Post # 1
Fiance and i really don’t like cake, and i really don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on something we don’t care about. We thought about doing cupcakes for our guests, but i really could care less if we had those or not as well.
We are including a smores bar, so do we really need the cupcakes? As a guest, would you care?
Post # 3
I voted “who cares?!” cuz i like dessert…..and s’mores are seroiusly one of my favorites. I pigged out on some this weekend. mmmmmm.
Post # 4
Technically convention says you provide drinks and dessert at a wedding reception. Whether or not you follow convention is up to you. But I would say that you should either have cake or cupcakes to compliment your s’mores bar. There are likely to be A LOT of guests who aren’t keen on eating s’mores for dessert.
Post # 5
I have to admit, I’m a little confused why cupcakes would be a possible substitute if you don’t like cake – cupcakes a little miniature cakes… They may cost less, but that doesn’t really help you if you don’t like cake.
If I were a guest and you had a smores bar, I would probably only eat that and not a second dessert (like a cupcake).
Post # 5
I think smores would bea cute and awesome substitute for a wedding cake. If you don’t like cake, why waste the money?
Post # 6
OMG, S’Mores bar? I would DIE. I seriously love me some s’mores.
Post # 7
@mightysapphire, you bring up a valid point!
@evaboston, i know…it’s wierd. i really am not a huge fan of either but if i had a choice between the two, i would go for the cupcakes.
@hearts sottero, very true. it’s spending money on something i don’t really care for that is making me think twice about it. cake is not cheap, thats for sure!
maybe i could just have a small tier of cupcakes? that would be easy, since homemade cupcakes taste much better, imho. then it would give some guest an option if they weren’t keen on the smore’s.
Post # 8
I love smors bars but i know some people dont just make sure that there other treat that others can enjoy… I really like the cupcake one.. you can do half half and still be happy. good luck i know what ever you do it will turn out great 🙂
Post # 9
I freaking LOVE s’mores, so I’d be good to go! I can’t imagine anyone being horribly disappointed if you didn’t have a cake or cupcakes. A lot of people don’t like cake either, or else they’re too full to eat it (that’s the category I always fall into… even though I love cake). So, I think you should scrap ’em! I’m all for saving money.
Post # 10
I’d be happy with s’mores. If you want to provide more for dessert as well, you could always do something untraditional like warm cookies with milk, or pies or something. It’s your wedding, you should like the food!
Post # 11
Dessert = GOOD!!
I like s’mores. I like cupcakes. I like cake. If you have space in your budget, then why not do s’mores *and* cupcakes, so it is more likely that everyone finds something that they like for dessert. If not, then you should do whatever makes you happy.
Post # 12
I am in your situation and my mother (out of the blue) has insisted we have a cake to cut for the photos. Luckily, I don’t hate carrot cake and the place whose carrot cake I adore isn’t too expensive if we do a small two-tier cake with a really basic icing look, which my mom agreed to. She is also helping pay for the wedding and if she wasn’t I may have ignored her cake request altogether.
I think it’s fine to have smores as your only option as when I go to weddings and they only have cake it’s not like I complain. Smores totally count as ‘dessert’. If you want to offer the smore option as well that’s very nice of you, but don’t feel like you HAVE to
As, an fyi, we are having a trio dessert with our meal, of mini-creme brulee, mini-chocolate mousse and a mini-orange yogurt thing, and the cake won’t be enough to feed everyone, but my family and his family are actually not super keen on cake either, so I’m not concerned.
Post # 13
Couldn’t you just have a sheet cake that could be pre-sliced for non-smore loving guests? I mean if you don’t love cupcakes then I don’t see the point in having those over cake – especially since I don’t think cupcakes would cost less.
Are you going to do the make your own smores thing (Cosi style)? Or have them premade? I love being able to toast my own marshmallows (then again open flames may not be a good idea).
Post # 14
so I voted for cupcakes because that is what we are doing and I LOVE the idea. However, I say it’s your wedding– do what you want and have fun with it!!
Post # 15
@camrie, definitely cosi style! the venue is okay with candles so i think they will be fine with the flame for the smore’s. the sheet cake is a good idea too, i guess it just depends on what cost less…although i wouldn’t mind actually making the cupcakes myself! so that would def be afforable.