Whether you’ve hired a DJ or made the playlist yourself, music is a key component when it comes to putting on an awesome wedding reception.

While the wedding ceremony is the time that you declare and solidify your love, the reception is when you and your guests get to celebrate it, and nothing keeps the party hopping like a good soundtrack.

In planning out your perfect playlist for the evening, you of course want to get in a good mix of songs that will get everyone on their feet and joining in, but it’s also important to include a few slower, romantic songs for you and your new spouse to enjoy.

But apart from the overall mix, you also need to select songs for certain points in the evening. Such selective songs might be for the married couple’s first dance, a father-daughter dance, etc. And, of course, a cake cutting song.

The importance of cake cutting songs can be easily overlooked, as it somewhat takes a backseat to other notable points in the evening. Some weddings don’t even play any music at all during the cake cutting, instead focusing on the words of the bride and groom and whoever else may be speaking.

Yet a good cake cutting song can positively influence the course of the entire evening. The cake cutting ceremony is a unique moment of the evening: while both lighthearted and playful, often ending in the smashing of cake into one or the other’s face, it is also incredibly romantic, symbolizing the first action they take together as a married couple.

Cake cutting songs should be able to capture and magnify this moment of fun and love, setting the tone for a wonderful evening and, hopefully, a wonderful marriage.

What to Look for in a Cake Cutting Song

Best Cake Cutting Songs for Your Wedding

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Not everyone may notice the song you play during your cake cutting, their attention more riveted on the new couple, waiting on the edge of their seats to see if there will be any cake-face smashing that this particular wedding.

With the right song selection, however, you can not only grab the attention of your guests but also enjoy it with your new spouse.

Cake cutting songs usually go one of two different ways:

  • You can try the candy/sweet-themed route, where you play on the nature of the cake. This is a fun and clever way to entertain your guests and get silly with your husband or wife.
  • The other route is generally a more serious approach, focusing on your shared love as you perform this symbolic action together, promising to support each other in your lives together. This kind of song will ideally be meaningful to both of you, and it may turn the simple act of cutting cake into an emotional and meaningful moment.

Songs about love don’t have to be serious, of course. There are plenty of upbeat and peppy loves songs out there—many of which are on this list—that are great for creating both a fun a loving moment.

There is a tenuous third path, however, that combines both love and sweetness. Some couples may try to find a song that both captures the fun cake-theme and simultaneously expresses love, though this is a bit of tricky balance and one side may wind up outweighing the other.

How We Chose Our Songs

Best Cake Cutting Songs for Your Wedding

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We chose the below listed songs based off some of the most popular (though not overplayed) wedding cake cutting songs over the past several years that happy couples have endorsed.

We’ve tried to provide a good mix of fun versus romantic songs, as well as varying genres so that you can find a good song for your wedding no matter what your tastes.

All of these songs are available on iTunes and other music download sites, so there’s no need to worry about song availability.

Top 10 Cake Cutting Songs

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”—Natalie Cole

Marry You”—Bruno Mars

Accidently in Love”—Counting Crows

Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love”—Pink Martini

Honey Bee”—Blake Shelton

I Do”—Colbie Caillat

Perfect”—Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé

"Today was a Fairytale" - Taylor Swift

Sugar”—Maroon 5

Everything”—Michael Bublé

Final Words

Best Cake Cutting Songs for Your Wedding

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Picking perfect cake cutting songs is more important than people often realize. It’s the backtrack to the first action that you take as a new married couple, so you want it to be something memorable.

Themed songs can be a fun and memorable way to go, whether you’re matching the theme of cake or another theme that matches your wedding. In terms of general love songs, both upbeat and slow are great options that can characterize the moment any which way you choose.

When it really comes down to it, though, pick the song that best represents the relationship between you and your partner and your journey together.

Many of the songs on this list speak of the past and how love has grown, but many others focus on the future. Both are valid routes to focus on and will make your cake cutting ceremony more memorable than you could ever have imagined.


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