(Closed) wedding cake + other dessert at reception??

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll:
    yes! absolutely NEED to have more desserts : (19 votes)
    24 %
    i'm indifferent, if you have it great, if you don't, who cares : (53 votes)
    68 %
    no, i never eat dessert at weddings : (6 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I love desserts. But not everyone does. So I voted for more desserts. Hee Hee

    Post # 5
    8473 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Yes!  I had a sweet tooth table along with the wedding cake and my guests loved it!  I say go for it!

    Post # 6
    1736 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    425 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    1600 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚


    P.S. Hi Pittsburgh bee! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    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
    9216 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • 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 # 15
    1038 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
    2385 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Nope nope nope. Not necessary. 

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