Wednesday, June 20, 2012

{Daily Wedding Bits} Wedding Dessert Tables


Dessert tables are wonderful at any event and they work especially well for weddings. The past few years have been all about sweet and candy stations, however, for 2012 the top wedding trend is the styled dessert table. A designed dessert table can perfectly frame your delicious wedding cake and is a great way to get your guests to interact and enjoy your event. 

As the inspirational events planner Amy Atlas says "It's your last chance to leave a great impression on your guests".

Design a visual feast for your guests with these tips on how to create a stunning dessert table:

Pick a color and theme.
Your dessert table should compliment the overall design of your wedding. Think of one key thing which will act as the inspiration for your dessert table -for example from your invitations, your flowers or perhaps a favorite dessert. Implementing a color palette and theme to be used across all the items on the table gives it a coordinated and cohesive look. Your theme can carry through into items on your dessert table, like: cookies, cupcakes, candies, cake design, background, etc. 

French-Vintage Inspired Dessert Table 

Set the stage. Presentation is the key to getting dessert tables looking absolutely right so design a background and table that will best compliment your desserts and corresponding theme. There’s plenty to think about when styling your dessert table including the backdrop, table covering, presentation dishes, labels and of course the dessert items themselves. Another key to a great dessert table is a creative layout using a variety of heights; use vases, photo frames, mason jars, mirrored boxes, cake stands, and other decorative items. A site I think creates absolutely stunning displays of dessert tables is Amy Atlas Events - well worth a look for some jaw-dropping inspiration. Get creative. You can purchase decorative supplies over at Koyal Wholesale.

Photo by Bella Cupcakes via Pinterest

Make it easy. Whatever you choose to serve, make sure everything is easy for your guests to access using scoops, tongs, ladles, and spoons. Provide complimenting napkins, small plates, and cutlery. Add labels and maybe a short description on your desserts by using coordinated stationary, handwritten or calligraphy signs, and ribbon to create beautiful signs.

Photo via Etsy

And of course, do a trial run tasting session of your desserts! 

Photo by Katrina Louise via Ruffled Blog  
Photo by Katrina Louise via Ruffled Blog  
Photo via Weddings by Lilly
Photo via Pinterest
Photo via Pinterest
Photo by Aaron Shintaku via Ruffled Blog
Photo via Green Wedding Shoes
Photo via Pinterest

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