Quick answer: Yes. If it's a quality cake stand it will have no problem supporting the weight of your wedding cake
What makes for a quality cake stand?
A quality cake stand is made from high-quality materials so it can hold the weight of your cake and look good doing it. Ceramic and most types of glass are too weak when they are larger than 12 inches and will not be able to hold your heavy wedding cake. Make sure to find out how much weight your cake stand can hold so you can avoid any potential cake disaster. We recommend metal or wood for heavy multi-tiered wedding cakes.
Additionally, your cake stand needs to have a completely flat top plate to support your cake properly. If it has any kind of dip or rise, your cake might sag or lean causing it to topple given enough time.
How can I tell if my cake stand will hold the weight of my wedding cake?
It really depends on the cake stand manufacturer. You have spent a lot of time and money on your wedding cake and you will want to be sure the cake stand will support the weight of your cake. Especially for cakes with 3 or more tiers, check to make sure they have a weight chart to show they have tested the stand properly.
Below is a snazzy weight chart for Sarah's Stands cake stands:
What size cake stand do I even need for my wedding cake?
You will want to choose a cake stand that is the same size or bigger than the bottom tier of your cake. Most tiered wedding cakes are created on a cake board and, ideally, your cake board and cake stand will be the same size. When in doubt, a good rule of thumb is your cake stand should be 2 inches larger than the bottom tier of your cake. This will leave you with one inch of space around your cake.
Why do I need a cake stand for my wedding cake?
A cake stand adds height and drama to your wedding cake presentation. And, it can be the splash of color that pulls your overall cake design together. Better yet, cake stands can turn a simple cake design into a sublime masterpiece. I often say that a cake stand is like a perfect pair of high heels for a glamorous dress.
In a survey of wedding guests, the three most memorable elements of a wedding are the dress, the music, and the cake. So, if you are trying to make sure your wedding is a memorable one for your guests then make sure to focus on these three elements.