Post # 1
So the Fiance and I are not huge cake fans. Especially those with the thick frosting and gooey sugary insides. So we have opt to ditch the cake and instead have a dessert table. The idea is, when we send out our invitations we are going to include a little card that asks them to bring their favorite desert recipes and if they are willing, bake it bring it with to share! So I’ll have a table set up so we can display all the goodies. I will also have a binder or recipe box so they can drop those off too.
What do you guys thinks? Will this work?!
I already plan on baking 2 or 3 things. My soon to be Mother-In-Law will donate as well as a few friends. So I know I’ll have plenty- incase no one brings anything.
Post # 3
I think that sounds like a really awesome and unique idea! I also think that it would really help your guests to feel very involved in your wedding day 🙂
Post # 4
This is a great idea! I am totally a fosting lover (I wanted an all frosting cake!)
Our venue has desserts included in our package and they were 100000 times better then the cake we had picked out so we canceled it. I dont think anyone will miss it
Post # 5
I think that is a wonderful idea. If I didn’t have so many out-of-state and out-of-country guests coming, I would totally do that.
Post # 6
That’s an AWESOME idea! I absolutely love it 🙂
For the recipes, I would ask your guests to e-mail it to you a month before the wedding (three weeks at the latest), so that you can perhaps take on one last DIY project:
You could create recipe cards, and create about 50 of each maybe? And stack them next to each dessert that people bring. That way, if guests really like that particular dessert, they can take a recipe card home with them. If you run out, have a little card at the end of each pile that says, “Oh no! This recipe was too popular, and all the recipe cards are gone! However, if you’d like, please e-mail [whoever] for details, and they’ll be sure you get the recipe.”
ETA: If any guests include information about the recipe, like if it’s an old family recipe, or something they make for certain occasions, you could create signs that explain it all, too.
And also, label each dessert with who brought what 🙂
Post # 7
I AM DOING THE EXACT SAME THING!
i totally don’t like cake, and neither does the Fiance, and we both think the whole cake cutting and feeding each other thing is a little bit corny.
instead, we are having a dessert table with lots of frosted sugar cookies in our colors, candy, and different desserts and pies that some of our guests will be bringing! LOVE IT!
and this is an opportunity to decorate the dessert table really cool… you can make it really cute!!!
Post # 8
Sounds like a fun idea! Logistically, I have some questions though. Are your ceremony & reception at the same venue? If so, I could see this working well. If not, would they need to leave their dessert in the car during the ceremony? I could see some problems with this, especially if it’s a hot day. If it’s not at the same venue, could they bring them inside the ceremony venue and have someone charged with transporting all desserts to the reception venue so that they’re stored in appropriate temperatures?
Post # 9
I think a dessert table would be fine but I don’t know if I would have my guests cater it. It’s an interesting idea but maybe more so for a shower, that could be fun…a desert themed shower.
Many venues we looked at did not allow anything to be brought in with the exeption cake from a liscensed baker.
Post # 10
Dessert table is awesome but I dont think id ask anyone to actually bring anything. & what would they do with it during the ceremony?? Asking them to email recipes is a cool idea.
Post # 11
So this is going to sound bad, but I’ve never eaten cake at any wedding I’ve ever been to?
The last wedding I was too busy dancing and must have missed it while they were passing it out? I didn’t miss much.
Maybe you could have a small cake that you can cut? Just so you have pictures of it.
Post # 12
We wanted to do something similar… my mom nixed it! lol. Sounds like fun though 🙂
Post # 13
I think it’s a fun idea! I think like others said, as long as they’re not carrying it around during the ceremony, it should be fine. And the way you’re making it seem it’s not like you are telling them they HAVE to bring something. I know as a guest, I would have fun baking a dessert for someone’s wedding.
Post # 14
I love cake, but if you want to have something different that’s your choice.But, I really don’t think you should ask guests to bring dessert.
Post # 15
Cake is traditional, yes, but never required. As long as you have a yummy alternative, guests won’t notice that the cake is not there. Don’t stress over it.
Post # 16
I say if you don’t like cake don’t have cake. I agree with those above about having to leave it in the car if the ceremony is at a different location. But are you wanting deserts as gifts instead of traditional gifts? I dk if guests are going to want to lug a dessert and a gift so they may opt for the gift over bringing an actual dessert or via versa. I say ask for the recipes defiantly, but maybe not the potluck dessert. Just a thought.