Post # 1
FH and I are not fans of cake and have decided we do not want to have cake at our reception. We’ve explored options in our area and are thinking of having a cookie bar for dessert. We’ve found a specialty cookie shop that has amazing cookies! We’d have a variety including the classics (chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter) as well as some more nontraditonal cookies (red velvet with white chocolate chips, cookies and creme, etc.).
As a guest, would you be dissatisfied if your only dessert option was cookies? We do have the option to have ice cream sandwiches made with the cookies or cookie sandwiches with icing in them.
Part of me wants to offer more options to please everyone, but I never care when I attend a wedding with only cake… I simply don’t eat it since I don’t care for it.
Post # 2
I was going to say I’d be so happy if I could add ice cream but you already thought of it! Honestly it doesn’t seem like most people even like wedding cake, especially those made with fondant. It’s just pretty to look at. So I say go for it and people will love the cookies as much as they loved my cousins having pie.
eta: fresh fruit would go well too.
Post # 3
Go for it! I LOVE cookies! I don’t think people will be upset if there is no cake.
Post # 4
I would be pretty disappointed if there were only cookies. But mainly because I’m a sweets fiend and love dessert!
Can you get some kind of non traditional “cake” that is more like brownies with fruit?
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard
I think cookies are a great idea! Especially different flavours. What do you think of brownies or muffins? A couple ice cream flavours is good too. As a guest if there was 2 to 4 alternate desserts I wouldn’t mind no cake at all!
The poster who said fresh fruit has a good idea too for people who can’t have many sweets.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t care too much. You could also do one less cookie flavor and add in mini cupcakes for anyone who really really wanted cake and frosting?
Or maybe also have frosting as a “dip” for the cookies? I thnk I have seen that somwhere beofre
Post # 7
Sounds so yummy to me, but I don’t do added sugar, so I would just gaze at them longingly 🙂 Maybe some fruit salad for something a little lighter on the side? It’s whatever you want, it’s YOUR party after all, enjoy it!
Post # 8
We love a local place that has baked doughnts. We were kidding around one day about having them instead of cake at our reception. The next time we went in, they were baking for a wedding. So we asked if they would do the baked doughnuts and they said yes! We had 6 different kinds, giant chocolate chip cookies, a to die for chocolate cookie with carmel and a thumbprint cookie with jam.
I didn’t hear anyone complain. We didn’t do anything fancy or make them look like a cake (but we were pretty nontraditional and didn’t want a cake cutting) they just put them out after dinner. I loved it.
Post # 9
I’m not sure why, but cookies don’t seem desserty to me the same way that cake and pie are. They strike me more like a snack or separate treat rather than ending a meal. I guess from so many years of having milk & cookies after school or before bedtime. The ice-cream would turn it into dessert though. Can you have some cookies plain and then some as ice-cream sandwiches? Or since you mentioned a cookie bar, have the ice cream available so people can make their own sandwiches if they want? That might be the best of both worlds.
Post # 10
Great, thanks all! I think my Future Mother-In-Law may fight us on this one, so wanted to make sure we weren’t being delusional or being bad hosts 😝
I’m actually a registered dietitian so I’m sure people will be expecting some healthy options. We are having a huge fruit and cheese display during cocktail hour, so I’ll definitely look into seeing if we can reserve some fruit for no or little additional cost for dessert!
Post # 11
Or maybe you could eat a candy bar when you get home?
Post # 12
I’d be cool with cookies 😀
Post # 13
I am in the group of people who think wedding cake is not that great and I typically just leave my slice and it gets thrown out.
I think cookies are a great idea! You could even double them up as your favor (if you are having one), but setting out cellphane bags with bows for your guests to take home.
The only thing you will miss out on is the tradition of cutting the cake, but I know a lot of people who skip that anyways.
Post # 14
I like this idea very much. From my experience, so much cake gets wasted. I’ve been to weddings without cake that provided substitutes and the cake wasn’t missed. Pick and choose cookies with the option for ice cream sandwiches sounds fantastic. If you really get fought on it, maybe cake pops or cupcakes for something cake like.
Post # 15
Cookies sound amazing to me lol. We’re doing a pie bar because we don’t like cake either. Is there any way you could supply milk for people who like to dunk??