What Your Wedding Cake Says About You

September 12, 2016 by Linda DiProperzio
shefinds | Weddings

Every element of your big day reflects your own unique style and personality--even the dessert. Find out what your wedding cake says about you.



The naked cake is a big trend right now and perfect for the no-frills bride who wants a simple, but chic wedding day. You can still dress this cake up a bit with berries, leaves or flowers, but it’s best to keep it as bare as possible to pull off the natural beauty of this design.


Whether it's mismatched layers or slightly slanted tiers, this cake is for the fun-loving bride who wants to showcase her creative side. You’re more likely to wear a color other than white on your big day and throw a wedding with tons of unique touches, such as a broach bouquet, out-of-the-box entertainment and lots of colorful decor.

Extra Tall

Brides with more than three tiers are more likely to have an extravagant affair. This cake will be a work of art that stands as a focal point at the reception, which is probably being held in a hotel ballroom or even a castle. There’s no limit to the number of guests, grand floral arrangements and lots of personalized touches that will be at this wedding.

Heavily Adorned

A cake with lots of crystals, bows or pearls is for a glamorous bride who wants to wow her guests with an over-the-top, black tie optional wedding. No expense will be spared, from the dramatic (and probably equally adorned) bridal gown to the five star cuisine and multi-piece big band.

Classic White

A traditional bride will gravitate towards a classic white and minimally-adorned wedding cake. You're more focused on the vows and less concerned with the table linens matching your bridal colors. But that doesn't mean you don't care about the event. In fact, you're more likely to be a DIY queen, placing a lot of thought and personal touches into the day.

Sqaure Tiers

Most wedding cake tiers are round, so a square cake will definitely stand out from the crowd. A modern bride who doesn't want a cookie cutter wedding will love this style. The venue will likely be a museum, art gallery or winery, while the event will showcase many of the latest trends that guests have never seen before.


A cake topped with lush blooms is for the bride who revels in romance. You wants your wedding to be a fairytale come true, complete with a princess gown, handwritten vows, and of course, lots of beautiful flowers.


This colorful cake is for the trendy bride who isn't afraid to showcase different design elements into her big day--but makes sure that they all flow together seamlessly. You’re more likely to have a traditional wedding, followed by a raging party. Or you will do a mix of classic and creative throughout the day, such as replacing traditional ceremony readings with selections from your favorite children’s books and featuring an out-of-the box guest book.





Linda DiProperzio is a weddings expert and freelance writer based in New York.

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