Post # 1
OK so my fiance is determined to serve ice cream at our wedding!! This is probably the thing he’s most excited about for the whole wedding, and it’s so adorable to see him so enthusiastic! A bit of backstory: he proposed at our favorite ice cream shop, and it’s their ice cream that he wants to feature at the wedding! It’s a really special place to us. They make ice cream using milk from their own cows (the shop is on a dairy farm)!
So basically we must serve ice cream 😉
My question is: should we also serve an alternative to the ice cream? I’m thinking either a cake or cupcakes or maybe some kind of bite-size confection? Here’s why:
1) Lactose intolerant guests? I’m not sure if there are any, but just in case.
2) Cake is traditional–would it seem weird to have a wedding with no cake?
3) Some people may not be in the mood for ice cream, and want something else?
But then again, would 2 dessert options be just too much? I’m worried that if we have two options, people might just completely ignore one of the options and then I’ll regret spending the extra money!
Please let me know your thoughts!
Post # 3
@beeconomist: If it’s in the budget, then I would offer an additional item to eat (whether it’s cupcakes, cake, cake pops, etc.). At our wedding, we will be having dessert (which comes part as our plate) as well as our wedding cake (and a sweet table, but that was also part of our plates.
Post # 4
We had cake, a make your own sundae bar and a chocolate fountain. Seriously, people are still talking about the desserts. Nothing was ignored. It was rocking ! People were taking the ice cream and dipping it into the fountain, cake and ice cream etc… It was delicious !
Post # 5
I’d do something like cake or cupcakes as well!! Most people will eat both.
Post # 6
Brownies–They go great with ice cream!
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
Nom, brownies! I love sweets so different desserts would be awesome IMO , but also not necessary.
Post # 8
We had a dessert bar that eveyone went crazy over.
A lot of weddings only serve one dessert (cake) though so anything goes! Do what you like and fits in your budget.
Post # 9
@beeconomist: I think if you don’t serve cake or something cake adjacent people will wonder where it is. To me, people use the serving of cake a signal of the end of the formal portion of the night. After cake is served I take it as a sign I can start mingling, dancing, whatever. Before the cake is served unless I’m specifically told to do otherwise, I stay in the seat you gave me.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
At ym first wedding, the catering package included dessert so we served an ice cream dessert right at the end of dinner. We cut our cake well into the evening. It was lovely. People were ready to eat something again by then after 2 hours of dancing and hanging out.
Post # 11
@beeconomist: We had an ice-cream truffle for dessert in a wafer bowl (have an amazing ice-cream place where I am from) and then we served wedding cake. We had the traditional fruit-cake for wedding cake (my mom baked it but we had someone else decorate it – my mom’s recipe is the only fruitcake I like) and we knew a few people wouldn’t like it but a lot of people had both, we did only cut the cake after the ice-cream though. Even the lactose intolerant amongst our group couldn’t resist the ice-cream but they aren’t highly affect by it
Post # 12
Most people expect cake, not just to but to see you guys have your little photo moment feeding each other, which I think you’ll regret if you don’t have. Ice cream is more of a side dish desert, not a main, so it’s not that you’d be getting something to complement it, but instead you’d be getting the ice cream to complement the something else. So yes, definitely choose a primary desert that’s not ice cream!