Post # 1
i was wondering if you guys think it is necessary to have a viennese table of desserts to go along with wedding cake? i am not a big dessert person and didnt think it was really a biggy, but after watching all these wedding shows it seems like people are really into it!
what do you think??
Post # 3
I think it’s unnecessary, especially if you don’t really have the money to spend. If you have a money tree in your backyard, why not? Otherwise, let it be.
I’ve been to a few weddings with dessert tables. It seems like it doesn’t go over that well, because by that time most guests are dancing, drunk, and full!
Post # 4
I love desserts. But not everyone does. So I voted for more desserts. Hee Hee
Post # 5
Yes! I had a sweet tooth table along with the wedding cake and my guests loved it! I say go for it!
Post # 6
I am having cake plus some additional treats like mini eclairs, apple tarts and brownies. I can’t say no to sweet yummy goodness!
Post # 7
Is there a way to do a few additional desserts without doing an entire Viennese spread? If you’re giving them enough food, plus cake, it just seems like a waste. I was planning to do one, but our venue charges $22/person + 22% service fee + 10% tax. $30 per person for extra dessert seemed insaney-pants to me.
Post # 8
we did not have a wedding cake. We had Bailey’s Ice Cream Pie and an assortement of mini-pastries that were passed. People liked it.
I’ve been to way too many weddings/parties where the Viennese/dessert buffets were barely touched.
Post # 9
I am wondering the same thing! I think the wedding cake is more than enough especially with what it will be costing for the cake and the cake cutting. BUT my mom thinks we need to have another dessert. I thought about maybe offering a late night snack and having it be a dessert but don’t want to waste money.
Post # 10
Here in Pittsburgh it’s tradition to have cookies — i mean hundreds or thousands of cookies. Usually they’re homemade by family members and it’s always a huge hit.
So if it’s in your budget, i say why not?
Post # 11
I wouldn’t say you need to, but I’m with @Stace126: We ALWAYS have cookies in Pittsburgh! It’s such a great way to involve family and friends, but more importantly, it provides a snack throughout all the dancing! Plus most venues allow it to be set up for free 🙂
P.S. Hi Pittsburgh bee! 🙂
Post # 12
I was at one wedding where eskimo pie was plated and served to everyone after dinner, and then after the cake cutting we were served cake. The others weddings I’ve been to have only had the wedding cake for dessert. I have a very sweet tooth but I don’t think a dessert table will be missed, but it is a nice extra touch if you want it. Everyone’s too full by then for heavy stuff though, I’d stick to bite-sized things
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I definitely don’t think it’s necessary. We’re having a smallish amount of cupcakes plus some other desserts (pies, cobblers, etc) – but that’s only because our caterer (a family friend) is an AMAZING cook and we love all her desserts. If you do want a traditional wedding cake, I think it’s totally normal to just have that. Just make sure it’s yummy!
Post # 14
thanks guys for all the input! my fiance and i are funding our whole wedding so we didnt see it as a neccessity. And our venue does not allow outside caterings so it would have been nice to do home made desserts but they wouldn’t allow it =(
So i’m starting to think it would be nice to have, and if we have funds at the end for it maybe we will do something small, but def not a whole viennesse table because i feel like it will hardly be touched.
And its true by the time dessert is served everyone will be drunk, dancing, and stuffed! Every occassion I have been to the cocktail hour and the main entrees were more important anyways.
Post # 15
Every wedding I’ve been to just had wedding cake as the dessert. I wouldn’t pay any mind to the wedding shows, do what makes you and your Fiance content, don’t worry about some attention starved woman who wants to cheapen her wedding day by having it broadcast all over tv for other people to critique.
Post # 16
Nope nope nope. Not necessary.