Is It Ever Okay Not to Have a Wedding Cake?

Wedding Cupcakes

Photo: Rachel Havel

In addition to your dress, venue, flowers and food, your wedding cake is often one of the first things that come to mind when you begin planning your big day. But what if you and your fiancé aren't fans of cake? Do you still have to serve one? Here's what experts have to say about the traditional multiple-tiered dessert.

If you're not into the traditional wedding cake, there's good news: You have many other options for your big-day dessert. You can trade in the cake for other sweets like cookies, macaroons, and ice cream. They key is to make sure you have enough to make a statement, and to feed all of your hungry guests.

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One idea is to include a dessert bar or station that features sweets hand-picked by you and your fiancé. Not only will your guests love the assortment of indulgences, it's also a great way to flaunt your personality. In addition to a dessert bar, you can also have a chocolate fountain surrounded by strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels, and cookies. Have the fountain have several levels; it will resemble the established tiered wedding cake. (Though, this route can be a bit messy.)

If you still want to have the cake-cutting moment, consider having a simple one-tiered cake to use for photo-ops. After all, many smaller confections are still wedding-worthy.

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