Tips and Ideas for Outstanding Wedding Dessert Tables

Time for a guilty confession. The moment cake and desserts are served is to me the highlight of every wedding reception. I admit it: since I have a sweet tooth I normally go on a 3-day juice detox after such happy events, just because I need to taste every type of sweet there is on the dessert table, including the de rigueur slice of wedding cake.

For the brides-to-be who are planning to captivate their wedding guests with lavishly displayed bite-size desserts (besides the traditional wedding cake), here are some useful tips that could help you create the most photographed (and talked about) wedding dessert table ever:

  • Try to plan the design of your dessert table at least a couple of months in advance. Just because sweets are served at the end of your wedding does not mean this should be the last bullet point to tick off your list. Decide whether you want to ornate the table with flower arrangements or framed photos of you and your loved one, and choose a suggestive backdrop, pom poms or bunting to add extra kick to the décor.
  • Take inspiration from your wedding theme when creating your sweet table and play with coordinating colors and textures. A spring/summer theme asks for shades (and tastes) of mint, rose and lemon, for a glam theme you can count on rich chocolate and lots of gold dust, etc.
  • Display various sweets, mixing at least 5 types to keep your guests interested. The most popular wedding sweets are, of course, cupcakes, followed by macarons, eclairs, chocolates, cookies or mini fruit tarts. The chocolate fountain might be tempting but, speaking from experience, it can be quite messy. It can actually be more exciting to watch than use. Totally up to you.
  • Let your guests know the name of each sweet, by describing the desserts on appropriate labels or pretty cards.
  • Picking your stands and tiers is also important, since they can reflect your wedding theme. For a vintage wedding choose them ruffled or scalloped, while for modern receptions it’s best to use clean designs.
  • Make sure there are doggie bags on the table for the guests who can’t eat dessert right away. Give them the option to take home some sweets and delight their taste buds the morning after, for breakfast.

Get super-creative organizing your dessert table and make sure it looks (and tastes) fabulous. After all, you want to impress everyone until the very last moment, right?

 

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