After taking a month to calm down, I am now able to ask on the forum if anyone else has had a security problem after wedding cake set up. For my nephew’s wedding, I stacked the cake on the table designated by the pastry chef at the terribly upscale country club. Certainly this chef had plenty of other cakes to do that day and did not seem put out that he wasn’t doing one for this wedding. My sister (mother of groom) and I artfully arranged the orchids, calla lillies, and other greenery on the cake and table before changing into our wedding clothes and heading for the chapel.
Imagine my surprise when I returned to the club for the receptionto find not only all tables rearranged but also the flowers on the cake and cake table! I spoke with the event manager: “We had to get into the closet near the cake table to switch out some tables. Sorry, but we had to.” Yes, I elevated the issue to the club manager and the catering manager who certainly reponded better when I pointed out that groveling would be the minimum requirement. But still, the flowers were rearranged!
Obviously, what I need to do next time is hire a security guard so one, lone, young staff member doesn’t drag the table out of the way, shifting the orchids!