Post # 1
Me again with another food question!
My FI and I were debating between cake and cupcakes and had decided on cake. We plan on having around 75-80 people.
I found out today that one of my mom’s good friends – who is invited to the wedding – has offered to make us a sweets table. She is Italian and makes these incredible cookies! (She bakes out of her home and has made these treats for many events at my parents’ church) It is an Italian tradition to have a sweets/dessert table at the reception. I think it is so generous of her to offer to do that for us!
So do you think wedding cake and a sweets table would be too much?
Post # 3
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
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
No, that’s not too much at all. I think many of your guests would enjoy cake and sweets, especially yummy italian ones.
Post # 7
- 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
Yum, yum, yum. Never too much when it comes to yummy stuff!
Post # 9
@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
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.
Post # 12
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