6 Seriously Sweet Dessert Table Ideas for Your Reception

Updated 11/20/14

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Few things are sweeter than celebrating your love and new marriage with your closest friends and family, but a dessert table at your reception is definitely one of them! End your evening on a (sugar) high note and we promise your party will be one your guests rave about for years to come. Sure, offering cake is customary — not to mention delicious — but getting creative with your dessert offerings is always welcome.

Considering having a dessert table? Here are six examples of sweets done very right.

The Bite-Size Table

Cake pops, cupcakes, mini Rice Krispy Treats, fudge candies, macaroons, and tasty confetti bars made up this spread of bite-size desserts seen above, and we can only imagine how big of a hit it was. Offer lots of little options so guests can indulge in a few bites of everything!

The Ice Cream Sandwiches Table

Now this is a dessert table we can definitely get behind! A build-your-own bar is always a hit at weddings, but we particularly love this idea for summer nuptials when balmy weather can definitely wear down guests. Offer a few delicious cookie flavors and plenty of cold ice cream so your guests can create their own custom treat.

Cookie bar wedding dessert table photo by The Light Color

The Cookie Table

What's better than a soft, chewy cookie? Not much! Offer several varieties for guests to choose from, along with an assortment of coffee and tea, and this little dessert table will become a huge hit.

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The Apple Pie (& More) Table

Pie has become a trendy wedding mainstay, but upgrade your dessert table with a few more apple treats, especially if you're tying the knot in autumn! Salted caramel apples, mini apple crisp, apple cider donuts are delicious picks that will transform your pie table into something even more delicious.

The Cookies and Milk Table

Sure, we thought cookies by themselves were good, but add in little jars of ice cold milk and that dessert table becomes great. Bonus points for couples that offer a boozy little cocktail, like a Mudslide or White Russian at their dessert table!

Captured by Aimee

The Cupcakes & Brownies Table

What is more crowd-pleasing than an array of sweet mini cupcakes and brownies? They're a great addition to cake since you can offer tons of flavors, but aren't much of a diversion from classic wedding confections. It's a great option for couples that want to have more dessert choices, but don't want to go overboard.

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