20 Elevated Menu Ideas for Your Wedding's Dessert Station
These days, brides and grooms often offer more than just traditional wedding cake after dinner is served. From pies and cupcakes to pastries and ice cream, it's extremely common to create themed treat stations for guests to enjoy at the end of the night. Since you're putting all that effort (and money!) into creating a setup that will wow your guests, make sure this station looks as good as it tastes with a festive dessert menu. Whether you nod to your wedding's aesthetic with a thematic sign or enhance your dessert table's design with a cohesive iteration, paying attention to this big-day detail will entice guests to dig in.
When creating your dessert menu, we suggest looking to your spread for inspiration. If you plan on serving fall-friendly foods—like pumpkin cupcakes—create a sign from dark stained wood and decorate it with rusty greenery and orange blooms. Or, if you're serving gelato from a stand or cart, model your menu after an ice cream truck poster for a fun nod to your childhood. Your wedding's style can be a great source of inspiration when dreaming up your dessert menu, too. This sign by Kaylyn Sherman of Pirouette Paper Company is proof. The expert's rose gold calligraphy complemented this marble slab, adding to the contemporary vibe of this celebration. Try a Lucite option if you're hosting a modern party or a menu made from a reconstructed antique for a more rustic affair.
Ahead, you'll find dessert menus from real weddings that will inspire you to work this informative décor piece into your big day. Each unique sign is guaranteed to attract guests to your sweets station.
If you're loving your dessert table's design, don't distract from it with a large sign. Opt for a see-through menu, like this Lucite one by Fiber and Dye, instead. It's an easy way to inform guests of the treat selection without disrupting your station's décor.
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Allude to your art-inspired wedding with a painted rendition of your dessert menu. Ryder Sloan Events created this watercolor sign identifying each cake pop flavor served at the celebration. To further drive the theme home, it was displayed on an easel.
Recreate A Wedding Design Studio's menu by using an antique vanity as your dessert table and replacing the mirror with a chalkboard for your sign. Finish off the look with blooms, like Habitat Floral Studio did here, to complete the romantic display.
Ensure your dessert menu is all about the treats you are serving with a culinary-themed sign. A Fine Flourish created this calligraphed cutting board to do just that.
An earthy menu can add texture to your dessert table in a natural way, as evidenced by this Allison Dee Calligraphy sign.
Look to your dessert station's décor to inspire a menu that'll enhance your overall setup. Note how MTF Studio's purple watercolor iteration paired beautifully with Holly Flora's lavender-hued centerpieces and the macarons on this display. The sign's weathered white frame also complemented the ivory antique table.
Elevate your event's classic look with a silver-framed mirror dessert menu. This iteration's metallic border and white calligraphy by Postskript added to this ivory, pink, and red setup's polished look.
Model your dessert menu after Happy Menocal's illustrated iteration to give guests a clear visual of what your after-dinner treat options are.
A black menu with gold font can inform guests of their sweet options while boldly upgrading a moody dessert table. This couple opted for a hexagonal piece to enhance this setup's contemporary look.
This Penned by Em chalkboard easel menu featured a weathered wooden frame, which added to the rustic aesthetic of this setup. To imitate this look, paint a similar structure white and sand it down so the wood shows, giving your sign an aged finish with a hint of color.
Complement your dessert table's natural, earthy look by adding illustrations that resemble the blooms decorating your setup to your menu. This chalkboard sign featured greenery sketches to match this wedding's garland centerpiece by Green Meadows Florist.
Nod to your wedding's seasonal dessert menu with a sign that speaks to the time of year. This dark stained wood signage by Kenley Event Design was finished off with burgundy-and-white blooms and rusty greenery by Damsel Floral Co. The autumnal look complemented the chocolate pumpkin cupcakes being served at this event.