After the appetizers have been passed around at cocktail hour and your wedding guests have devoured the entrees during the reception, the greatest way to end the night is with dessert. By the end of your wedding, your guests will likely have sweated off the food they ate and start to get hungry for a late night treat. If you're looking to have a traditional cake with a twist or want to just skip the cake altogether, here are four ideas for a dessert bar on your wedding day.
Give a Cold Treat
End the night with a good chill and put together an ice cream bar. You can have one table with different toppings and another with different flavors of ice cream. Ice cream is a fun, light treat to end the night and something that people can take as little or as much as they desire.
Mix It Up
Mini-milkshake bars are a fun late-night treats for guests. To make this bar work best, have the venue prepare the milkshakes beforehand and toss them in the freezer. That way, at the end of the night, you can have them displayed on a table for your guests to grab.
Remember Everyone Loves Candy
Make your dessert bar something people can take home with them. With a candy bar, you can have tins or small bags that guests can grab and fill up with candy to munch on at the party and to take home with them. You can include candy that you and your fiancé love the most and even some of your guests favorites as well.
Get Into the Dough
If you're a doughnut person, you can create a doughnut bar with toppings that your guests can put on different flavored doughnuts. Include doughnuts of all different sizes and icings — and even get creative with the shapes.
Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.