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You don’t need to be a pastry chef to tempt your guests. Get inspired by these 39+ scrumptious winter wedding dessert ideas for your reception or your sweets table!

These delicate Linzer cookies will be a favorite at any winter dessert table.

These delicate Linzer cookies will be a favorite at any winter dessert table.

Looking for tempting winter wedding dessert ideas to add to your reception menu? These desserts range from the classic to the outrageous yet they are all equally mouthwatering!

After all, people love weddings for two big reasons. First, it’s a celebration of a love union. Second, food is always delicious, especially the dessert table. So, for a super memorable dessert table, serve some of these scrumptious winter wedding dessert ideas!

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Indulgent Chocolate

The first thing that comes to mind when we think about winter wedding desserts is chocolate. Who cares about a few extra calories in the wintertime? You are certain to shake them off while dancing!

Ooey-gooey molten lava cakes, chocolate truffles, chocolate mousse accompanied by a nice cup of hot cocoa will definitely hit the spot.

Chocolate molten dulce de leche lava cakes a la mode. Say yes to ice cream on winter wedding desserts!

Chocolate molten dulce de leche lava cakes a la mode. Say yes to ice cream on winter wedding desserts!

Related: Mouthwatering Ways to Display Doughnuts At A Wedding

For an absolutely unique hot-chocolate station, furnish some white cocoa, mini-marshmallows and colorful sprinkles. Voilá! Unicorn white hot chocolate to accompany your winter wedding desserts!

Unicorn hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. Yum!

Unicorn hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. Yum!

Unique winter wedding dessert ideas.

Unique winter wedding dessert ideas.

Amedei Chuao chocolate, winter cherry-skin cappuccino and buckwheat textures. My mouth is watering already. A very original way to present homemade chocolates: chocolate spoons. Unicorn white hot chocolate to accompany your winter wedding desserts. Fun and delicious chocolate lollipops for your dessert bar.

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Creme Brûlée

What’s not to love about custard covered with a crunchy layer of caramel? Serve it as your sit-down dinner dessert or add these scrumptious creme brûlée doughnuts to your sweets table.

A winter wedding dessert classic: creme brûlée.

A winter wedding dessert classic: creme brûlée.

Serve some decadent creme brûlée doughnuts and your guests will love you for it. By flavorite.

Serve some decadent creme brûlée doughnuts and your guests will love you for it. By flavorite.

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Pavlovas

If you’ve never had pavlova before, the outside is nice and crispy, and the inside is like delicious marshmallow. Then with the sweet soft cranberry orange and chocolate slivers you can’t help but devour it!

Cranberry orange and chocolate pavlovas, perfect for winter weddings.

Cranberry orange and chocolate pavlovas, perfect for winter weddings.




Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Let Them Eat Cakes!

Whether you’re in the mood for a classic Tiramisu with pound cake, an almond and orange spice cake, a red velvet cake, or something with fruits of the forests, make sure your winter dessert table features at least one! For a trendy and glam look, add some gold foil layers!

This Tiramisu with pound cake is a rich and elegant dessert. It has bold flavors of coffee and amaretto to warm you up in winter. By callmepmc.

This Tiramisu with pound cake is a rich and elegant dessert. It has bold flavors of coffee and amaretto to warm you up in winter. By callmepmc.

They go great with the hot cocoa and mini cakes are easy to eat while dancing!

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Original and sinfully delicious mandarin and polenta syrup cake. Check out these winter wedding dessert ideas!

Original and sinfully delicious mandarin and polenta syrup cake.

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Cookies & Pastries

Cookies and pastries are always delicious, but Linzer cookies and eclairs, especially chocolate-covered croissant, are perfect for winter weddings. And if you have a tea or hot chocolate bar, even better.

Brunch winter dessert ideas: croissants au chocolat.

Brunch winter dessert ideas: croissants au chocolat.

These lightly sweet chestnut cream eclairs and profiteroles are the elegant dessert you've been searching for all winter long. By cookienameddesire.

These lightly sweet chestnut cream eclairs and profiteroles are the elegant dessert you’ve been searching for all winter long. By cookienameddesire.

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Pies &Tartlets

Pies with fruits of the forest, nuts and berries are a classic during the winter season. Any type of pie is perfect, but especially apple or plum pies. You can serve them in their standard size or in their mini tartlet version. Your guests will thank you.

How about adding a dessert table at your wedding? Get inspired by these scrumptious winter wedding dessert ideas!

How about adding a dessert table at your wedding? Get inspired by these scrumptious winter wedding dessert ideas!

Fab winter wedding dessert ideas: a decadent plum pie and streusel.

Fab winter wedding dessert ideas: a decadent plum pie and streusel.

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Churros Dipped in Chocolate

Who doesn’t love crunchy hot churros? Adding churros dipped in chocolate to your dessert table will elicit smiles and warm tummies on a cold winter night.

Crunchy and delicious churros with hot chocolate for your wedding reception.

Crunchy and delicious churros with hot chocolate for your wedding reception.

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Baked Pears

Most weddings have a fruit section on the dessert table. Add a healthy option to your winter wedding desserts. We were tempted by these baked pears dipped in honey, cranberries and pecans. And you?

Poached pears In red wine a perfect winter wedding dessert. From: My French Kitchen.

Poached pears In red wine a perfect winter wedding dessert. From: My French Kitchen.

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Ice Cream

Everybody loves ice cream. With the right accompaniments or presentation, this creamy treat will win over your guests’ hearts.

Macadamia nut ice cream with berries.

Macadamia nut ice cream with berries.

Winter Dessert Bar Ideas for your Winter Reception

Tempting and mouthwatering options for your dessert bar range from goat cheese truffles to a doughnut wall or a waffle bar. They all give a sensation of warmths that counteracts the cold of the winter season.

Maybe you cannot roast marshmallows on a campfire but these roasted berry S'mores are the next best thing.

Maybe you cannot roast marshmallows on a campfire but these roasted berry S’mores are the next best thing.

Related: Wedding Dessert Table Ideas that will Blow your Mind: How to Create Yours!

Looking for winter wedding dessert ideas? How about these blueberry cheesecake stuffed french toast waffles? Or a waffle bar? Yes! A waffle bar!

Looking for winter wedding dessert ideas? How about these blueberry cheesecake stuffed french toast waffles? Or a waffle bar? Yes! A waffle bar!

 

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From intimate receptions to a big bash, these white wedding ideas will certainly leave your guests speechless. Just remember to add a pop of color, find out why!

White cake on a white chair.

White cake on a white chair.

A white wedding will transport us to a state of pure, unadulterated pretty. The look is classic and beautiful. Once the symbol of purity, innocence, and light and the most traditional color for weddings, it is not so common anymore. Yet, white weddings are always extraordinary whether for its symbolism or from a decor perspective. And even most impressive during the summer or winter months. These white wedding ideas will make you say yes to this traditional color again and again. Get inspired by these 40+ white wedding ideas! 🙂

Extraordinarily Elegant Indoor White Wedding Ideas

If your white wedding is held indoors, be creative so it won’t look boring. Since white will be the dominant color, or maybe the only color, it will be necessary to make the decoration very attractive while keeping in mind that the bride has to stand out. Add a signature color to give some dimension or to liven it up or have the bride wear a more colorful creation.

Mix white with either greenery or copper accents for an interesting and modern contrasting effect, or with subtle hues such as pastel pink or beige for a natural color lift.

Dramatic lighting pieces like a large crystal chandelier hanging in the center of the room will remove the risk of a dull white wedding decor. Do not hesitate to create large bouquets of flowers in the room. The bigger, the better here. If you plan to add large floral arrangements as table centerpieces, opt for very tall and clear vases to avoid blocking your guests’s faces.

Imagine a white wedding with tables covered with soft blush linens and lush arrangements of ivory florals dripping with crystals. Gold or copper accents can add a touch of glamour to the space by way of guest chairs, candelabras, glassware, and vases.

Indoor industrial white wedding decor. Raw spaces are perfect to unleash your creativity and play with geometric and minimalist shapes. Love the drapery and the chandelier.

Indoor industrial white wedding decor. Raw spaces are perfect to unleash your creativity and play with geometric and minimalist shapes. Love the drapery and the chandelier.

Perfection with tall, dramatic ivory and white silk flower centerpieces. Not too hard to put together and with a swanky vintage vibe.

Perfection with tall, dramatic ivory and white silk flower centerpieces. Not too hard to put together and with a swanky vintage vibe.

Tea and ivory colored roses over a tan table runner to give dimension to your white wedding decor.

Tea and ivory colored roses over a tan table runner to give dimension to your white wedding decor.

Want to craft these dreamy white wedding candle centerpieces? You'll only need three elements: white pillar candles, some foliage and white ribbon. Add the moss-covered stones for a forest effect and it doesn't have to be winter to show them off!

Want to craft these dreamy white wedding candle centerpieces? You’ll only need three elements: white pillar candles, some foliage and white ribbon. Add the moss-covered stones for a forest effect and it doesn’t have to be winter to show them off!

Outdoor White Wedding Decor: Fresh & Modern Ideas

For an outdoor wedding, other colors will be added to the white without you even noticing. Can’t get rid of the plants, greenery or even the sand and the ocean in the background. This is actually to your advantage. Greenery brings a nice contrast to the decor in white as does wood inside of a barn or the blue of the ocean at a white beach wedding.

There’s no need for massive chandeliers or giant flower arrangements at an outdoor white wedding. The details can be simple and be reduced to lavish bride and groom reception chairs or white flowers dangling in pretty mason jars!

Glamorize your white wedding chairs with a pop of color. New Orleans wedding. Photographer: Marissa Lambert.

Glamorize your white wedding chairs with a pop of color. New Orleans wedding. Photographer: Marissa Lambert.




Very rustic chic white table with trestles, bottles and single flowers as centerpieces. Check out the delicate gold filament dishes. Swoon!

Very rustic chic white table with trestles, bottles and single flowers as centerpieces. Check out the delicate gold filament dishes. Swoon!

Love how the centerpieces are transparent so as not to block the guest's view. Also that ceiling is amazing.

Love how the centerpieces are transparent so as not to block the guest’s view. Also that ceiling is amazing.

Simple hydrangea centerpiece for a beach white wedding.

Simple hydrangea centerpiece for a beach white wedding.

All-white and glam vineyard wedding. Absolutely divine. Photographer: Sylvie Gil Photography.

All-white and glam vineyard wedding. Absolutely divine. Photographer: Sylvie Gil Photography.

Luxury White Wedding Cakes and Dessert Tables

Romantic and floral white wedding cakes are all the rage right now. Add texture and dimension to your cake with delicate rosettes, sugar flowers and dragees. Another trendy idea is a white chocolate drip cake surrounded with fruits covered in confectionary sugar or blush macarons.

Think all-white for the dessert table. There’s plenty of sweets that bear this simple and beautiful color. Otherwise, let some food dyes or sugar be your ally. Get inspired by these incredible white wedding ideas to create your very own!

This perfectly designed white beach wedding cake makes us swoon. Surrounded by a gorgeous dessert table decor and white candy.

This perfectly designed white beach wedding cake makes us swoon. Surrounded by a gorgeous dessert table decor and white candy.

Tempting and irresistible wedding dessert table in white by Amy Atlas.

Tempting and irresistible wedding dessert table in white by Amy Atlas.

Classic and impressive four-tiered white wedding cake with sugar flower details created by Wedding Cakes by Pamela.

Classic and impressive four-tiered white wedding cake with sugar flower details created by Wedding Cakes by Pamela.

All-White Wedding Tips You’ve Got to Read

If you want to go for an all-white wedding – one of those fit for a princess or a movie star – you will have to make it very clear to your guests that their attire has to be white. We recommend to steer clear of it, unless this is a very intimate event with very close family and friends, as it may upset the guests. Not everybody looks great in white and you would have to be very careful with the wedding menu. Nothing worse that bbq or marinara sauce on a pristine white outfit. Amiright?

If you really want to go all-white, your guests must adhere to the white dress code.

If you really want to go all-white, your guests must adhere to the white dress code.

Gorgeous lace gown and guess what? It's from an Etsy store. Check them out here!

Gorgeous lace gown and guess what? It’s from an Etsy store. Check them out here!

Princess ball gown wedding dress with sheer lace back from the Marchesa 2018 collection.

Princess ball gown wedding dress with sheer lace back from the Marchesa 2018 collection.

Sometimes the difference is made by adding simple white balloons.

Sometimes the difference is made by adding simple white balloons.

Have you enjoyed these white wedding decor ideas? Don’t stop here. Check out these impressive white wedding cake designs or debate whether your dress should be white or not in this controversial article.

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Fresh and modern chic decor.

Fresh and modern chic decor.

Centerpieces, butterflies place cards, menus folded into napkins and votives... So clean and simple!

Centerpieces, butterflies place cards, menus folded into napkins and votives… So clean and simple!

Revamp your Chiavari chairs with a white wedding decor idea. FloraRosa Design.

Revamp your Chiavari chairs with a white wedding decor idea. FloraRosa Design.

Delightfully delicate and filled with exquisite floral motifs, Marchesa’s Spring 2018 bridal collection features wedding dresses with au courant details and a glamorous fit.

Delightfully delicate and filled with exquisite floral motifs, Marchesa’s Spring 2018 bridal collection features wedding dresses with au courant details and a glamorous fit.

Tablecloths and white tulips accompanied by confectioners sugar-covered desserts.

Tablecloths and white tulips accompanied by confectioners sugar-covered desserts.

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The latest wedding cake trends brim with creativity. We rounded up our favorites and most unique cake trends to surprise your guests with style.

Stunning drip wedding cake with macaroons and figs by Cordy's Cakes. Are you drooling yet?

Stunning drip wedding cake with macaroons and figs by Cordy’s Cakes. Are you drooling yet?

Only a few years ago, we were talking about metallic, hand painted and half-naked wedding cakes. Well, cakes have come a long way since then and they are getting more appealing, more artsy while looking even more amazing.

There’s a return to the natural look with the drip-effect cakes and the geode and marbled cakes. Another trend that separates these cakes from the ones from past years is the size. We used to see more of the classic three tiered cakes but as the guest list size shrinks, so do the cakes. Be it single or two-tiers, these cakes are true masterpieces.

Check out the latest wedding cake trends. Time to pick your cake!

Latest Wedding Cake Trends this Year: The Drip-Effect Cake

Chocolate ganache has taken over this year’s wedding cakes. Wherever you turn there’s a photo of a tempting drip cake. Drip-effect cakes are made by drizzling a glaze or ganache over the top of the cake so that it trickles over the edge and the drops fall alongside the sponge cake. By the way, ganache is a delicious mixture of melted cream and chocolate. Obviously, the drip cake looks beautiful and will make your mouth water.

The latest rage is decorating these cakes with macaroons, fruits, flowers, candy, and even ice cream cones!

Modern drip wedding cake trends. Stunning and perfect for an intimate wedding or a very daring bride covered with flowers and macarons.

Modern drip wedding cake trends. Stunning and perfect for an intimate wedding or a very daring bride covered with flowers and macarons.

Simple and luxurious gold leaf and white chocolate drip-effect cake.

Simple and luxurious gold leaf and white chocolate drip-effect cake.

Two of the latest wedding cake trends: Metallic pink drip cake with a cactus topper for an intimate Boho wedding.

Two of the latest wedding cake trends: Metallic pink drip cake with a cactus topper for an intimate Boho wedding.

Wedding Cake Statement Color of the Year: Blue

If there’s a color that makes a bold statement, that is blue. More specifically, navy blue. Mix it up with white, gold or silver to adapt it to any wedding theme. Let your cake be the something blue at the wedding!

Blue marble and gold metallic cake by The Wedding Cake Boutique. Simply stunning.

Blue marble and gold metallic cake by The Wedding Cake Boutique.




If you don't dare to go full blue, how about a raspberry filled gold and white cake with a gorgeous blue flower? Lael Cakes.

If you don’t dare to go full blue, how about a raspberry filled gold and white cake with a gorgeous blue flower? Lael Cakes.

Romantic and Floral Wedding Cakes with Lots of Texture

Elegant and beautiful rosettes and lace made of sugar add texture and dimension to the cake this year. Cover the whole cake with these sugar-made roses or balance a textured layer with a different (but very trendy) cake decorating technique. These romantic and floral wedding cake trend will fit any wedding theme.

Another one of the latest wedding cake trends are rosettes, sugar flowers and dragees. Delicate white on white wedding cake with textured white petals, and yes, they are edible!

Another one of the latest wedding cake trends are rosettes, sugar flowers and dragees. Delicate white on white wedding cake with textured white petals, and yes, they are edible!

Marbled Wedding Cakes: Hooray for Stones and Geodes!

Marbled cakes have been around for a while but these wedding cake trends are different. The new marble icing effect features tiers with icing in the same color family or in contrasting colors making them more realistic. They also mix gold leaf tiers. Impressive but still contemporary.

Continuing with the mix of geology and baking, Geode cake designs using rock candy will definitely surprise your guests. Rock candy takes weeks and even months to form and the results are amazing. After all, who doesn’t like shiny stuff?

Stunning cake reveals an edible Amethyst Geode beneath Its surface. The gold leaf decor makes it stand out even more.

Stunning cake reveals an edible Amethyst Geode beneath Its surface. The gold leaf decor makes it stand out even more.

Taking a cue from geology, marble wedding cakes are definitely having a moment in the cake world. By Cotton & Crumbs.

Taking a cue from geology, marble wedding cakes are definitely having a moment in the cake world. By Cotton & Crumbs.

A striking purple marble wedding cake with gorgeous sugar flowers. Wedding cake inspiration.

A striking purple marble wedding cake with gorgeous sugar flowers. Wedding cake inspiration.

Swoon-Worthy Modern Cakes: Tres Chic, Tres Trendy

Couples are currently requesting their bakers for confections inspired in their favorite candy. Indulge in the sweetness and uniqueness of these wedding cake trends that will have you drooling in no time.

One of the most popular cakes these days (and the one that is most appreciated by the guests) is the donut cake: a mountain of donuts that you can tastefully decorate for the occasion. And now trending, the cannoli cake!

Full-on candy explosion over this waffle drip cake for unconventional couples. Would you cut this cake or pull the candy one by one?

Full-on candy explosion over this waffle drip cake for unconventional couples. Would you cut this cake or pull the candy one by one?

A wedding cake is the grand centerpiece of most wedding receptions and should reflect your own style. Pick the one that best represents your style out of the latest wedding cake trends! Check out these 45 classy and elegant wedding cakes!

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Check out this incredible roundup of wedding dessert table ideas and follow these tips to create the most fab sweets & desserts presentations! They will elicit piles of ohs and ahs from your guests for sure!

Add some glam to you indoor wedding by placing a lighted backdrop behind your wedding dessert table.

Add some glam to you indoor wedding by placing a lighted backdrop behind your wedding dessert table.

Both the wedding dessert table and the wedding cake, become the guests’ focal point after the reception’s dinner. Therefore, we may find ourselves at a loss when it’s time to pick what to serve at the dessert table and how to dress it up. Don’t despair! We’ve compiled a list with the best tips and suggestions to help you create the most fabulous wedding dessert table ever! Take notes and impress your guests with these stunning and creative wedding dessert table ideas.

The Wedding Dessert Table Menu or What to Offer on Your Wedding Dessert Tables

Before even considering the dessert table decor, let’s go through some ideas to inspire your wedding dessert table menu. We wouldn’t want to have a magnificently decorated table that doesn’t match our scrumptious and mouth-watering sweets. AmIright?

The variety of sweets is truly endless. They range from lighter and less caloric versions, such as gelato or strawberry parfaits, all the way to those irresistible, decadent and appetizing desserts that will ruin anybody’s diet, like eclairs, cake-pops, sugar meringues, cheese cakes and macarons.

But the list does not end here. So, how do we choose what to offer at the wedding dessert tables when we have so many delicious and tempting confectioneries to pick from? Just follow these tips to help you choose your wedding dessert table menu.

1Pick your favorite sweets first

While is true that offering a variety of sweets and desserts will make it easier to satisfy your guests’ preferences, don’t ever forget that it’s your big day. Pick a couple of your favorite desserts (at the very least) to start building your wedding dessert table menu.

"Nothing is sweeter than love" wedding dessert table ideas.

“Nothing is sweeter than love” wedding dessert table ideas.

2Seasonality Counts

Are you getting married in the winter? Indulge in rich desserts like molten lava cakes, crispy churros, baked apples with dried cherries and maple syrup, Linzer cookies, warm almond cinnamon apple pudding and black forest cakes. Your guests will love to linger at your reception just a little longer to taste each and every one of your desserts!

Summer weddings call for lighter fare like an interactive ice-cream bar, refreshing fruit cups, frozen yogurt coconut pops, lemon-infused custard pudding, blueberry pies and stone fruit pouches.

Take into account the season to decide what to offer at your wedding dessert table. What an amazing way to use the weather in your favor!

Dessert tables for summer weddings. For a greenery wedding add ferns and leaves to the wall and table and a few pops of colorful flowers.

Dessert tables for summer weddings. For a greenery wedding add ferns and leaves to the wall and table and a few pops of colorful flowers.

Winter inspired dessert table ideas.

Winter inspired dessert table ideas.

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3Should the wedding dessert table menu fit the main reception menu?

Not necessarily. You may offer desserts that fit the style of the food you served for dinner, lunch or at your cocktail reception. A French affair may be followed by Crème brûlée, crepes, éclair au chocolat, or mille feuilles – the famous Napoleon dessert. Citrus desserts, plum creams and strawberries custards for a Mediterranean meal. But if you’d rather have contrasting flavors, forget about what you served earlier and show off scrumptious desserts from different cuisines such as Tuscan Biscottis or British scones with butter and jam.

Parisian themed weddings can incorporate this romantic and sweet dessert table idea.

Parisian themed weddings can incorporate this romantic and sweet dessert table idea.

Trending and Fabulously Chic French Wedding Ideas

Achieve a vintage rustic dessert table look with baby's breath and white bird cages.

Achieve a vintage rustic dessert table look with baby’s breath and white bird cages.




4Go interactive!

There are no rules regarding the amount of interactivity guests must have with a wedding dessert table. Popcorn bars, s’mores bars, crepes and waffle bars or ice-cream bars can provide an added level of fun to a wedding! Surround them with plenty of sprinkles, toppings and a variety of syrups and encourage your guests to be creative.

Interactive wedding dessert table: a waffle bar!

Interactive wedding dessert table: a waffle bar!

Popcorn bar! Awesome addition to a wedding reception and great for adults and children!

Popcorn bar! Awesome addition to a wedding reception and great for adults and children!

How to Setup a Wedding Dessert Table: 7 Fantastic Ideas

There are many fabulous wedding dessert table ideas where to obtain some inspiration. These ideas and tips will help you to setup a wedding dessert table with the simplest or the most elaborate decor. Either way, you dessert tables will look stunning!

1Shabby chic, boho or vintage decor

This is a great and original tip for an outdoor wedding. Get a hold of a desk with drawers and display these sweet temptations out of every corner of the furniture. Flowers and greenery will add a more finished look to your dessert table. Quite simple and all you will need is a couple of friends to help you move the desk to the garden. Tip: Protect the cakes, cookies and other sweets from insects with glass or acrylic covers.

Cobalt blue and sage green intimate garden wedding.

Cobalt blue and sage green intimate garden wedding.

2Match the desserts to your wedding colors

You can either pick desserts that match your wedding colors or you can have your chef add food coloring to the macarons, cookies or donuts!

Offer macarons, meringues and cookies, as long as they match your wedding colors!

Offer macarons, meringues and cookies, as long as they match your wedding colors!

3Create your own table

Avoid renting a table by creating your very own. What you will need: some trestles, a wooden stair or a couple of barrels and a wooden plank. Rustic looks don’t need much finishing, glam looks may demand a sparkly tablecloth.

A not so improvised dessert table packed full of shabby chic and rustic details for a garden wedding.

A not so improvised dessert table packed full of shabby chic and rustic details for a garden wedding.

Rustic chic wedding dessert table over trestles and lighting built in with a row of hanging jars.

Rustic chic wedding dessert table over trestles and lighting built in with a row of hanging jars.

4Don’t forget the details

A few signs that explains the dessert menu, plates, napkins, silverware and a trash can are essential for a successful wedding dessert table.

Add a board with a description of the delicious sweets to help your guests pick their favorites.

Add a board with a description of the delicious sweets to help your guests pick their favorites.

5Add some glam to you indoor wedding

Elegant furniture as a table, lighted backdrops, shiny tablecloths and mirrors are terrific ideas to add some glam to your wedding dessert table.

Old furniture adds elegance to your glam dessert table.

Old furniture adds elegance to your glam dessert table.

Place your wedding dessert table against a wall and personalize it with a few mirrors and signs.

Place your wedding dessert table against a wall and personalize it with a few mirrors and signs.

6How much is too much?

When it comes down to how many desserts you will need, there’s a simple rule. Divide each dessert by the number of bites it takes to eat them. A cake-pop is one bite, a cupcake may be two, and a cake slice may be three or four bites. Now, estimate 10 bites per guest and avoid a pile of leftovers while reducing your expense.

Rustic chic bundt cake dessert table.

Rustic chic bundt cake dessert table.

This sweet table set up is divine. We could eat it up!

This sweet table set up is divine. We could eat it up!

7Beverages will be needed

Any dessert table will need a liquid accompaniment. You can complement your cookies with milk, popcorn, donuts and waffles with fruit juices or fruit infused water and your cakes with a coffee bar.

Remember to offer some beverages with your dessert bar. Uber chic drink station for an outdoor wedding.

Remember to offer some beverages with your dessert bar. Uber chic drink station for an outdoor wedding.

Inspirational, right? We hope you have found these tips for wedding dessert table ideas useful.  But just in case, here are a few additional ideas to start planning your wedding dessert table now! 🙂

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A dark rose dessert bar is super glam and, needless to say, delicious.

A dark rose dessert bar is super glam and, needless to say, delicious.

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Doughnut walls, doughnut cakes, doughnut bars and even doughnuts as wedding favors! Let’s explore these mouthwatering ways to display doughnuts at a wedding!

Discover the many ways to display doughnuts at a wedding! Iced coffee and donut bar for an outdoor wedding. You can do a hot chocolate and chocolate milk station with donuts instead.

Discover the many ways to display doughnuts at a wedding! Iced coffee and donut bar for an outdoor wedding. You can do a hot chocolate and chocolate milk station with donuts instead.

All you need is love, and maybe a doughnut. Is there a better way to say “I want to spend the rest of my life with you” than to shove doughnuts into each other’s faces? Probably not. Forget cake. Forget pies and cupcakes. Forget everything you thought you knew about wedding desserts. Doughnuts bars and walls are the new wedding trend. Based on the pictures below, we’re not mad about it. Au contraire!! 🙂

Arguably the best part of this wedding trend is that doughnuts are inexpensive compared to fancily decorated cakes. Regular glazed yeast doughnuts cost $9/dozen on average. And much less than that at my local supermarket bakery. 😉 Not bad when you are trying to feed dessert to hundreds of people. If you are unimpressed by the price, think of all of the ways you can serve and display doughnuts at a wedding. They are a versatile addition to any celebration seeing as they can be displayed as a wall, tower, cake, or as a favor. Let us show you all the ways wedding doughnuts can impress (and please) your guests.

Doughnut Walls: The Next Big Thing At Weddings

A wall of doughnuts- that’s right. Sorry, brides. It’s going to be hard for you to be the center of attention with one of these around. Whether it’s a pegboard wall of doughnuts or a cute display of the bride and groom’s initials, can we all agree that these should be mandatory at weddings now?

Take advantage of some wooden shelves to accommodate your doughnuts for the most fabulous and rustic doughnut wall ever!

Take advantage of some wooden shelves to accommodate your doughnuts for the most fabulous and rustic doughnut wall ever!

Doughnut Walls The Next Big Thing At Weddings. Photo: Troy Grover Photographers & Donuts from Donut Snob.

Doughnut Walls The Next Big Thing At Weddings. Photo: Troy Grover Photographers & Donuts from Donut Snob.

Take advantage of some wooden shelves to accommodate your doughnuts for the most fabulous and rustic doughnut wall ever. Perfect for the late night munchies and being the latest (and super affordable) rage in weddings, doughnut walls are a must on yours. You donut want to miss this!

Perfect for the late night munchies and being the latest (and super affordable) rage in weddings, doughnut walls are a must on yours. You donut want to miss this!

Perfect for the late night munchies and being the latest (and super affordable) rage in weddings, doughnut walls are a must on yours. You donut want to miss this!

Mouthwatering Ways To Display Doughnuts At A Wedding: Doughnut Bars

Don’t want to hang doughnuts on a wall for all to see? That’s ok. They are equally as delicious when served on a bar.

You can make an ode to doughnuts by building them into a tower. Pile them up with a ring toss or serve them with cute milk bottles and a straw or with plain delicious coffee. It will certainly warm up your guests tummies! Setup a doughnut stand next to the dance floor with lots of napkins to clean up the glazed sticky fingers to keep your guests energized.

We love the arrow shaped wood holding skewers of doughnut holes. Not to mention lovely glazes you can dip them in!

We love the arrow shaped wood holding skewers of doughnut holes. Not to mention lovely glazes you can dip them in!

Fun ways to display doughnuts at a wedding: These delicious rings of fried dough are so good we feel they deserve a fête all their own.

Fun ways to display doughnuts at a wedding: These delicious rings of fried dough are so good we feel they deserve a fête all their own.




On top of that, doughnuts can keep fresh for up to two days at room temperature. Let’s start decorating!

And let’s not forget about those tiny bites of sugary heaven: doughnut holes. Like any sweets addict knows, you must not let any part of the doughnut go to waste. Pair them up with toppings and syrups and the wedding doughnut bar is complete!

A simple and beautiful coffee and doughnut display table idea from The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch.

A simple and beautiful coffee and doughnut display table idea from The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch.

Doughnut Wedding Cakes: Delicious, Stunning & Affordable!

Do you love doughnuts enough to make them the main event? While some brides use doughnut walls or bars as side decorations, other brides love doughnuts to give them the center stage. And why shouldn’t they? Anyone who’s attended a wedding has had enough cake and buttercream frosting to last a lifetime. Serving a wedding doughnut cake tower will make guests remember your wedding for years to come. They make cake doughnuts for a reason, people. And we can’t think of reason better than this.

Scrumptious vintage doughnut wedding cake. Add frosting, roses, baby's breath and some greenery. Photo by Emily Sacra Photography.

Scrumptious vintage doughnut wedding cake. Add frosting, roses, baby’s breath and some greenery. Photo by Emily Sacra Photography.

Or maybe we can. They can match your wedding colors and wedding style because of their huge variety of flavors. Who wouldn’t want to indulge their sweet tooth in but flavors like strawberry peppercorn, chocolate with pretzel sprinkles, and sea salt and bourbon maple?

Donut cakes are becoming more and more popular for weddings! Match them to your theme with colored frosting. Photography: me photography.

Donut cakes are becoming more and more popular for weddings! Match them to your theme with colored frosting. Photography: me photography.

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Not only are these doughnut wedding cakes super memorable but they are more affordable too. When the national average cost of a wedding cake is US$466+ and if it’s in New York or California, we should be budgeting an average of US$1,200+ on the low end, this yummy alternative is appealing in more ways than one.

No matter how you choose to present them, you can be sure that serving doughnuts instead of a traditional cake will make your wedding just a little more memorable.

A mix of traditional and funky with this doughnut wedding cake captured by Ashlyn Dawson Photography, Toronto Ontario.

A mix of traditional and funky with this doughnut wedding cake captured by Ashlyn Dawson Photography, Toronto Ontario.

Doughnuts as Wedding Favors

We can even give out doughnuts as wedding favors. Is there anything more delicious and inexpensive than that? 🙂

Perhaps you don’t want to make doughnuts the center of attention at your wedding. That’s why doughnuts as wedding favors will be a “hole” in one. 🙂 Every guest will appreciate having a midnight snack. It will leave their sweet tooth satisfied as they drive home, especially for those that have danced the night away.

A wedding favor your guests will truly appreciate and won't cost you an arm and a leg. Great for pictures too!!

A wedding favor your guests will truly appreciate and won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Great for pictures too!!

Paper bags from Details on Demand for your guests to bag their own doughnut wedding favor. Want our tips for ways to display doughnuts at a wedding? Head to the blog!

Paper bags from Details on Demand for your guests to bag their own doughnut wedding favor. Want our tips for ways to display doughnuts at a wedding? Head to the blog!

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Photo Gallery: Mouthwatering Ways to Display Doughnuts At A Wedding

What an elegant little wedding treat! Gold glitter doughnuts! Gluten free, mint choc chip doughnut recipe. Photo by toriejayne.

What an elegant little wedding treat! Gold glitter doughnuts! Gluten free, mint choc chip doughnut recipe. Photo by toriejayne.

Now that you feasted your eyes on these gorgeous and mouthwatering ways to display doughnuts at a wedding, which one will you choose? Doughnut walls, doughnut wedding cakes, doughnuts bars, doughnut favors or all of them? Leave us a message below and let us know! C’mon, donut leave us hanging! 🙂

Elegant and old fashioned way to display doughnuts at a wedding. New York Vineyard Wedding. Photo: Alexis Stein Photography.

Elegant and old fashioned way to display doughnuts at a wedding. New York Vineyard Wedding. Photo: Alexis Stein Photography.

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