Why do the groom and bride cut the cake together?

Cutting of the wedding cake

Cutting the wedding cake together, still a predominant ritual at weddings, symbolizes the couple's unity, their shared future, and their life together as one.

The Wedding Cake Wasn't Always Eaten

Back then wheat and barley were symbols of fertility and it was common practice to showernewlyweds with sprinkles of the cake; similar to the tossing of rice as a couple leaves the church. Remaining cake was then to be eaten by unmarried women as a means to giving them good luck in finding their suitor, again similar to the catching of the bride’s bouquet

Smashing of the wedding cake

This tradition began because couples were tired of doing the same thing over and over again.

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