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4 Ideas for Alternative Desserts for Your Wedding Day

If you’re looking for alternative desserts for your wedding day, you’ve come to the right place! Many couples are growing bored of the traditional white tiered wedding cake and are looking for creative ways to serve up delicious desserts on their wedding day. Read on for tips from our Landmark Venues event specialists to really sweeten up your dessert selections on your big day!

Make it a Tasting

Not sure which type of cake to select for your special day? With so many flavor combinations, picking a wedding cake can become a bit stressful! Our event specialists say that you can have your cake and eat it too by offering your guests a cake “tasting” rather than ordering the traditional wedding cake. That way, you can opt to serve a few of your favorites and your guests will have more options of what they like as well.

Photo by Chris Jorda Photography

Play Up Childhood Favorites

One way to really make your reception memorable is by incorporating your personality into all aspects of the night. So why not pay homage to your childhood by serving some of your favorite desserts from yesteryear? We love how one couple at The Ryland Inn served up doughnut holes and milk shooters! They were such a hit and guests were talking about these adorable treats all night!

Photo by Funico Studios

Serve Up Some S’mores!

An easy way to add some excitement to your special day is to allow your guests to get outside and have some fun roasting marshmallows over the campfire! This is a great opportunity to get guests up and mingling with each other. Look for a venue that has an outdoor firepit to really make the experience come alive for you and your guests.

Photo by Randy Ahart 

Go for a Groom’s Cake (or a Bride’s Cake)!

Instead of serving a traditional white wedding cake, mix it up a bit and serve your guests a specialty groom’s cake, or even a bride’s cake! This is a trend that is huge right now, and is expected to grow even more next year. Opt to serve a cake that is unique to you, like this Ryland Inn couple. Their cake told the story of where they met and key points in their relationship. It was a sweet and memorable way to share their journey with their guests!

Photo by Timothy Glenn Photographers 

If you’re still searching for more alternative desserts for your wedding day, feel free to reach out to your event specialists at Liberty House, Stone House, the Ryland or Celebrate at Snug Harbor for additional ideas and inspiration!

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