Y'all. The wedding is seriously just 4 months and some change away. I feel like every time I think about it it's a month closer and less and less has been done. (Seriously. Nothing has been finalized since my Save vs. Splurge post, except the dessert bar baker!) It's normal to second guess stuff before you book it right? Like our honeymoon for instance. We keep looking at different things/places, and it feels impossible for us to make a commitment.
We mentioned the possibility of a cruise, and a few people brought up a good point about it being hurricane season in the Caribbean, but we also know plenty of other people who have gone in October and had wonderful times. So it's still on the table. We're also scouring Living Social/Groupon daily for their getaway deals. We're bummed that we missed out on one that looked awesome, but we've got time! For those of you who went to the Caribbean and/or a cruise, did you enjoy it? Could you tell me a little bit about your experience? We'd love to go somewhere we could snorkel, swim with dolphins (since sharks seem to be a no go), etc. You know, fun stuff!
Now back to the dessert table... I'm super stoked on this. Like, legitimately! *Drumroll please!* Miss Beca (of Tumbleweeds fame) will be whipping up the deliciously sweet spread! Eep! So excited. Did you know she's a mega talented baker? Well, she is so now you do. I've been scouring Pinterest for some inspiration to help curate a menu and I thought I'd share of my favorite ideas/set ups! I'm not 100% sure how we'll set up the dessert table and where, since the wedding is outdoors at a barn, but I'm sure we'll figure it out. Here we go!
I love the burlap on this one. We plan on having a lot of burlap incorporated into our wedding so finding different ways to lay it across the table seems ideal.
We're not planning on having cakes at our wedding (pies instead!) but if we were, we'd love bundt cakes. I love the look of them! And there is such a wide variety.
I love the idea of doing a popcorn with white and pink chocolate drizzle on it. Then serving them in these popcorn cones! I also really dig the kraft paper look so these would be easy to cut and roll myself instead of buying new.
I like how they used different cake stands to showcase different sweets. I like the idea of having cake balls but not sure if they'll be necessary. If they are, I think I prefer them showcased cake pop down (like above) as opposed to sticking in styrofoam. (I officially cannot believe I even have an opinion on that...)
Baby donuts and little cotton candy! Maybe we should just nix the dinner buffet and stick with a dessert bar, because I'm clearly trying to rot everyone's teeth out. Oh well!
So many pies! And I love the flags.
More cake pops and meringue kisses! These would be easily bought at a bakery around town or something.
I love all of the colors here and the pinwheel backdrop! If we end up pushing the dessert table toward one of the barn walls then I might incorporate something like this.
Chocolate dipped rice krispie treats! A little different, but fun!
I definitely want to go for some white/clear and light pink rock candy! Another thing easily swiped at the candy store.
Do you have a cavity yet? I know. A little ridiculous. But it's fun to shop around for pretty cake plates and display jars. Let's just hope it all comes together! We're excited but also super nervous. I guess most people are for their wedding day right?
Now I really need to start focusing on hair + makeup, and finding a cardigan that matches my dress (or breaking down and ordering a really really beautiful one from Etsy). And shoes! And bridesmaids' shoes! And figuring out why the catering people still haven't called us back. And hay bales, and blankets, and picnic baskets. Oh goodness. Breathe! It'll come together. Of course it will. ;)
What are your favorite desserts you've had/seen at weddings?