Decadent dessert tables have got to be up there with guests' favourite things at your wedding, who doesn't love all the sweet treats? There's been a real shift in how couples choose to feed their guests, with grazing tables, sharing platters and dessert tables all taking centre stage, and offering friends and family more choices than ever when getting their feast on. We have some truly incredible Recommended Suppliers who are on the money when it comes to creating not just delicious dessert tables, but beautifully styled ones too. We've seen many a pretty picture of coloured sugar crystal sticks, but we all know cake, macarons, tarts and mini desserts are going to be much more delicious, which is why we’ve put together these 24 totally dreamy wedding dessert tables! 

24 dreamy wedding dessert tables for couples with a sweet tooth 

What is a wedding dessert table? 

A wedding dessert table is a pretty and decorative table filled with yummy desserts for your guests to eat besides the actual wedding cake. Couples may opt for a dessert table as a non-traditional alternative to a wedding cake, especially if they want a bit more variety in what they’re serving. This works well if you have guests with specific dietary needs. If certain guests can’t eat your wedding cake, you could direct them to the stunning wedding dessert table instead. 

Are dessert tables cheaper than a wedding cake? 

It’s common for people to choose a wedding dessert table in place of a wedding cake. You may initially think that dessert tables are cheaper than a wedding cake, but this isn’t necessarily true. By the time you’ve bought all your desserts, you may as well have just bought a wedding cake in the first place! However, if you are trying to save money, another idea would be to ask your guests to contribute dessert each. That way, your guests can bring something they’ll enjoy eating as well as saving yourself money.

How should you style your dessert table? 

We LOVE wedding dessert tables because not only are they yummy, but they are such lovely decorative pieces too. The best dessert tables are the ones that have a lot of variety with a multitude of sweet treats to choose from in mini bitesize pieces. Other personal faves, are dessert tables that have a specific colour scheme with one or two colours or go all out with multicoloured treats! 

The best wedding desserts for your dessert table 

  • Cheesecake 
  • Pavlova 
  • Doughnuts
  • Brownies
  • Cookies 
  • Sweets
  • Cupcakes
  • Trifle
  • Tiramisu 
  • Cotton Candy
  • Marshmallows 
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Ice Cream Cones 
  • Churros 
  • Croquembouche 
  • Macarons 
  • Fruit Pies 
  • Popcorn 
  • Baklava 
  • Crumble 
  • Tarts 

We’d be standing around the wedding dessert table all night long! Yum! 

Feeling something savoury? Take a look at our top tips on building your own wedding cheese tower. You could also bring out some wedding grazing tables instead of dessert with charcuterie, nachos, and chips and dips as an alternative to sweet wedding dessert tables.

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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