Help me please!
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I don't see why it wouldn't work to put another layer over the first one, although you may end up with quite a thick layer of fondant if you do it that way.
I had to remove a layer of fondant from a marzipan covered cake, and it was fine. I did do it straight after (well, after I'd worked on it for about half an hour trying to fix it - turns out the fondant was faulty) and it came off really nicely, with only a couple of tiny bits of fondant that stuck completely, so I just shaved them down flat with a razor blade. I don't know what would happen if you left it overnight, though.
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I normally just put a dab of royal icing or edible glue at the back where the ribbon joins. If you have the ribbon wrapped round the cake tightly enough then it should rest on the board/tier beneath fine. I tend to put a pin in to hold it in place until the glue/icing dries, and then make sure to remember to remove it before delivering the cake.
I know how you feel - I had a nightmare with covering the last wedding cake I did (only my second ever) and was so stressed by it!I guess with birthday cakes you figure that at least they'll have another one next year, but I certainly don't hope that for wedding cakes!
If you are concerned about the weight then make sure you have someone strong with you for delivery and set up, and stack the cake when you get there. It saves you risking dropping the whole thing :-)
Hope it goes well from here on in, and make sure to post a photo of the finished item!