For the couple with a sweet tooth, a full-on dessert table is a must. Why stop at your wedding cake when you can serve an array of treats? If you’re offering lots of sweets at your wedding, here are some tips to help you create a decadent dessert table that’ll keep guests coming back for more.
Choose the Right Spot
It’s important to choose the right area to put your dessert table. Logistically, you’ll want to make sure there is plenty of room for guests to line up and serve themselves. You’ll also want to try to find a spot that has a nice backdrop, such as a window that looks out at a garden or a plain but polished wall. If the best spot for the dessert table doesn’t have a nice background, you can always add a backdrop to mask the area.
Provide an Assortment of Sweets
Cater to all tastes (as well as allergies and dietary restrictions) by providing a variety of delicious sweets. Be sure to offer up a range of delicious desserts in an assortment of flavors, from chocolate to fruit to caramel to vanilla. As much as possible, try to pick sweets that match the hues of your wedding color scheme and complement the look of your wedding cake if you’re serving one. This will tie the look of the dessert table to the rest of the wedding aesthetic.
Add a Personal Touch
To add a personal touch, try to think of any desserts that you can serve that hold a special place in your heart. Maybe one of your parents has the best chocolate chip cookie recipe and can make some for your wedding, or maybe there is a traditional dessert that reflects your cultural background. Whatever the dessert is, it’s a nice way to make the presentation a little more personal.
It’s a smart idea to add signs to your dessert table so that everyone knows exactly what they are eating. You may also want to make note of any common allergens that are in the sweets, such as nuts or dairy. Simple tented cards work well, but you could also use mini chalkboards or mirror signs.
Find the Right Serveware
The bowls, platters, and cake stands you use will elevate the look of the dessert table. Choose serveware that matches your wedding aesthetic and color scheme, and play around with different heights to keep it visually interesting. These pieces can make a huge difference in the overall look of the dessert table.
Complete the Look with Decor
The candy and sweets alone will add color and texture to the dessert table, but you can tie the look together with some decor. That being said, you don’t want to go overboard with the decor, or else the table will end up looking cluttered. Allow the sweets to take the center stage, but add a few decorative elements that will accentuate the look. Of course, flowers are a great way to tie the dessert table to the design of the rest of the wedding. Candles, framed photos, or vases will also add a nice touch. As mentioned above, you may also consider putting a backdrop behind the table to draw attention and hide any eyesores. Drape curtains, a greenery wall, or even your repurposed wedding arch will all work well.
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