From the bridesmaids’ dresses to the ring pillow, you have a lot of decisions to make about your big day. You might be surprised by the number of decisions required in planning a wedding. You may not have given a second thought to your wedding cake after you ordered it, but there are lots of wedding cake traditions you should know about before you make final decisions about your cake.

1. Cake Smashing

This is a more recent addition to the wedding cake traditions, but it has definitely become very popular. The etiquette for your first bite of wedding cake has never been set in stone, but if you’re not looking forward to having your wedding cake smooshed all over your face, you might want to have a bit of a talk with your partner before the big day. If you think your reception simply won’t be complete until you both have wedding cake in your eyebrows, make sure you have a few napkins or towels to help clean up afterward.

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