When a couple starts planning a wedding
, it is no secret that their wedding checklist is extremely long and detailed. One of the best parts of planning for some is picking out the wedding cake. However, some couples may quickly realize how difficult it is to choose the perfect tiered wedding cake - or a cake at all.
Recently, some brides and grooms are choosing to throw traditions out the window entirely. Guests may notice there isn't a bouquet toss or the bride isn't wearing white. In addition, the dessert table may look a little different, as couples are starting to go for desserts they like rather than a big, gorgeous wedding cake that they aren't even a fan of. Here are a few alternatives to the traditional wedding cake that will still satisfy a guest's taste buds.Go for the healthier versions
Many brides and grooms have their waistlines in mind when they start wedding planning
. However, some individuals simply live a more healthy lifestyle and would rather forgo a traditional wedding cake and possible replace it with something a little more healthy. Dessert is dessert, but there are healthier options over that 650-calorie slice of cake.
Those who are thinking about going for a healthier treat can opt for fruit as their dessert of choice. Fruit is both beautiful and delicious, and many may love the idea of not leaving the nuptials feeling as though they pigged out on cake. To cater to the sweet tooths out there, make sure to include ice cream to go with the fruit. Brides- and grooms-to-be can also opt for cupcakes, which have become increasing popular as of late. ThisVegan and gluten-free
Many debate whether or not having a gluten-free or vegan cake is acceptable. Some feel as though they should have a cake depending on their preferences, while others argue that the couple should think about their guests. Those who are gluten-free may want to chose a smaller cake for the bride and groom, and have a bigger cake with traditional ingredients to please their guests. However, many will have a vegan wedding due to the fact that they do not believe in animals suffering and being killed. In this case, the entire menu will be free of any animal products, as per the couple's beliefs. The individual couple will have to decide whether or not they want to opt for the vegan or gluten-free cake depending on their personal preferences, but guests should not be surprised if they arrive at a completely vegan or gluten-free wedding.Not necessarily healthy alternatives
Those who like the idea of getting rid of the cake but still want a dessert can opt for a few different things. For instance, couples who love their candy can go for a bar filled with different types of candy. This includes all of a couple's favorite treats and allows the guests to pick out their favorites and put them in decorative bowls that match the nuptials' theme. Not to mention, the candy itself can also be color-coded, as many sweets can be specially ordered in various hues.
Another idea is to have an assortment of pies. Any guest can find at least one pie that they enjoy, just make sure to have an array of different flavors that please both the guests and the happy couple. Cannolis are another dessert to go for, as these are both delicious and easy to pass out to guests.