There is no better time for a wedding dessert buffet then if you are having a Christmas wedding and it’s at a time of day when this is perfect to serve your guests.
It will be fabulous, delicious and less expensive to serve, instead of a full course meal.
It will so much fun to plan as you, of course, have to taste whatever you decide to have at your reception to make sure it is just right!
Here are some ideas that should start your taste buds going… oh and to help you too…
First, Have Yummy Food!
Your Wedding Cake
The first way to cut cost is on the wedding cake and here is my idea on that.
Have a lovely decorated small cake for the cake cutting ceremony and you to keep for your first anniversary.
Skip the big tiered cake and offer cupcakes or even holiday decorated donuts; remember the guests are going to be offered many sweet dessert choices.
Pies and Cheesecake
Have a variety of pies such as pumpkin, pecan, apple, mince and cherry or if you two have favorites do include them.
A pumpkin or New York cheesecake for something a bit different and it it SOOO good.
Vanilla, peppermint, chocolate or pumpkin ice cream should be included as who doesn’t like a scoop ice cream and add a few choices of topping for them.
Cookies and Pastries
A table filled with luscious pastries and wonderful cookies will be a very popular dessert table at your wedding reception. Some of the best ones for the season include:
- Gingerbread Cookies
- Rum Balls
- Ginger snaps
- Sugar Cookies in Christmas Shapes (these cookies are especially appreciated by your younger guests)
Fruit tarts and other similar pastries are really good and they look lovely on the table.
And imagine warm brownies with chocolate frosting, if that doesn’t get your guests mouth’s watering I don’t know what will.
Candy, Candy, Candy
Of course, you must have candy, here are some favorites to have:
- Peppermint Bark
- Peanut Brittle
- Chocolate Truffles
- Candy Canes
- An Assortment of wrapped Christmas
Candy tables are always one of the most popular things at wedding receptions and are particularly popular at Christmastime.
The Christmas holiday drinks often served are mulled wines, regular white and red wine, eggnog, champagne fruit punch, hot chocolate, and hot spiced cider.
Also, have coffee ready to serve to the guests who want it plain.
How do those sound for a very scrumptious and beautiful offerings for your guests and you?
Second, Make it Look Pretty!
Now that you have some ideas for what food to serve, you need some ideas on how to serve it to make it a lasting memory for you and your guests.
Make sure that no food area gets really crowded by having various stations throughout the room set up; a good way is to have one station or table for each type of dessert and one table for the wedding cake itself.
I am sure you have all kinds of Christmas decorations that you can use to decorate each dessert table and for ideas see my article on Christmas wedding centerpieces.
Any of those ideas would be just right for your dessert tables.
A way of making the dishes you are serving look more abundant and inviting on the table is to display them at different levels with tiered plates or by putting boxes under the cloths and setting the dish on that.
It’s very important that the tables always look full and never have empty plates just sitting there; make sure to assign someone to be responsible for keeping the plates full and inviting.
Your tablecloths should be in your theme colors, or white with a runner or an overlay of gold or silver gives you a more formal look if that’s what you are aiming for.
White twinkle lights draped at the edge of the table certainly add a festive and soft light to the decorations.
Are you getting hungry just thinking of all the scrumptious desserts you can offer at your Christmas wedding? I know I am
You can have all this while still keeping within your food budget.
Having a beautiful Christmas wedding dessert buffet to end the day is a very nice way to start your new life together.
Give me some of your great Christmas wedding dessert buffet ideas in the comments below. Thanks a lot.