There are many traditions that even most "non-traditional" brides like to keep, like the Father-Daughter dance, the bouquet toss and the cake cutting! But if you are a bride who isn't sure about paying (or eating!) a large, traditional wedding cake, consider a dessert bar. There are many ways to approach the dessert bar to make it just how you imagined. Here are some things to consider as you are working through this step in the planning process:
-Do you and your fiance have favorite local bakeries or sweet shops? Some brides are concerned about the price of having to buy from only one store, but with a dessert bar, you don't have to! Pick some of your favorite treats from your local provider and mix those in with items that you can easily purchase in bulk (like cookie boxes, or chocolate covered pretzels).
-Do you and your fiance still want to 'cut a cake'? You still can, no problem! Just buy a small or miniture cake that the two of you can share and have enough left over to save for your first anniversary. You can even buy other small cakes to spread throughout the dessert bar if you are worried that some guests will insist on a piece of cake.
-Do you and your fiance have flowers or decor that you would like to transfer from the ceremony site? Dessert tables are the perfect place for extra flowers or decorations that have been transferred from the ceremony site! It is easy to make a beautiful display bursting with delicious sweets and gorgeous flowers.
Dessert bars are a fun way to keep the tradition, while also taking your own spin on it. Check out some of the pictures below from some of our past events for ideas on how to arrange and set up your own dessert bar! (Photos provided by Sharaya Mauck Photography and Silver Thumb Photography!)