Wedding Dessert Table Ideas

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Wedding Dessert Table Ideas
Create a dessert table at your reception. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

The stars of many wedding receptions are the desserts. Wedding cake and other sweet treats will excite reception attendees. Incorporate the desserts into wedding decor by having a wedding dessert table. This is a buffet of sweets, such as cakes, chocolates and candy, arranged in a pleasing aesthetic way. One wedding dessert table idea is to design it around a theme.

Cream and Chocolate

A classic colour combination for a wedding dessert table is cream and chocolate. Using a large table, arrange desserts so that the colours are spread out. Don't cluster chocolate in one area and all cream in one area. Some desserts to incorporate include chocolate cream puffs, meringue kisses, mini chocolate espresso cakes, and coconut cake.


For an autumn or spring wedding, create a rustic wedding dessert table. Create a natural theme on the table, using crab apples and citrus fruits. Add elements such as fall leaves. Use foods and fruits that are in season. Ideas for the menu are rhubarb pie, apricot custard tart, peach lattice pie, and apple cheddar tarts. This dessert menu is sweet, as well as savoury.


A dessert table that doubles as a truffle station will dazzle wedding guests. Chocolate truffles can be altered in many ways. The truffle station will be a collection of the individual chocolates. Make it look as if it's a tray in a pastry window. Standard truffles, along with liqueur-infused truffles and cherry cordial truffles, are sure to please guests.


Create a nostalgic feel at a wedding reception by incorporating candy from your childhood. Vintage candy stirs emotions and is personal to you. The favourites from childhood depend on your age. Create a candy buffet, or bar, and include vintage candy such as malted milk balls, saltwater taffy and liquorice. Give guests small bags to take some home.

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