Your wedding cake is a staple, right? As dessert tables, mini cakes, and individual sweets are creeping into receptions everywhere, you will be pleased to know that traditional wedding cakes are still a hit. So, before you ditch the baker, here are a few ways you can add to your dessert repertoire and wow your guests with sugar.
Keeping safety in mind.
If you are holding an intimate celebration and contemplating safety guidelines for COVID-19, consider offering your guests small cakes or table cakes to reduce the spread of germs. Families and friends that travel together can sit at reserved tables with an individual “table cake” for sharing.
Another possibility is to offer individually packaged desserts for each guest. This will reduce contact from sharing and can double as a party favor! Cookies, cupcakes, brownies, macaroons, or even a mix of all can be individualized and dispersed after the meal. Be sure to add a personal and creative touch to the wrapping.
Have your cake…and ice cream too.
If you are keeping things traditional, cut and share your cake with an ice cream bar on the side. A few flavor selections are great, but the joy is in the toppings. Whether you set up a toppings bar so guests can help themselves or create grab-and-go options, the bigger the selection the better.
Dessert beverages are a success.
Cookies and cakes will always be a hit, but dessert cocktails are making a comeback! Offer a few options for differing taste palates. Fruity cocktails, chocolate martinis, hot toddies, or cocktails mixed with cinnamon and spice are sure to be a hit! Here are a few cocktail ideas for you to consider.
There are so many benefits to tying the knot seaside, where do we even begin? Mother nature is your backdrop, the sunshine lights your space, and crashing waves create a calming ambience…and this is just a start. If you are taking your nuptials to the shore, here are a few reasons why we are on board!
You can make it a destination wedding.
People are ready to travel again after a year of quarantine at home. Planning a beach wedding is a great excuse to take that long-awaited vacation. For those who may still have anxiety in group gatherings, the open air can help ease some angst. Follow these tips to create a safe environment for you and your guests.
A beach wedding provides a getaway for everyone, but it can also double as your honeymoon. No need to plan a separate vacation, just stay an extra week and celebrate in the sun.
Most resorts have a wedding coordinator on staff who can plan and sort details for your ceremony. There may be a few chairs, floral arrangements, or an archway to decorate the space; but a beach wedding allows the laid-back couple to relax. Your ceremony can be beautiful, memorable, and low-key. Many resorts even have an outdoor space for you to host the reception only steps away from the ocean.
Keep Things Intimate.
While you may have a surprise “Yes” from the co-worker who needed a reason to travel, a beach wedding typically involves close friends and family. Many people are unable or willing to travel for a destination wedding. Chances are that your wedding day will be spent with those who are the closest and most valuable to you.
If you are sold on the idea of getting married in the sand, here are a few planning tips to help.