Is it possible to have too many types of deserts at reception?

posted 1 year ago in Food
Post # 16
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

bluesky355 :  No. No such thing. We are having mini cupcakes, mini brownies, mini cookies, mini cheescake bites, and mini rice krispie treats. And a chocolate fountain. Have all the things. Its your wedding!

Post # 17
2499 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

bluesky355 :  I firmly believe that there’s no such thing as too many desserts. But I’m biased because I had 5 cakes at my wedding, all different flavors.  It was a cake buffet. And I had a slice of each type of cake, piled high on a giant dinner plate. I purposely ate a small amount for dinner because I wanted ALL the cakes. 


Post # 18
3740 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

bluesky355 :  Hmm, yes it would probably be odd if you cut cake but didn’t offer your guests any. If you provide bags for the candy bar so it’s more of a favor than a dessert, you probably wouldnt have to cut anything out!

Post # 19
9852 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Okay the jello is pretty but who really wants to eat jello? 

I would skip the jello for cheesecake. 

Also, is that a real flower in the jello? Cause that would be a pain to eat around. 

Post # 20
438 posts
Helper bee

There is never too much variety of dessert.  

Post # 21
4093 posts
Honey bee

bluesky355 :  For me personally, yes it’s quite a bit. I am always good with basically any cake flavor as the only dessert. For our wedding, we are only having the wedding cake for the dessert in 2 flavors. But for many people, I don’t think what you’re thinking is too much since there’s guests too who prefer non-cake desserts.

Post # 22
4910 posts
Honey bee

slomotion :  I was wondering if it was real too. I assume it’s edible but I’d eat around it too. 

Anywho OP there is no such thing as too much dessert!

Post # 26
359 posts
Helper bee

I debated this with my mom yesterday. I say no; she says yes. 

Post # 27
1975 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

We had an amazing buffet dessert and everything was petit sized.  We had a huge cake and a candy station. It wasn’t too much and everyone loved it

Post # 28
6659 posts
Bee Keeper

I was expecting a list of 30 desserts as part of an enormous Venetian dessert hour. You’re fine. Post pics!!

Post # 29
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

smalltownbigworld :  Right? Is there such a thing as too much laughter? too much hope? too many rainbows?  No such thing. 

On a more practical note, I don’t think it’s too many.  The jello seems like more of a novelty and many adults don’t eat much candy. The chocolate pastries and sheet cake might get the most mileage.

If you want to get away from waste, perhaps you can provide candy bags so that people can make their own take-home favors.  You can get little monogrammed  bags on etsy:




Post # 30
2299 posts
Buzzing bee

bluesky355 :  if you can afford it, there is no such thing as “too many desserts”. If anyone says otherwise, you don’t need that kinda negativity in your life.

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