Dessert bars are a wildly popular choice for couples that want an alternative to the traditional wedding-cake stand—and we understand why. Aside from the open bar, the dessert table will most likely end up being the most frequented spot of the night. Plus, it's open to guests of all ages. So what better way to treat all of your guests than with a stylish table full of post-dinner treats? From rustic homemade tarts to elegant French macarons, these desserts not only satisfy guests' sugar cravings, but they also add personality to the overall wedding.
As a nod to their heritage, one couple created a Mexican Pan Dulce Bar, where guests were free to take home assorted native pastries and cookies. Another bride incorporated her ethnic heritage with a Persian tea station—displaying a vibrant array of traditional sweets, fruit, and Iranian teas. One crafty couple used a vintage suitcase as their cake stand and a large distressed windowpane as a backdrop for their dessert table. If you want something a bit more statement-making, try blowing up oversized gold foil letter balloons for an eye-catching backdrop to your sweets table.
If you still want to serve a traditional wedding cake, serve it right alongside the assortment other desserts. Or, instead of a full dessert station, go for a coffee and tea bar with cute touches like a printed banner and hanging burlap.
Tree Trunk Serving Platters
This couple amped up their rustic, outdoor aesthetic with cookies and macarons on tree trunk serving platters.
Cake in a Cage
Mini desserts and a caged single-tier cake keep this dessert table modest but full.
Represent Your Roots
This couple's desserts represented each of their home states, turning the bar into another symbol of their union.