I am starting to freak out - I'm doing my first wedding cake next weekend but my husband and I are also doing the music for the ceremony (piano/violin) - double whamy!! In between decorating the cake on Friday I have to go to the church for the rehearsal! On Saturday, the ceremony is at 1:30 and the reception (which is in the church hall) will be at 5:30. Should I deliver the cake in between the ceremony and the reception? That would leave me very little time to fix anything if something should happen (although I'll be using SPS so I'm not anticipating anything major) or should I deliver it on Saturday morning? There is a/c in the hall. Any advice would be appreciated!
i would speak to the venue - you may be limited a to when you can actually get in. and when the cake table will be ready.
no advice as to whether before or after the ceremony im afraid. doing it before would mean a lot of time sitting out in the hall which might not be so wise, with people pasing through and setting up.
I would talk to the venue as well and just set everything up. But I think that I would deliver it in between the ceremony and the reception if the drive isn't very far.
Thanks for your responses! I actually talked to the florist today and she's going to be at the venue in the morning (she'll be placing the flowers on the cake) as she has three weddings to do that day. So, I guess I'll be taking the cake in the morning and putting it in the walk -in cooler until close to the reception. The saving grace is that I will be there and can make sure that it's moved properly etc. I'll have to keep my fingers crossed!!
Glad that you got it worked out! Good luck with it all. Maybe just put a little sign beside the cake that says so and so's wedding cake and then the date and time.