When it comes to weddings I am often ask what are the rules, for the ceremony, reception, food etc… My answer is, there is tradition, things that people have done and continue to do over the years at weddings. But really there are no rules when it comes to a wedding. Your wedding day can be whatever you and your fiance want it to be. This is especially true when it comes to the food you serve on your wedding day, in particular the dessert you serve i.e. wedding cake.
Side note: Though there are no rules there is etiquette for various aspects of a wedding, but that is a topic for another day.
Okay, back to the wedding cake. People often feel they must have a wedding cake because every wedding they’ve been to has had one, their parents had one, their grandparents had one. So they must have one too. Well I am here to tell you, you don’t have to have a wedding cake. It is tradition to have a wedding cake, and that’s why most people have one. If you like some couples I know don’t like cake or prefer a different dessert then by all means go ahead and serve that.
Here are a view examples of wedding cake alternatives you could have at your wedding.
Pie, is the new cupcake. I if you’re not into cake or just want a great dessert to tie in with a rustic, or farm style wedding, pie is the way to go. I especially love mini pies. This allows your guest to get their own individual pie and try more than one flavor. Plus you can have a regular size pie to cut instead of cutting a wedding cake. Also, pie and ice cream is awesome!