(Closed) What would you think if the dessert of the night IS the cake … no dessert

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

As far as I know, the dessert table is a trend.  I have been to as many weddings that had just cake as the dessert as I have that have had a whole table of desserts to choose from. 

 

Having just cake is more traditional, so I don’t see people getting upset at not having choices.  Are you having different flavored layers?  That would still give guests a choice, while still keeping with the only cake theme that you are aiming for.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I agree with the PP.  The dessert table is just a trend.  At our wedding we did wedding cake and an ice cream bar and everyone was happy witht hat.  I think by the end of the night you’ve got people on the dance floor and the only ones who are really "looking" for dessert are the older folks… and usually, all they want is wedding cake!  I think you’re totally fine with just the cake!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

In my area, cake is always the one and only form of dessert.  I can honestly say I have never been to a wedding that had any dessert other than cake!  And I don’t think that it’s because anyone was trying to get by on the cheap.. some of these weddings were in the $50,000.00 range.  I’ve also never heard of ice cream or sauces to go with cake until finding this site.. I guess it’s just traditional around here to just have cake + coffee for dessert.  So to answer your question, I don’t think it would be strange at all!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Okay, I take that back.. YES, my family is all about ice cream with birthday cake.. I just meant not with wedding cake.. although I think that sounds amazing.. especially Coldstone!!  LOVE THEM!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

 I’ve only been to one wedding that had anything but cake . I think of it as a plus not a must have. our venue offered a cookie selection but I swapped it out for better aps. I don’t think it’s needed personally , but I LOVE cake.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh, I’ve been to a wedding with a cotton candy machine! It was so fun!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

The latest wedding I went to, they served sorbet with supper, and then served the cake halfways through the dancing. No "desert table". (I’ve never actually heard of one before this post! The closest thing I’ve heard of is the candy buffet.)

I’d say yeah, have the cake be the main fixture! And if you want to serve ice cream, go ahead — more power to you; people REALLY love ice cream. But I don’t see why you have to have any other deserts prepared. Some of the more picky people might appreciate it, but honestly? From one of your previous posts, I’ve gathered that your cake is going to be multiple flavours, PLUS you’re serving ice cream and fruit, so if anyone complains? It’s all on them, not you. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah, dessert tables are a more recent trend. Most weddings I’ve been to it has just been cake. The best wedding I went to had a slice of cake with two scoops of ice cream that were coated in white chocolate. SO good.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would find it 100% normal.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

Wow, I guess this is crazy, but almost ALL of the weddings I’ve been to have had dessert tables of some kind. (Doesn’t seem to be a “new trend” where I’m from). I rather enjoy them. (Of course I have a sweet tooth.) I also like those desserts usually better than the cake. If you are having an ice cream station, that sounds like it would be fine. But, personally, if I went to a weding that didn’t have other picky desserts I would be disappointed. I would be understanding if the couple didn’t have a lot of money, though. (Same as cash bar.) But if the wedding seemed to be pretty extravagent, I wouldn’t think too highly of it. I would liken it to an expensive wedding that still had a cash bar. I think you should look at what your guests would prefer. From previous weddings you’ve attended, are they accustomed to dessert tables? Does it seem to be a standard in your area, or with your group of family and friends? If so, I think you should have one. But if not, you’re probably OK with what you already have arranged.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

I think it’s fine.

Most of the weddings that I’ve been to have only had wedding cake as the dessert. That works for me because I’d rather have them get a good, moist cake than spend a bunch of money on multiple not-so-good desserts. Also, I’m trying to limit sweets, so one dessert is enough for me.

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