Keeping Your I DOs As Sweet As Ever: Dessert Table Ideas For Your Wedding Reception

Wedding dessert tables are considered a trend at present, but they are not exactly new and are hardly going anywhere anytime soon. Yes, invitations, wedding outfits and honeymoons are lovely, but having a dessert table at your wedding reception can serve as a gorgeous and efficient wedding cake display. Moreover, it is an especially great option for couples who don't want to stop the party to cut their cake. Plus, it allows more room to add several more dessert options. Whether the wedding venue is a laid-back ranch or a luxe ballroom, there should always be a room for a designated sweets table. 

Must-try Wedding Dessert Table Ideas

Whether it is a doughnut tower, chocolate fountain, or multi-layer cake pops, a bar of sweets is an effective and effortless way to impress your guests. Here are some show-stopper dessert table ideas you can try.


Timeless desserts like cookies and cupcakes go well for this dessert table idea. Pair it with brass, gold accents for the design to complete the vibe. You can also include gold-accented cocktail napkins to this setup. 

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Rustic Floral

If you are planning for a boho or a woodland themed wedding, this rustic floral dessert table idea may be the perfect pair for it. Add in lots of wood, light-colored floral accents, and the homey mini pies to your dessert table for a cozy, timeless charm.


Glitz and Glamor

Adding lots of glitz and glamor will do the trick to give the movie star and Hollywood vibe to your dessert table. Decorate your table with sequined tablecloths and add some fancy mirror ball decors. 

Style Me Pretty


Light and airy, this dessert table's colorful sweet treats and subtle floral accents give the vibe of a perfect summer day spent under a tall tree. Cupcakes topped with different kinds of berries can add to the perfect picnic feel.

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Country Style

Use wooden boxes to display homemade pies and other treats made from your family's heirloom recipes. This dessert table's warm tones and rustic wood accents complement these delicious treats perfectly.

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Chocolate Lovers

There is nothing more romantic than a dessert table filled with chocolate treats. Be sure to include marvelous milk, decadent dark, and incorporate them to the baked, frosted, and drizzled wedding desserts you can think of.

Taste Of Home


Best for a spring or summer wedding, pastel tones for this setup are the ideal complement for an outdoor reception. Add pretzels dipped in white chocolate for a salty-sweet combination or pastel-colored French macaroons.

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Spring Garden

Perfect for spring weddings, this spring garden dessert table should include fresh flowers for decorations. A variety of cupcakes and tarts should make this table the ideal focal point for an outdoor or backyard wedding.

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Sweets On Stick

You can ditch the utensils and plates when the dessert comes on a stick. Rice krispies, caramel apples, and many more goodies on a stick are what this dessert table needs. You can also add bite-size brownies, soft pretzels, and fruit skewers ideal perfect for chocolate dippers. 

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Drink All You Can Desserts

Dessert tables are not just for the usual cakes, cupcakes, and brownies. A unique dessert table you can try is one that showcases sweet drinks that your guests can enjoy. Winter weddings call for hot drinks like hot chocolate. On the other hand, during summer, milkshakes and other sweet drinks can dominate your dessert bar.  

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There are no rules on how to set up your dessert table. If you are not a big fan of cakes, then you can serve a variety of your favorite treats, like cookies or brownies. If you are a pie-person, then slice into your go-to fruit-filled homemade pies, no matter what time of year you're tying the knot. Serving tasty treats your guests will enjoy is one more important thing you need to keep in mind when setting up your dessert table. Load your perfectly-decorated table with tons of sweets your loved ones can enjoy throughout the night. These are just several ideas you can try for yourself. However, if you are looking for more party ideas and inspirations, you can join our Facebook group or follow our Pinterest board.

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