11 Desserts That Will Make Your Wedding So Much Sweeter
Yes, you can have your cake and eat these, too!
While a classic white, three-tiered wedding cake might just be the piece de resistance of most receptions, there’s just something so fun about having a treat that guests aren't expecting. A few years ago, cupcakes were high in demand, but as always, trends and tastes change.
So, what’s on the menu for weddings this year? We’ve rounded up some of the hottest dessert trends that will make your big day that much sweeter.
For those having a morning ceremony, cinnamon rolls can be a timely alternative to the traditional wedding cake. Stack three large pastries with icing to create tiers, or serve several in a large dish for guests to enjoy family-style.
Crepes + Waffles
Waffles and crepes are another favorite for of-the-moment brunch receptions. Fill mason jars with an assortment of fruit and syrup to give your guests plenty of topping options.
Y'all, this is a trend that we can definitely get behind. Sweet, savory and entirely satisfying, donuts are a fun, unexpected addition to any formal occassion.
Cake pops arrived on the wedding scene a few years ago, and they're not going away anytime soon. Thanks to their bite-sized stature, you and your guests can enjoy as many of these tiny treats as you desire.
Cupcakes are clearly proof that good things come in small packages. Mix and match fillings for maximum enjoyment. It is your day, after all. Why choose one flavor when you could have them all?
Dainty and petite, macarons are the perfect way to bring a little Parisian elegance to your wedding.
If cake isn't quite your taste, pie is surely the next best thing. You and your spouse can dig into the whole dish or savor smaller bites with these pie-in-a-jar alternatives.
Whether you're planning a rustic summer ceremony or a winter-white affair, this classic match of chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers will keep everyone warm and happy.
Having an autumn wedding? Consider spicing up the dessert table with cinnamon sticks and candy apples.
Cookies + Milk
Much like you and your signifcant other, there's no sweeter combination than cookies and milk.
Sliders + Shakes
Truly, we've saved the best for last. After a night of drinking and dancing with your closest friends, send your guests home with a memorable midnight snack: sliders and milkshakes.
"Hair flowers. Can't wait for this trend to trickle down from Pinterest/magazines to real wedding bookings. It's a '60s, '70s throwback, but can be totally modern. Great for flower girls — keeps their hands free, makes them feel like they're wearing a 'princess' crown." -Facebook fan Bloom Boxx
Art Deco Elegance
"'Gatsby-inspired' is the big buzz word. If you're looking to evoke the Gatsby feeling, go for a majestic museum or grand hall and accent your ensemble with a few art deco accessories and a few glamorous elements of decor." -Sara Murray, BHLDN Stylist
"Classic, glamorous looks are back in a big way: modest lace dresses, champagne coupes, bold red lips, vintage beaded clutches and crystal brooches." -Cathleya Schroeckenstein, editor-in-chief, Weddingbee
Prints + Pattern
"We're seeing more prints in wedding decor, from sweet florals to graphic prints like stripes and chevron, or even plaids. Go bold in color or use metallic and shades of white for a more subtle palette. Prints are absolutely stunning and add an unexpected element to your wedding decor." -Sara Murray, BHLDN Stylist
"White is a strong trend for the bridal party and even wedding guests. No longer is it a faux pas to wear white to a wedding — we're seeing bridesmaids pop up in white left and right." -Sara Murray, BHLDN Stylist
"Plates and portions are flirtier; it's more about the mingling and dancing. Wedding trends are becoming more free-spirited and personal to the couple." -Sabrina Soto, The High Low Project
"I'm seeing more indoor/outdoor elements. Bringing nature indoors; whether it's through rustic sources, grasses or wood textures and incorporating that into your decor." -Sabrina Soto, The High Low Project
Monochromatic + Ombre Accents
"For this upcoming year, I see ombre as a trend that will continue to pop up in wedding decor — using tonal pieces to accent bridesmaids' ensembles, ombre cakes and monochromatic colors in overall decor." -Sara Murray, BHLDN Stylist
"Color trends include pastel shades of coral, pink, mint, gray, yellow and lavender, but there are bold colors like plum, navy, and black and white making a strong showing this year, too." -Facebook fan Linda Sawyer
"The salute to the couple's heritage. My daughter had a picture of her grandparents and parents with their wedding cakes. The cake topper was the one her parents used. And the bride and groom from her grandparents' cake was placed on the cake, too." -Facebook fan Alice Carroll Noe