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Should we have a dessert table at our wedding reception?

Stephanie, on March 10, 2017 at 4:50 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 19
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Do you think a dessert bar is a cool idea for the reception? We won't be having kids at our reception, but i really have my heart set on a dessert table; however, I don't know if I'm I will have a dessert overload since people are going to have dessert with their entree and we're having our wedding cake. Thoughts?

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Latest activity by Nancy, on March 11, 2017 at 11:01 PM
  • Maui K
    VIP May 2017
    Maui K ·
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    It's whatever you want! I've never heard of the term "dessert overload". Impossible Smiley tongue

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  • MTMA9917
    VIP September 2017
    MTMA9917 ·
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    Dessert overload isn't possible! There is no such thing.

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  • RosieOutlook
    Expert October 2017
    RosieOutlook ·
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    Just remember that more variety usually means more work for the caterer/baker so price goes up. but I think having a dessert bar would be a great idea!

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  • Dreamer
    Master May 2013
    Dreamer ·
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    Guests need to have energy to dance! This is from our menu:

    Coffee and Tea Service, with Plated Almond Macaroons

    Dessert Sampler Trio: Almond Berry Tart, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, Chocolate Truffle Pyramid

    Demitasse Coffee Table - Plated and Boxed Wedding Cake, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, and Miniature Cookies and Pastries

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  • Riya
    Super November 2018
    Riya ·
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    We chose to skip the dessert table and instead go with Late night snacks (sliders/pizza/chicken tenders, etc). I figured that will help soak up the alcohol!

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  • Courtney
    Super May 2018
    Courtney ·
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    You could make the "dessert table" your favor? Supply boxes or a foodie bag for people to fill, and then they can snack on the sweets if they get the munchies later. Just have to make it things that won't go bad.

    FH and I were at a wedding where the bride and groom did that with trail mix and it was a great snack for later.

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  • xray12280
    Master June 2017
    xray12280 ·
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    If it was in my budget I would have one. One of the best receptions I've been to had a dessert table and liquor bar with chocolate shot glasses! Seriously look at this plate of amazing I binged on!

    ETA: I ate wedding cake that night too, no shame! I danced it off, right?


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  • prisandbigfootsbuddy
    Super March 2017
    prisandbigfootsbuddy ·
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    I had a dessert bar and it was a hit!

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  • Kayla
    Dedicated May 2017
    Kayla ·
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    @prisandbigfootsbuddy can you please post a picture of your dessert bar? Thanks!

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  • ToBeMrsWatson
    Super August 2017
    ToBeMrsWatson ·
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    I definitely want to do a dessert table/bar but FH gave me the side eye when i said something about it.... LOL.... so we will see who wins this battle....

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  • mrsmack
    VIP April 2017
    mrsmack ·
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    Dessert tables are awesome! We started with a cookie table, but our catering package includes desserts so we're also having brownies, cupcakes, and lady-locks plus our cake. I will be eating some of each; dessert overload? No such thing lol.

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  • PerfectlyPolin
    VIP September 2017
    PerfectlyPolin ·
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    We are having a cupcake bar instead of a traditional cake and are so excited!

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  • VC
    Master May 2017
    VC ·
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    We are having a dessert table dessert served during dinner. I love dessert lol.

    We are also making it a favour where there will be take out boxes.

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  • NatHam
    VIP October 2017
    NatHam ·
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    We are doing on a dessert table with candy jars mixed in . We are having a bunch of different flavors of brownies, cupcakes, bars and mini cheese cakes

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  • Laura
    Champion June 2010
    Laura ·
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    I'm a little confused. Do you mean a dessert will be served with dinner AND you'll have wedding cake AND a dessert table, too? Or is the dessert table the dessert with dinner? I absolutely love dessert, but I think desserts three separate times would be overkill for a lot of people. There's nothing wrong with it if you love the idea and don't mind spending the money on it. But be prepared for a lot of waste and maybe provide cute little takeout boxes for people to take some desserts to go.

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  • becky
    Super April 2017
    becky ·
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    Agree with MTMA. No such thing as too many desserts. Gimme ALL the desserts! Smiley smile

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  • cokesmcgokes
    Expert November 2017
    cokesmcgokes ·
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    This is standard in my circle. Pricey, but worth it

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  • Miranda
    VIP May 2017
    Miranda ·
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    If you have your heart set on it go for it. I'm a big dessert person. So I also believe there is no such thing as too much dessert Smiley smile

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  • N
    Master December 2016
    Nancy ·
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    Yes.

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