Take A Treat – Wedding Dessert Table

As you will probably know Gemma write for Save The Date Magazine, this issue her article was about how to create a wedding dessert table. Read the magazine online here.

save the data magazine take a treat - wedding dessert tables

Do you and your other half LOVE cakes and sweet treats? If the answer to that question is yes then having a dessert table or sweet station at your wedding might be just up your street.

Dessert tables are eye catching, economical and can fit in with any colour scheme or theme you have chosen for your wedding. You can either enlist the help of an expert or create your dessert table or sweet station yourself.

How many sweets will I need?

If you are going to create a dessert table yourself this article will be a useful source of inspiration. To start with you will need to work out how many sweets to buy, this will depend on the number of guests you are having. The event industry standard is approximately ½ pound (or 8 ounces) per person, some may take more and others may take less but this is a good guide for the least amount of sweets you need.

What sort of cake plates or glass candy jars should I use?

Next you will need to decide what types of containers you are going to display your sweets, desserts and cakes in. This will depend on the types of desserts you choose and your overall wedding style. Some desserts such as doughnuts and cakes look better on cake plates or in trays whereas marshmallows and smaller sweets suit glass jars. Depending on your style you could choose glass candy jars, rustic tree slices, vintage crockery, the list is endless and cakes and sweets can always be decorated with little flags if you wish. For a styled look keep all the desserts to a set colour palette, you can choose different shades or different colours but keeping to a set palette will look stunning.

 Drinks station instead?

If you are not so keen on the idea of desserts or want something similar for guests to help themselves from earlier in the day a drinks station might be more appropriate. Set up large drinks dispensers filled with signature cocktails and let guests help themselves.

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At The Wedding of my Dreams we sell a large collection of sweet jars, cake plates, tongs, drinks dispensers and glasses. Be sure to check us out if you are thinking of setting something like this up at your wedding. www.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk

Halloween Wedding Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner, we have recently been adding to our halloween wedding ideas board on pinterest. If you are getting married around halloween you may choose to incorporate it into your wedding styling, you could have a completely halloween inspired wedding or just add the odd touch. We have love some of these ideas we have found on pinterest. Incorporating pumpkins, squash and gourds into your table decorations can look fab, add a coat of white paint to tone them down slightly or gold paint for a touch of glamour and place them in and around your florals or on tree slices for a rustic autumn style. The pumpkins could also be used as lanterns, these could mark the entrance to your venue  or line your aisle. Or perhaps for a statement piece you could gather a large grouping of pumpkins and gourds, some used as lantern others just placed nicely on a stack of crates, this could be near your guest book, photo booth or around the side of the dance floor.

Below are our favourite halloween wedding ideas from our pinterest board

See the rest of our board here halloween wedding ideas pumpkins gourds Image source: 1 white pumpkin escort cards // 2 white pumpkin vase centrepiece // 3 small white pumpkins on display table  // 4 white pumpkin lanterns for wedding // 5 natural pumpkins and gourds with rustic tree stumps for wedding table centrepieces // 6 gold pumpkins for wedding table  // 7 small pumpkins in cylinder vases // 8 gold and white pumpkins  // 9 white pumpkins on bark tree slice wedding centrepiece // 10 grouping of pumpkins for aisle decorations // 11 grey and white pumpkins for wedding table decorations pin these images on pinterest halloween wedding ideas  - hollow out pumpkins paint them white and add a vase inside for floral decoration halloween wedding ideas  - paint pumpkins white halloween wedding ideas  - pumpkins to the mark entrance to the aisle halloween wedding ideas  - spray pumpkins gold halloween wedding ideas  - white pumpkin escort cards halloween wedding ideas  - white pumpkins on tree slice wedding centrepiece halloween wedding ideas - gold and whtie pumpkins halloween wedding ideas - pumpkins and gourds with rustic bark stree stumps as long table decorations halloween wedding ideas - pumpkins and twigs for wedding tables halloween wedding ideas - small pumpkins in cylinder vases for wedding table decorations halloween wedding ideas - white pumpkin lanterns

Brand New Wedding Decorations from The Wedding of my Dreams

Brand New Wedding Decorations from The Wedding of my Dreams

We have recently been busy adding to our collection of wedding decorations. Below are some of our favourite new arrivals. We hope you love them as much as we do. Scroll down to read about our favourites or browse our newest additions to our site here.

new wedding decorations from the wedding of my dreams

For favours we have test tubes with little cork stoppers which can be used to present sweets or even a hot chocolate mix for winter weddings. We also have shot glass wedding favours with tags reading ‘we tied the knot now have a shot‘.

For dessert tables we have added two new colours of ceramic cake stands, we now have cake stands in lilac and pale blue as well as the pastel colours.

If you are opting for a metallic look you might like our new bronze vases and selection of gold and bronze tea light holders.

What else is new? We have directional arrow signs, cake toppers, mini bottles for vases or drinks, wooden crates, midnight snack bags for your guests and loads more.

Browse our new wedding decorations here.

Ribbon Backdrops – Use Ribbons to Create Backdrops At Weddings

Create backdrops at your wedding using ribbon. This is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to create your own wedding backdrops. You could create ribbon backdrops to frame your ceremony, behind your top table, to show off your dessert table or drinks station. Choose ribbon to match your wedding style, choose ribbons in a specific colour range, lace ribbon, hessian ribbon or perhaps sequins are more your style. Drape these over a wooden pole or fasten to the wall in long lengths to create your backdrop.

Ribbon Backdrops

use ribbon backdrops at weddings

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Pastel Coloured Cake Stands For Wedding Cakes & Dessert Tables

Here at The Wedding of my Dreams we love our collection of pastel coloured cake stands. Make your wedding cake table or dessert table even prettier by displaying your cakes and sweet treats on these cake stands. They come in a range of dreamy colours, from mint green to blush pink, to lemon yellow and baby blue.

Pastel Coloured Cake Stands For Wedding Cakes & Dessert Tables

stands coloured cake plates for wedding cakes and dessert tables

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