Post # 1
Well, my parents are on a very tight budget for the wedding, and a two course meal at the reception venue we have decided on is $45 per head (entree and main) and a three course meal (entree, main, dessert) jumps up to $50 per head.
What does everyone think about serving the wedding cake for dessert instead? Maybe some fruit and ice cream could be added also?
Do we really need dessert if there is wedding cake?
Post # 3
plenty of people just have the cake. I’m fine with it but DH says it’s not enough food!! i guess it depens on how heavy the mains are.
Post # 4
I’ve only been to one wedding where there was additional desserts, and that’s cause the brides mom can run a bakery out of her kitchen. I think it’s fine.
Post # 5
I think that cake is fine for dessert. I’ve always wondered why people have another dessert besides cake at a wedding. Whenever I’ve been to a wedding that has something in addition to cake, I never eat the other dessert. It’s a wedding! I go there for wedding cake!! (oh, and of course to see the couple get married….haha)
Post # 6
@may_vas: We just had cake. By the end of the evening most people are so full they don’t want dessert anyway. I think just having the cake is fine!
Post # 7
I’ve never been to a wedding that served cake plus additional desserts! Just the cake would be more than enough.
Post # 8
Most weddings I have been to do have multiple desserts and for those that are sweets fans, it’s heaven to them but when there is only cake, nobody seems to miss other desserts. I would say the only benefit to the other desserts is there is something for everyone but if that is a concern of yours, you could always have each tier of you cake be a different flavor (one chocolate, one vanilla, etc).
Post # 10
We only had wedding cake for the reception. And since there was some left over, we brought it to the pig roast the next day. There was still wedding cake left over so we fed it to the deer!
Post # 11
Most of the weddings Ive been to have had the dessert be the wedding cake and nothing else in addition!
Post # 12
The majority of folks are used to wedding cake only. It’s not necessary to serve additional desserts and most people don’t do that.
Post # 13
At our wedding a lot of people didn’t even eat the cake (which by the way, was life changingly delicious!). Another dessert would have been a complete waste of money. We cut it because like you it would have been another $5 per head. By the time the cake was served everyone was already tipsy and have going crazy on the dance floor. They didn’t want to sit down long enough to each another course!
Post # 14
Wedding cake is dessert. Why have more? We just had cake.
Post # 15
I think two desserts are too much and can never eat both (and I love sweets) I think you are fine just serving cake
Post # 16
Just cake is fine–that’s what’s been offered at weddings I have gone to. I was in your same scenario–unsure if I could afford an extra dessert from the caterer, and I asked the manager if I could do a dessert table and bring in my own cookies, brownies, etc. To my surprise, he said YES. So I am doing my candy buffet and a sweets table with some homemade treats. Nothing fancy, but something extra than just cake, without much of an impact to the budget.