11 Desserts That Will Make Your Wedding So Much Sweeter

Yes, you can have your cake and eat these, too!

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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. 

Cinnamon Rolls 

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

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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

Wedding Crepes
Wedding Waffles With Blueberries

Wedding Crepes

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Wedding Waffles With Blueberries

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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. 


Dessert Table With Wedidng Cake

Dessert Table at Southern Wedding

The dessert table at this classic Southern wedding boasts a stunning cake adorned with greenery and blackberries as well as an assortment of fried pies, donuts and banana pudding.

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

Purple Cake Pops

Purple Cake Pops

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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. 


Just Married Cupcakes

Just Married Cupcakes

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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?


Wedding Macarons

Wedding Macarons

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Dainty and petite, macarons are the perfect way to bring a little Parisian elegance to your wedding.  


Apple Pie Jars

Apple Pie Jars

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Kayla Suazo

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. 


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Gooey Smores

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Gooey Smores

Freshly toasted smores with large white marshmallows.

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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.  

Candy Apples

Country Wedding Desserts

Country Wedding Desserts

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Having an autumn wedding? Consider spicing up the dessert table with cinnamon sticks and candy apples. 

Cookies + Milk

Wedding Cookies and Milk

Wedding Cookies and Milk

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Much like you and your signifcant other, there's no sweeter combination than cookies and milk. 

Sliders + Shakes

Wedding Sliders
Wedding Milkshake

Wedding Sliders

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Wedding Milkshake

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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. 

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