Cutting the cake with your new husband or wife is a truly celebratory part of your special day, with cheering, clapping, and smiles – and it deserves an amazing song to reflect this!
Many couples choose to play a cake-cutting song while they slice the cake together since it can help draw guests’ attention to the dance floor (and keep the party going with some lively energy). Your wedding band can also announce before the cake-cutting begins.
Before we divulge into our most requested wedding cake-cutting songs of all time, let’s answer some common questions about this prestigious cake-cutting ceremony. What is the significance of cake cutting at a wedding? Believe it or not, there’s symbolism associated with cutting the first slice of cake at your wedding. Some believe the couple holding the knife together is a sign of their union and dual responsibility for marriage, while others believe that passing out slices of the cake represents fertility and good health.
The choice of cake-cutting songs can tell a lot about you. You might want to make it more personal by choosing a very special song. The one that was playing on your first date, or simply the piece you both enjoy. Your cake-cutting song should be lighthearted, a little bit romantic, and upbeat to reflect the happy moment that everyone’s been waiting for dessert. If you can find a song that somehow ties in a reference to “sweet” or “sugar,” that’s even better, but it’s not necessary.
However, you and your other half may have different music tastes. Do not let it stop you! It can hardly be considered a problem. You can choose one song each. This way both partners would make their contribution to the celebration. You can even make a song selection even with a “private” (off to the side) cake cutting as this is more and more popular now.
That would be a great opportunity to upgrade your teamwork skills! Or you might even decide not to tell each other what music you have chosen. Make it a pleasant surprise on your wedding day. Have fun!
The wedding cake-cutting songs can be romantic, danceable, ballads, or even instrumentals. You can convey all your feelings to the world without saying a word. Also, songs for cake cutting can be full length and more than one if you have a different taste than your spouse.
These songs work are the most requested from when you cut the cake, to feeding yourselves and sharing with the guests. See our collection above for the top cake-cutting songs that we can perform to fit your style.
It’s no surprise that this very popular Maroon 5 song would be placed on this list of cake-cutting song ideas. While the title of the song states the obvious, you should watch YouTube by clicking the link in the song title to see why it’s a big request at weddings. Sugar was the third song to drop from the album V at the beginning of 2015 and would stay in the Top 10 for over 20 weeks.
It’s still hard to believe that Natalie Cole left us so soon, but back in the spring of 1975 she would have a Number 1 song on the R&B chart and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. You might remember this song featured in the romantic comedy starring John Cusack, Must Love Dogs.
Another very popular request for the cake cutting from the 60s here. The song was released back in the summer of 1965 and can be found on the album Look At Us and would top the Hot 100 for 3 weeks. Everyone will be looking at you as you cut the cake when this happy-go-lucky starts to play and you try to refrain from smearing frosting all over each other’s faces. For those couples who like the song but would prefer a different version, UB40 did a great cover back in the 80s along with Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders.
A fun, upbeat song all about sweetness and love—what better song could you find for a wedding cake cutting than ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by the Archies? The peppy, romantic lyrics remind us how sweet love can be by comparing romance and love with sweet treats like candy, sugar, and honey and how love is enticing when you’re with somebody wonderful. “I just can’t believe the wonder of this feeling, too, and you got me wanting you.” Breathtaking!
This song exclaims, “Here I am, signed, sealed, delivered—I’m yours!” And what more fitting song could you choose for your wedding celebration? The Motown soul song from Stevie Wonder, ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered,’ was released in 1970 as a single and spent six weeks at number one on the charts. The song talks about “mistakes” of the past, but when he realizes how amazing the woman is, he comes back and is committed. It’s ranked in The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time for a reason.
Does this song even need a caption? Probably not, but here it goes anyway. “This Kiss” is a perfect sonic encapsulation of all the joy and romantic giddiness of a newfound love (and yet it came out when Taylor Swift was still in grade school). There are few pop-country tunes that are able to achieve such high levels of catchiness, or to give the replay button a workout like this song does.