Top 10 Cake Cutting Songs for your Wedding

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When you’re thinking about your wedding reception playlist, don’t forget to consider songs for every portion of your reception. Beyond the first dance, there are toasts, there is dinner, and there’s also that point where you slice into your multi-tiered wedding cake.

I know it’s an old tradition, but there’s symbolism in the cake cutting. The bride grips the knife, and the groom places his hand over hers to keep her hand steady. This is a physical representation of his promise to take care of her and their family. Couples are expected to cut from the bottom tier which symbolizes the longevity and continuity of the relationship.

Now, that’s old school stuff. Regardless of the wedding pairing, cutting the cake together is an important part of your new union with your partner, so you need a great song to commemorate it.

Ten Perfect Songs to Cut the Cake To:

“Halo” - Beyoncé

We’ll kick this list off with the Queen Bey. This song hits all the requirements for the perfect cake cutting song: it’s slow, the lyrics are powerful, and it describes the progression of a relationship.

“Love and Marriage” - Frank Sinatra

If you’re a couple who loves classic music or a couple who wants something a little silly for the cake cutting portion of their reception, this song by Frank Sinatra can fulfill either of those duties.

“This Will Be… (An Everlasting Love)” - Natalie Cole

Another old jam, this Natalie Cole song has an upbeat feel combined with classic vocals and fun lyrics.

“My Best Friend” - Tim McGraw

For all those country music fans out there, this song is a great song for a memorable cake cutting and cake tasting moment with your best friend.

“I Choose You” - Sara Bareilles

With strong vocals and a melodic beat, this song can work for any point of your wedding. Tell the world that you finally got it all right by playing this song as you cut your wedding cake.

“How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You” - James Taylor

Released in 1975, this song will have all your reception guests swaying in their seats as you slice into your perfect wedding cake next to your life partner.

“I Got You Babe” - Sonny & Cher

Sung by a couple about being a couple, this Sonny and Cher song can put a smile on anyone’s face. And if your goal for the night is to have grandma crying, the sweet message hidden in playful lyrics will help you achieve your goal.

“Sweetest Thing” - U2

This late 1980s rock song offers a soothing melody for cutting into your wedding cake, especially if you’re a blue-eyed boy in love with a brown-eyed girl.

“Honey” - Mariah Carey

If you’re nostalgic for the 90s, this song will take you back to CD players and school bus rides. This song is perfect for high school sweethearts or anyone with a love for throwback songs.

“Pour Some Sugar on Me” - Def Leppard

You don’t have to have a slow jam for your cake tasting. You can cut your cake to a rock song if it fits your style better. Fire up your cake cutting moment with this song.

Despite what song you select for your cake-cutting song, it should be a song that perfectly describes your relationship and the way you both feel about each other. Even of that song turns out to be Kiss Kiss by Chris Brown and T-Pain or Modern Love by David Bowie, it will still be the perfect song to play while slicing into the best meal of the night.

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