Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable, whether you’re planning on doing a choreographed dance with your bridesmaids or you’re saying, “I do” in a meaningful location. Of course, everyone will remember the dessert – after all, who doesn’t love dessert at a wedding reception?!
If you’re not the biggest fan of wedding cake, don’t feel like you have to have it at your reception! In fact, there are several different wedding dessert alternatives that many couples are choosing to serve at their receptions. Here are 11 unique ideas!
Bite-Sized Pastries – Can’t decide on your dessert? Who says you have to be limited to just cake slices?! Set out a dessert table filled with bite-sized portions of pastries like cheesecake squares in various flavors, mini muffins, and more for your guests to savor.
Brownies – Delicious, delectable, decadent. No matter how you dress it up, brownies are an amazing sweet treat that you and your guests can enjoy during your reception. Build a tasty tower of beautiful brownies in various flavors for the traditional look of a wedding cake (but better!).
Candy Table – Looking for a customizable wedding dessert? Why not try having your very own candy table?! You can pack the table with your favorite candies in your wedding colors for your guests to pick and choose from.
Cheesecakes – For a special spin on the traditional wedding cake, serve savory cheesecake! You can even reserve a larger cheesecake for you and your betrothed and serve miniature cheesecakes for your guests to enjoy hassle-free.
Donut Tower – Whether you’re having a brunch reception or simply have a penchant for these fried pastries, donuts are a total crowd-pleaser! Glazed, powdered, iced, or sprinkle donuts – no matter which you choose, your guests are sure to love this unique wedding dessert.
Ice Cream – Give cake the boot and serve ice cream instead! From sundaes to ice cream cones and everything in between, your guests can create their own memorable treat with whichever flavors and toppings you choose to provide.
Macarons – Who can resist these divine, scrumptious little snacks? Have a tantalizing tower of macarons in your wedding colors instead of a traditional wedding cake. Choose from an array of flavors in the filling like raspberry, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and more!
Mini Bundt Cakes – Simple, hassle-free, and small but scrumptious, the mini bundt cake has it all. These cute little desserts require no major decorating. Simply finish them off with a delicious glaze or a little bit of powdered sugar!
Mini Cupcakes – How can anyone say “no” to sweet miniature treats, especially mini cupcakes?! Serve delectable bite-sized cupcakes in various flavors like chocolate, vanilla, raspberry, salted caramel, and more for a small but satisfying snack!
S’mores – Planning an outdoor wedding this fall? Complete the ambiance with a fire pit and individual s’mores kits for all of your guests! They’ll have a blast toasting marshmallows over the fire pit before slathering them on graham crackers and smothering them with chocolate. Don’t forget the napkins!
Whoopee Pies – Don’t want to bother with cutting the cake and breaking up the party? Serve whoopee pies instead! These bite-sized treats come in a wide variety, whether you want chocolate, red velvet, or any other delicious flavor.
No matter what kind of dessert you want to serve up at your wedding reception, we can help! We are proud to serve you delicious desserts and listen to your every wish when it comes to the perfect wedding treat. Call us today to schedule a consultation at (314) 894-0900!