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The symbolism of wine and cake in wedlock parties

“‘Cause it’s you and me
And all of the people with nothing to do
Nothing to prove
And it’s you and me
And all of the people
And I don’t know why
I can’t keep my eyes off of you”


That song always reminds me of countless wedding celebrations I have been to.

We sure have our fair share of unforgettable experiences in weddings. It could be the first kissing scene that we’ve witnessed, the singles’ game, or even the meal time (who can forget, anyway? lol). However, if you’re like me, you would really have questions to the intricate details that come along in a wedding celebration.

I am often attracted to unveiling the mystery behind the rituals performed at a wedding party. In this blog, I’d like to share with you the essence of cutting of cake and toasting of the wine.

Importance of cutting of cake and toasting of the wine

Having worked in the event industry as a wedding emcee in Davao, I must admit I find it hard to give spiels for the two of the most significant symbols that would bring luck and blessings to any couple on their BIG day. With the help of a mentor, Papa Kiko, and some counterparts in the industry, I have finally found a way to shed light on this stuff. Here’s my takeaway.

Cutting of cake

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Angel Cakes Davao

The cutting cake symbolizes the very first meal shared by the newly wed; the wedding cake has been made with fine ingredients that resemble the longevity of their union and the sweetness of love that they have for each one.

The slicing of the cake also symbolizes the groom’s support for his wife, his responsibility to provide food on the table, and the promise of the bride to take care of him and their future family.

Furthermore, the cutting of cake speaks of the breaking of banquet of festivity that will be shared in this celebration. This is the reason why this part MUST NOT be skipped before meal time.

As a popular belief, they say that love can be quantified through sizes and so the bigger the slice, the bigger the love there is.

According to some wedding emcees, this is our way of finding out who is more in love with whom. Is it the bride to the groom? Or the groom to the bride?

Champagne toast

Any joyous social celebration would not be made even more special without a bottle of wine as this is the universal symbol of richness of life.

Traditionally, the bride and the groom take a CARAFE of wine, one red and one white, and each pour some into a single glass which they have to drink from.

This symbolic drinking from the cup of life reflects their sharing of all BITTER and SWEET experiences together as they journey in this realm that we call “married life”. Just like the wine, love should also be brewed over the years, and that we do hope and pray that they go sweeter as the years go by. As a Filipino advert goes, “Habang tumatagal, lalong sumasarap.

This is also a gesture of wishing for a good health and prosperity throughout their married life, a toast of celebration, indeed! Cheers to the newly weds!

If you are an emcee, wedding planner, or whatever is your thing, remember that before you get hitched, you should know some theories underlying wedding parties.

Why you should not eliminate a wedding DJ in your list

Have you ever attended a wedding party that does not have music at all? You must be lucky that you have been invited to the parties of your well-to-do and well-oriented friends who really opted to hire a professional wedding DJ.

Just to give you a pain point, this could happen on your wedding day if the one who operates the music does’t know well what to play on your BIG day.

What most wedding couples do not realize, is that a wedding DJ does so much more than simply play music. In fact, choosing the right DJ can really make or break your special day. If you’re still skeptical, let me break down the reasons for you. But before that, let me first stop you in your mid-sentence. I certainly know as I have also been asked by my previous clients, “Is a wedding DJ really that important?”

True, you could I just set up a playlist on your phone and plug it in to some speakers and spend that money somewhere else — but lo and behold, it is not “just a wedding DJ after all”.

When planning the music for your wedding, it is important to note the effect of entertainment on a ceremony and reception. The right music is essential to create an appropriate background “feels” and desired tone for your event.

Reasons why you should hire a wedding DJ

As I started my career in the event industry, I have been trained by a radio jock named “Papa Kiko” on how to do musical scoring for social and corporate events. More often than not, I have had so much experience DJing for weddings in Davao city. With my experience, I’d like to share with you some great reasons why you should hire a DJ for your wedding day.

One of my colleagues in the industry, Ms. Ross Bato, a wedding planner in Davao city, told me that with music. the ambiance of any party is never the same.

A wedding DJ sets the mood for your wedlock party

Try to recall the first you noticed when you stepped foot at a wedding? Perhaps, you may say the scenery, maybe some decorations, but most likely there was music playing that really brought everything together and made the whole event so romantic. Remember that first impression lasts. This is so true with weddings. You want your guests to have some goosebumps experience while witnessing your special day, don’t you?

A professional and seasoned wedding DJ knows exactly what song to play when. They could ask you about your favorite love music, but most importantly, the music that should be played at specific segments in your wedding party have been mastered by your DJ — from the upbeat music for the grand entrance, to the very romantic first couple dance, or even to after-party music, a wedding DJ got you covered.

A wedding DJ maintains the flow of your wedding

You should think of a DJ as more of an MC for your wedding. This is so true. If you have a wedding planner or coordinator, they play a huge role in maintaining the flow of your wedding day and creating a schedule or timeline for your day or party. However, your wedding DJ is the one who executes time signal through music to set transition for differents parts of your program.

Without a professional DJ, many of these go missed, or guests are left out as they had no idea they were taking place:

the beautiful music when the bride walks down the aisle, the perfect music just when everybody is invited to a toast, or when the guests finally say, “Mabuhay ang bagong kasal!” (especially in the context of Philippine weddings).

Have a look at this beautifully executed wedding in Cebu by Lore, the trending host, whose music has been scored by her husband, DJ Magma.

A wedding DJ knows how to read a crowd

As I can notice, most of our guests would tell me that I have a good ear for music. This is especially true when my emcee is Papa Kiko. I am just grateful because my host is a DJ himself. He could suggest what’s the best song to play for a specific type of crowd.

In fairness, I have fellow wedding DJs who have a good playlist for every generation group. some of the DJs I have worked with are DJ Drawdog, DJ Roy Sy, DJ Ems, DJ Vert, among others. These good guys have a superb collection of songs for any type of event.

A wedding DJ has clean set of music

On your wedidng day, you don’t wanna hear “Covers PH!” or some sort of a musical watermark in your playlist. You also don’t want to experience “dead air” while the program is going on. Any professional wedding DJ has a special musical scoring software that automates everything that you want to play.

What I use is DAC. Others use Jazzler. Some other professional wedding DJs have their own preference of program. The thing is, it’s way better than any ordinary music player.

A wedding DJ will allow you to simply enjoy your wedding day

Your ultimate goal on your wedding day is to have peace of mind. That is exactly what you’re paying for if you hire a wedding DJ. Stress can be avoided when there’s a soothing music in the background. That’s what you ought to have. It may sound a cliché, but it’s so true that without music, life would be a mistake. Your married life begins on your wedding day.

Who to hire as a wedding DJ in Davao?

DJ Drawdog

If you want to ask me, I’d highly recommend DJ Drawdog. He is a Davao wedding DJ with a good pair of ears.