At Northwest Weddings, we love your love…but we also love your wedding desserts! Our team has a huge sweet tooth and we are here to help you make those tough decisions when it comes to wedding desserts (one of everything please)!
Even though many caterers offer a small cutting cake for the couple, that is usually not enough to feed all of your guests. In fact, we see plenty of couples who skip the traditional cake cutting altogether. Don’t like cake? Not a problem! There are a plethora of desserts to choose from that are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Here are just some of the wedding desserts we have seen:
So how do you choose? Here are some questions to ask yourself:
#1 – What type of dessert do you and your partner like?
Well, it is your wedding day after all, so you deserve to have the sweet treat that you like! Is there a special dessert that has meaning to you two as a couple? Maybe you had cheesecake on your first date, how cute would it be to incorporate that into your special day?!
No need to choose just one type of dessert! We are seeing more and more dessert tables that offer a variety of different options.
#2 – How many desserts you will need and what is the most cost effective?
Big weddings mean lots of dessert. However, bite-sized options can be really cost effective when you have a large guest count! Also, keep in mind that not everyone will eat dessert…but others will go for a second helping (hand up!).
#3 – Does your dessert need refrigeration?
Some desserts (we are looking at you: cheesecake & ice cream) clearly will need refrigeration between ceremony & dessert time! Most venues are happy to refrigerate your dessert for you. You will just want to make sure that your venue has a prep kitchen and/or refrigerator. Which brings us to our next point…
#4 – Who will pick up, drop off, & set up your desserts?
Some desserts can be picked up the day before (cookies, for example) but other desserts are time sensitive. Will you recruit a family member to help with pick up and drop off? Many bakeries offer a drop off option, which we highly recommend taking advantage of!
As far as setting up your dessert, this is where a day-of coordinator will come in handy! We love setting up and designing your dessert tables!!
#5 – Does anything need to be rented & returned?
Most venues have a designated table for dessert displays, but this is definitely an important question to ask. In addition to a table, do they also supply a table linen? Do you want your dessert to be displayed on fancy trays? We love when desserts are displayed at different heights using unique dessert stands & plates.
Not interested in a table display? We’ve seen our fair share of donut walls! You may want to consider rental equipment if a vertical display interests you.
Maybe individually wrapping desserts is the way to go for you! Giving them out as your guests favors is a great way to kill two birds with one stone. Our favorite way to personalize this is printed to go boxes with the newlyweds last name on the top!
#6 – How will you decorate your dessert display?
And last but not least, whether it be florals, “sweet treat” signs, candles, or other decor, you may want to consider sprucing up your dessert table! After all, it is not just a tasty element of your big day, but also a visual element too that a photographer will eat right up!
We can’t wait to see what tasty treats you pick!!!