Different Ways To Serve Ice Cream At Your Wedding

The sound of an ice cream truck will always make your heart flutter, why not make one of your favorite treats a part of your special day? Creamy, delicious ice cream is a suitable nuptial dessert. It’s perfect for those warm, summer weddings or just as a wedding cake alternative. Since there are so many different ways to serve ice cream at your wedding, we found some ideas that you can think about using.

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Mini Ice Cream Cones

These mini cones are perfect for you and your new husband to share on your big day. To make it even better, at your dessert bar make sure there is a spread full of the most delicious toppings.

Ice Cream Wedding Cake

If there is an option between regular cake and ice cream cake, you go for ice cream! The cake can still look traditional as seen in the above photo from Davey’s Ice Cream shop. Choose the decor, the flavors and style and your good to go.

Ice Cream Sundaes

Letting your guests serve themselves is probably the best thing you can do on your wedding day. Nobody likes waiting around for food. Have your own dessert bar that comes with all the ingredients for a delicious ice cream sundae your guests can snack on.

Ice Cream Cups

Have fancily dressed waiters make theri way around each table to hand out these drip-free pre-filled ice cream cups. Choose two flavors that your guests can choose from and they’ll be begging for more.

Ice Cream Cart

Have a waiter go around to each table with an old fashioned ice cream cart to serve your guests. It’ll be a fun and nostalgic touch for some of the older attendees at your wedding. And it’s just so darn cute and stylish!

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Images & Ideas Credit To Martha Stewart Weddings

Wedding Cake And Dessert Inspiration

Wedding cakes have always been more than just a dessert. Cakes have an origin in various traditions as a symbol of prosperity and good luck. Now it often serves as a sweet expression of the newlywed couple’s gratitude and personality. A classic white cake has taken on various new forms. Some have been decorated with flowers, fruit and painterly creations designed to look like abstract watercolor art. A lot of couples choose to diversify their after dinner offerings. A dessert bar is a perfect way to accommodate multiple flavors and tastes. Keep in mind that dessert displays can get overwhelming, so keeping one element constant throughout will maintain a cohesive balance. Below, we’re sharing wedding cake and dessert inspiration that will leave you wanting to try and have each one!

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Sugar Flowers Wedding Cake

You can’t go wrong with pretty florals on a cake. This is taking a boring and drab look to a stylish and classic look.

Berry Layer Wedding Dessert

Adding some fresh berries or fruit to your dessert gives it the stylish kick it needs.

 Wedding Cake Dessert Bar

A dessert bar with cake and sweets is just what your wedding reception needs.

Wedding Ice Cream Dessert

We can’t say no to ice cream and you shouldn’t either when it comes to your dessert menu.

Dessert Table Pies

Pies are a delicious alternative to the usual cupcakes, muffins, cookies and more you usually see on a dessert table.

Fondant-Covered Cake Squares

Instead of you and your bridal party only getting a piece of the cake, these fondant-covered cake squares are perfect to share with all of your guests. Now they can get a taste of the cake!

Gold-Foil Wedding Cake

Gold is timeless and classic, why not incorporate it into your wedding cake. The gold foil definitely adds that vintage touch for the old-school bride.

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Whatever kind of dessert you choose, your last course doesn’t have to be an afterthought. As a form of art, it can express something important to you and your spouse, that could be your unique heritage, your creative sensibility or your ideal of confectionery perfection.

Image & Inspiration Credit to Once Wed

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Wedding Cake Alternatives

If you’re a traditional bride, you’ll most likely go with the classic cake and desserts. For the not-so traditional bride, we have wedding cake alternatives for you that you might want to consider for the big day.

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Cinnamon Buns

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These aren’t typically at weddings, which is why your guests will fawn over them all night long!  They’re a sweet and delicious alternative to a classic cake.

Ice Cream

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If you’re planning a summer wedding than this ice cream bar is the perfect addition to your menu. Keep it cool for your guests with different flavored ice cream cones.

Cookie Bar

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We don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a good cookie. This cookie bar buffet is a great idea. To save money, you can feature friends and family recipes – store-bought cookies are a great option too!

Macarons

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This French dessert took the world by storm. Not only are they one of the prettiest desserts, they look even better posing as a cake.

Cupcakes

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Cupcakes are known to be one of the most popular wedding cake alternatives. Make your cupcake display stand out by adding unique decor all around it.

Candy Buffet

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Everyone has a sweet tooth, so why not put out a candy display. Gather a variety of your favorite candies that match your color scheme (this is optional of course) and invite each of your guests to fill a bag up and take it home.

We hope your inspired to try out any of these alternatives to a classic wedding cake. Even if you are a traditional bride, stepping out of your comfort zone isn’t so bad – especially when cookies and candy are involved!

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Creative Menu Ideas

There is so much more to wedding food than your average chicken and potatoes. Thinking outside the box – you can take regular food or dessert, and turn it into something fresh and new. From classy carnival food to a donut bar, spice up your reception with these fun and creative menu ideas.

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Popsicle Cocktails

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If you’re having an outdoor wedding in the middle of summer, there’s nothing more refreshing than ice cold popsicles. Picture the gourmet version, with flavors like lavender and orange crème. Sounds delicious right? Ask your caterer or whoever is providing the food, to imprint you and your partners initials to make them extra special.

Make-Your-Own-Food Bars

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To make it a more casual affair, let your guests be the chef. Put together an assortment of delicious finger foods that your guests can get anytime they want throughout the evening. Give your guests the option to customize their food with extras that are easy to grab and go.

Classy Carnival Food

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We’re talking about the good stuff – cotton candy, cracker jacks, funnel cakes and anything else you might find at a carnival – all dressed up on a display table. You can even complete the carnival theme with a popcorn bar for a late night snack and a fresh funnel cake cart. Sounds delish!

A Donut Bar 

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Two words: Yes please! If you’re not the traditional bride and groom, you can still have a “cake cutting” even if you’re slicing through a delicious stack of donuts. You can choose to serve any kind you like, from retro classics like cream and jelly filled or some new flavors like white chocolate and almond.

Dressed-Up Comfort Food

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Having comfort food at a wedding has been popular for years now. Currently, it’s all about the presentation and how things look. For example, if your a french fries and burgers kind of girl try wrapping the french fries in monogrammed paper. Or take mini burger sliders and wrap them in napkins with your new last name on it. Either way, comfort food is always a favorite, no matter how its wrapped.

We hope you get inspired by these unique ideas for your wedding or pass on these ideas to a friend for theirs. We’re positive your guests will enjoy them too!

 

 

 

Sincerely,

The Perfect Wedding Day Team

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