(Closed) Cake and a sweets table?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1773 posts
Buzzing bee

Not at all! I see a lot of weddings that do it.  At the wedding I was in last year they had this, and the sweets table was totally cleared out long before the cake was cut.



Post # 4
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think it’s fine.  The last wedding I went to had both and the sweets table was pretty much emptied before they even cut the cake, so I appreciated both since I didn’t get anything from the table.

Post # 5
2292 posts
Buzzing bee

No, that’s not too much at all. I think many of your guests would enjoy cake and sweets, especially yummy italian ones. 

Post # 6
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

totally go for it!! 

Post # 7
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - EDD 06/12/2016

@SnowInApril:  not at all!!! I don’t like cake so I would be happy to see a sweets table. Our venue includes a wedding cake and a sweets table so it’s not uncommon 🙂

Post # 8
9681 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Yum, yum, yum. Never too much when it comes to yummy stuff!

Post # 9
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@SnowInApril:  We did a wedding cake and a sweet n salty buffet and everyone loved it.  I think the key with the sweets table is to give your guests a to-go option (i.e. little bags or boxes).

Post # 10
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

LOL I’m Italian so I know alllll about the Italian cookie tradition.  I’m having 2 cakes, a whole table full of just cookies, AND a candy buffet (which is doubling as the “favor”).  So of course I don’t think it’s too much. Smile

Post # 11
2278 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Sounds yummy 🙂

Post # 12
2510 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

No way!  We are doing that too but with cupcakes. To save money we opted to buy less cupcakes which will just be added to the sweet table instead of formally served.  I want everyone to have room for the sweet table which I think will be more delicious than the cake (neither me nor my fiance are huge cake people).  I think it is fine to serve both, but if budget is a concern, you could always get a smaller cake and have the venue slice it up and put plates of the cake with the rest of your sweet table.  That way people who love wedding cake can have it, but people who prefer other desserts can stock up on them instead 

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