Stun your guests not just with a pretty cake but a selection of hand-crafted desserts at a dessert bar!  A dessert bar is an assortment of desserts for guests to choose from in addition to or even perhaps instead of cake for each guest.  Here are some dessert choices that are popular to include in a summer wedding:


Classic choices include cupcakes, chocolate-dipped strawberries, macaroons, cookies, cakepops, brownies, chocolate-dipped pretzels, etc.

classic dessert bar


Recently trending choices include push-pops, pies, doughnuts, mini doughnuts, specialty cupcakes, tartlets, milk and cookies, etc.

trending dessert bar


Themed choices include a gelato bar, vintage candies, soda and hard candies, candy apple bar, s’mores, etc.

themed dessert barGelato, S’mores, Carnival Candies, Caramel Apples, Soda & Candy


If you don’t have a big sweet tooth, then some alternative options include assorted fruit, specialty popcorn, pancake or waffle bar, specialty lemonade, etc.

alternative dessert barColorful Popcorn, Flavorful Popcorn, Waffles & Pancakes, Fruit & Tarts, Specialty Lemonades


The desserts can come in all sorts of colors, flavors, and wrappings.  Some bakers or dessert shops can possibly even create custom flavors and decorations specifically for your wedding.  Special summer flavors include raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, champagne, lemonade, pink lemonade, lemon, lime, tart, mint, mocha, key lime, kiwi, pineapple, etc.

If you’re having an outdoor reception, find a setting in the shade for all of the food sitting on tables and consider investing in glass pastry covers for all the dessert dishes to keep unwanted critters out.  Don’t forget to find pretty display pieces and decorations for the table too!

Always make sure your choices reflect the personalities of you and your fiancé to keep the day genuine to both of you.

decorative dessert barRustic Display, Orchid Display, Ice Cream Sandwich Display, Falling In Love Display

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