At weddings we usually take our break while everyone is eating dinner. Cause taking pictures of people eating just isn’t very nice. I’ve had the pleasure of eating some really yummy dishes, but I will say…it makes me a tiny bit sad that I almost never get to taste test all of the amazing sweets. By the time we scarf down our food it’s time to run and start photographing the toasts. Whether you have a sweet tooth or not…I’ve never been to a wedding that did not have dessert. So, how do you decide what is the right kind to serve at your wedding?

>> Traditional

The traditional tiered cake. This is definitely the most common. Usually focused on how many guests you need to feed determines the size. As the size goes up, so do the $$ signs. While you will most likely get that perfect exterior and yummy interior from a professional baker, you might consider a friend or family member who loves to bake. Just make sure their first try is NOT for the day of the wedding. 😉

Desserts are always photographed, so having them look appealing and picturesque is a definite pro…but don’t be afraid to think outside the box.

>> The Cupcake Combo

The combination of a small tiered cake {mostly just for the “cake cutting”} and lots of cute cupcakes has been super popular. Cupcakes photograph well, and you don’t have to worry about having someone cut slices of a large cake for each guest. You will most likely save some money on the sweets and even extra plates and utensils! Cause no one eats cupcakes with a fork and plate, right?

>> The Donut Bar

Ohhhhhhh, the Donut Bar. *SIGH* I might have to admit that this is possibly my favorite. I mean, it’s a donut. But after the fact that you get to eat wonderful donuts, there’s so many other benefits. Again, no cost for extra plates and forks. You don’t need to worry about the color and design or finding refrigerator space for hundreds of cupcakes or a huge tiered cake.  I mean…easy and delicious. What else can you ask for?

>> The Sundae Bar

Ooooo…also, just so tasty. If you love ice cream…go for ice cream instead of a cake. With all the yummy toppings and such this is definitely a crowd pleaser. I can almost guarantee that my 7 year old daughter will have ice cream at her wedding. In some shape or form…she’s slightly obsessed with the stuff.

However, there are the obvious downsides. Freezer space and melting. Enough ice cream to feed 100+ guests…well, that’s A LOT of ice cream. And I don’t know about you, but my freezer does not hold that much. So…making sure your venue has the proper freezer space is key. And making sure you have someone to serve! Then you’re set.

>> The Gourmet Goodies

This is your day. Your day…and it should absolutely reflect who you are as a couple and your likes. Think about your favorite dessert…and that’s what you should serve. These mini cheesecakes below are SO gorgeous and wait for it…made by the bride’s mother. SO much talent there. While going gourmet might be a bit more expensive, your guests will thoroughly enjoy trying something different.

Definitely make sure you choose a dessert that reflects your tastes as a couple…but also…don’t worry about doing a “cake cutting” just to go along with random traditions. You can cut the donut and feed each other, or don’t do it at all. Honestly, by that time not very many guests are paying attention anyway. So, embrace your sweet tooth and choose your absolute favorite sweet treat. Your taste buds will thank you.



Check out these local bakers for your special day:

>>> Kristin’s Sweet Treats       Email: Kristen’

>>> Moustache Baked Goods

>>> Eat. Share. Love. Treats.      Email:



Wedding Wisdom: The Sweet Tooth

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