What are Wedding Cake Tiers?

Tiers are the number of cakes that make up an entire wedding cake once put all together.

A traditional wedding cake has three tiers and each tier of a wedding cake has its own significance.

Traditionally the bottom tier is the one for eating at the ceremony, the middle tier is for distributing to guests after the event and the top tier is saved by the bride and groom.

Key Points

  • In the 19th Century, the top tier was traditionally saved for the first child’s christening.
  • The number of cake servings will help determine the size of your cake. Three tiers normally serve 50 to 100 guests.
  • If you are having more than 100 guests, the cake will be made up of four tiers.
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