(Closed) No dessert, just wedding cake

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

plenty of people just have the cake.  I’m fine with it but Darling Husband says it’s not enough food!!  i guess it depens on how heavy the mains are. 

Post # 4
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’ve only been to one wedding where there was additional desserts, and that’s cause the brides mom can run a bakery out of her kitchen.  I think it’s fine.

Post # 5
4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think that cake is fine for dessert. I’ve always wondered why people have another dessert besides cake at a wedding. Whenever I’ve been to a wedding that has something in addition to cake, I never eat the other dessert.  It’s a wedding! I go there for wedding cake!! (oh, and of course to see the couple get married….haha)

Post # 6
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@may_vas:  We just had cake.  By the end of the evening most people are so full they don’t want dessert anyway.  I think just having the cake is fine!

Post # 7
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve never been to a wedding that served cake plus additional desserts! Just the cake would be more than enough.

Post # 8
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Most weddings I have been to do have multiple desserts and for those that are sweets fans, it’s heaven to them but when there is only cake, nobody seems to miss other desserts. I would say the only benefit to the other desserts is there is something for everyone but if that is a concern of yours, you could always have each tier of you cake be a different flavor (one chocolate, one vanilla, etc).

Post # 9
6351 posts
Bee Keeper

Just cake is fine!

Post # 10
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We only had wedding cake for the reception. And since there was some left over, we brought it to the pig roast the next day. There was still wedding cake left over so we fed it to the deer!

Post # 11
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Most of the weddings Ive been to have had the dessert be the wedding cake and nothing else in addition!

Post # 12
4485 posts
Honey bee

The majority of folks are used to wedding cake only. It’s not necessary to serve additional desserts and most people don’t do that.

Post # 13
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

At our wedding a lot of people didn’t even eat the cake (which by the way, was life changingly delicious!).  Another dessert would have been a complete waste of money.  We cut it because like you it would have been another $5 per head.  By the time the cake was served everyone was already tipsy and have going crazy on the dance floor.  They didn’t want to sit down long enough to each another course!

Post # 14
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wedding cake is dessert. Why have more? We just had cake.

Post # 15
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think two desserts are too much and can never eat both (and I love sweets) I think you are fine just serving cake

Post # 16
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Just cake is fine–that’s what’s been offered at weddings I have gone to. I was in your same scenario–unsure if I could afford an extra dessert from the caterer, and I asked the manager if I could do a dessert table and bring in my own cookies, brownies, etc. To my surprise, he said YES. So I am doing my candy buffet and a sweets table with some homemade treats. Nothing fancy, but something extra than just cake, without much of an impact to the budget.

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