppliers that offer them for rent. This can be a great way to save money, and it can also be a great way to use an expensive version like crystal or silver when you can’t afford to buy it. However, it is traditional to bring home your knife set after your wedding which is impossible if you choose to rent instead of buy. Since there are pros and cons for either decision, it is ultimately a choice that is up to you as a couple.