Cutting of the cake dates back to the Roman empire where bread was broken over the head of the bride to bring good fortune. Later on in time in England they would stack bread as high as they could and the bride and groom would kiss over the bread. A successful kiss guaranteed prosperous life together.
Then in the 17th-19th century the bride’s pie was served. Guests were expected to eat a piece out of politeness. If you didn’t it was considered bad luck. As time moved on weeding cake and or pie has transitioned into what it is today. Some couples choose to do cupcakes and cut a small cake but, either way you slice it pastry has been apart of wedding tradition for centuries.
We get asked frequently: “What is the best song for cake cutting?” There is no right or wrong answer. It’s your day and we can play anything you like. If you are looking for a few suggestions we put together a pretty good list. The songs are in no particular order. We touched on different genres of music and styles. If you are looking for more suggestions in your planning account there is a list or we would be happy to help!
This is one of our favorites. Love her or hate her Taylor Swift has a way of connecting to the moment with this song. We want your day to be like a Fairytale!
Taking you back to 1969 with “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies. The Archies, a bubblegum pop band formed by a group of fictional teenagers in the television cartoon series “The Archie Show”. The song stayed #1 for 4 weeks and 8 weeks in the UK that year.
“That’s Amore” performed by Dean Martin back in 1953 was one of Dean Martin’s signature songs. Amore means “Love” in Italian.
The Beatles “When I’m 64” released in 1967. Song was written by Paul McCartney when he was 16. The song was in the Beatles set list in the early days as a song to perform when their amplifiers broke down or the electricity went off.
“Love You Madly” by Cake an Alternative Rock band from Sacramento, California. The song was released in 2001 from their “Comfort Eagle” album.
If you’re looking for something new Flo Rida & 99 Percent’s “Cake” has a Hip Hop/Pop sound. Released in 2016.
“The Sweetest Love” by Robin Thicke was released in 2008. Thicke originally from Los Angeles, California. We know him from this most famous release “Blurred Lines”.
“Build Me Up Buttercup” by the Foundations released in 1968. The Foundations were a British soul band that was active from 1967 to 1970. The group made up of West Indies, White British, and Sri Lankan. A little bit of diversity in this group.
“Love and Marriage” by Frank Sinatra released in 1955 on a television production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” that aired on Producer’s Showcase. Many of us know it as the theme song to the hit sitcom “Married With Children”. In 1956 the song won the Emmy for Best Musical Contribution from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor was released in 1975. Originally the song was written by Motown and performed by Marvin Gaye in 1964. James Taylor’s version however, has been the most successful version to date.
“Cut the Cake” by Average White Band released in 1975. Average White Band also know as AWB are a Scottish funk and R&B band that had a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980. “Cut The Cake” made it to the top 10.
“Sugar” by Maroon 5 released in 2014 and music video released in 2015 with the band crashing weddings in Los Angeles, CA. The song peaked at #2 on the Billboard chart. If we get a heads up that they are coming to your wedding trust us we will move aside!
Thank you to Wikipedia for the facts on the songs, artists and history of wedding cake!