4 Dessert Table Ideas For Your Wedding

There are lots of ways to make your wedding unique and fun, and one that people will long remember. Adding personal touches, having standout moments, and even creating some guest participation are ways couples can make their day especially memorable. 

When it comes to incorporating a sweets table into your reception design, there is a lot of opportunity to break out from the traditional and make a lasting impression as well.

A sweets table is a fun way to incorporate some unexpected treats into your day. While the cake may be front and center as a dessert, you can incorporate more than just cake into this display. Think ice cream, chocolate-dipped strawberries, or even custom-made macarons. 

Here are 5 dessert table ideas to consider for your wedding.

Venetian Table

While a more traditional staple at weddings, this table can complement your wedding theme and be its own separate focal point. It’s a great way to incorporate special elements from your guests’ cultures into your reception design without any extra work on your part. Typically desserts like pastries, cookies, and cakes are included in the spread. This wonderful tradition dates back to 19th-century Europe and specifically Sicily. Some even host a whole Venetian hour at the wedding as a spectacular time of desserts placed on a long table or a series of tables, that are pleasing to the eyes and the taste buds.

Candy Bar

A candy bar is a great option if you want something more than just cake, cupcakes, and other traditional desserts. There are many event service providers today who even offer completely customized candy bars that match your wedding colors and themes. The various candy you choose is typically laid out along a table in apothecary jars with scoops and take-home baggies for guests to fill and bring home with them.

Cookie Table

The cookie table has a unique history in Italian-American and Polish-American culture and many believe it began around the time of the great depression when families needed to save money on expensive wedding cakes and all helped bake traditional cookies from their regions instead. It has taken off as a must-have at events across the map now. This is a great opportunity to incorporate elements of your guests’ cultures into the reception design or elements of your wedding theme into the dessert offering. Family members prepare cookies for the table and each is made with love. In fact, some even refer to it as a Pittsburgh wedding tradition–equally important as the first kiss.

Ice Cream Bar 

This type of dessert table has become increasingly popular in recent years because it allows guests to enjoy a cold sweet treat customized to their liking. And who doesn’t like to feel like a kid again indulging in their favorite ice cream treat?

If you’re looking for something that’s easy and fun to put together, a sweets table of your liking is a great choice. It can be as simple, traditional, or elaborate as you want it to be, but the best part is that it will look amazing no matter what style you choose!

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