Cake cutting fees are usually charged by your wedding venue when a wedding cake is brought in by an outside bakery not affiliated with that venue. By paying a cutting fee, you’re basically paying for venue staff to cut the cake, plate and serve it to your wedding guests. It’s usually an incentive for you to use your wedding venue’s in-house baker and not get charged an extra fee. Therefore, if you decide to have your cake made elsewhere, factor in another $1.50 or more per slice into your wedding cake budget.
Helpful Tip: Wedding cupcakes are a smart way of avoiding a cutting fee. They are certainly a great alternative to a wedding cake if you’re looking to share a sweet treat with your guests that’s portable, bite-size, and much more budget-friendly than a wedding cake.