Wedding Food Trends: The Prettiest Wedding Dessert Table Ideas & Decor

Who says your wedding cake should be the only treat making a statement on your wedding day? Why not go for a beautiful and mouthwatering wedding dessert table?
We’re talking cakes, cookies, candies, fruits… basically every little sweet thing you can think of!
Set beautifully on a well-decorated table that matches your wedding theme and color scheme, your wedding dessert table display will steal the hearts (and bellies) of your guests! Is there any better way to end your sweet sweet day?

Below is our selection of the prettiest wedding dessert table ideas and unique wedding dessert displays that will definitely steal the show on your wedding day!

Wedding dessert table displays & styles

Don’t be afraid to get creative! You don’t have to opt for a regular table. Why not go for interesting shapes like squares or hexagons?
And even though it’s called a wedding dessert table, you can leverage something completely different like a vintage console or several smaller tables or geometric structures to display your desserts. You are basically free to do anything you want from the very basic to the craziest, including using shelving units to present your little delicacies!

Catering: Sweet Treats by Marta | Planning & Design: Soco Alicea | Florals: Ever After Floral Design | Photo: Kristy & Vic Photography
Catering: Mediterra Bakehouse & Sweet Peaches | Planning & Design: Devoted to You Events
Florals: Community Flower Shop | Photo: Jenni Grace Photography 
Decor: Emmanuel Nogueira | Photo: Cama de Gato
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One unique idea we’ve added to our selection is having several tables or structures spread out in a corner of your reception, allowing your guests to roam around, picking out their favorite desserts, drinks in hand. This is one unique and awesome way to keep the chats and friendly atmosphere going!

Photo: Ether & Smith |Coordinator: Chic To Chic Weddings | Florals: Petal Floral | Catering: Colette’s Event
Photo: Julia Kneipp &  1024 Fotografia | Planner: Casa de Dois | Decor & Florals: VemFesta Por Ai 
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Photo: Landon Hendrick Photography | Planner: Ring Around Rose Events | Florals: A Beautiful Theme | Wedding Cake: Anna Cakes
Photo: Lydia Stamps Photography | Styling & Direction: What Peggy Did Next | Florals: The Wild Fox | Cakes: Jemima Cakes

Wedding dessert buffets styled with beautiful serveware

Serveware choices are really endless, from plates, trays. elevations, individual cups…varying the styles and types of serveware will guarantee an interesting mix and a beautiful and surprising result!

For example, you can use several types of trays according to your theme. Privilege wooden trays for a rustic wedding dessert table setup, or mirrored and crystal trays for a more sophisticated wedding dessert setting. You can even use marble for a modern twist.
Most importantly, don’t forget to use elevations to avoid a flat-looking table! Think cake stands, tiered trays, etc.

Photo: Corina V Photography | Planner: Devoted to You | Florals: The Social Rose
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Photo courtesy of wedding planner: Noemi Bellante
Cake: Liggy’s Cake Company

Mini and individual serveware (aka verrines) are great for finger foods and desserts. You can vary the styles and colors and accompany them with mini-cutlery for easier eating. Not only are these cute but they will also allow you to properly display and showcase the little delicacies you carefully chose for your wedding dessert menu.

Photo: Óscar Guilén | Planning & Design: Paloma Cruz Eventos | Floras: El Jardín del Cabo | Catering: Grupo Murri
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Florals: Fleurs Des Jardins | Photo: Blushing Bride Studio

A third and very trendy option, is to (almost) forget about serveware and opt for a grazing table spread! This new trend is increasing in popularity and it also now includes grazing wedding dessert tables.

Planning & Styling: Emily K Weddings | Florals: Bloom & Bridal | Photo: Caitlin + Jone

Pretty & decorative additions to wedding dessert stations

We’re talking about everything that will be on your table other than the desserts themselves. Every accent, item, and detail will add that extra layer and touch to take your wedding sweets table set up to the next level!

The Florals: Basic you might say. But it’s all about how you place them, where you put them, and the colors and types you choose. From leafy greens to colorful blooms, they will add an unmatched soft and pretty touch to your table. Always make sure they match your wedding color scheme & theme.

Photo: Ítalo César | Desserts: Li’s Confeitaria | Decor : Taís Puntel

Vases & containers: Be it glass, metal, acrylic, printed porcelains, whites… Go for whatever suits you and your wedding theme! Noting that this is where you can really add that perfect touch of color, print, or shiny metallics to your wedding table. This is also a great opportunity to add sophistication by using crystal containers or studded vases.

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Photo: The Everlasting Photo

Backdrops: While this is not mandatory for having an outdoor wedding, it is highly recommended if you’re going for an indoor wedding. So if you are in a ballroom, barn, villa, etc., and if your walls are plain then consider adding a beautiful backdrop like a wall of flowers, decor elements, garlands, or maybe string lights! You can even go for a personalized backdrop by adding your initials, neon quotes, signs or even handwritten love poems.

Photo: Sandy and Odysseas,
Photo: Wedding Belles | Styling: Louise Beukes Styling | Florals: The Rose Shed | Cakes: Made by Marie Green 
Coordination: Coco Wedding Venues 
Photo courtesy of A Fabulous Fete

As you’ll soon discover, there are no limits to your creativity when styling your wedding dessert displays! If you have a particular theme or style in mind, stay tune on WedTips for all the inspiration on Rustic Wedding Decor Ideas, Boho-chic Wedding Decor Ideas, Luxury Wedding Ideas, and much more!

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Feature Image Credits: Photo: Thyme Lane Photography | Florals: Emily Tallulah | Cake: One Part Love Bakery

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