Post # 1
So my FI is a major sweet tooth. I mean, serious sweet tooth. He decides what he’s having for dessert before he picks his main dish. Recently, on a holiday in Indonesia, he ordered banana pancakes whilst I was tucking into a plate of gado-gado (peanut sauce with steamed veg).
Anyway, I digress… We are looking at hiring a private venue and sourcing our own catering. One caterer quoted us double (!!) what we were expecting, but gave us the idea of having a dessert buffet, plated on beautiful tiered stands, with a choice of three or four miniture desserts per guest. My sugar-hungry FI leapt on the idea and really wants this. The rest of the meal is going to be canapes after the ceremony, before guests are seated for an amuse bouche and plated meal (choice of probably fish and beef/lamb, plus vegetarian option). We’ll have a tea and coffee self-service station with our wedding cake sliced up, as well as a cheese and port station.
So, fellow Bees… Is a dessert station tacky? Should I reign in his sweet tooth and demand he pick ONE dessert only?
Post # 3
I did this and guests loved it!!!! It also meant dancing started earlier
Post # 4
Oh, good point! We’re having a dusk wedding ceremony, with a first look and formal portraiture done before the wedding. The whole day will be 6 hours from ceremony to finish.
Post # 5
Dessert buffets always go over well! I don’t have a huge sweet tooth, but it’s nice to have options because not everyone likes chocolate or fruit for example. I’ll be having a dessert buffet!
Post # 6
More dessert is never tacky…having food available duringbthe party time fuels guests to keep dancing.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
Tacky??? Pfft! I side with your SO on this one though I have a huge sweet tooth as well hehehe.
Post # 8
I went to a wedding which had one, and people loved it. Actually maybe a bit too much, I saw people leaving the buffet with two loaded plates! To be honest I’d do the dessert buffet over the cheese and port station.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
Tacky? No! Yummy? Yes! (: We’re having a wedding cake, but we’re also having a dessert table with a ton of French and Dutch pastries from our favourite bakery. I don’t think anyone will complain aha 😉
Post # 10
Tacky?! Why it that ever be tacky, people love sweets.
We are doing a combonation candy/dessert buffet.. so like a candy buffet with extra goodies such as gourmet chocolates, cheesecakes, brownies, cupcakes, and chocolate fountains. NOMNOM.
Post # 11
Tacky? Are you kidding me? Sounds like a fabulous idea!
Post # 12
Our dessert table was one of the best parts of our reception. I had large and small cupcakes, cake pops, brownies, diferent cookies, Rice Krispie pops dipped in white chocolate, French Macarons, a 12,10 and two 6 inch round cakes that I had made at a local grocery store. and different types of chocolates. I made all of the cupcakes stands from plates and vases I found in thrift stores.
It really was a sight and all of my guests loved it!
Post # 13
not tacky -GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!! i only had a candy bar with a 4 tier cake… i probably would have done more desserts but i love cake a little too much… now im all about pies… wierd how taste buds change in two years.
Post # 14
I would absolutely love a dessert buffet.
ETA: I’m a bit curious about why you think a dessert buffet would be tacky?
Post # 16
To be honest, I’ve never been to a wedding without a dessert table! There is always a dessert table at around 11pm-12am as a late night treat! They do a sit down dessert before hand though, like right after the entree.